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Historic Belcarra

Belcarra was a traditional Salish camping area, with its beach and exposed westerly view, gives it a fine outlook.

It was pre-empted early by European settlers, who were involved in an unfortunate murder in 1882. In turn, the land was deeded to the defending solicitor, who named the place Belcarra, or fine land with sunny view, in his native Irish Gaelic.

A summer cabin was subsequently built. In time more cabins were built, and the local ferry company built a pier, park and campsite, for vactioners.

Admiralty Point was government naval reserve, and was thus saved from development. The area is now a beloved regional park. Belcarra adjoins several islands, and so it is a favourite spot for boaters.

Bedwell Bay and Sasamat Lake also are nearby, increasing the appeal.

The Village of Belcarra, incorporated on August 22nd, 1979.


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