Welcome to the Seaside Village of Sechelt!
Discover the shops, services, eateries and attractions available in downtown Sechelt. After a stroll along the ocean front a block away, enjoy a snack and people watching on a sunny bench on Cowrie street, then check out our many unique shops and services.
Celebrate the Written and Visual Arts in Sechelt!
August 11th to 14th, 2016
- The Festival of the Written Arts
- The Hackett Park Summer Arts Fair
- The Power of Paint Show
If you’ve been considering visiting the Sunshine Coast from the mainland this summer, or travelling to Sechelt from elsewhere on the Coast, this is the perfect weekend to make the trip!
There are tickets still available for Writers’ Festival events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which are held in the beautiful purpose-built amphitheatre at Rockwood Centre. Come and experience the written word direct from the author’s mouth! For full details visit their website. The schedule is here.
A few hundred feet away at Seaside Centre (in the same building as the Visitors Centre), you’ll find the Power of Paint show, which showcases the varied and accomplished work of the painters known as Eleven Equal Artists. The opening is on Friday from 5 – 9pm and the show is open 10 – 6 on Saturday and 10 – 5 on Sunday. Entry to the opening and the show is complimentary.
Finally, a short walk from either of those two venues will bring you to Hackett Park Craft Fair, where the whole family can enjoy the day Saturday 10 – 5 and Sunday 10 – 4. This well-known craft fair features original artisanal works for purchase, and live entertainment for children and adults. Food is available at the fair, or you an use the fair’s in-out privileges to take a lunch break at one of Sechelt’s cafes and restaurants a few blocks away.
Trail Bay is also just a block away, offering a seaside trail with benches, a public pier, two swimming floats and a pebble beach for swimming.
Come and celebrate summer and the arts in Sechelt!
On Canada Day 2016, Sechelt was the place to be! Photos of the event are gradually going up on our Flickr photo gallery.
August 11 - 14 Sechelt hosts¬†the Festival of the Written Arts, the Power of Paint Exhibition and the Hackett Park Craft Fair.
Though it's hot right now, it's time to start planning for October's Turn Down the Heat event. We hope you'll¬†participate.