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Deep Cove
Deep Cove is a little seaside village situated on the eastern edge of the District of North Vancouver facing Burrard Inlet towards Burnaby and Indian Arm looking out to the Village of Belcarra.

Iron Workers Second Narrows Bridge
To get to Deep Cove you either have to take Dollarton Highway which travels along Burrard Inlet or Mount Seymour Parkway. Access to either of these roads is just on the north side of the Iron Workers Second Narrows Bridge off Hwy 99 in the District of North Vancouver.

Eco-Tourism Opportunities
Deep Cove provides a relaxed slower paced atmosphere than found in the District of North Vancouver. The small village has a laid-back feeling and has eco-tourism opportunities right at the doorstep, especially winter sports on Mount Seymour, boating along Indian Arm or exploring Burrard Inlet from Cates Park.

Gallant Avenue
Most of the businesses and the centre of Deep Cove is situated on Gallant Avenue. Here you can find a number of apartments with restaurants, cafés, a bistro, coffee shops, gift stores, Deep Cove Dive Shop, Cove Bike Shop and the Seymour Art Gallery. At the end of Gallant Avenue there are a couple of beautiful waterfront parks, Panorama and Deep Cove.

Deep Cove Shaw Theatre
The Deep Cove Shaw Theatre is also located at 4360 Gallant, right at Panorama Drive in the village. Here you can see live performances put on by the Deep Cove Stage Society, Deep Cove Cultural Centre, First Impressions Theatre and The Deep Cove Heritage Society in the Shaw Theatre.

Ocean Exploring
Near the foot of Gallant Avenue you can find a Gallant Wharf facility, the Deep Cove Yacht Club and the Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak Centre that specialize in canoe and kayak school plus hourly, daily and multi-day rentals of canoes and ocean-going kayaks. Also located in the Deep Cove Boathouse is the Deep Cove Rowing Club.

Indian Arm Provincial Park
One area that is really popular for exploring near Deep Cove by sailboat, power boat, kayak or canoe is Indian Arm Provincial Park. The recreational features of Indian Arm Provincial Park include wilderness camping at various locations, hiking trails, remote beaches, wildlife watching and SCUBA diving. The park also has two waterfalls - Granite Falls and Silver Falls - that cascade along the rocks towards the ocean as well as a number of archaeological sites and First Nations' pictographs.

Cates Park
Cates Park is found alongside the ocean waterfront near the village in the 200 block of Dollarton Highway and is the largest seaside park in the District of North Vancouver. The park is named after the historic tugboat and marine services owners, the Cates family. Cates Park is a great spot to picnic, sunbathe, swim and enjoy both Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm. The park features a large boat launch, grass field, washrooms, sandy beach and 6 km (4 miles) of waterfront trails.

Malcolm Lowry Walk
One favourite pathway in Cates Park is called the Malcolm Lowry Walk. The walk is named after English author, Malcolm Lowry, who squatted in a shack with his wife Margerie in Cates Park from 1940-1954 and wrote the classic novel 'Under the Volcano.' This short trail takes you through a forest path, past a children's play area, then along the waterfront to a nice pebble beach with a view of Indian Arm towards Bedwell Bay.

Baden-Powell Centennial Trail
The 41.7 km (26 miles) Baden-Powell Centennial Trail runs from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay across Mount Seymour to Seymour River. The trail is named after Lord Robert Baden-Powell, a lieutenant-general in the British Army and founder of the Scout Movement.

Panorama Drive Trailhead
The Baden-Powell Centennial Trail has various access points throughout its entire length with a trailhead situated right near the village on Panorama Drive. From here, after a short walk, there is an excellent viewpoint overlooking Indian Arm from a high bluff.

The Raven Pub
For entertainment and good food try and visit the Raven Pub which is located at the corner of Dollarton Highway and Mount Seymour Parkway. With over a dozen beers on tap, mouth-watering burgers and one of the best tasting pizzas on the North Shore, the Raven Pub, will definitely satisfy your cravings.

Northlands Golf
Other recreational activities near Deep Cove include the challenging public golf course called Northlands which is located just off Mount Seymour Parkway on the way up Mount Seymour.

Mount Seymour Provincial Park
For other hiking and skiing, try visiting the facilities operated by Mount Seymour Resort in Mount Seymour Provincial Park. The park offers various vantage points where you can find amazing view points of Indian Arm, Deep Cove and the municipalities of the Lower Mainland.

Information on Deep Cove

 

 

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Deep Cove Map - Google


Indian Arm
Indian Arm

 

Gallant Avenue
Gallant Avenue

 

Mural in Deep Cove
Mural in Deep Cove

 

Indian Arm
Indian Arm

 

Cates Park
Cates Park

 

Bedwell Bay
Bedwell Bay

 

Panorama Park
Panorama Park

 

The Raven Pub
The Raven Pub

 
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