Situated some 10 miles outside of Downtown Vancouver and nestled at the base of Mount Seymour, Deep Cove is an interesting village and resort. The resort area is located to the east of North Vancouver on a deep water bay within the upper arm of Burrard Inlet.
Traditionally, this land belonged to the Coast Salish First Nations people. They are said to have lived in this region for thousands of years, and many still call this cove home. However, the region has developed tremendously over the years and has become a hot spot for Vancouver residents hoping for a quick escape from the bustle of city life. Despite the growth and development of Deep Cove, the rugged natural setting has allowed the village and area to maintain its outdoorsy, natural feel. Outdoor activities are thus abundant, with sea kayaking, mountain biking and hiking all available out at the resort areas. There are also a number of cultural events available to visitors, mainly centered around the Deep Cove Cultural Center.
If you're driving from Downtown Vancouver, take Hastings eastbound until you reach the Trans-Canada Highway. Then, head north until you hit the Mt. Seymour Parkway. Follow the parkway all the way to Deep Cove Road and proceed north to the resort and village. If you'd like to make the journey via public transport, it is possible and takes about an hour. First, you'll need to catch the 209 Eastbound toward Upper Lynn Valley. At Phibbs Exchange Bay 4, transfer onto the 211 to Seymour, which will take you all the way to Deep Cove.