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Deep Cove Kayak Centre is the perfect location to start your paddling adventure. Indian Arm is a scenic fjord surrounded by spectacular mountains. It is an excellent recreation and tourism destination. Deep Cove is located only 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

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Deep Cove
Deep Cove
admiralty-point
Admiralty Point
Bedwell Bay
Bedwell Bay
Belcarra Park
Belcarra Park
Berg's Landing
Berg's Landing
Best Point
Best Point
Boulder Island
Boulder Island
Cates Park
Cates Park
Croker Island
Croker Island
Granite Falls
Granite Falls
Grey Rocks
Grey Rocks
Hamber Island
Hamber Island
Indian River Estuary
Indian River Estuary
Jug Island
Jug Island
Lone Rock Point
Lone Rock Point
Power Stations
Power Stations
Raccoon Island
Raccoon Island
Silver Falls
Silver Falls
Thwaytes Landing
Thwaytes Landing
Twin Islands
Twin Islands
Wigwam Inn
Wigwam Inn

Granite Falls

Granite Falls is a spectacular place to camp. The huge waterfall flows down and over rocks for 150 ft and makes a truly fantastic place to lay your head. Camp south of the falls and then head up to the Indian River estuary to check out where the river meets the ocean. If camping here is busy or full you can head to Berg’s Landing where the campsite is usually quieter.

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Distance from Deep Cove: 18 km
Paddling Time One Way: Fast: 3 hrs. Avg: 4 hr. Leisurely: 6 hr.
Suggested Route: Paddle the west shore to Croker Island, take the west channel between Croker and the Mainland, once you round the northern end of Croker you will see Granite Falls on the east shore.
Hazards:
  • Motorboat traffic.
  • Flow rates on the falls can vary so hiking on the falls can be dangerous
  • Bears are occasionally reported in the area
  • Afternoon warming on a sunny day creates strong headwinds for your return trip making it significantly longer than your outbound trip if you leave in the afternoon.
  • The outflow currents from Indian River can be felt here.
Features: Granite Falls is the best camping area on Indian Arm. Use the area south of the falls where there is a nice beach located. There is a dock and an outhouse north of the falls. This is a BC Park with glamorous outhouse facilities. Camping is first come first served.
Important Note:
  • For safety reasons, we ask that people do not climb above/beside the falls.
  • Camping is only allowed south of Granite Falls.
  • We would like to enforce that there are NO fires permitted at any campsite or on any island.
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