Village of Belcarra
The Village of
is a small community with a population of only 700, located in the Northeast sector of the GVRD (Greater Vancouver Regional District). Downtown Vancouver is approx 28 kilometres away and it takes about 45 minutes by car.
It is situated on the shores of Indian Arm and a major attraction is the
Balcarra Regional Park.
The Park covers more than 1100 hectares and is one of the largest parks in the GVRD. There are many different recreational opportunities available including hiking and biking trails, picnic sites, beaches and fishing.
Although there are no other recreational facilities in the Village of Belcarra there is a group of volunteers that run the
Community & Recreation Association of Belcarra.
There are no schools in the Village, however, the nearest are all about a fifteen minute drive. There is an Elementary School in the Village of Anmore, a Middle school in the City of Port Moody and a Secondary school in the
City of Coquitlam.
The nearest shopping facilities are in both Port Moody and Coquitlam with the nearest hospital being also in Port Moody.
There are public
available to and from Belcarra. Coquitlam has park & ride lots and there is a
to Port Moody station both of which will connect to Vancouver.
The cost of housing in the area is at the higher end of the GVRD and the property owner is responsible for their own water and sewer. The property taxes are lower than neighbouring municipalities.