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Admiralty Point Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 272 ft Route type Out & Back
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Located in Belcarra Regional Park, Admiralty Point is a short hike that offers spectacular views of Deep Cove, Mount Seymour, and Burnaby Mountain across the waterways connecting Burrard Inlet with Indian Arm. The trail has very little elevation change and is perfect for families. The trail continues along the shoreline, offering glimpses of scenery and the passing boats on a warm summer's day. The trail eventually reaches a sign pointing the way to Cod Rock. This is a short side track with a view worth checking out before continuing along the trail. After walking another kilometer from Cod Rock, the trail reaches a junction with a sign pointing the direction to Admiralty point. Go right and follow the path about 100 meters to a rocky outcrop along the shore. You've reached your destination and this is a great spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the North Shore mountains as the waves lap up against the rocks. After enjoying the scenery at Admiralty Point, return to the main trail where the sign to Admiralty Point was. The trail continues for another 30 minutes or so to a beach area and Burns Point. The beach offers a similar view to what Admiralty Point has and is only a short distance beyond the junction. Burns Point offers a view of the waterway connecting Burrard Inlet with Port Moody. When you are ready to return to the picnic and parking area at Belcarra Regional Park, re-trace your steps along the trail and follow the path along the shoreline. Another hike in Belcarra Regional Park is the trail to Jug Island Beach. The trail to Jug Island Beach is a bit more difficult and both trails can be hiked in one day.

Note: If you miss turning left at the stop sign near Sasamat Lake, you will end up driving into the town of Belcarra. You will end up at Belcarra Regional Park, however, due to the limited space, there is no public parking available. You must drive all the way back to Sasamat Lake and turn right, following the route up and over the hill towards the Belcarra Regional Park parking lot. Dogs at Admiralty Point Dogs on-leash are permitted on the trail to Admiralty Point and within most areas of Belcarra Regional Park. Dogs are not allowed on swimming beaches within the park. Please pick up after your dog. Toilets at Admiralty Point There are bathrooms located near the parking lot at the start of the trail to Admiralty Point. There is also an outhouse located at Whiteshell Bank, about 15 minutes further on the trail past Admiralty Point.

Admiralty Point is located in Belcarra Regional Park in the quiet town of Belcarra. To get to Belcarra Regional Park from Vancouver, drive east along Hastings Street, continuing through Burnaby and merge with the Barnett Highway. Continue until you reach the traffic lights and turn left onto St. Johns Street. Drive east along St. Johns St. and turn left at the lights onto Ioco Road. Drive past the mall on the right and turn left at the 3rd set of traffic lights, onto Ioco Road. It seems strange being on Ioco and then turning left onto the same street name. At this light, going straight up the hill turns into a different street name, therefore you want to turn left and continue on Ioco Road. Follow the road as it weaves along the shore passing many houses on both sides of the road. Turn right onto 1st Avenue and a short distance later when the road forks, go left onto Bedwell Bay Road. After passing Sasamat Lake on your right, you reach a stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and follow the winding road up hill, passing the yellow metal gate. Continue following this route until you finally descend into Bedwell Bay and arrive at the parking lot of Belcarra Regional Park. Transit Access to Admiralty Point Bus service is provided from Port Moody to Belcarra on bus C26. There is a bus stop next to Belcarra Regional Park. From Vancouver, you will have to take bus 160 to Port Moody and then transfer onto bus C26 to Belcarra. Please check with Translink for exact times and schedules for this bus.

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Lena Tropina
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Riley Foster
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A. Burr
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Roro Wang
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Beautiful , nice walk with kids

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Christie Lauren
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This is a great little trail that was fairly easy with some ups and downs for variation. I liked it a lot with the various viewpoints along the way, Cod Rock was my favourite. There are some rocky and root-y bits that others mentioned but I think kids are still more than capable to do this trail. No strollers etc though. I went on a Monday morning around 9am and it was empty with only 2 other people I came across along the way. Definitely adding it to one of my favourites for something short and sweet and to work up a bit of a sweat :)

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Alisha Baxmann
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enjoyable and easy hike with great views. we did the whole trail to Burns Point which had a beautiful viewpoint, a great spot to eat lunch

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Lisa Jacobsen
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I loved this trail, but it is NOT young kid friendly! about 1/3 of the trail is roots and rocks only and would not be suitable for young children.

