This is a provincial park that has activities for hiking, paddling, and scuba diving. Weather up Indian Arm can change rapidly, so please be prepared for heavy rains, high winds and cool temperatures. See BC Park's Website on Indian Arm. If you need to rent a kayak, you should try Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak as they are close by and you can launch straight into Indian Arm.
There are no camping fees charged at this time.
Marine access camping is available on the north and south sides of Bishop Creek. There is camping available on North Twin Island. There are five (5) elevated wooden tent pads at the North Twin Campground. There is also marine access camping available at South Granite Falls. Gravel tent pads are available at the South Granite Campground. Grass tent pads are available at the North and South Bishop campgrounds.There are pit toilets available at each camping area. There are no mooring facilities at either North or South Bishop Creek. There is day moorage available for vessels under 5.5 metres in length at North Twin Island and North Granite Falls.
There are no fires permitted in Indian Arm Provincial Park. Bear and raccoons are common throughout the park so please hang your food and garbage in a tree out of reach of bears.
Paddling on the South Arm
Departing from Deep Cove there are several directions you can take to have a great day trip. The South Arm is dotted with 8 tiny islands that make for great points of interest during a ½ day or day paddle. You can get out and stretch your legs at Belcarra Beach, Jug Island Beach, Strathcona Bay and Twin Islands. Paddlers often encounter harbour seals, eagles, flocks of seabirds and other happy kayakers.
Paddling on the North Arm
Once you pass Best Point, the shoreline homes begin to space out, the shoreline gets steeper and you begin to feel that you are truly leaving civilization behind. Rocky cliffs are covered in mustard yellow lichen and the snow covered peaks of the distant mountains beckon. To travel past Best Point requires commitment to a long day or overnight trip, but the rewards are worth it.