Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
Porpoise Bay Provincial Park is situated on the east side of Sechelt Inlet on the Sunshine Coast. The park includes a campground, hiking trails, open grassy areas, second-growth forests, and sandy beaches. The park is on the traditional and ancestral lands of the shíshálh Nation and continues to be an area of cultural and ecological significance.
Trails of Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
Length & Difficulty: 2 km | 15 minutes – 1 hour | Easy
The trail system in Porpoise Bay Provinicial Park is very well maintained and easy to follow. The trails center around Angus Creek, which flows through the park to the Angus Creek estuary and then into Sechelt Inlet. In late fall there is a large salmon spawn here, and viewing the fish is a major attraction. Other trails in the park wind beneath large fir, cedar, hemlock, and maple trees.
The paths are soft and wide, and in October are completely covered in beautiful fall foliage. When you start on the path, it’s only a short hop to the creek, with one branch off prior to the amphitheater. Once you reach the creek, you can go left or right. Going right takes you further up alongside the shallow creek and eventually to the amphitheater, and turning left takes you downstream to a bridge and eventually the beach. Both directions can easily be explored in a short time. The trail is friendly to all manner of users. As always, be respectful of one another and pick up after your dog.
TRAIL MAP & DIRECTIONS:
At the main intersection in Sechelt (Hwy 101 and Wharf Road), turn north on Wharf Road. At the next stop sign, take a left onto Sechelt Inlet Road and then drive approximately 4km to the entrance to Porpoise Bay Provincial Park on your left. Once inside the park, follow the signs to the amphitheatre. When you reach the parking for the amphitheatre you’ll see the trailhead.
The trails of the Sunshine Coast offer a wide array of experiences for travellers of all levels and walks of life. Ranging in length, difficulty, and experience, the trails on the Sunshine Coast are the epitome of the pristine beauty and epic landscapes of British Columbia.