Living in Sechelt

You’re probably on this webpage, wondering how to make your dreams a reality. Many of us have arrived in Sechelt the same way: you’re on vacation, enjoying the tranquility of the Sunshine Coast, thinking about what it would be like to live here.

Sechelt is the largest community on the Sunshine Coast: the 2016 census counted 10,216 citizens here, about one-third population of the Sunshine Coast (29,970).

Learn more about demographics, economic drivers, and community information in our 2019 Sechelt Community Profile.

Sechelt is located on the southern portion of the Sunshine Coast on British Columbia’s southwest coast, on the isthmus between the Salish Sea and Sechelt Inlet. 

  • Location: 49°28′27′′N 123°45′15′′W
  • Area: 39.02 square kilometres
  • By road: 66 km northwest of Vancouver via Highway 101 and BC Ferries (Horseshoe Bay / Langdale)
  • By air: 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver via floatplane or helicopter (regular service)

Sechelt is arranged in a number of unique neighbourhoods, with nine formalized community associations.