Distance from Vancouver to the Trailhead (Hastings St at Boundary
Road intersection): Approximately 29 km via Hastings Street,
Inlet Drive, Barnet Highway, St. John's Street, Ioco Road, First Avenue
and Bedwell Bay Road.
short and easy trail, shade in the forest, sea breeze, views from
Admiralty Point and Burns Point.
Belcarra Regional Park is very popular, seasonal pay parking in effect
(no cash accepted),
steep unbarricaded drop-offs at Burns Point, some uneven ground with
rocks and roots - hiking poles and boots are recommended. Some traffic
noise here and there.
Belcarra Regional Park is a very popular Metro Vancouver Park located in
the Village of Belcarra next to the town of Port Moody. This park has
two main areas with separate entrances - a smaller White Pine Beach,
with a neat sandy beach, and Belcarra Picnic Area, an equally neat large patch of
green grass, as well as a pier conducive to fishing and crabbing.
Belcarra Picnic Area also has several trails in the vicinity, one of
them being Burns Point Trail (via Admiralty Point Trail). It takes 2 km
to get to Admiralty Point, and another kilometer to then get to Burns
Point. Both points have good water views. There are also several other
water access points during this hike.
For directions on getting to the trailhead in Belcarra Regional Park,
check out our previous
trip report. The first photo of this trip report is the same as
photo #34 of that trip report.
1. We are in Belcarra Regional Park - Picnic Area, at the Admiralty
Point Trailhead. It's located by a kayak rental shack seen in the
background. If facing the beach, the trailhead would be in the left side
of the Picnic Area, in the opposite direction from the pier. Coordinates:
Elevation: 1 meter.
Admiralty Point Hike Trailhead - Belcarra Regional Park - Belcarra BC
2. Admiralty Point Trail begins.
Admiralty Point Trail - Belcarra Hiking
3. It's a pleasant walk in the forest.
Belcarra Regional Park Trail - Admiralty Point Trail
4. The trail never goes more than about 100 meters away from water, and
sea breeze occasionally makes its appearance along the way. There is
also an occasional fern here and there.
Admiralty Point Trail - Hiking in Port Moody Area
5. This short stretch of exposed roots is, perhaps, the toughest part of
Hiking in Belcarra Regional Park - Admiralty Point Trail
6. Maple Beach access arrives at 1.7 km mark. A trash can and a pit
Admiralty Point Trail at Maple Beach Access
7. It's mostly a stony beach, but could be a good destination to avoid
the crowds by the parking lot.
Maple Beach Belcarra Regional Park
8. A sailboat spotted nearby.
Sailboat in Burrard Inlet near Belcarra Regional Park
9. Just a bit further, at 1.9 km, is a turnoff to Admiralty Point. Burns
Point trail begins right here, and it's another kilometer to Burns
Admiralty Point Trail at Burns Point Trailhead
10. We are heading to Admiralty Point now. It's only 100 meters away.
Trail to Admiralty Point
11-14. Here it is. Left to right. This is looking West down Burrard
Inlet, with Ironworkers Memorial bridge in the distance.
Admiralty Point Belcarra Regional Park British Columbia Canada
15. The Admiralty Point panorama.
Admiralty Point Panorama
16. Kayakers chilling nearby.
Kayakers in Burrard Inlet near Belcarra Regional Park
Here is Our Video of the Views from Admiralty
17. We are now heading to Burns Point.
Burns Point Trail
18. It's still an easy trail, with steps to assist through a steep part.
Trail in Belcarra Regional Park - Burns Point Trail
19. Approaching Burns Point.
Hike in Port Moody Area - Burns Point Trail
20. Almost there.
Burns Point Hike
21-24. And here it is. Left to right. Coordinates:
Elevation: 4 meters (3 meters elevation gain from the start of the
trail). It took us 45 minutes to get here from Admiralty Point Trailhead
in Belcarra Regional Park Picnic Area. Total distance one way: 3