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The following map will assist in locating 8 wildlife viewing sites in the Sechelt (Southern Sunshine Coast) area of the Lower Mainland Region. These sites are featured in the Visit Our Wildlife in Sechelt - Southern Sunshine Coast brochure. There is a series of Visit Our Wildlife brochures, including
Visit Our Wildlife in Powell River - Northern Sunshine Coast.

For wildlife viewing highlights and detailed directions to each site:

Detailed Location Map   (click here for a map showing the location of the above 8 viewing sites)
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General Information
    Sechelt is reached by only a short ferry ride from West Vancouver, and is located in the southern half of the Sunshine Coast. There are many natural areas, parks, forests and ocean beaches to explore. These sites are the year-round or seasonal home of wildlife and fish populations.

    In this brochure you will find information on just 8 areas where you may visit our wildlife. These areas are recognized by British Columbia Wildlife Watch, the provincial wildlife viewing program, as sites offering good viewing and educational opportunities.

Tourism Information

    home page - Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce
    home page - Sunshine Coast Tourism Information

    Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce
    Box 360, Sechelt, B.C. Canada V0N 3A0
    phone: (604) 885-0662 or (877) 633-2963

Wildlife Are Everywhere

    While opportunities to observe or to learn about wildlife and fish populations are highlighted at 8 sites, remember, wildlife are everywhere. Visit these sites to develop your observation skills. Once you do, you will see, hear and find evidence of creatures everywhere you go.

    When visiting these areas please remember that you are visiting wild creatures in their home. Leave their homes clean, and keep your pets under control on a leash at all times.

    Some animals are only present for short periods of time, so it is best to plan your visit when they are at home.

Marine Environments

    Salt water habitats provide excellent opportunities to view birds and sea mammals. Seals and diving waterbirds are commonly viewed from shore. Small rock islands and open water areas are also visited by sea-lions and by bird species such as guillemots, cormorants and murrelets.