How do you normally explore Burrard Inlet? Have you considered the history of how Captain Vancouver scoured the coastline to settle the GVRD? Did you know that Port Moody was an initial settlement area for the captain during his initial journeys up the coast?
Well, all of this you can find in the epic historical coffee table book on the 100th anniversary archive of our fair city. We have a copy on a coffee table or two here at the bed and breakfast for you to peruse.
Instead of being arm chair travelers and recommend all things great to do in the area, we decided to go explore the open waters of the Burrard Inlet and do what we read about.
Tour with Burrard Inlet Tours. Email us for groups of 8 or more to book and get picked up at the end of our dock for a glorious day of fun on the water.
So our captain picked us up at the end of the dock and proceeded to give us a very thorough and knowledgeable tour of the seal booms, a research centre for sea lions, and all sorts of surprises along the water ways that our fair city is built around.
We managed to get to great look out points for the picturesque waterfalls along Indian Arm. Our guide was well versed in a lot of the history and folklore that permeates the area.
Our favourite little lookout was a stop along an island where we were shown ancient symbols from the first nations in the area who sent their boys on treks along the islands. Researchers are still trying to recreate the original dyes from the symbols on the rocks and have yet to discover the secret sauce of natural ingredients. The years of wear and tear have not washed away the dyes which is quite impressive.
The question remains in our minds, if they got it on, what did they use to get that early graffiti off of their hands if they accidentally spilled something?
The things you learn when you decide to get out of your arm chair and explore your very own backyard/front yard. There is so much to see and do around here. Stop in and we would love to send some recommendations.
Also, note, if you wish to choose a package for exploration along the Burrard Inlet, rates are subject to change based on availability, numbers and seasons.
Until next adventure, your host and explorer,