Belcarra Regional Park



Belcarra Regional ParkBelcarra Regional Park959707709001



Belcarra photo1 photo1White Pine Beach is a popular summer destination for area residents
Belcarra photo2 photo2Trails of Belcarra Regional Park draw hikers and recreationists from around the region
Belcarra photo3 photo3Belcarra wharf at sunset
Belcarra picnic shelters picnic sheltersLarge picnic shelters can be used by large groups of up to 75 people at a time. For information and reservations call 640-432-6359
Belcarra-photo10 offers splendid hiking with gently undulating terrain through western hemlock and red cedar forest
Belcarra-photo11 the Springboard Trail near Belcarra picnic area
Belcarra-photo12 Pine Beach is situated on Sasamat Lake, and offers excellent swimming and beach activities.
Belcarra-photo13 holes in the trunk of a western hemlock tree are caused by woodpeckers and sapsuckers looking for insects
Belcarra-photo6 Belcarra picnic shelter can be reserved for large groups
Electric Barbecue BarbecueElectric barbecues are available at the Belcarra picnic shelter



-122.92308149.306101959707709001 Vancouver Regional Parks Central Area Office: 604-520-6442<div class="ExternalClass7ADA33EE7AA742C08C1BEC1448B6074A"> <div> <div><a href="/services/parks/reservable-facilities/facilities/belcarra-picnic-area-shelters">2 Picnic Shelters</a> (each seat 75 people)</div><div><a href="/services/parks/reservable-facilities/facilities/belcarra-dock">Dock</a> (capacity 1 boat)</div> </div></div><div class="ExternalClassAA4D30B471F64B9AA731FD5E0DB94216"> <div>At the Belcarra Picnic Area, the sheltered picnic tables are wheelchair accessible. White Pine Beach has a wheelchair accessible path, picnic tables and beach access (although no direct wheelchair access to the water). All park washroom buildings are wheelchair accessible. There is ramp access to the fishing/boating dock at Belcarra Picnic Area, however at moderate to low tides, the slope may be too steep for disabled access.</div> <div><strong></strong> </div> <div><strong>Trail Accessibility:</strong></div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Springboard Trail</strong> is 4 km long and is primarily a bicycle path, but the chip seal hardened surface is partially wheelchair accessible. There are some steep, switchback sections west of Woodhaven Swamp that would be very challenging for a wheelchair user.  </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Sasamat Lake Loop</strong> has 12 bridges, many with at least one step. There are also 14 sets of steps around the lake, with as little as three steps and as many as 33 steps.  There are 147 steps in total.  Only one of these sets of steps has a handrail.</div></div><div class="ExternalClassAEEEE8929CBF44C298E52FF7BEBE05BA"> <div>Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and under control at all times. Please scoop up your dog's poop and dispose of it properly.</div> <div> </div> <div>Dogs are not allowed at White Pine Beach; on the swimming decks of the floating walkway; and at most pocket beaches along Sasamat Lake. Beach By-Pass signs near White Pine Beach clearly mark a route for dog walkers.  </div><div> </div> <div class="ExternalClassF901E96E6124485A9C5FA6B76C930467"><a href="/services/parks/learn/bylaws-and-policies/dogs/Pages/default.aspx">More on dogs in Metro Vancouver regional parks ...</a></div></div><div class="ExternalClass116AC2A96F6546649C757573545C9534"> <div class="ExternalClass53CCB92F82C34BAD89845D538B9B0E4B">Both fishing and crab fishing are permitted in the ocean with a valid tidal licence.  To protect breeding stocks, only male crabs can be harvested. For information about tidal fishing licences, special restrictions and closures, contact <a href="" target="_blank"><font color="#4e72ab">Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans</font></a>.</div> <div class="ExternalClass53CCB92F82C34BAD89845D538B9B0E4B"> </div> <div class="ExternalClass53CCB92F82C34BAD89845D538B9B0E4B">Fishing is permitted in Sasamat Lake but a non-tidal angling licence is required from the<font color="#4e72ab"> </font><a title="Visit the provincial recreational fishery website (external)" href="" target="_blank"><font color="#4e72ab">BC Ministry of the Environment </font></a>.</div> <div class="ExternalClass53CCB92F82C34BAD89845D538B9B0E4B"><font color="#4e72ab"></font> </div></div><div class="ExternalClass34157C737B3C42BA97D4E326EA9787A1"><strong>Sasamat Outdoor Centre</strong>, a day and residential camp, is located in Belcarra Regional Park and can be reserved by contacting the <a href="" target="_blank">Association of Neighbourhood Houses</a> at 604-939-2268.</div><div class="ExternalClass34157C737B3C42BA97D4E326EA9787A1"> </div><div class="ExternalClass34157C737B3C42BA97D4E326EA9787A1"><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/BeachEtiquette.pdf" target="_blank">Resource - Beach Etiquette Sheet</a> </div><div class="ExternalClass34157C737B3C42BA97D4E326EA9787A1"> </div> <div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C">To learn about ways to get involved in regional parks, contact the <a href="">Community Development Coordinator</a> at 604-520-6442.</div><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"> </div><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"><strong>The Pacific Parklands Foundation</strong> is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks.  For information or to make a donation, visit <a href=""></a></div><div class="ExternalClass7BFFAD8ABA8D43EAA43EC54424933434"> <div>Prepare for your visit to a regional park before you leave home. <a href="/services/parks/learn/bylaws-and-policies/public-safety/Pages/default.aspx">more...</a></div></div><div class="ExternalClass864D57B01E484BA48C8C3359E373F4F2"> <a href="/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx">School Field Trips Information </a><br><a href="/services/parks/discover/programs/groups/Pages/default.aspx">Workshops & Community Group Field Trips Information</a> <div> </div></div><div class="ExternalClass4F4AE2B072884E41AFB04C942EE4C3AC"> <p><strong>Contact Us</strong> <br>The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of your preferred date. <a href="/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx">Book on-line</a> or call 604-432-6359 for more information. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass02605895DB684BF7A347E2BE1F606442"><p>Forested trails, rocky beaches and mountain views make this regional park a great place to explore year round. Swimming draws crowds to Sasamat Lake in summer. Trails range from easy to challenging for hikers, cyclists and horseback riders. The rocky shores are home to a rich variety of marine life.</p></div><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><strong></strong><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><strong></strong><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><strong><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Nov 8 - Jan 23</strong><br>Opening: 7 am<br>Closing: 5 pm</div><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"> </div><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><span aria-hidden="true"></span><strong>Jan 24 - Mar 9</strong><br>Opening: 7 am<br>Closing: 6 pm<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></div></div><span aria-hidden="true"></span></div></div></div>



