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Admiralty Point | Bedwell Bay | Belcarra | Best Point | Bishop
Bolder Island  |
Cates Park | Croker Island | Granite Falls | Grey Rocks | Jug Island
Indian River Estuary | Hamber Island | Lone Rock Point | Power Station
Silver Falls | Racoon Island | Thwaytes Landing | Twin Island | Wigwam Inn

Cates Park

Distance from Deep Cove: 2.5 km

Paddling Time One Way: Fast: 35 min. Avg: 50 min. Leisurely: 1 hr 20 min.

Suggested Route: Paddle South from Deep Cove along the west shore of Lower Indian Arm.

Hazards: West of Roche Point there is a public boat launch, hence an increase of motorboat traffic. Currents in this area are the strongest in Indian Arm at 1-knot max. Once rounding Roche Point you enter Burrard Inlet where the currents will increase as you approach the 2nd Narrows Bridge. This area is extremely dangerous with tidal currents of 5- 6 knots in the narrows. Strong afternoon winds blow from the west up Burrard Inlet. Paddling is prohibited between 2nd Narrows Bridge and Lions Gate Bridge, as it is a working harbour with lots of freighter traffic.

Features: Grass area, beach, dock, and concession stand.

Photos and information courtesy of
Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre

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