- Difficulty Easy
- Time 1.5 hours
- Round-Trip 5km
- Elevation Gain minimal
- Season year-round
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 1 hour
- Public Transit Yes
- Dog Friendly On-Leash
Located in Belcarra Regional Park, Admiralty Point is a short hike that offers spectacular views of Deep Cove, Mount Seymour, and Burnaby Mountain across the waterways connecting Burrard Inlet with Indian Arm. The trail has very little elevation change and is perfect for families.
From the parking lot facing the water, walk towards the public bathrooms and follow the paved path towards the beach area. Before reaching the beach, a small sign on your left points in the direction to Admiralty Point. Follow the dirt trail into the forest and away from the crowded park area.
Shortly after walking on the dirt trail, you arrive at a gravel road which is actually a driveway for one of the houses in the area. Cross the driveway and follow the trail as it begins to ascend. The short hill begins to level out very quickly and then follows a short flat section before descending back downhill where the water becomes visible through the trees.
The trail continues along the shoreline, offering glimpses of scenery and the passing boats on a warm summer's day. The trail eventually reaches a sign pointing the way to Cod Rock. This is a short side track with a view worth checking out before continuing along the trail.
After walking another kilometer from Cod Rock, the trail reaches a junction with a sign pointing the direction to Admiralty point. Go right and follow the path about 100 meters to a rocky outcrop along the shore. You've reached your destination and this is a great spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the North Shore mountains as the waves lap up against the rocks.
After enjoying the scenery at Admiralty Point, return to the main trail where the sign to Admiralty Point was. The trail continues for another 30 minutes or so to a beach area and Burns Point. The beach offers a similar view to what Admiralty Point has and is only a short distance beyond the junction. Burns Point offers a view of the waterway connecting Burrard Inlet with Port Moody.
When you are ready to return to the picnic and parking area at Belcarra Regional Park, re-trace your steps along the trail and follow the path along the shoreline.
Another hike in Belcarra Regional Park is the trail to Jug Island Beach. The trail to Jug Island Beach is a bit more difficult and both trails can be hiked in one day.