Overview of Belcarra Bay

Belcarra Bay

Vancouver, BC


An excellent park for the kids, with picnic and playground facilities. For you divers, expect a rocky reef just off shore with all the small marine creatures you'd expect!

Directions: From South of Vancouver's Second Narrows Bridge, head East on 7A for about 14km, parallel the Burrard Inlet. Wrap around Port Moody by taking a left on Ioco Road. In 4.5km, take a right on 1st Ave, and in 0.7km turn left on Bedwell Bay Road for another 5km. You'll see the park on your left.


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12/03/2011 Michael Blecich (Avg: 3.43 Review) - Easy shore or dock entry, silty bottoms can be stirred easily by a novice with bad buoyancy control but overall a fun dive. A ton of red rock and dungeones crab and large mass of sea stars live right under the dock. Seriously a lot to explore right around the dock, hazards include jellyfish, people that drop crab traps on you, a frisky seal that likes to play tug of war with your crab trap and the occasional small boat.

09/17/2009 Bracey (Avg: 2.80 Review) - This was an OK dive. The swim out to the marker was longer than planned. If you do go past the reef marker you end up on a sandy bottom. Did not see very much fish life but did see some bull kelp. Maxed out at 40 to 45 feet which made for a nice long dive. On weekends look out for small boat traffic (kayaks) and larger boat traffic if you do go past the marker. Might try it again as a night dive

05/14/2003 Brian Elliott (Avg: 3.11 Review) - Great site for beginner divers. Life on & under dock, with a small rock reef off shore. Sandy bottom with plenty of sea stars and crabs. Easy entry and exit points.

12/18/2002 Stephen Scott (Avg: 2.91 Review) - Did one of my first dives here. A very easy dive. Easy entry and all round nice dive.


Site Photos

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 Map     Sat
GPS: VA0201


Parking at Belcarra Bay 

The parking lot is large, but fills up quickly. It's a 200 meter hike to the water's edge, but you can drive closer to the entry and drop off gear, if you wish.




Overview at Belcarra Bay 

Looking just off the swimming beach.

Right Entry

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GPS: VA0203


Right Entry at Belcarra Bay 

The entry is down the steps, and gently slopes into the water.




Scenery at Belcarra Bay 

Just of a view of the grounds. Parking and refreshment stand are in the background.




Scenery at Belcarra Bay 

A map of the Belcarra recreation area.

Last Verification: July, 2001  


Diver Averages for  Belcarra Bay  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.25
Bottom Conditions:  3.25
Reef Conditions:  2.75
Animal Life:  2.75
Plant Life:  2.50
Facilities:  3.50
Solitude 2.25
Roads:  4.00
*Site Average:  3.06

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.00
Beginner Scuba:  4.75
Intermediate Scuba:  3.00
Advanced Scuba:  2.50
Night diving Scuba:  3.00

Number of reviews for this site: 4


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