• “My family and I enjoyed the Howe Sound Sea Safari offered by Sewell’s Marina immensely! It was a blast seeing the wildlife, hearing the local stories from the guide and the boat ride itself was invigorating while we were tucked into our survival suits against the elements. This is truly an experience I would not want to miss!”

    Gabrielle Loren, West Vancouver, BC
  • “We rented a boat on a beautiful day – they gave us a great route to do for 2 hours. We had so much fun, and got to see the seals on the Pam Rocks, which was a very unique experience. All in all, wonderful, cheery, happy staff, who helped us have such a wonderful experience. I would recommend this to anyone, and has really made the Top 5 things we’ve done whilst here in Canada on our working holiday visa!”

    Annika, Vancouver, BC


  • “Amazing day on the water with our guide. He really knew his stuff and was patient with us as we were new to salmon fishing. We will definitely be back!”

    John, Calgary, AB
  • “I like to confirm our corporate outing was an absolutely amazing success – everybody was impressed & loved it much! I am convinced they still have their smile on their faces…So, many thanks to the team for making my event so perfect!”

    Kerstin, Langenhagen , Germany

Horseshoe Bay

The First Nations name for Horseshoe Bay is Ch’axáý; meaning the bay of “sizzling” waters, caused by schools of herring being pushed to the surface by salmon creating the look of bubbling or sizzling water. Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver has always been a place to wet the lines and catch a fish, but it is also a place to visit and relax. It is a picturesque seaside village nestled in a horseshoe cove on the western edge of West Vancouver and Vancouver’s North Shore.

Horseshoe Bay, Sea Side Village

Grab some fish and chips, sit on a park bench and watch the boats and ferries come and go. Keep an eye on your food though, our feathered friends are quick to pounce on some fresh french fries. Keep an eye out for some of our local seals; we have a couple of resident seals momma Oreo,  and her offspring Cookie who can often be found by the fish cleaning table.

Explore the local shops; the Spirit Gallery, Lali Loves it and the Lookout. There are some truly unique shops in Horseshoe Bay.

There are many food take-out options (Troll’s, Olive and Anchor, Sea Side Deli, Pudgies Pizza, etc) for your trip on your self-drive rental boat or great patios (Troller Pub, etc) to visit afterwards.

Most of the businesses in Horseshoe Bay are run by their owners who take great pride in their community. Some local events throughout the year are:

Taste of the Bay – May – Come see what local businesses have to offer

Horseshoe Bay Art Walk – June – See the amazing local talent

Dinner on the Dock – Summer – Have a delicious meal on the government dock for a great cause

Movie Night in the Park – Summer – Bring a blanket and see some favourites

Bonfire on the Beach with some Holiday Caroling – November / December – Get into the holiday spirit and keep an eye out for Santa