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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information

Morning and early evening are the recommended travel periods. Winds in the mid-afternoon can be hazardous, especially during the summer months.

Sechelt Inlets Marine Provincial Park

About This Park

Sechelt Inlets Marine Provincial ParkSechelt Inlets Marine Provincial Park provides safe and enjoyable
access to three protected inlets: Sechelt, Narrows and Salmon.

Ideal for kayaking, the inlets allow quiet exploration of a part of the rugged landscape that is typical of Northern Georgia Straight. Steep, forested hills surround the inlets, with many small creeks cascading down hillsides.

This park area is made up of 6 different sites; Halfway Beach, Kunechin Point, Piper Point, Tzoonie Narrows, Thornhill and Skaiakos. Kunechin Point is the site of the former Canadian destroyer Chaudiere Artificial Reef for scuba divers. Skaiakos is an undeveloped site. Sandy beaches provide safe pull-outs for camping, swimming, fishing or scuba diving. Protected anchorages can be found at Kunechin Point and Tzoonie Narrows, and are shown on marine charts.

Park Size: 140 hectares
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Location and Maps

The park is 20 km north of Sechelt and it is only accessible by boat or floatplane. Public access is from Porpoise Bay Provincial Park or from Tillicum Bay Marina, one km south of the community of Tuwanek.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

This area is especially appealing to canoeists and kayakers. Many paddle-in sites are available. There are rentals nearby at Tillicum Bay and Sechelt.
Charts of the area are # 3512 Strait of Georgia Central Portion and # 3514 Jervis Inlet including Sechelt Rapids.
Topo Map for this area: Sechelt Inlet 92G12
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

There are SCUBA diving or snorkelling opportunities in this park.
Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is available in the ocean. There are no designated swimming areas and all beaches are rocky, gravel, or cobbles with barnacles. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Kunechin Islets are a sea bird and shore bird nesting site. This is also a seal haul out site. Seabird colonies are very sensitive to disturbance. Do not go ashore during nesting. Remain quiet and keep your distance from sunning seals and pups.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are permitted except at Kunchin Point where fires are prohibited. Fires must be kept to fire-rings if provided or below the high tide line on the beach.

Use a gas stove for cooking. Campfires are only permitted in fire rings provided or on the beach below the high tide line. While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

Boaters may use any of the 7 available sites (mentioned above) for day-use.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park has pit toilets - no flush toilets.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

There are 7 different camping areas with approximately 60 walk-in sites located within the park. Walk-in camping is allowed year round when accessible, but no facilities are provided. Campsites are accessed by kayak, canoe, sailboat, and power boats. Sites are generally gravel or grass. Please click here to view specific details on each one.