Belcarra Regional Park-122.92308149.306101,,+-122.89353679600&sll=49.015018,,-122.468719&sspn=0.042445,,0.111322&ie=UTF8&z=15,,+-122.89353679600&sll=49.015018,-122.468719&sspn=0.042445,0.111322&ie=UTF8&z=15<div class="ExternalClass0FF9AC5E19474E6D92115AF298E949C4">From St. Johns Street (Port Moody) or Barnet Hwy (Coquitlam), go north on Knowles Rd to Ioco Rd. Turn left onto Ioco Rd, continue to 1st Ave and turn right. Follow 1st Ave as it becomes Bedwell Bay Rd to the White Pine Beach entrance.</div> <div class="ExternalClass0FF9AC5E19474E6D92115AF298E949C4"> </div> <div class="ExternalClass0FF9AC5E19474E6D92115AF298E949C4">To get to Belcarra Picnic Area, continue on Bedwell Bay Rd to the three-way stop. Turn left, travel uphill to Tum-tumay-whueton Drive and keep right. </div>

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Picnic Shelter Water Tap OUT OF SERVICE<div class="ExternalClass2766074DC9B7477BB912CF376F8B4C9B"><div>Due to a broken water line, the tap located beside the Belcarra Picnic Area shelters will be out of service until further notice.</div> <div> </div> <div>Drinking water is available from the sinks inside the washroom building. Because filling large containers from the sinks is difficult, visitors needing a large water supply for their picnic or gathering may wish to bring their own. For more information call 604-520-6442.</div></div>True
Site Restoration Begins<div class="ExternalClass50A744F5644D420BA8DE26CFAE8D421A"><p>​Work on park property adjacent to Midden Road is scheduled to start within a week. This work will include removal of hazardous trees, dumped waste and invasive species; and is expected to take about a month. Follow-up restoration work and planting of native species will be completed when site conditions are suitable.</p></div>True
Floatwalk Closed<div class="ExternalClass7DEEF34CD657490AA078C01F5E120C6E"><p>​The Floatwalk across Sasamat Lake will remain closed until further notice. Repairs are underway for damage from recent winter conditions. Visitors will NOT be able to complete the Sasamat Lake Loop and should plan alternate routes. Please follow posted safety signs.</p></div>True





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