Hike to Jug Island - Belcarra Regional Park & lunch on the beach

The hike to Jug Island beach is mostly easy with a few intermediate sections. It's very rewarding with a great lookout spot, and, when we get to the beach, beautiful views over the island and Indian Arm. This is the second time we'll do this hike, last year we had a good sized group and everyone had a great time! We'll be meeting at 11am at the trailhead located behind the covered picnic area at Belcarra Regional Park. Bring good hiking shoes, water, and some lunch for the beach if you'd like. This is a shorter (2.5-3 hours there & back), but real hike and sandals etc won't be suitable.

If you are travelling from Vancouver/elsewhere in the LM please indicate in/update your RSVP whether you need a ride or can offer a ride from your location or nearby. If you’re offering, please let everyone know how many spaces you have in your vehicle & where you can pickup from. Riders, please bring along some gas money to give to your kind driver, we'll leave you to negotiate the amount among yourselves. 

It is highly recommended that you print and carry with you a set of directions to the trail head. Your destination should be entered as Belcarra Picnic Area, Belcarra Regional Park. I've also posted a Google Maps link below for directions from Port Moody to our meeting point. Please note it is important that you turn off Bedwell Bay Road on to Tum Tumay Whueton Drive so that when you arrive you can get into the parking lot. If you continue on Bedwell Bay Road, you will arrive in the village of Belcarra and will not be able to access the parking lot. You will have to drive all the way back to the turn off for Tum Tumay Whueton Drive and make your way back to the park.

Here are a couple of links for more info & directions from Port Moody to the trailhead:

http://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/jug-island-beach/

https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/49.2787377,-122.8272731/Belcarra+Picnic+Area,+Belcarra,+BC/@49.301174,-122.9116271,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x54867a32a4063b33:0xd63531723085e05f!2m2!1d-122.925446!2d49.312296?hl=en

The Meetup is run by volunteers and by signing up for this hike you acknowledge that we are a group who look out for each other but we're all responsible for ourselves and our own safety :)

Lastly, I l know not everyone reads the comments but if you are looking for/offering a ride please read them. Also, if there are any updates on the day of the hike we will be posting information there so please pay attention to them. The comments can be really useful for last minute info & helping people out who may be lost. Thanks folks!

See you next Sunday at the trailhead!

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  • Stefanie

    Thanks to everyone who came along for the hike yesterday!

    August 18

  • Halley

    Thanks for the fun hike and great company. Til next time.

    1 · August 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone! Great day! :)

    1 · August 17

  • Emily

    Thanks for a great hike and thanks to the post-hike Rocky Point park crew for the awesome conversation! Think we covered all possible topics. Hope to see you all again!

    1 · August 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Stefanie and Simon for organizing the hike. I enjoyed it so much as well as the beautiful scenery and the friendly atmosphere.

    1 · August 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time, nice to meet everybody!

    2 · August 17

  • Ling

    Thank you to the organizers for the hike today. I enjoyed it so much and met some nice members in the group. See you all in the next meetup.

    2 · August 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I'll be driving and will pickup a friend at 9:40am at the corner of Cambie and Broadway. There are 2 more spots available, if anyone is interested send me a message through the website. On the way back, I might stop at Rocky Point park, I don't know yet...

    August 16

    • Lorenz L.

      I'm almost there, just one more skytrain stop.

      August 17

    • Lorenz L.

      Ops I got off at the skytrain (Olympics village), I'm going to take the next train. So sorry about that.

      August 17

  • Guille

    Hi everyone, I would need a ride, I'm on the Cambie @ King Edward area but could meet you somewhere on the way. Thanks in advance!

    August 16

    • Sabina S.

      Hi Guille, I can meet you at the Laughed sky train at 9:45 if is this ok wih you. Please let me know?

      August 16

    • Guille

      Hi Sabina, thank you but I got a ride with someone else. See you at the hike.

      August 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have fun everyone. Sorry i bailed:(

    August 16

  • Nataliya

    Hi Brad, thanks so much. Let me know where and when I need to be tomorrow. Lonsdale and ?

    August 16

    • Nataliya

      Meet you guys at 10am @ Starbucks on Lonsdale and 17th

      August 16

    • Brad

      sounds good, if u would like to leave a little earlier let me know, but traffic should be light

      August 16

  • Sabina S.

    I am driving from south Vancouver, I can give the ride on my way, meet on sky train station. Please e-mail me.

    August 11

    • Sabina S.

      Hi Halley, I check my route. I can meet you at the Laughed sky train at 9:45. Please let me know is this ok and I will e-mail you my cell.

      August 16

    • Halley

      9:45 is good with me.thanks sabina.

      August 16

  • Emily

    Anyone need a ride from North Van? My husband Brad and I are in Lower Lonsdale and have room for 3.

    August 16

  • Stefanie

    Big thanks to all the drivers stepping up to offer rides!

    1 · August 16

  • Lorenz L.

    I live near to chinatown-stadium skytrain. Will anyone be passing by here? Or i can go to a place at your convenience.

    August 16

  • Brad

    Hi Nataliya I live in North Van near Lonsdale, let me know if you still need a ride. I can fit three people in total for anyone in the vicinity, I'll check in later, cheers

    August 16

  • Nataliya

    Hey, just joined the group. Would love to go on a hike but need a ride from North Vancouver or Vancouver. Anybody living nearby?

    August 15

  • Ric

    I need to hitchhike to the hike. If anyone is driving from, or through, downtown Van, please let me know. Thanks!

    August 13

  • Ed M.

    11 AM is way too late to meet up , the gates to sasamate lake will close by 10 or 9:30, we should meet around 9 and take it from there.

    August 13

    • Stefanie

      Hi Ed, we're not meeting at Sasamat, we're meeting at Belcarra to hike the jug island trail. 11am was the time we met at last time and the whole day went very well :-)

      2 · August 13

    • Al

      You're absolutely right Stefanie... Many people even do this hike after work at 5:30pm as it is about a[masked] hour hike round trip, including about a 45 min break!.... Therefore we would be done and back at the cars at about 2pm... Even plenty of time to hang out at the beautiful and scenic docks on the water front at Belcarra.... I sure hope I can make it.

      August 13

  • Ed M.

    having lunch at Sasamat lake is also fantastic, just an idea. looking forward to this, is it gonna be sunny ?

    August 12

    • Stefanie

      Weather forecast looks good for Sunday. Be sure to sign up if you plan to attend Ed. Thanks!

      August 12

  • Al

    In case you are interested... Great idea to have a take out and eat at Rocky Point park after the hike.....perhaps? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>>> Thanks for organizing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>>>

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    1 · August 11

    • Stefanie

      Great idea Al! Myself, Simon & Leigh won't be able to make it but hopefully some of our other hikers can :-)

      August 11

    • Simon

      unfortunately we have a family event after the hike... good thought though.

      August 12

  • Halley

    I was wondering if i could hitch a ride. I will pitch in to pay for the gas. Thanks

    August 11

    • Sabina S.

      Hi Halley which way are you coming?

      August 11

  • Carol G.

    This sounds great but I have to work that evening. Have a great time!

    August 11

  • Jasmine

    I'd go, but I have another hike planned for this day.

    August 9

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