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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
on Deep Cove