Skookumchuk Narrows, Egmont, Photo Destination BC Dannielle Hayes

Egmont

Egmont is a small waterfront village on Secret Bay in Sechelt Inlet. It is the northernmost settlement on the adjacent peninsula, and is accessible only by boat. The village is a kayaker’s dream, sitting at the crossroads of four major waterways, with surrounding mountains preventing any strong winds. The area has hundreds of islands, bays, and coves for visitors to explore. There are some truly majestic natural destination in the Skookum Rapids, Hothum Sound & Freil Falls, and Princess Louisa Inlet’s Chatterbox Falls.

The scenery can also be appreciated along one of the many hikes through forests, and around lakes, that will remind visitors of the unadulterated beauty of British Columbia. The region hosts many provincial parks that offer all sorts of outdoors activities. The area is ripe with fishing and diving opportunities. The Egmont Heritage Center provides an opportunity for vistors to learn all about the history of the community.

The view from the Egmont Lighthouse.

Location

Egmont is located 6 km (4 mi) east of the BC Ferry terminal at Earls Cove at the north end of the Sechelt Peninsula on the Sunshine Coast. From Vancouver, take the Horseshoe Bay Ferry in West Vancouver to Langdale and drive 85 km (53 mi) to Egmont via Highway 101.

A Step Back in Time

Egmont was founded in 1880 by a half-Scottish, half-Potugese seaman and trader named Joseph Silvia Simmonds. It was named after the HMS Egmont, which served under Rear-Admiral Sir John Jervis at the Battle of St. Vincent on 14th February 1797. In his youth, Simmonds had worked for the Hudsons Bay Company, prospected in the Caribou, and built a saloon in Vancouver. When he arrived in the area, he married a native woman named Lucy Kwatleematt. After that Simmonds dropped his surname and went simply by “Silvey”. His decedents still live in the area today.
In the early 1950s and 60s the main economy was built around the 20 logging companies that operated in the area.
By 1956, a dirt road to Egmont from Hwy 101 was built, but it was not paved until 1966. During this time Egmont was beginning to be recognised as a tourist attraction.

Contact Information

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Egmont & Nearby Accommodations

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Backeddy Resort & Marina

Backeddy Resort & Marina

Egmont

Situated on 600 ft of pristine shoreline on the stunning Sechelt Inlet, Backeddy Resort & Marina is the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts! Surrounded by lush forests and gorgeous waters, we encourage guests to discover marine life, hiking trails, and unwind to the beautiful sounds of nature. ... Read more
West Coast Wilderness Lodge

West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Egmont

Our packages are the best way to experience as much of the scenic beauty as possible during your stay with us. Each package has something special bundled in, so you can enjoy options such as kayaking tours, or guided nature hikes at great prices. Whether you’d like a quiet, romantic getaway with c ... Read more
Ruby Lake Resort

Ruby Lake Resort

Madeira Park

Surrounded by the Caren Range Mountains and beautiful Ruby Lake, Ruby Lake Resort is a true piece of paradise to escape urban life. Our resort is ideal for romantic getaways or family vacations, so stay in our Safari Tent or well-appointed cottage suites to enjoy a relaxing retreat. The Safari Tents ... Read more
Pender Harbour Resort & Marina

Pender Harbour Resort & Marina

Garden Bay

Welcome to Pender Harbour Resort, where we offer a wide range of accommodation choices with 600’ of oceanfront. Vacationing with a large group? Our chalet is perfect to accommodate up to 8 guests with a full kitchen and four bedrooms. We have waterfront cottages overlooking scenic Pender Harbour, ... Read more
Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel & Marina

Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel & Marina

Madeira Park

Seeking an intimate resort with gorgeous water views? Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel & Marina is the ideal destination for hosting family gatherings, small weddings or romantic getaways to the Coast. We have less than 20 accommodations, which allows for exceptional service and luxurious amenities. Our ... Read more
Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

Madeira Park

Each Villa at Painted Boat Resort offers upscale, Canadian-designed and made furnishings and a large patio or balcony with a water view, as well as a kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and two bathrooms. ... Read more
Kent's Beach Resort

Kent's Beach Resort

Powell River

Enjoy year round waterfront cabins and camping at Kent’s Beach Resort. Situated on the beautiful west coast of BC, guests are spoiled to breathtaking oceanside views. Our self-contained cabins are furnished and feature fully equipped kitchens, perfect to fix meals. Our campground is nestled on the ... Read more
Seabreeze Resort

Seabreeze Resort

Powell River

Escape the stress of everyday life to a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere at Seabreeze Resort. Situated on the shore of Lang Bay’s sandy beach, our guests spend their days swimming and beach combing. We are surrounded by many lakes with several scenic trails for hiking enthusiasts to explore. We of ... Read more
Bayside Campground & RV Park

Bayside Campground & RV Park

Sechelt

This campground offers full and partial service RV sites and private tent sites. Satellite TV, hot showers, playground, volleyball, horseshoes. Convenient to Sechelt Inlet, Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, beaches, hiking, biking trails, golf, galleries, villages and services. ... Read more
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