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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

Power Stations

There are two power stations that were built in the early 1900's. They are striking in appearance and stand out from a long distance. Somewhat gothic in construction, they would make great sets for a horror movie. Unfortunately there is no-where to land and the private property is owned by BC Hydro.

Distance from Deep Cove: 10 km one way

Paddling Time One Way: Fast: 1 hr. Avg: 1.5 hrs Leisurely: 2 hrs 15 min

Suggested Route: Paddle the same route as to Raccoon Island, once at Raccoon diagonal north-east across to Twin Island. From here follow the eastern shoreline.


  • Dangerous currents around power plant can occur when water is being released
  • Afternoon warming on a sunny day creates strong headwinds for your return trip
  • High motor traffic on busy weekends.

Features: There are 2 power stations located here. They are very impressive structures, which would make great movie sets for a horror movie. The shoreline is very steep here with nowhere to land.

History: These building were constructed in the early 1900's. Water from Bunzten Lake was initially used to turn the huge water wheels. A tunnel from Coquitlam Lake (5km east) was completed in 1905. Workers were paid $3 - $5/day.

Photos and information courtesy of
Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre

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