Indian Arm, BC- Vancouver’s secret backyard retreat

Today we are cruising around Indian Arm in British Columbia. Leaving from Rocky Point boat launch in Port Moody, making our way through Burnaby, Belcarra, Anmore, Deep Cove, Twin Island, and more. 


Indian Arm is a salt-water fjord that extends approximately 20 kilometres north from the Burrard Inlet. Underdeveloped mountain slopes, untouched provincial parks, and close proximity to Vancouver provides the fortunate few residents with access to the big city, as well as serene natural landscapes offering countless outdoor activities.

Burrard inlet

The inlet runs almost directly east from the Strait of Georgia to Port Moody and is urbanized on most of its shores. About two-thirds of the way east from the inlet's mouth, a secondary, much steeper-sided, glacial fjord, Indian Arm, extends straight north from the main inlet, between Belcarra and Deep Cove in North Vancouver, then on into the mountainous wilderness. 

From Point Atkinson and Point Grey on the west to Port Moody in the east, the inlet is about 25 km (15.5 mi) long; Indian Arm extends about 20 km (12.4 mi) north. Settlements on the shores of Burrard Inlet include Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, and Port Moody.


If you are interested in Real Estate in the area, you will find many sizes of lands for sale in Indian Arm, recreational properties around Indian Arm which some are boat access only, cabins, fractural ownership properties, and super luxury properties for sale too. Here are some of the best areas around Indian Arm to explore:


  • Belcarra Park (amazing for summer picnics and hiking trails)
  • Hamber Island (a private island with breathtaking residence)
  • Deep Cove (beautiful seaside village)
  • Quarry Rock (impeccable hiking trails with great views)
  • Boulder Island (keep an eye out for Eagles)
  • Jug Island (arguably the best beach on Lower Indian Arm)
  • Grey Rocks (private island featuring a beautiful home)
  • Bedwell Bay (unique houses along the shoreline)
  • Racoon Island (small in size but with a nice beach at low tide)
  • Twin Island (overnight camping is permitted on the north island)
  • A power station (gothic-style construction circa 1900)
  • Silver Falls (2/3 up Indian Arm)
  • Croker Island (a picturesque large island with steep cliff sides)
  • Granite Falls (spectacular place to camp)
  • Wigwam Inn (notorious hotel with an interesting past - not open to the public)

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