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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

Indian River Estuary

Indian River Estuary is the furthest point you can reach by kayak from Deep Cove, and how far you make it up the river will depend on both the tide and the height of the river. Be aware of both as you don’t want to get stuck on the mudflats!

You can make it all the way here from the Cove and back in a day but most people camp at Granite Falls or Berg’s Landing and just come up as part of their trip.

You may see wildlife up here, particularly eagles during the salmon runs. Do be aware you are not permitted to fish without a license.

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Distance from Deep Cove:20 km
Paddling Time One Way: Fast: 3 hrs. Avg: 4 hr. Leisurely: 6 hr.
Suggested Route:The west shore of Indian Arm makes for the most direct and scenic route. Take the eastern channel between Croker Island and the mainland. It is best to go to Indian River Estuary as a day trip from your campsite at Bishop Creek or Granite Falls. It is great to time your visit when high tide is covering the mud flats.
Hazards:
  • Currents in the river mouth
  • Being stuck high and dry in the middle of the mud-flats
Nature: There are many seals that like to hang out here, basking on the many logs in this area. There are lots of birds in this area. A chum salmon run late in October attracts lots of eagles.
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