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The District Municipality of Sechelt /ˈsiːʃɛlt/ is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver, it is accessible from mainland British Columbia by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, and a 25-minute drive from Langdale along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. The name Sechelt means "land between two waters" in the language of the Coast Salish Shishalh people, who first settled the area thousands of years ago. The original Village of Sechelt was incorporated on February 15, 1956. Sechelt later expanded its boundaries in 1986 with the inclusion of a number of adjacent unincorporated areas. The District of Sechelt, as it is known today, encompasses some 39.71 km² (15.33 sq mi) at the isthmus of the Sechelt Peninsula, between the southern tip of Sechelt Inlet (Porpoise Bay) and the Strait of Georgia that separates the provincial mainland from Vancouver Island. Sechelt is a seaside community that extends primarily along the coastline of the Sunshine Coast, and is bounded to the west and east by the unincorporated communities of Halfmoon Bay and Roberts Creek, respectively. The 2006 Canadian census placed its population at 8,455. Sechelt is the seat of the Sunshine Coast Regional District of British Columbia. Although its population is relatively small for its geographical area, Sechelt has several distinct neighbourhoods. From east to west, they are Wilson Creek, Davis Bay, Selma Park, the original Village of Sechelt, and West Sechelt. Several neighbourhoods around Sechelt Inlet were also included in Sechelt's 1986 incorporation as a district; these include West Porpoise Bay, East Porpoise Bay, Sandy Hook and Tuwanek. The municipal government of the Shishalh First Nation, which contains a substantial commercial district, is immediately east of Sechelt's "downtown" village.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Sechelt, Canada. Explore Sechelt travel guide before you plan your trip here. Sechelt is located at a short trip away from Vancouver a major city in Canada. Vancouver, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Lookout. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Sechelt.

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Facts and Stats for Sechelt*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sechelt

    Know the pollution level of Sechelt before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 5.77 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • Sechelt: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sechelt for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sechelt.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.79 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.11 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.94 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.22 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.17 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.79 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 18.42 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 68.42 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.79 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 69.44 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.89 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.11 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.63 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sechelt - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sechelt is 196.3 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.16 (High)
    • Climate Index 92.14 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.46 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.41 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 61.84 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.42 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.51 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sechelt

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sechelt

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.61 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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