Sechelt is named for the Coast Salish Shishalh word meaning “land between two waters” referring to the peninsula where the town is located.
Location: Sechelt is located in the southwest part of the Province along the Strait of Georgia
Judicial District: Vancouver Westminster Judicial District
Courthouse – Sechelt
Location: 5480 Shorncliffe Avenue / Teredo Street
Built: 2001 – 2003
Architect: Johnston Davidson Architecture and Planning Inc. of Vancouver
Contractor: Vanbots Construction Inc.
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red coloured brick, wood, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The building was constructed with Douglas Fir timbers, Western Red Cedar siding and Oak millwork The courthouse occupies the second story with entrance along the west side. The main story is occupied by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with entrance along the south side. The building is named as the Sechelt Justice Building.
Note: During construction, the structural engineers were Fast and Epp Structural Engineers of Vancouver and Sunshine Coast Engineering of Gibson. The cost of construction was $2,900,000.
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Photos taken 2017