HALFMOON BAY, BC

HISTORY

Halfmoon Bay has a unique and fascinating history, from the time of the first Indigenous peoples to the early European Explorers, to the days of logging and fishing on the coast, and to the beginnings of summer recreation.

Tourism first blossomed in Halfmoon Bay in 1909, when the Redrooffs Resort began on land then owned by Herbert Kitchen. Six small cabins were built, all with red roofs. The early days of the resort, which took its name from the old English spelling, had an English feel, as most of the families had recently arrived on the Sunshine Coast from England. The original store was built in 1912, along with a small bridge going over to the rock in front – with floating docks alongside.

The resort’s heyday was in the 1930’s, when a recreation hall was built and used for badminton games and Saturday night dances. There was also a wooden tennis court on the grassy area now known as Coopers Green. The Union Steamships stopped regularly at Halfmoon Bay and many families stayed for the whole summer. The fathers often came on weekends, on the weekly ship that came to be known as the “Daddy boat”!

View of the Redrooffs Resort Halls from the end of the pier
View of the Redrooffs Resort Halls from the end of the pier
Union Steamship approaching Halfmoon Bay BC
Union Steamship approaching Halfmoon Bay
Non-Profit

ASSOCIATIONS

Associations: Sargeant Bay Society

Sargeant Bay Society

Halfmoon Bay

TRAILS

HIKE Connor Park Trails
Hike

Connor Park Trails

WATERFALL Colvin Falls
waterfall

Colvin Falls

WATERFALL Cormack Cascade
Waterfall

Cormack Cascade

STROLL Frogpond Lane
Stroll

Frogpond Lane

HIKE Homesite Creek
Hike

Homesite Creek

WATERFALL Homesite Falls
waterfall

Homesite Falls

WATERFALL Kenyon Falls
Waterfall

Kenyon Falls

HIKE Smugglers Cove
Hike

Smugglers Cove

HIKE Triangle Lake
Hike

Triangle Lake

Halfmoon Bay

BEACH & OCEAN ACCESS

BEACH ACCESS Annex (Cardiac Hill)
Beach Access

Annex (Cardiac Hill)

REGIONAL PARK Coopers Green
Regional Park

Coopers Green

BEACH ACCESS Frances Beach
Beach Access

Frances Beach

HISTORIC Halfmoon Bay Pier
Historic

Halfmoon Bay Pier

PROVINCIAL PARK Sargeant Bay
Provincial Park

Sargeant Bay

BOAT ACCESS Thormanby Island
Boat Access

Thormanby Island

FRESHWATER Trout Lake
Freshwater

Trout Lake

OCEAN BEACH Welcome Beach
Ocean Beach

Welcome Beach

Co-exsisting with

WILDLIFE IN HALFMOON BAY

A WILDSAFE YARD
COASTAL WILDLIFE RESCUE
Coastal Wildlife Rescue is available 24/7 to assist with injured wildlife and/or concerns in Halfmoon Bay - call or text Tammy Trefry at (604) 399-8502.