The Village of Anmore is situated just north of Port Moody, and northeast of the City of Vancouver. Resting along the waters of Indian Arm, Anmore is one of only three independent villages (municipalities with fewer than 2,500 residents) in the Metro Vancouver area.
Described by many as "semi-rural," Anmore is a relatively quiet hamlet that offers a serene setting with its unique location on the Burrard Inlet (across the waters from North Vancouver). The village is especially well known for being home to Buntzen Lake - a popular recreation area with a swimming beach and scenic forested trails.
Tucked away on the water's edge along the inlet, Buntzen Lake is considered a hiker's paradise with its beautiful surroundings and numerous pathways that meander along the water or through lush trails - and include everything from short, easy hikes to challenging day-long treks.
Buntzen Lake is a recreational area maintained by BC Hydro yet full of forests, beaches, and a network of trails for hiking.
The Dilly Dally Loop follows the Havlor Lunden Trail above the east side of Buntzen Lake, around Eagle Mountain and along a ridge to traverse Tangled Summit and Dilly Dally Peak, before dropping sharply back down to the north end of Buntzen Lake.
The Diez Vistas Trail is located east of Vancouver in Port Moody and offers 10 scenic views of Indian Arm, Mount Seymour, and the Buntzen Lake area.
The hike to the Swan Falls viewpoint follows the Buntzen Lake trail to the North Beach, then climbs steeply along the Halvor Lunden to the top of the waterfall, offering a partial view of the lake area below.