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Take a day trip out to Deep Cove and enjoy the great outdoors, local shopping and some very good eats
We wouldn’t blame you if you thought Deep Cove was only good for a bit of scenic hiking, but spend a day in this neighbourhood and you’ll soon learn there’s so much more to do. Explore local shops, chow down on tasty eats and take part in fun activities.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way – Deep Cove offers an array of trails for hikers of all levels. Whether you’re lacing up your boots for the first time or you have years of experience, Deep Cove has some of the best trails in the province, including the always-popular path up to Quarry Rock. The Baden Powell Trail is one of our favourites. Stretching from the Burrard Inlet to Horseshoe Bay, this trail has several access points so you can choose the length of your journey.
It doesn’t get any better than Honey Doughnuts & Goodies. This locally owned and operated restaurant has become a staple of Deep Cove. All products are homemade and freshly prepared throughout the day. It has become a happy routine to enjoy one of their signature doughnuts after a hike, and they’re so delicious you won’t even think about how they cancel out any calories you burned off during your workout.
Be sure to pay a visit to LaLa’s, located in the heart of downtown Deep Cove. LaLa’s opened its doors in 1996 and since then has been offering shoppers funky and fashion-forward gifts. The friendly staff love to help and take pride in being part of the community.
Make sure you make time to check out one of the many parks of Deep Cove. Come rain or shine, pack a picnic and unwind in a slice of serene greenery. Popular parks include: Panorama, Myrtle and Cates. Find out more details about the ammendaties offered at each location online.
Be inspired by the latest exhibit at Artemis Art Gallery. Featuring local artists and Deep Cove residents, this art gallery regularly showcases stunning work. Pictured above is a painting by artist Shelley Rothenburger, whose series Scouting the Divine was previously featured. The gallery also offer adjoining studio space for classes and exhibitions.
Don’t let winter weather bum you out. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and embrace the snowy landscape on top of Mount Seymour. Watershed Snowshoe Tours offers both new and experienced snowshoers a tour of Mount Seymour that shows off its role in the collection of our drinking water. Shoe rentals are available and tours take place every Sunday until March 23.
Nine years ago, the doors to Room 6 opened and shoppers were invited into a cosy shop that offered well-selected and trendy products. The perfect store for that friend who has everything, Room 6 is a West Coast store through and through. Might as well get something for yourself while you’re there.
The motto at Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers is simple – “Celebrate. Everyday.” What better way to celebrate a long day of hiking and checking out local shops than visiting the Deep Cove Brewery tasting room? Canadian co-founders Shae Dejaray and Shawn Bethune opened the drinking hole last summer and since then have enjoyed sharing their passion and enthusiasm for craft beer with others. Be sure to try their Quick Wit Ale, winner of a 2013 B.C. Beer Award!
Take advantage of our amazing geography by renting canoes, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards from Deep Cove’s beachside rentals, which reopens this spring. Just starting out? Sign up for individual or group lessons to learn how to spend a great day on the water. If you are an experienced water sports enthusiast be sure to check out their Deep Cove Outdoors retail store, open year-round.