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Belcarra 
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Park Features at a glance
Drinking Water Seasonal Concession Stand Public Phone Picnic Shelter Group Camp Fishing (see below) Heritage Site / Building Canoeing / Kayaking Dock / Pier / Spit Swimming Beach Activities Transit 
Trail Information
Hiking / Walking 22 km  Horseback riding 6 km  Cycling 9.5 km 
Maps and Directions
Belcarra Regional Park is tucked away on Burrard Inlet at the mouth of Indian Arm. From St. Johns Street (Port Moody) or Barnet Hwy (Coquitlam), go north on Ioco Rd for about 0.5 km. Turn left onto Ioco Rd, continue to 1st Ave and turn right. Follow 1st Ave, which becomes Bedwell Bay Rd, to the White Pine Beach entrance.
 
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 to the Picnic Area parking lot.
Park Hours
In general, parks are open during daylight hours. For specific hours see PDF below.

Park Hours
Reservable Facilities:
 2 Picnic Shelters
   (each seats 75)

Sasamat Outdoor Centre, a day and residential camp, is located in Belcarra Regional Park and can be reserved by contacting the Association of Neighbourhood Houses at 604-939-2268.

Fishing
Fishing
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 Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
 
Fishing is permitted in Sasamat Lake but a non-tidal angling licence is required from the BC Ministry of the Environment .
 
Other Info
Field Trips
Belcarra Picnic Area is a very popular destination for group field trips in May and June. Plan ahead for a great day by calling 604-520-6442 for some tips on how to make your group’s visit enjoyable.
 Resource - Beach Etiquette Sheet

Covering more than 1100 hectares in the Village of Anmore, the Village of Belcarra and the City of Port Moody, Belcarra Regional Park is one of the largest parks in the Metro Vancouver system.

 

Dog Information
Dogs
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.
 
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. 
Concession
Accessibility
Accessibility
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.
 
Trail Accessibility:
 
Springboard Trail 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. 
 
Sasamat Lake Loop 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.
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Parks Field Trips
Fishing

Contact Us
The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of your preferred date. Book on-line or call 604-432-6359 for more information.

Park Partners
The Pacific Parklands Foundation 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 www.pacificparklands.com

With the variety of ways to get actively involved in Regional Parks, there’s bound to be something for you! Explore the opportunities in the Park Partnership Program.

For Information, Questions, or Comments
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Central Area Office: 604-520-6442
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Founded in 2000, Pacific Parklands Foundation (PPF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks. An arm’s length organization, PPF is valuable to Metro Vancouver as a fundraising body dedicated to regional parks projects, youth environmental leadership, volunteers and regional parks associations, and the commemorative and memorial gifts program.
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Resources

Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Photo contest
Fire Danger Rating Advisory
as of August 13, 2014
Current Rating: LOW
Due to recent rainfall the fire danger rating is currently in LOW. Visitors are asked to obey posted signs and check back for regular updates as conditions and restrictions can change quickly.
Trail Advisories
Personal Safety

Parks are natural areas and present hazards for the unprepared. Never hike or walk alone - enjoy the park with a friend!

  • Bring a snack, water, flashlight, a light jacket and adequate footwear;
  •  Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return;
  •  Stay on marked trails and out of closed areas;
  •  Do not disturb or feed wildlife;
  •  Obey all signs and notices.

Look, listen and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

EMERGENCY - Call 9-1-1 for fire, ambulance or police services.

Picnic Shelter Water Tap OUT OF SERVICE

Due to a broken water line, the tap located beside the Belcarra Picnic Area shelters will be out of service until further notice.
 
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.
Bedwell Bay has been closed to swimming due to elevated levels of E. coli.

Bedwell Bay has been closed to swimming due to elevated levels of E. coli.
 
Recreational paddlers, boaters, or those coming into contact with the waters of Bedwell Bay are cautioned to use discretion.
 
For more information on health related issues associated with recreational water quality visit the Fraser Health Authority's Beach Condition Reports web page.
Upcoming Events
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