Deep Cove/Quarry Rock

Just off the shores of scenic Deep Cove in North Vancouver sits a large rocky outcrop known as Quarry Rock. A hiking trail which is also part of the easternmost section of the Baden Powell Trail, leads to this point offering scenic views of Indian Arm and the mountains around Belcarra.

On a warm, clear day, one could sit for hours enjoying the tiny boats below and scenic surroundings off in the distance. When leaving, head back towards the clearing and back along the trail as it weaves through the forest and back towards Deep Cove.

When in Deep Cove be sure to stop into Honey's Donut Store. They offer some of the best donuts the Vancouver area has to offer. During summer you can also rent kayaks and paddleboards in Deep Cove and go across the Indian Arm, taking in the scenic views at much personal level.

Deep Cove, or Deepwater as it was first known, is a traditional clamming and fishing area of the Tsleil-Waututh nation who lived in the area since the distant past. British and Spanish naval explorers scouted Indian Arm in the late eighteenth century.


  1. Turn left out of the hostel and walk one block until you see the bus stop.
  2. Hop on any of buses and stay on until you reach NB Granville St @ W Pender St
  3. Cross over to the bus stop outside of Starbucks on W Pender St and hop on bus #211 using the same bus ticket.
  4. Stay on the bus approximately 50 mins and get off at SB Panorama Dr @ Naughton Ave.
  5. Walk up Panorama Dr for about 5 minutes through the town of Deep Cove and you'll see the entrance.

Approx ~ 1hr 5 mins each way Transit - $3.10 each way Kayak Rental - $45.00 for 2hrs