Sechelt Journals

My cycling adventure along the Sunshine Coast

A June 2004 trip to Sechelt by *cartgirl*

Quote: British Columbia's Sunshine Coast is a true gem and a definite must see! If you remember the CBC television series The Beachcombers, this is where it was filmed! Oh, the joy of Canadian television!!

Porpoise Bay Driftwood Motor Inn Ltd

Hotel | "Porpoise Bay Provincial Park"

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Best Things Nearby: Best Things About the Resort: Resort Experience:Taking the advice from the Porpoise Bay Provincial Park website, we made reservation for our site. Upon arrival, we were informed that reservations were not necessary. Seeing that we were cycling up from the Langdale Ferry Terminal, I didn’t mind spending a little extra money ensuring that there would be a site waiting for us. Here is the link to make reservations for any camp ground in British Columbia: www.discovercamping.ca We arrived Friday evening; Porpoise Bay has a separate area for cyclists to set up camp. According to the website,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2004

Porpoise Bay Driftwood Motor Inn Ltd
5454 Trail
Sechelt, British Columbia
(604) 885-5811

Jolly Roger Inn

Restaurant

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Before I begin on the view, the food, and the service that we received here, I would like to quickly mention that the Jolly Roger Inn is a resort. They offer accommodations, fishing/diving excursions, dinning, and conventions rooms. So, that being said, as we coasted into Secret Cove on our bikes, we came across a sign for the Jolly Roger Inn; it boasted the best view in Secret Cove. Not that I have anything to compare the view to, but I truly can’t imagine a more beautiful vista that opened up before us: mountains, islands, big trees, brilliant blue skies and distant beaches. The service was very, very slow; thankfully we were seated inside by a huge picture window that overlooked ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 21, 2004

Jolly Roger Inn
10163 Mercer Road
Sechelt, British Columbia

Old Boot Eatery

Restaurant

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The Old Boot Eatery is located along the main strip in the downtown area of Sechelt. They have a great street level patio, which is perfect to sit back and sip on one of their specialty beers and watch the world go by.

The menu is primarily comprised of pasta and gourmet pizza. The pizza comes in one size and one price—$12/pizza. We ordered the grilled chicken and feta pizza (which I highly recommend!), which was enough for the 2 of us. What a deal!

The service that we received was fantastic; our waitress was very attentive and friendly. The prices ranged anywhere from under $10 to up to $20.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2004

Old Boot Eatery
5530 Wharf Street
Sechelt, British Columbia
(604) 885-2727

How to get there!

Story/Tip

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Driving instructions from Vancouver: Driving instructions to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal from Vancouver: Follow the Upper Levels Highway, 99-1, to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. Total estimated driving time from downtown Vancouver: 25 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Take the Horseshoe Bay-Langdale Ferry (Vancouver – Sunshine Coast). Here is a link to the BC Ferries Schedule: http://www.bcferries.bc.ca/schedules/mainland/vasc-current.html Since we were considered walk on passengers, our fare was $8.25/person. The great thing about this ferry trip is that you only have to pay one way, so our trip back from Langdale was free! If you would like more information on the fares for this...Read More
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Day One: The Cycle from Langdale to Sechelt (approximate distance from Langdale to Porpoise Bay: 32km) Before I get started, I would like to make mention that this was my first (of hopefully many) bike trip. So if you are an experienced cyclist, then this may not be your cup of tea. According to many cycling guides to BC, they rate the trip from Langdale to Sechelt on a scale from 0-5 (zero being easy, 5 being extremely difficult) a big 0. When I think of a 0 rating, I think of a lot of flat terrain, maybe a nice paved bike path . . . it isn’t like that at all. First off, when you exit the ferry in Langdale, you look up (and I do mean up) a monster hill. It is an incline that goes...Read More
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Day Two: The Cycle from Sechelt to Secret Cove (approximate distance from Porpoise Bay to Secret Cove: 20km)

On our second day, we decided to cycle to Secret Cove, which in located north of Halfmoon Bay. Following the Sunshine Coast Hwy, the terrain is similar to what we encountered during Day 1 of our trip (though there are two hills that I was very thankful to be going up without my gear).

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*cartgirl*

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Vancouver, British Columbia