Sechelt Houses for Sale
Search all Sechelt Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. On the Strait of Georgia along the Sunshine Coast and framed by mountains and ocean, Sechelt is a dreamy community just over 10,000 call home. Real estate options abound from luxury waterfront estates to quaint bungalows in this small community.
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Sechelt Real Estate Market
Sechelt, British Columbia, is a walkable and vibrant coastal village, offering close access to nature with all the amenities of a cozy small town. There are nine neighbourhoods: Village, Selma Park, Davis Bay, Wilson Creek, East Porpoise Bay, West Porpoise Bay, Sandy Hook, and Tuwanek, each with its charms, and all within a short distance from the community center.
There are listings for half duplexes, condos, townhouses, and other multi-family dwellings throughout the Sechelt BC region. When buying on the Sunshine Coast, you can easily find ocean view and waterfront homes, rustic cottages, and large single-family dwellings. Depending on what you are looking for, your realtor may show you an updated character home with stunning views and space for your family to grow, a multi-million-dollar property with an orchard and hot tub or a modest mid-century house with a well-established garden and a cozy fireplace.
Buying a vacation property in Sechelt is a popular option for those who wish to live the west coast lifestyle during the warmer months. Investors have begun buying properties in the numerous properly zoned areas for short-term rentals to use as extra income.
Ask your real estate agent about land for sale if you want to build and customize your own home from the ground up. Your realtor can show you properties that check all your boxes, whether you want to buy a cabin in the forest, a farmhouse, or a modern solar-powered house in a safe, friendly neighbourhood. You will not only be purchasing a home with a beautiful view, but you will also become part of the Sechelt community of creatives, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts, with plenty of space to breathe, relax, and enjoy life.
The town of Sechelt, British Columbia, is a community with approximately 10,850 residents, located on a narrow isthmus separating the Salish Sea and the Sechelt Inlet on the Sunshine Coast of BC. Named by the area’s Shíshálh indigenous peoples as ‘the land between two waters', this is a gorgeous community surrounded by coastline and forested land.
Although small, this community offers everything you and your family may need, from police and fire services to a hospital, library, shops, banks, gas stations, restaurants, and even a small single-screen movie theatre: Raven’s Cry Theatre. There is a small, local Sunshine Coast transit System. It is a lovely, close-knit community with something to offer everybody who lives there.
Getting to Sechelt
It takes about two hours to get to Sechelt by car via the BC Ferries route leading from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to the Langdale Sunshine Coast terminal, then driving approximately 30 minutes up Highway 101 to downtown Sechelt.
You can access the Sunshine Coast via the Comox Valley if you are leaving from Vancouver Island. The Little River BC Ferry Terminal will provide you with transportation to Powell River, and from there, you will drive 35km to the Saltery Bay BC Ferry Terminal. This ferry will take you to Earl’s Cove, and then you will drive south on Highway 101 towards Halfmoon Bay, leading to Sechelt.
If you wish to fly into Sechelt, you may charter an air taxi via Fly Coastal Air Taxi or take a Harbour Air or Tofino Air floatplane from Vancouver airport, downtown Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria, or Tofino. There are even helicopter charters via Airspan and Blackcomb Helicopters.
As Sechelt is on the West Coast, it rains quite a bit during the winter. The average temperature in this region ranges from 0°C to 24°C, rarely dipping below -7°C or rising above 28°C. The warm months are June through September and are partly cloudy, remaining within a comfortable range. October through April are the wettest months of the year, with the chance of snowfall when the temperature hit below 0°C.
There is a thriving and busy arts scene in the community of Sechelt. Residents never lack inspiration and beauty with several working art studios, local indigenous arts, art classes and workshops, and a huge public art and mural collection.
The annual Sechelt Arts Festival is a series of events including dance performances, art crawls, workshops, heritage talks, concerts, exhibits and recitals with over 100 performers and artists participating each year. The Summer Music Series offers free, outdoor live musical performances by local musicians throughout July and August.
The Sechelt Public Library has a consistently updated book catalogue and offers services like the use of printers, photocopiers, computers, and even a Pender Harbour pickup and delivery services. There are programs for everybody, including “take and make kits,” story walks, Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, drawing workshops, board games, and teen book clubs.
Sechelt Health Care
Sechelt is home to several family doctors, walk-in medical clinics, dentists, and specialists. The Sechelt Hospital is a 38-bed facility that serves nearby communities such as Pender Harbour and Halfmoon Bay. Offering services including emergency, mental health, substance use, surgical, physiotherapy, chemotherapy, birthing, imaging, and a laboratory, this small hospital will cover most of the everyday needs of the town’s residents.
The Sechelt community is part of School District 46. There are several public schools in the area, including K- 7 schools (Davis Bay Elementary, Kinnikinnick Elementary, West Sechelt Elementary and Ecole du Pacifique), and grades 8-12 are offered in both English and French at Chatelech Secondary (Secondaire Chatelech).
Things to Do in Sechelt
Sechelt is a stunning part of British Columbia with so much nature to visit and view. You may wish to hike to the waterfalls at Burnett Falls Park, bring the family to Porpoise Bay Provincial Park for canoeing, cycling, or swimming, or rent a cabin out at Tetrahedron Park for backcountry skiing in the winter. Davis Bay Beach offers a long, pebbled coastline and is an excellent place to observe marine life like sea lions and waterfowl.
See the moss-covered giant trees in person at the heritage Hidden Groves, and walk its 16 kilometres of hiking trails, including two wheelchair-accessible trails. You may see the twelve Coast Salish totem poles overlooking the water if you head to Trail Bay.
Visit the Brickers Cider Company to try local cider made from BC apples for indoor fun. This is a family-owned company based on a five-acre farm in West Sechelt. There are plenty of locally-owned restaurants, shops, and eateries throughout the community, serving everything from seafood to Chinese cuisine.
Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Sechelt? If you’re looking to buy a home, contact our Loyal Homes real estate agents, who can answer all your Sechelt community, neighbourhood, and real estate questions.
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