One of the joys of small town life is being able to walk the town from end to end, enjoying the scenery, bumping into acquaintances, and dropping into various shops and eateries.
Download the Public Art and Murals in Sechelt Map
Below you’ll find a useful map that covers the Cowrie Street shopping district, the Civic Square area, and the waterfront.
These maps are available at the Visitor Information Center. They are two sided with the area of Sechelt and Downtown Sechelt Map.
The map indicates the locations of public art, totem poles, historic sites, and amenities. (There is also a printable version of our Sechelt History page, which helps put the information in context.) Locations for food and drink and washrooms are labelled, as are recreation areas, including swimming, boating and fishing spots.
The Civic Square area includes the Sechelt Library (with public washrooms), the Sechelt Aquatic and Fitness Centre, the Sechelt Visitor Centre (with public washrooms and a telephone), the Sunshine Coast Volunteer Centre, the RCMP building and the law courts. Outside the Visitor Centre, you’ll find a patio with tables and chairs for enjoying a takeout meal in the summer as well as in downtown on Cowrie from May until October. Outside the library are benches and outdoor art installations by local artists.
The sea walk is punctuated with picnic tables and benches for enjoying the view, and offers a pier and floating swimming docks. (Note that there are no lifeguards on duty along this beach.)
Two popular destinations are just off the edge of the map: the Sechelt Arts Centre (our community art gallery) and Hackett Park (which hosts many events, and offers a free outdoor tennis court). They are located across the street from each other. To get there, walk north along Trail avenue, two blocks past Dolphin Street. The centre is at the corner of Medusa and Trail on your right hand side; the park is on the left side of Trail. Visit the historic Rockwood Lodge and park area where there is also an outdoor amphitheater hosting annual events including the Writer’s Festival.