The Sunshine Coast

Sechelt's central location on the southern peninsula of the Sunshine Coast makes it a natural hub for business, culture and tourism.

The Sechelt area climate is characterized by mild, moist winters and warm dry summers. Temperatures on the Coast range from freezing in winter to highs of 30C (90F) in summer. The annual rainfall is approximately 100cm (40in.) The Sunshine Coast is sheltered from the open Pacific, and the milder weather patterns result in very light snowfalls in the region.

Sechelt is located on Highway 101 on the Sunshine Coast, which is accessible from the rest of the Lower Mainland only by boat or airplane. Travellers aboard BC Ferries leave Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver for the 9.5-mile (15.5-km) ride to Langdale on the Sechelt Peninsula (~45 minutes). Highway 101 links Langdale with Sechelt, 9 miles (15 km) to the north.

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