Rainy Day Activities...
Hey, if it's gonna rain, being here is better than being anywhere else!
Sechelt Aquatic Centre has been open right next to the Sechelt Public Library for four years, with a leisure pool, lap pool (25 metres), lazy river, waterslide (fun in the dark!), hot tub, steam room, sauna, change rooms and gym & fitness studio. There are also many drop-in classes in and out of the pool.
Visit online for hours and programs.
Gibsons & District Aquatic Facility: on HWY 101 in upper Gibsons, this facility offers a lap pool (20 metres), toddler pool and hot tub. Please visit the web site for full information.
Pender Harbour Aquatic and Fitness Centre: Sunshine Coast Hwy, Madeira Park, right behind Pender Harbour Senior Secondary (use the school's vehicle entrance for access to parking in the back). Lap pool (20 metres), hot tub, sauna, fitness studio and weight room. Lower level Pender Harbour Secondary.
Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society - This facility is dedicated to increasing salmon stock in local waters. See firsthand how a smolt (young fish) is raised and released. Educational presentations, hands-on displays and knowledgeable staff make this a great learning experience for all ages. School groups welcome.
Open seven days a week, 8am - 4pm.
4381 Parkway, Wilson Creek
Rain got you down? Then there's no better way to get wetter than going for a 'float'. Floating, also known as floatation therapy, is the practice of floating in a warm pool of water saturated with Epsom salts. The environment is specifically designed to reduce all sensory input, allowing your body and mind to gently fall into a deeply calm and relaxed. It's also great for chronic pain and just some plain old 'me' time.
Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives
Find out how Gibsons got its name or where the first sauna bath on the Coast came from. Great photo archives. Call for current hours, admission by donation. Gift shop with local crafts, creativity kits for kids and a great selection of books.
716 Winn Road, Gibsons
tems swiya Museum and tsain ko Gift Shop
The museum offers a rich collection of Native artifacts and art chronicling the heritage of the local shishalh nation. Admission by donation. Fine art,jewellery and collectibles available in the gift shop.
5555 Highway 101, Sechelt
Museum: 604-885-6012, Gift Shop: 604-885-4592
Sechelt Public Library
Browse the shelves, curl up with a magazine, surf the Internet, watch a video, listen to a music CD. Where else but the library?
5797 Cowrie Street, Sechelt
Gibsons & District Public Library
Extensive new collection of titles to peruse at your leisure, audio & video collection, Internet access.
470 South Fletcher Road, Gibsons
Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
Enjoy the latest display of local and off-Coast talent in this beautiful building - everything from brass sculpture to postage stamp art.
Corner of Medusa & Trail, Sechelt
Porpoise Bay Provincial Park Amphitheatre
For those wet days when camping's not as fun as it might be, listen to an educational seminar presented by a park interpreter. Summer only.
Sechelt Inlet Road
Raven's Cry Theatre
Current movies, concerts, plays, dance . . . always something new. 5555 Highway 101, Sechelt
604-885-4597 (box office) or 604-88-MOVIE (886-6843)
Catch a matinee on a rainy afternoon or chilly evening. You can almost smell the popcorn now.
909 Highway 101