Indian Arm and Pitt Lake

The hazards most likely to be encountered in Indian Arm and Pitt Lake include wildfires, debris flows, rockslides and earthquakes.

Natural Hazard Risk in Moonshine Bay, Pitt Lake 

In late September 2020, a landslide occurred in the Electoral Area A water-access community of Moonshine Bay, on the west side of Pitt Lake. Following the event, which destroyed one cabin and damaged two others, the Province commissioned a landslide assessment report. 

Based on the ongoing risk identified in the report and in the interest of public safety, the Province and Metro Vancouver strongly recommend that cabin owners do not at any time visit, stay, or allow others to visit or stay, in their cabins or on adjacent lands located in or near Moonshine Bay. The general public is also strongly advised to not visit or stay in this area. Please be advised that any activity that does not follow this recommendation is carried out at your own risk. 

Landslide Risk Assessment Report 

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Pearce, Regional Planner for Electoral Area A, by phone at 604-432-6383 or by email at

Specific Emergency Contacts

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone. Have this information ready.

Emergencies on the Water
Coast Guard Channel 16 or 1-800-567-5111 (Cellular #727)

Environmental Emergencies (e.g. oil & chemical spills)

Poison Control Centre
604-682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911

Register for Metro Vancouver's Emergency Notification System


In an emergency, call 911.

Metro Vancouver
24-hour Emergency Response Officer