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Sechelt Inlet

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Area Description:

Including: Sechelt Inlet, Pender Harbour, Princess Louisa Inlet

"The stretch of Coastline from Gibsons north to Egmont along the east side of the the Strait of Georgia is known as the Sunshine Coast. It is a region with a mild, dry and semi-Mediterranean climate that has been attractive to settlement and industry throughout the ages. Despite these pressures, however, the Sunshine Coast continues to provide a number of superb wilderness experiences for paddlers of all abilities. From the ideal learning environment of Sechelt Inlet to the exposed 32 km (20 mi.) coastline between Gibsons and Sechelt, the Sunshine Coast offers some of the best paddling experiences in southwestern British Columbia."   Taken from Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Wildlife Possibilities:

  • Black Bears, Grizzly Bears
  • Eagles, Ravens, Crows, other shore birds
  • Sea Lions, Seals, River Otters, Porpoises



Hazards:

  • Frequent winds, boat and ferry traffic

Skill Level:

  • Novice to Intermediate

Trip Length:

  • 2-10 Days

Water Availability:

  • Fair

Camp Spots:

  • Frequent

Car Access and Parking:

  • Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale

Charts:

  • 3311(strip charts) - 1:40 000 - Sunshine Coast/Vancouver Harbour
  • 3312 - 1:80 000 Jervis Inlet/Desolation Sound
  • 3463 - 1:80 000 Strait of Georgia, Southern portion
  • 3512 - 1:80 000 Strait of Georgia, Central portion
  • 3514 - 1:50 000 Jervis Inlet

Guide Books:

  • Paddling the Sunshine Coast
  • Sunshine and Salt Air
  • An Explorer's Guide: Marine Parks of BC
  • BC Coast (South Portion) Vol. 1
  • BC Recreational Atlas
  • Exploring the South Coast of BC
  • Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast
  • Cruising Guide to BC Vol. 3
  • B.C. Marine Parks Guide
  • Coastal Recreational Map - Sunshine Coast

Tide Tables:

  • Volume # 6

All these resourses and more available on our online store and in our retail store on Granville Island.


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