5561 Wharf Ave
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
#117 - 1100 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Halfmoon Bay ParksThere are a dozen parks in Halfmoon Bay: two major provincial parks and ten regional parks. They offer a variety of attractions for the outdoor enthusiast.
Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park. This is a pleasant 185-hectare (457-acre) park with easy hiking trails that bring you around the secluded cove to a rocky headland affording great views across Welcome Passage to the Thormanby Islands. Be sure to look for evidence of the beavers in the wetlands near the head of the main trail.
George Cormack Park. This park is opposite the historic general store on Mintie Road near the government wharf. During the spring runoff, go here to watch the boiling waters of Halfmoon Creek cascading down to sea level after emerging from a culvert underneath Redrooffs Road.
Redrooffs Circle Trail. This short one-km trail, which begins on Mintie Road just north of George Cormack Park, goes through a secluded park at the head of Halfmoon Bay then loops around via Werseen, Rutherford, and Redrooffs Roads. This is a nice area for a quiet picnic by the water.
Big Fir Park. This park is located 2.8 km along a potholed logging road that starts from the north side of the Sunshine Coast Highway about 400 m to the east of Trout Lake. The well-groomed trail through the park is short but it passes through a dense forest that includes several immense Douglas fir trees, the largest on the Sunshine Coast. Two majestic examples are located near picnic tables at the end of the trail.
Connor Park. This park is located next to Halfmoon Bay Elementary School at the corner of Westwood and Northwood Roads in the Welcome Woods subdivision. There are hiking and biking trails, a soccer field, and two baseball diamonds.
Welcome Beach Wilderness Park (no sign). This large park, to the west of Connor Park and extending north above the homes along Redrooffs Road, has several hiking and biking trails. This area was formerly used as a source of water for the residents of Welcome Beach and vicinity.
Lohn Park (no sign). This wooded park is located between Lohn Road and Hart Road in the Welcome Woods subdivision, near the Welcome Woods Market. It is largely undeveloped, having only a short trail going from one side to the other.
Leaning Tree Park (no sign). This small park is on Leaning Tree Road close to where it meets the Sunshine Coast Highway. It is still completely undeveloped.