C15 INDIAN ARM
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Roche Point Light and Cates Park was named after Captain Charles Cates. The Burrard #1, a 15 m (50 ft) war canoe, was hand-carved by the late Chief Henry Peter George and donated by his widow. The eagle represents the kingdom of the air, the whale is lordship of the sea, the wolf is genius of the land and the frog is the transitional link between land and sea.
Dollarton – The site of a lumber and shingle mill. The community was planned by shipping magnate Captain Robert Dollar in 1910.
Grey Rocks Island – White Rock is the small outcrop on the southeast end of the island. Cove Cliff is 800 m (.5 mi) north.
Indian Arm – Provides good fishing for pink salmon and ling cod with lots of good anchorages and the water is usually calm and warmer.
Deep Cove – Some temporary moorage at the government float with the Deep Cove Yacht Club set behind it. Panorama Park stretches on both sides of the wharf with benches, picnic tables, swimming areas and a diving platform. No water skiing in the bay and obey the 5 km speed limit.
Lone Rock Point Light – To the right of Woodlands municipal float. Good scuba diving area for experienced divers. No anchorage between Lone Rock and shores.
Brighton Beach – Private wharf. Bay offers shelter from north winds. Good scuba diving at the point.
Best Point – Named after Wilfred M. Best. Camp Jubilee west of the point. The Ocean Plunger was 56.7 feet long, 14 feet wide, 6 feet deep, 34 gross tons and it sank in the area on September 15, 1936 (UASBC).
Silver Falls – Anchor in front of the falls, swim to shore and wade in the pool at the bottom of the falls.
Bergs – The north end of Indian Arm may be frozen in winter as the fresh water from Indian River and Granite Falls sits on top of the salt water.
Wigwam Inn – Built in 1906 by real estate mogul, Alvo Von Alvenslebe, who was believed to be emissary of Kaiser Wilhelm II. It was acquired in 1985 by RVYC. In Iron Bay you will find Deep Cove Yacht Club’s outstation.
Granite Falls – One of the largest and most spectacular year–round waterfalls. It has a small dock for temporary moorage. There is a good hiking trail up to Grand Lake.
13. Croker Island – A large island loved by scuba divers for the water clarity and the abundance of marine life.
There are private cottages north to Johnson and south to Buntzen Bay.
Buntzen Bay – The Buntzen Power Plant (south) provides shelter. Watch for sudden outflows of water as this may create currents and rough waters. Private homes south to Twin Island Marine Park. Scuba diving in this area.
Twin Islands – Indian Arm Marine Park consists of Raccoon Island and Twin Islands with a forest of old Douglas-fir, hemlock and cedar trees. They are joined by a peninsula that dries at low tide. Twin Island has a small float, pit toilets and camping facilities. It is popular for scuba divers.
Raccoon Island – Watch for two rocks 15 m (50 ft) past the north end of the island. Good scuba diving south over Black Shoal and Tupper Rock.
Farrer Cove – Some good anchorage. YMCA Camp Howdy. Scuba diving at Belvedere Rock. Between Farrer Cove and Bedwell Bay is the wreck of the S.S. Famous (216 feet long, 28.1 feet wide, displacement 907 gross tons), it was sunk September 6, 1932 (UASBC.)
Bedwell Bay – Beautiful bay with great anchorage. The VT 100, one of 481 Second World War mine-sweepers (136 feet long, 22.9 feet wide, 6.2 feet wide, displacement 245 tons), sunk on April 22, 1956 after vandals had set her afire (UASBC). It is in about 15 m (50 ft) of water, 90 m (300 ft) from shore on the east shore by Woodhaven. The Western Dispatcher was a submarine chaser and then converted into a fishpacker after the war (98.8 feet long, 18.3 feet wide). On April 5, 1978 her registry was closed as she sunk in Bedwell Harbour. Her bow is in 14 m (46 ft) of water and the stern in 17 m (56 ft) of water. Just a short swim beyond the port bow is the Bedwell Bay Mystery Wreck, believed to be a sealing schooner 26.1m long and 5.86m across (UASBC).
Jug Island – Stay to the outside of it. Just south of Jug Island is Cosy Cove with a small beach and nice trails.
Belcarra Park – Provides great anchorage; obey posted crabbing restrictions. Children must be accompanied by adults on trails. Scuba dive around offshore reefs and wrecks at Boulder Island and Belcarra Park marker. Admiralty Point has white beaches but watch for drying rocks. Burns Point Light is just south, past the bay.
Buntzen Refinery Terminal – Burrard Thermal Generating Station is on the west side with the IOCO Yacht Club on the east. Sunnyside Beach to the east has private properties. 23. Port Moody – Named by Captain Richards of the H.M.S. Plumper for Colonel Richard Clements Moody. It is usually calm in Port Moody waters. There is a well marked, dredged channel that leads you to Rocky Point Park.
Noons Creek Hatchery is the first home to thousands of young coho and chum salmon. It is an active learning centre for school children and community groups. Rocky Point Park and Pier has a boat launch, swimming pool, changing rooms, washrooms, park benches, picnic tables.
25. Petro Canada Terminal – Commodities handled are petroleum products. Reed Point Light is just to the east of Reed Point Marina.
26. Barnet Marine Park – Concessions, a fishing pier, picnic tables, benches, BBQ’S, washrooms, change rooms, beaches and playing areas. Life guard is on duty from May to August. Goose Point Light is east of the park and General Chemicals Canada to the east. Robert Burnaby (1826 – 1875) was the private secretary to Colonel R.C. Moody, adventurer, businessman, and Colonial legislator. His name has been bestowed upon the lake (1859), and the municipality (1892).