• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 0.5 hours
  • Round-Trip 1km
  • Elevation Gain minimal
  • Season year-round
  • Camping Yes
  • From Vancouver 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly On-Leash

Porpoise Bay Provincial Park is located north of Sechelt along the southeastern shores of the Sechelt Inlet. The park has a popular campsite and is a great place for families to explore the beaches along the inlet.

The trails in the park are quite short, passing through a beautiful forest area along Angus Creek and crossing over a bridge, heading out onto an estuary with scenic views of Sechelt Inlet. These trails offer a great walk for people of all ages.

From the grass field near the playground, follow the gravel trail into the forest and, within minutes, you arrive at a bridge that crosses Angus Creek. Cross the bridge and continue following the trail as it makes its way out of the forest and onto an open estuary. Continue to the end of the trail, admiring the incredible views of the inlet while watching the many birds that frequent the area.

Once you?ve enjoyed the view, head back along the same trail, following it back into the forest and back across the bridge. This time, go left and follow the trail along Angus Creek for a bit as it passes through a lush rainforest of moss and Douglas Fir trees. At the first junction, go right and follow the trail as it arrives at a parking lot area. Cross the parking lot and continue on a short connector trail that arrives at an open grass field next to the covered picnic area. Crossing this field returns you to the playground area where you began.

You can also continue following the trail along Angus Creek as it will continue to a point near the park entrance.

How to get to Porpoise Bay

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
2 hours, 30 minutes

Porpoise Bay is located north of Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. If you are driving from Vancouver, you will need to take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale near Gibsons.

Drive to the main light at the intersection in Sechelt along Highway 101 and head north on Wharf Avenue. Turn right onto East Porpoise Bay Road and follow this road as it turns into Sechelt Inlet Road for about 3.5km. Watch for signs to Porpoise Bay Provincial Park and turn left into the park. If you are not camping, park in one of the day-use areas.

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Additional Info

Camping at Porpoise Bay

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Dogs at Porpoise Bay

Dogs must be on a leash at all times in Porpoise Bay Provincial Park and are not allowed on beaches or in any buildings. Please ensure to pick up after your dog and dispose of all excrement.

Toilets at Porpoise Bay

There are several pit toilets located throughout the park, including near the campsites and day use areas.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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