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