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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

Twin Islands

Twin Islands is a great destination for kayaks or stand up paddleboards on a longer day paddle or close overnight trip from Deep Cove. These two islands earned their name because they share a sandy beach connecting them together at low tide.

Overnight camping is permitted on the North island where there are a few marked tent sites and more space for you to find your own spot. There are rustic outhouses but NO running water. It is possible to walk from the smaller southern island to the main, much larger northern island at low tide. On the Eastern side of the Northern Island is a public dock where you can tie up your kayak and disembark to access the Islands.

The cliffs on the east side are a popular spot for daredevil jumpers but obviously only do so with great caution.

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Distance from Deep Cove:5.5 km
Paddling Time One Way: Fast: 50 min. Avg: 1 hr. 15 min. Leisurely: 1hr 40 min.
Suggested Route:Paddle the same route as to Raccoon Island, once at Raccoon diagonal north-east across to Twin Island. Return via Jug Island.
Hazards:
  • Afternoon warming on a sunny day creates strong headwinds for your return trip.
  • Lots of motor traffic on busy weekends.
Important Note:South Island is day use only.
Features: A popular destination. As the name denotes there are two islands – one small island and one tiny islet. They are located 75 meters from Indian Arm’s east shore. There is a dock on the bigger island which attracts motor boaters. The North island has several campsites and outhouse facilities. There is no running water on these islands.
Nature: The sheltered water between the two islands is a great location for viewing underwater marine life, such as crabs, starfish and schools of small fish.
Important Notes: We would like to enforce that there are NO fires permitted at any campsite or on any island.
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