Egmont is a one of a kind waterfront community, offering up laid back coastal days or one of a kind adventure pursuits; just take your pick!
Egmont sits on the Sechelt Inlet, a 1.5 hour drive up the Sunshine Coast from the ferry port city of Langdale, or a quick 10 minutes from the Earls Cove ferry terminal near the north end. It is a gateway to Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park – Skookum is a Chinook word for strong and chuck means water. The Sechelt Rapids surge through the narrows during a 3 m (10 ft) tide change twice daily, causing 200 billion gallons of water to explode upwards into standing waves and be sucked into bottomless whirlpools, creating an extreme destination for experienced kayakers and surfers.
History buffs won’t want to miss the Egmont Heritage Centre, which opened in 2006 and is located across from the Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park. The Centre tells the story of the First Nations and early European settlers of the area with emphasis on the logging and fishing heritage. There are special collections of Vivian and Easthope engines, antique bottles, Depression era glass and a gift shop featuring local books, arts and crafts.
A boater’s paradise, the nearby Princess Louisa & Jervis Inlets have been called the “most scenic natural anchorage” in the world, and is home to the powerful Freil and Chatterbox Falls, as well as many other waterfalls cascading down into these fjords. You’ll find everything you need at one of the local marinas to get you stocked and fuelled up for your trip. You also have the option of a guided boat or float plane tour to explore the Inlets and Skookumchuck Narrows!
Need a place to stay? How about a bite to eat? Many of the accommodations in Egmont will fill your plate, too, whether that’s at a campground paired with a food truck (or shall we say, food bus!), a luxury resort and restaurant with views beyond compare, or mouthwatering pub fare next door to your A-frame cabin.
Just passing through? Hikers & bikers rejoice, because here you can get off the highway and enjoy the SunCoaster Trail — 37km of multi-use trail winding through old growth forest, around mountain lakes and through multiple communities until you reach Halfmoon Bay. You’ll find the trailhead at the corner of Highway 101 and Egmont Road. And don’t miss beautiful Ruby and Sakinaw lakes en route either to or from Egmont. Ruby Lake also has a great sandy beach for kids.