One trip to Deep Cove and you’ll always want to go back. A simple drive down Gallant Avenue gives way to the sheltered, calm harbour vista that is the area’s signature view. You can paddle out of the cove and into Indian Arm, or simply sit on the beach and gaze. Deep Cove’s small commercial core is where galleries and a local theatre vie for attention alongside unique boutiques and quaint bistros. A little west of the cove itself, evidence of waterfront industry can be seen from Cates Park / Whey-ah-wichen, which has both a beach and heavily wooded trail.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, there are plenty of food options in Deep Cove. Cafe Orso is a great place for breakfast or to stop for some nourishment before or after your outdoor activities. The Arms Reach Bistro is an award-winning Pacific North-West restaurant – a perfect spot for brunch, lunch or dinner. Honey Donuts is legendary, expect lines out the door when you visit this celebrity haunt (it’s Kate Winslet’s favourite) but it is worth every moment!
The Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre offers a range of options from straight-up kayak rentals to lessons and guided day and weekend paddles. Ocean kayaks, canoes and surf skis can be rented are hourly, daily and multi-day. Paddling Indian Arm offers a unique opportunity to view the mountains and native wildlife from sea level. Knowledgeable guides can interpret the local history and reveal the natural beauty of Canada’s southernmost fjord.
See what live conditions are in Deep Cove on the Deep Cove Kayak Live Webcam
There is very limited on-street parking in Deep Cove, and what few spaces there are in very high demand. There are several parking lots in the village, but during the summer, they tend to fill up early in the day and remain full all day.
This makes parking in the village a potentially time-consuming and frustrating experience. For your enjoyment, we recommend using an alternate form of transportation to come to Deep Cove, such as public transit or bicycle, or considering carpooling with friends or family.