Join us for a fun day of hiking and Russian language conversation at Belcarra Regional Park.
Please note that this hike will be moved to another day if the weather forecast on Friday shows rain for Saturday.
We'll do a combination of 2 most popular hikes in Belcarra: Jug Island & Admiralty point back to back. You are welcome to join us for both hikes or just the first one.
If you are driving, please indicate in the comments whether you can take passengers. If you are looking for a ride, please let everyone know. If you will need a ride to the park, it is up to you to arrange your ride by contacting the drivers. Passengers, please pay your drivers $10 for the gas if you are coming from Vancouver.
Please read the contents of this event below.
10:30 Gather at Belcarra Regional Park Picnic Area. We'll be meeting by the map stand on a large grassy lawn. My phone number is[masked]-4482.
We'll wait for 15 min for latecomers and will start hiking at 10:45.
It is a bit of a drive through the park, so if you don't see a clear sign for the picnic area, it means that you are not there yet.
Jug Island & Admiralty Point - Back to Back hikes
Time: 2.5 hours Jug Island + 1.5 hours Admiralty Point
Distance: 5.5 km + 5 km
Prepare to spend ~5 hrs in the park if you are doing both hikes. This includes the lunch time.
Elevation Gain: Please note that the Jug Island trail goes uphill and then downhill to the beach. Admiralty point trail is pretty much flat.
You will need to bring:
1. Hiking Boots
2. Sunscreen, rain gear
3. Nice big lunch and plenty of water
Descriptions of the trails:
Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver: 1 hour
The trail to Jug Island Beach is located in Belcarra Regional Park in the quiet town of Belcarra. To get to Belcarra Regional Park from Vancouver, drive east along Hastings Street, continuing through Burnaby and merge with the Barnett Highway. Continue until you reach the traffic lights and turn left onto St. Johns Street. Drive east along St. Johns St. and turn left at the lights onto Ioco Road. Drive past the mall on the right and turn left at the 3rd set of traffic lights, onto Ioco Road. It seems strange being on Ioco and then turning left onto the same street name. At this light, going straight up the hill turns into a different street name, therefore you want to turn left and continue on Ioco Road.
Follow the road as it weaves along the shore passing many houses on both sides of the road. Turn right onto 1st Avenue and a short distance later when the road forks, go left onto Bedwell Bay Road. After passing Sasamat Lake on your right, you reach a stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and follow the winding road up hill, passing the yellow metal gate. Continue following this route until you finally descend into Bedwell Bay and arrive at the parking lot of Belcarra Regional Park.