Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada
To preserve, enhance and maintain natural areas of Sechelt and its surrounds with special emphasis on the Sechelt Heritage Forest and the Hidden Grove.
"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come." -- Chinese proverb
We Want to hear from you.
(April 19/17 - Coming soon - a new treat from the Sechelt Groves Society.)
Local volunteers will be wearing buttons like the one shown here while they are enjoying the Groves or acting as Trailbuilders. They may be reserved 24 hours in advance to tour you or your party -  a custom tour.
We will soon be posting a central booking phone number for you to use and putting up more detail as it evolves.
Watch for announcments on this website.
PLEASE volunteer as a Trail Ambassador. It is fun and undemanding but really helpful.
See details - copy of email sent to all regeistered members and ex-members.
As a PDF - In Word

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Visit Here Often
October 5th and 6th - 2016
Vancouver Tours for Seniors chooses Hidden Grove
Over 2 days 3 bus loads turned up from Vancouver - each with about 22 people plus driver.
Mostly over 60 years of age. Oldest was around 83
Their arrival was unannounced and a surprise.
Lou Janke and Mike Sutcliffe - 2 of our hard working Trailbuilders were on hand to assist in showing them about.
The groups visitors were broken into 2 groups.
Those that were most fit in one group and the other for those with accessibility issues of any kind. Able bodied went with Mike up over top past Sunny's bench.
Lou took  the less able up Take It Easy to the end.
They loved the fact we had a trail that was so accessible.
They were given running commentary on all aspects from community involvement, trail building, trees, mosses, mushrooms, rhodos, wildlife, and Donald Trump.
The driver indicated that this was a new tour effort and that the Groves were perfect for it so expect many more next season.
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April 18, 2017 Trail Ambasador Guided Tour for Senior's from the mainland.
Some Notes:
  • 24 people plus driver
  • Mostly over 60 years of age
  • Oldest was around 88
  • Trail Ambassador took  them on Take It Easy to the end.
  • Trail Ambassador gave commentary on all aspects from community involvement, trail building, trees, mosses, mushrooms, rhodos, wildlife
  • They remarked on smell of the fresh air
Thursday April 20th another group from Enjoy Tour And Travel
  • were greeted by trail ambassadors Mike Sutcliffe and Lou Janke at Hidden Grove
  • . Half of the 22 visitors were taken by Mike up to the Lonely Giant and back down the Take it East trail.
  • The remainder accompanied Lou on a narrated walk around Monty's way.
If you spot a trail ambassador  - feel free to join them as they guide guests through the grove.
Secret Cove - Sunshine Coast
Explore the Sunshine Coast and see why
BC is called "Best Place on Earth"! Get into
nature in Hidden Groves' Ancient Forest full
of majestic old growth trees on a 30 minute
escorted walk suitable for all abilities. Visit
the coastline at Davis Bay to stroll the long
wooden fishing pier or seawall lined with
viewing benches. This tour includes a
delicious lunch at the well appointed
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort and
afternoon free time to discover Gibsons
Landing's charming stores, art galleries and
cafes with views of Howe Sound and vistas
of the coastal mountains. Please Note:
Additional $8 ferry fee applies to those
under the age of 65 and to non BC residents.
Activity Level: Easy
All ferry fees
Lunch at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
Hidden Groves
Davis Bay
Gibsons Landing
Relief driver
Bottled water
All fees and taxes
Surrey 6:30am - 7:00pm
Burnaby 7:00am - 6:30pm
Vancouver 7:45am - 6:00pm
8:50am - Horseshoe Bay BC Ferries reservation
9:20am - Sailing
10:05am - Langdale (Sunshine Coast)
10:50am - Hidden Groves
 - Ancient Forest 30 minute escorted
12:00pm - Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
 lunch (included)
1:15pm - Depart
1:45pm - Davis Bay
2:15pm - Depart
2:45pm - Gibson's Landing
 - Free time
3:50pm - Depart
4:00pm - BC Ferries Langdale to Horseshoe Bay
MAXIMA TRAVEL - Enjoy Tours for Seniors and others
Are now running scheduled bus tours to the Sunshine Coast with a stop at the Hidden Grove where a tour of one of the 'accessibility' trails is guided by one of the Sechelt Groves Society Trail Ambassadors.
The tour is on the top 10 for the firm. See more about reservations and timing at their website.
A typical tour description is below.