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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Vancouver, Coast & Mountains > Belcarra

The Village of Belcarra borders the community of Anmore and is located 9.3 km (6 miles) west of Port Moody.

Indian Arm
The Village of Belcarra is situated next to Bedwell Bay and the start of a large body of water called Indian Arm. Looking across Indian Arm, Belcarra has a westerly view from Bedwell Bay towards Burrard Inlet, Cates Park, the community of Deep Cove and other areas of the District of North Vancouver.

Small Village
Belcarra is a very small community that does not have any commercial business centre of any kind except for the village hall located on Bedwell Bay Road. The community fup to the mid-1960's had no road entry and was normally accessed by water from Deep Cove by private boats.

Port Moody and Coquitlam
If you require shopping or services, Port Moody and Coquitlam are the closest places from Belcarra for any substantial choice of stores. The most popular shopping areas are Newport Village on Ioco Road in Port Moody and Coquitlam Centre on Barnet Hwy in Coquitlam.

Belcarra Paddling Centre and Takaya Tours
Belcarra is well suited for exploring into the reaches of Indian Arm by pleasure boat, kayak or canoe. You can gain access for launching a canoe or kayak from the picnic area at Belcarra Regional Park. Rentals and information are available at the Belcarra Paddling Centre and the Takaya Tours kiosk situated by the water's edge.

Ocean Kayaking
For ocean kayakers the area north of the Belcarra Regional Park picnic site has some great areas to try especially around Whisky Cove, Cosy Cove, Jug Island and Bedwell Bay. For kayakers going to Deep Cove or exploring the west side of Indian Arm, this area can be accessed quite easily depending on the weather. You can find rentals and weather information at Belcarra Regional Park picnic site.

Belcarra Regional Park
Belcarra Regional Park also features a number of walking trails including a couple of favourites the Jug Island Beach Trail or the walk around Sasamat Lake Loop Trail. Belcarra Regional Park also features other beach trails and includes various swimming beaches with a favourite being White Pine Beach on Sasamat Lake.

Admiralty Point Trail
For other walking trails located in Belcarra, a real favourite is the Admiralty Point Trail. This easy 5-km (3-mile) hike takes you to Admiralty Point through a well-established, second-growth forest past panoramic vistas. Eventually the trail leads to a picnic site and a small shoreline area called Maple Beach that features Cod Rock that is a large outcrop next to the ocean.

Buntzen Lake
Another wilderness area to explore is Buntzen Lake located along Sunnyside Road just north-east of Belcarra in neighbouring Anmore. Buntzen Lake is part of the BC Hydro Recreation Area created from a generating dam system reservoir. The park features beautiful mountain views, a clean lake and some great canoeing or kayaking adventures.

Diez Vistas Trail
Another popular trail just outside of Buntzen Lake towards the north is Diez Vistas Trail. Diez Vistas or Spanish for 'Ten Views' is named for the ten panoramic views that are experienced along the hike. Diez Vistas takes you into the high land overlooking Indian Arm Marine Provincial Park and Bedwell Bay.

Indian Arm Marine Provincial Park
Indian Arm Marine Provincial Park is also a wilderness marine destination close to Belcarra. You can get to this semi-remote area by boating or kayaking north of Belcarra Regional Park along the east side of Indian Arm. The marine park features wilderness camping, some hiking trails and waterfalls including 50-metre (164-feet) high Granite Falls.

Information on Belcarra



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