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Freddie Marsh
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LOVED this easy hike. The trails hugs the coast line, so lots of great water views. We really loved Maple Beach. Admiralty Point was great too. For a 10-minute youtube video of our hike: https://youtu.be/ruIUhuxuUsg

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Adrienn Nagy
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Great Little hike :) beautiful day and views :) lots of shade in the woods :)

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King Chiu
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Pretty quiet on a weekday late afternoon. Nice walk more than a hike with lots of shade other than the viewpoints which were sunny.

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Christina Taylor
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Great hike for kids. Took my 12 and 10 year old along with one of their friends. perfect view for lunch. Not hard at all. Very little elevation but roots and a few stairs. Need to watch your footing but all in all nice easy hike for families and beginners.

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Rick Poland
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Beautiful day great trail well marked

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Alena Hill
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Great beginner trail. I am an absolute novice and trying to get in shape, this was perfect to get a bit of a sweat on while still being relaxing. Nice spots to rest and enjoy beautiful views of the Burrard Inlet.

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Jessika Pineda-Cordeiro
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Nice beach for swimming at maple beach

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Warren Scrooby
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Amanda Poole
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Fun, easy, lots of little places to stop and soak in the ocean

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Charm Espadero
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My entire family enjoyed this trail. We had an amazing views and unlimited wild berries while on the trail. The red ones is my favourite! We reached Burns Point and its very nice and quiet. We took a short rest at the beach before heading back. My kids enjoyed the beach! It was rocky but my daughter said she had the best hike ever! We saw some tiny crabs. Must try! We will definitely come back.

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Alisha Welch
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Fun trail, relatively flat, some elevation here and there. Can be muddy and rocky. Lots of little beaches on the way

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Jesse Carlson
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Nice sunset stroll. Ran into bear poop, almost at the end, so I turned around. :-O

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Michelle Quan
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We took the kids here in May 2020. It has been very busy there and hard to find parking due to COVID-19. The first time we went we were able to find parking. The second time we were turned away. The hike itself is a great hike for kids and a nice scenic walk along the water. Nice flat trail and beautiful view of the Inlet/Deep Cove/Barnet Beach. We even saw some seals swimming close to the shore.

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Lana Liddle
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Beautiful easy rustic trail along the ocean with little beaches and lookouts along the way.Went as far as the rock to have a snack and watch the boats go by. beautiful view.Went last week and the small amount of people were good at distancing.

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Laura Nelsen
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Awesome little trail. Was a perfect day for it, wasn’t busy at all. Walk another 1 km to Burns point. Not stroller friendly, tons of tree roots and rocks. Many great spots to stop, snap some photo and enjoy the scenic views.

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Jesse Carlson
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A good two hour hike along the bay.

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Alvin Lee
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1.25hr short and easy walk to the Admiralty Point amidst good sunshine and the outbreak of Covid-19. Social distancing at 2 meters? Of course, to protect ourselves and others!

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Eva L
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Good to hike. Many people today Sunday during the corona virus outbreak. Still, not as much people as the other more common places. So getting the virus shouldn’t be a major concern.

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Mitchy May Ynhante
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Asma Rehan
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Trail in good condition, beautiful view points not very crowded, well marked.

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Hui Kwan
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Pleasant walk surrounded by trees and a view of the water. A couple of places along the way to pop down to the shore. Exposed roots and rocks but nothing technically demanding. Trailhead is beside the parking lot of the Belcarra Picnic Area where there’s a clean public washroom so it’s very convenient.

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Mel Wong
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