Arts, Culture & Heritage in Sechelt

The District of Sechelt takes pride in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community.

Our Public Art Collection contains works dating back to 1902 and is on display year-round.

The  annual Sechelt Arts Festival supports both local and off-Coast artists and performers working in all genres.

Take a peak into the studios of our local artists during the annual Sunshine Coast Art Crawl.

In August of each year the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts draws crowds of bibliophiles from across Canada.  This 4-day event is the longest running writers festival in Canada and showcases the work of both established and emerging Canadian authors.

Sechelt Heritage 

Development of current town of Sechelt started in the 1890's.  Go to the Sechelt Heritage webpage for more information , ranging from recent history to Sechelt's oldest heritage.  Along the waterfronts of Sechelt, heritage plaques display some historic highlights. These signs can also be viewed on the Sechelt Heritage webpage and located on our Culture Map.

In November of 2012 District Council chose to dissolve the ACHAC in favour of moving towards a Committee of the Whole structure. Mayor and Council thank the numerous volunteers who volunteered their time with the Committee.

Sunshine Coast Regional Cultural Strategy

In 2007 the Coast-wide Sunshine Coast Regional Cultural Strategy was developed by a group of dedicated community members in partnership with local government and with funding provided by 2010 Legacies Now and the federal government.