Today friends and I went to Deep Cove in North Vancouver. It’s a little inlet on the east side of North Vancouver. We took the bus, which was really straightforward. I was told my co-workers that having a car is a more sensible option, but public transportation was not a problem at all. Realizing that life more simple without a car.
There are buses that leave downtown and go to the Lynn Valley bus exchange. From there we took another bus that brought us straight to Deep Cove (#212). It was the last stop on the bus and I would say the total travel time was shy of an hour.
When we arrived in Deep Cove we were welcomed by a small town and a busy main street of small shops and restaurants. The town was quiet and quaint. I felt a relaxed, easy-going, don’t-worry-about-the-time-let’s-just-enjoy-nature vibe in the community.We picked up a pre-hike snack from Honey Doughnuts and Goodies. We were in line at Honeys and there was only one bacon maple doughnut in the glass display case but the person in front of us snatched it! It was sad so we had to settle for just the regular maple doughnut and a chocolate doughnut.
I was too excited to eat this doughnut so I forgot to take a picture. Whoops :). I borrowed the images of the doughnut from here. The doughnut tasted like a cake or pancake… a maple pancake cake with an inch of frosting. It was almost maybe too sweet for me but still tasty!
We did a hike along the Baden Powell Trail to Quarry Rock. We ventured past the Quarry Rock and sort of wandered different trails. There wasn’t much of an elevation gain but we covered some distance doing a large loop that took us south of Deep Cove. I had a wonderful Saturday in nature and with wonderful company!