Sechelt (Post Office & Summer Resort) adopted 12 December 1939 on 92 SE, as labelled on BC map 2A, 1913. Form of name changed to Sechelt (Post Office & Settlement) 28 July 1945 on C.3579. Incorporated as a Village Municipality 15 February 1956; confirmed as Sechelt (Village) 3 April 1959 on 92G and in 1966 BC Gazetteer. Re-incorporated as a District Municipality per Order in Council 30 June 1986, called District of Sechelt.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office