Snickett Park is located in the heart of Sechelt, and offers panoramic views of the Strait of Georgia. The path through the park is part of the Trail Bay Walkway which runs along the shoreline to Rotary Friendship Wharf. It’s a trail the whole family can enjoy, since it’s a wide, level, paved path along the Sechelt waterfront. “Snickett” is a Yorkshire term for ‘narrow path.’
Location & Trail Notes
The entrance to the park is located at 5440 Shorncliffe Avenue in Sechelt, which is just off Highway 101 across from the Provincial Courthouse. As you walk into the park, the trail leads to stunning rock outcroppings that provide excellent views and backdrops for photos.
Follow the trail to your left, which leads out of the park and simply becomes the Boulevard, a short, paved road. The Boulevard quickly meets up with a wide sidewalk that wraps around the beach, extending to Rotary Friendship Wharf.
Known as the Trail Bay Walkway, the trail between Snickett Park and Rotary Friendship Park includes 870 metres of paved walkway. It takes approximately 30 minutes to walk the trail one way, but there are benches and picnic tables along the way, and you’ll be inspired to hop off the path and walk down to the beach at some point.
Highlights along the trail include the beautiful rocky outcroppings at Snickett Park, the Ancient Log (a 5,000+ year-old log on display), a beautiful stretch of pebbly beach, and the Rotary Friendship Wharf that allows you to walk out over the water. The Trail Bay Walkway is located near amenities such as shops and restaurants, and is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch with a view.
Snickett Park is located near downtown Sechelt. While the general area is more urban, wildlife can still venture into the area. Make sure you use the bear-proof garbage cans to dispose of waste, or simply pack out what you pack in.
Trail Map, Amenities & More Information
You can learn more about Snickett Park on the District of Sechelt’s website and more about the Trail Bay Walkway in the User-friendly Trails Guide & Log for the Southern Sunshine Coast (view it online here).
Amenities in Snickett Park and along the trail include portable washrooms, picnic tables, benches, and beach access areas.