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“Deep Cove, charming village” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Deep Cove

Deep Cove
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vancouver
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Deep Cove, charming village”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Deep Cove at the end of the Dollarton Highway is a lovely little tourist destination village. There are countless boats in the harbor, summer and winter, and the shops are delightful. The village has lots of little restaurants, boutique shops, artisan crafts, It's great for a family outing, sports activities (kayaking, walking and hiking, canoeing, etc) The surrounding hills are covered in evergreens. The temperatures are mild. It's really visually beautiful, so it's great for art activities (my favorite) such as plein air sketching or painting. There are some art galleries with both fine art and more commercial fare of landscapes and local charm, well worth the visit.
It's worth a day trip to go there.

Visited March 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great place to spend a day when it's warm, beware of crowds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Deep Cove has been a favorite day out of mine for a few years now - when it's not insanely busy! The last time I went in September, we took over an hour of circling around the town trying to find somewhere to park. Would definitely recommend transiting in if you are going during a busy time (weekends when it's hot.)

Deep Cove Kayak is always worth it - again if it's busy and you haven't booked ahead you might have to wait for some space to open up. Think about bringing a spare pair of shorts/pants as you may get a damp behind.

One of my favorite activities is to hike the end part of the Baden-Powell trek. There is a trail-head located amongst some houses a 5 minute walk from the main car park, away from the shops. The hike is about 1/2 hour - 45 minutes each way, and ends at a fabulous lookout point above the cove. Can be quite busy, but less known to the throngs of tourists.

The shops are neat, but touristy and expensive, as are the cafes and restaurants on the main street. The gelato is worth checking out.

Beautiful place to spend a day or an afternoon, best to try and go early (before everyone else gets there) or during a quieter time.

Visited September 2011
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Mill Bay, Canada
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89 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Deep Cove”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Pretty spot scenically, good hikes from the village. It has a great theatre.

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Powell River, Canada
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Boat watching!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

A great place to grab a coffee and watch the boats go by.

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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Things to do!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Great place to kayak, and try the yummy doughnuts at Honey's!

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