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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

Jug Island

Jug Island is one of the closest destinations to Deep Cove. Located adjacent to Jug Island is probably the best beach on Lower Indian Arm. It makes for a great place to hang out, swim and enjoy the view. You can stop here or head further North to Raccoon Island, across to Lone Rock Point, or around the corner into sheltered Bedwell Bay.

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Distance from Deep Cove:2 ¾ km
Paddling Time One Way: Fast: 30 min. Avg: 45 min. Leisurely: 1 hr.
Suggested Route:Leave Deep Cove on the south shore until shoreline rounds the corner heading south. From here cross Indian Arm Channel directly to east shore. Follow east shore north until you reach Jug Island.
Hazards:
  • Most of the travel time is spent in crossing the busy Indian Arm Channel.
  • Beware of inattentive motor boaters.
Features: Jug Island is difficult to access with a very steep shoreline. It is within a stones throw of the mainland. Adjacent to Jug Island is a beautiful, pebble beach, one of the few and perhaps the nicest beaches on Indian Arm. Jug Island Beach is a part of Belcarra Park. From here you can walk 30 – 40 min. via a hilly trail to the main part of Belcarra Park. There is an outhouse located near the trail head.
Nature: The island’s high trees are a popular hangout for eagles. Just south of Jug Island on the east side of Indian Arm Channel is a small log boom that is a hang out area for harbor seals. Please do not disturb or approach within 50 m.
History: At one time Jug Island had stone formations that resembled a jug handle, hence the name “Jug” Island. This arch fell off some time ago.
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