Bedwell Bay

Croker Island

Silver Falls

Twin Islands

Raccoon Island

Jug Island

Admiralty Point

Belcarra Bay with Hamber and Boulder Islands in the foreground

Belcarra Park

Boulder Island

Cates Park

Berg’s Landing

Granite Falls

Grey Rocks

Hamber Island

Indian River Estuary

Wigwam Inn

Deep Cove

Raccoon Island

Raccoon Island is located in the middle of Lower Indian Arm. Small in size, but with a rocky place you can pull up your kayak or paddleboard at low tide, people often stop here for a rest. It is a good stepping stone to Twin Islands.

Distance from Deep Cove:4 km
Paddling Time One Way: Fast: 35 min. Avg: 50 min. Leisurely: 1 hr.
Suggested Route:Paddle north from Deep Cove along the west side of Indian Arm until you reach Lone Rock Point a.k.a. Danger Bay Island. From here cross the channel to Raccoon. To return paddle back to Jug Island for a nice circular route.
  • Afternoon warming on a sunny day creates strong headwinds for your return trip.
  • Lots of motorboat traffic on busy weekends.
Features: Raccoon Island has a steep rocky shoreline. The best place to access it is on the northwest shore where there is a small rocky beach (beware this beach disappears at high tide). Raccoon Island is a BC Marine Park. There is no drinking water and no outhouse.
History: You can locate four depressions in the ground on the middle of the island. A prospector who believed he could find blue diamonds on the island created these depressions.
Nature: Raccoon Island would be more appropriately named Goose Island. In the spring it becomes infested with aggressive nesting Canada Geese. If you decide to venture into the middle of the island during this time the bushes will come alive with hissing of the territorial geese. Close your eyes and it will seem as if you are surrounded by snakes!
Important Note: No camping and no fires are permitted on the island.