The quaint little community of Roberts Creek, 10 km further on, has a friendly and laid-back hippy vibe that would appeal to some, with lots of galleries, studios, children and dogs. There’s also some good-value lodging, as well as beaches and forest.
Many hiking and biking trails criss-cross the Sechelt Peninsula to the west, including the 33-km Suncoaster Trail, whose foothills offer incredible views, and patches of old-growth forest. The shoreline has some pleasant bays and beaches, of which Sargeant Bay is maybe the most scenic, but few places to stay or camp.
Just before the second ferry crossing at Earl’s Cove, a right turn leads to the pleasant village of Egmont, and Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park. The force of up to 200 billion gallons of water flowing through the narrows connecting the Sechelt and Jervis Inlets at a rate of up to 14 knots is dramatic indeed. Best viewing times are posted at the beginning of the trail, on BC Ferries and at local Visitor Info Centres. The phenomenon is greatly enhanced by the beautiful 4-km access trail through giant second-growth trees.
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