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What are the activities at Indian Arm ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Indian Arm?

Indian Arm is a steep-sided glacial fjord adjacent to the city of Vancouver in southwestern British Columbia. Formed during the last Ice Age, it extends due north from Burrard Inlet, between the communities of Belcarra (to the east) and the District of North Vancouver (to the west), then on into mountainous wilderness. Burrard Inlet and the opening of Indian Arm was mapped by Captain George Vancouver and fully explored days later by Dionisio Alcalá Galiano in June 1792.

The Indian Arm is a fjord in the North Shore Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It is located approximately 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Vancouver. The length of the arm is about 16 km (10 mi) and its width varies from 0.5 to 2 km (0.3 to 1.2 mi). The depth of the arm ranges from 30 to 300 m (98 to 984 ft). The main branch of the Seymour River flows into the arm near its mouth. There are several smaller branches, including the Lynn Creek and Capilano River.

The Indian Arm was first explored by Captain George Vancouver in 1792. He named it "Indian Arm" because he thought it was part of the Fraser River, which he had named earlier that year after his friend Sir Hugh Palliser. The true identity of the arm was not discovered until 1808, when it was charted by Captain John Richards.

The Indian Arm is a popular destination for kayakers, hikers, and mountain climbers. There are several parks along its shores, including Belcarra Regional Park, Buntzen Lake Recreation Area, and Deep Cove Park.



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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
49.3747201 -122.880095

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at the Indian Arm can be accessed by boat or by car. If travelling by boat, there are a few different options for accessing the start of the trails. If travelling from Vancouver, there is a ferry that runs from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay in Nanaimo. From there, it is a short drive to the start of the trails. Another option is to take a boat from Deep Cove in North Vancouver. There is also a smaller ferry that runs from Belcarra to Port Moody. If travelling by car, the easiest way to get to the start of the trails is to take Highway 1 to Highway 99 and then take the exit for Squamish. From there, it is a short drive to the start of the trails.

Why visit Indian Arm

The Indian Arm is a fjord located in the North Shore region of Metro Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. It is an arm of Burrard Inlet, extending east from the main body of the inlet for about 20 km. The Indian Arm is a popular destination for kayakers, hikers, and campers. There are several provincial parks located along the arm, including Belcarra Regional Park, Buntzen Lake Recreation Area, and Sasamat Lake Recreation Area. The Indian Arm is also home to several small communities, including Anmore, Belcarra, and Port Moody.

Is Indian Arm in British Columbia a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families might find Indian Arm to be a great place to spend time together, while others may prefer a more bustling and activity-filled destination.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Indian Arm in British Columbia are hiking, camping, and fishing.

-Kayaking and canoeing on the calm waters of Indian Arm

-Hiking the trails that wind through the forests and around the lakes

-Fishing for trout, salmon, and bass

-Boating and swimming in Deep Cove

-Picnicking in one of the many secluded areas

-Watching the bald eagles and other wildlife

Where to eat?

1. The Indian Arm Café is a hidden gem located in North Vancouver. It offers fresh, made-to-order breakfast and lunch items with a beautiful view of the Indian Arm.

2. The Boathouse Restaurant is a waterfront restaurant located in Deep Cove that offers fresh seafood and stunning views of the Indian Arm.

3. The Rusty Anchor Pub is a local pub located in Belcarra that offers great food and drinks with a beautiful view of the Indian Arm.

4. The Halfway House Pub is a local pub located in Port Moody that offers great food and drinks with a beautiful view of the Indian Arm.




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