Birds fly and land, fly, land
Walking through village of old growth trees
Belcarra is a village on the shore of Indian Arm, a side inlet of Burrard Inlet, and is part of Metro Vancouver. It lies northwest of Port Moody and immediately east of the Deep Cove area of North Vancouver, across the waters of the Indian Arm. Isolated by geography on a narrow peninsula, Belcarra is accessible by a single winding paved road or water. Before incorporation, it was commonly known as Belcarra Bay.
It is largely a residential bedroom community for Vancouver and its suburbs. Belcarra is the only community in this area that is not growing substantially. While the small neighbouring Village of Anmore has grown and changed, Belcarra has remained a relatively small community. This is a result of small land area and zoning for single-family residential homes.
With a population of 643 as of 2016, it has the lowest population of any independent settlement in the Vancouver area. Many residents in Belcarra have private docks and boats; even houses that are not on the water can sometimes procure a shared dock. Belcarra Regional Park winds its way through the village.