Deep Cove

Not many tourists make it out to this Vancouver Gem. For those who do it's well worth the effort

A beautiful day in North Vancouver's Deep Cove
A beautiful day in North Vancouver's Deep Cove cc licensed photo by Ruth Hartnup

Scenic and enticing, Deep Cove is located in the eastern edge of North Vancouver near the base of Mount Seymour. It was originally named Deepwater which pertained to both the village, and the little bay beside it.

Deep Cove, or the Cove as the locals say, is a waterfront area offering spectacular views. It's situated about 30 minutes or 13 kilometres northeast of downtown Vancouver. There are many recreational actives to enjoy in the village and its surrounding beach and park. These include swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, hiking, cycling, shopping, cafes, restaurants, picnicking, or test tasting ale from their local brewers. Visitors can rent canoes or kayaks from the Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak centre.

One popular short hike with an outstanding view is Quarry Rock, sometimes referred to as Grey Rock lookout. The 1.6 kilometre trail starts just beyond the park on Panorama Drive. At the beginning of the trail you ascend quickly up wooden stairs, next going up and over an entanglement of tree roots. Keep following the trail which levels off and leads you over a small wooden bridge. Eventually, after about a half hour of walking, you descend down to a larger wooden bridge. Once you've crossed it, continue up the wooden stairs. Continue following the trail while taking in the freshly scented forest grounds and several little creeks that lead you to a fork in the path. Take the right fork that leads to a clearing and up onto solid rock. You are now at the Quarry Rock lookout. Sit, rest and drink in the gorgeous panoramic views that are offered here from the high crag that overlooks Indian Arm.

One of many popular attractions in Deep Cove is Maplewood Farm. This attraction is operated by the Northern Vancouver District. It offers rides, self guided tours and introduces and educates you in farming and caring for farm animals.

Panorama Park in Deep Cove has great sheltered barbecuing and picnicking spots, however, if you would prefer to eat out, there are many nearby restaurants offering a wide variety in foods, both dine in or take-out, such as fish n chips, pizza, ice cream, Japanese foods, doughnuts, homemade cooking and more.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Category: Parks

Address: Raeburn Street
North Vancouver, BC V7G


Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 20 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating One of my favorite places in Vancouver!! It's got beautiful trees, good food, a beautiful water front, and lots and lots of fresh air! It's a small... Read More

Jessica C. Sep-15-2023

4 Star Rating Deep cove park is my place to meditate. Of course not on a busy sunny day but during winters. The grassy land that overlooks a piece of ocean surrounded by... Read More

Manbir R. Apr-16-2023

5 Star Rating To be honest I wasn't planning on doing this review! I only wanted to share the photos & leave it to anyone who had not been to decide whether it was worth... Read More

Shonah M. Jun-26-2021

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Skytrain, SeaBus and Bus Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo or Canada LineWaterfront Station10 Minutes

How to get to Deep Cove by Skytrain, SeaBus and Bus

From Waterfront Station take the SeaBus over to Lonsdale Quay. After exiting the SeaBus walk to Bay #7 at the bus loop and catch the #239 Capilano University bus to to Phibbs Exchange bus loop. At Phibbs Exchange Bay #8, transfer to Bus #212 which will take you all the way to Deep Cove.

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A visit to Deep Cove with a focus on kayaking and paddleboarding.

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