East Porpoise Bay neighborhood is a mixture of residential properties on the waterside combined with aggregate mining and other industrial uses further inland.There are four salmon bearing creeks flowing into Porpoise Bay (Yew, Burnett, Angus and Shannon Creek), the most prominent being Angus Creek which flows through Porpoise Bay Provincial Park.The area is characterized by steep mountainous terrain towards the east and Porpoise Bay on the west.
Some recent data on the East Porpoise Bay Community from the District of Sechelt includes:
considered by many to be the flagship of west coast parks is visited by scores of tourists each year and is of course greatly enjoyed and extensively used by local residents. The park features 800 meters of water frontage along Porpoise Bay. In the fall of the year visitors flock to Angus Creek to witness the annual upstream migration of Chum salmon. This migration is preceded in odd numbered years by a remarkably heavy bi-annual migration of Pink salmon sometimes numbering in the thousands.
Coast Gravity Park, located just above East Porpoise Bay is Canada’s first low elevation Mountain Bike Park , offering riders of all levels the opportunity to experience trails built and designed by the world-renowned builders and riders, The Coastal Crew. Coast Gravity Park hosts a user-friendly shuttle system to access the 12 trails carved through the pristine low elevation ocean front forest. Book a day pass now and come check it out!
East Porpoise Bay is a residential neighbourhood in the District of Sechelt, located on the east side of the Sechelt Inlet within 2km of the centre of town.
With over 250 residents, East Porpoise Bay encompasses a large geographical area of over 450 hectares, integrating residential, commercial, industrial and extensive parkland uses, all within a complete community. The neighbourhood’s main road, Sechelt Inlet Road, connects Sechelt’s downtown core and East Porpoise Bay with the smaller neighbourhoods of Sandy Hook, Tillicum Bay and Tuwanek further north of town.
The East Porpoise Bay community is characterized by dramatic views of the Sechelt Inlet waters to the west and low, wooded hills on its east boundary. Residential development is typically found in nodes along the Inlet, with industrial zoning and commercial uses provided for on the east side of Sechelt Inlet Road. Residential growth is currently taking place through the development of new multi-unit townhouses in the “Edgewater” project and with single homes in existing neighbourhoods, such as “Burnett Falls” subdivision. There is an abundance of residential zoned property for future growth in East Porpoise Bay in the Sechelt Sustainable Community owned property.
Sechelt’s Official Community Plan provides for light industrial uses in select areas of East Porpoise Bay. These include marine-related businesses such as “Sunshine Coast Air” or “Choquers Marine”, and resource-extraction industries, such as “Stockwell Sand & Gravel”. The Sechelt Indian Government District, located immediately south of East Porpoise Bay is host to “Salish Soils” and a number of other Sechelt Nation owned businesses.
Although the majority of service businesses are located in the heart of Sechelt, recreation-related enterprises, such as the world-class “Coast Gravity Park” cycling facility have located in East Porpoise Bay. Attracted by East Porpoise Bay’s pristine environment and terrain, “Coast Gravity” has created a series of mountain biking trails that attract cyclists from around the world.
The heart of East Porpoise Bay is the Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. Extensive second-growth forest, several salmon-spawning creeks and wide sand beaches on Sechelt Inlet make this park an attractive destination for both Vancouver residents and others on the Sunshine Coast.