The Village on Belcarra is located on a small peninsula on Indian Arm and is accessible only by a single road or by boat. Surrounded by parkland and water, Belcarra is the smallest community of the Lower Mainland and is a popular tourist destination - especially in the summer months.
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The Belcarra region was initially a camping area for Tsleil-waututh First Nations people and was abandoned after a smallpox epidemic swept through the tribe. After the European settlers who moved to the area in the later 1800s were involved in a murder the land was given to their defending solicitor, William Norman Bole, who gave the village the name Belcarra from his native Ireland which means 'the fair land on which the sun shines'. He built a summer home and boat dock on its shores and later divided his property, selling off parcels of land which led to the area's permanent settlement.
The Village today overlooks Indian Arm, Deep Cove and the North Shore mountains. The Village is surrounded by Belcarra Provincial Park which was once Admiralty Point, a Naval Reserve which offers hiking, biking and equestrian trails, fishing, swimming and water sports. Nearby Buntzen Lake Recreational Area is also a popular Belcarra locale.
The Village of Belcarra is a beautiful place to enjoy and experience with many different amenities and activities.