The Sechelt Community Archives, an institutional member of the Archives Association of British Columbia, is housed in the Sechelt Public Library and opened to the public in 1997.
Facinating photographs and documents of historical Sechelt and district, and the Sunshine Coast in general, are to be found in the Sechelt Community Archives.
Geneologists, history researchers, college and school students will find a wealth of information:
- Biographical data
First Nations history
Pioneer family histories
Local newspapers (clippings and microfilm)
The archives started because the late Helen Dawe (1914-1983), who had been a librarian in Victoria and Vancouver, left her estate, including her collection of records, to her sister Mrs. Wilhemina Steele who donated the collection, with a sum of money to maintain it, to the District of Sechelt.