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Hiking

There are a myriad of trails to explore coastal forests, mountains, and shorelines ranging in intensity and duration.
Do your own thing or hire local guides for custom tours. Our favorite day hikes:
Skookumchuk Rapids

Guests come from all over the world to look at this incredible natural attraction, our most-visited scenic spot. Tidal whirlpools and rapids form right in front of your eyes as the ocean rushes through the constricted the entrance into Sechelt Inlet. In summer months you may also get the pleasure of watching highly experienced whitewater river kayakers playing in the waves.Check for best viewing times.

Smuggler Cove

A 4 km trail leads from the parking lot through an expanding wetland (thank you beavers) to the picturesque coves and waterways of this year round protected anchorage. Great for picnicking, swimming, camping and kayaking.

Francis Point

Francis Point Provincial Park protects a rare and important piece of pristine waterfront on the Francis Peninsula. This extremely fragile and sensitive ecosystem combines the scenic and ecological attributes that have made the Gulf of Georgia world famous: intricate coves, windswept pines, mossy headlands, and towering old-growth veteran Douglas fir.  Much of the trail is over exposed rock so best on a sunny day.Views of Texada Island and Malaspina Strait.

Chapman Creek

Gnome Trail walk is fun for kids. The falls are further along and also worth the effort.

Hidden Grove

A unique combination of ancient giant trees, maple wetland and  rocky  promontories. Easy access and parking at entrance to trails

Gnome Trail walk is fun for kids. The falls are further along and also worth the effort.

Trout Lake

Located  in Halfmoon Bay, Trout Lake is an especially  great destination for hot summer day. Combine a hike or bike with a dip in the lake. Various routes lead to or around the lake. Closest access is Sargeant Bay Provincial Park gates. 

Pender Hill

A short steep climb and you are rewarde by a panorama of Pender Harder, “Venice of the North”

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