This charming waterfront hamlet was named for the Royal Navy's HMS Egmont, led by the Rear Admiral Sir John Jervis during the Battle of St. Vincent on February 14, 1797. These days, Egmont is known more for its idyllic location in the northern part of the Sechelt Peninsula on the Lower Sunshine Coast.
Among its many activities and experiences that include arts and culture, Egmont also presents walking and hiking trails that guide you through incredible rainforests filled with salamanders, salal berries and sword ferns.
Egmont's Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park is a one-of-a-kind natural destination for its amazing views of the Sechelt Rapids - which push through the narrows during a three-metre tide change twice a day, causing some 200 billion gallons of water to explode into waves that are sucked into bottomless whirlpools. This dynamic, forested park also offers a great hike for various ages and abilities.
Located near the community of Egmont on the Sunshine Coast, Skookumchuck Narrows is a popular attraction where the powerful rapids and whirlpools of the changing tidal waters can be seen that flow between Jervis Inlet and Sechelt Inlet.