Summer recreation is popular in Deep Cove and many avid boaters dock their ships in the quiet harbour for the winter seasons. The winter months find Deep Cove quiet but just as picturesque.
Deep Cove, a small North Vancouver town is the epitome of the West Coast lifestyle - slow, laid back and less about the hectic lifestyle that the world embraces in current times.
Encompassing a downtown core and its surrounding residents the town functions with many small independent stores and restaurants (many large name brand stores are not too far away as Deep Cove is located only a ten minute drive to main areas of North Vancouver and less than half an hour away from Vancouver) a marina, parks and other services.
Its roots are as a vacation community for early settlers in the area over one hundred years ago a fact which is still celebrated today. The atmosphere has stayed mostly the same and its small community feel even though massive development on the North Shore has squeezed out much of the natural areas found along the region.
Shadowed by the foot of Mt. Seymour and surrounded by the Indian Arm waterway, Deep Cove has found its own niche, catering to the summer crowds with kayak rentals, hilly parks, beaches and access to some of the most popular North Shore hikes such as the Baden Powell Trail.
The adjoining Indian Arm is a popular location and Deep Cove is a start off point for many kayak trips, day or otherwise. The various islands and the popular waterfall offer campsites and the large variety of sea life such as seals and otters as well as the historic abandoned power plants provide endless entertainment for those travelling the waters off Deep Cove. The town offers beautiful views of Indian Arm in the winter months when the snow barely reaches coast level but dusts the surrounding mountains in a cap of white.
Deep Cove is an excellent place for people of all ages to relax or discover the surroundings - the wide range of activities and adventures to have in this easy to access town makes it a perfect day trip at any time of the year.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Deep CoveDeep Cove is located at the northern end of the Dollarton Highway
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