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'''Anmore''' [http://www.anmore.com] is a small municipality (a village) in [[Vancouver eastern suburbs|Vancouver's eastern suburbs]]. Its only attraction for travellers is the Buntzen Lake Park.
  
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==Get in==
  
Anmore is a small municipality on the outskirts of [[Vancouver]] [[Canada]] notable for the Buntzen Lake Regional Park.
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=== By car ===
Of note: Cell phones do not generally work in Anmore.
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The only roads into Anmore are through [[Port Moody]] to the south. The easiest is take Ioco Rd from Port Moody and turn right on to Sunnyside Rd. Driving time from [[Vancouver]] is about 45 minutes. Roads through Anmore can be a bit rough with potholes, corners and driveways in blind rises.
  
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=== By bus ===
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The C26 bus, part of the Translink regional transit system, runs from Port Moody to Anmore and on to [[Belcarra]].
  
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==Get around==
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Sunnyside Rd and East Rd are the two mains streets in, out and around the village. The C26 bus also services these roads.
  
==Get in==
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==See and Do==
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=== Buntzen Lake ===
  
Two roads, both connect to Port Moody, East Rd. and  Sunnyside Rd. (which connects to Ioco)  East Rd. is connected to Forest Parkway in Port Moody. East Rd. in quite tough shape as the road bed has collapsed, constant patching hasn't done much to helpBeware of potholes, and driveways in blind rises, corners etc.  There is not unlimited parking in Buntzen Lake and often on sunny weekends the lake will be full from 11/12 until about 5 in the afternoon, there is no street parking on nearby streets, however sometimes residents who live close to the lake will allow people to pay to park on their lawns or dirt or driveway.  Do not attempt to park in the nearby trailer park, first there is nowhere to do it, second you'll probably be towed.  If your car is towed it will be towed by Coquitlam Towing, so it will be in the impound lot. They have several so give them a call at (1) 604 939 6474 (note the 1 is not necessary when phoning from the vancouver locale)
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This park, located at the northern end of Sunnyside Rd (open throughout the year, gates close at 9PM in summer, dusk at other times, [http://www.bchydro.com/community/recreation_areas/buntzen_lake.html]), is an great spot to hang out for a dayYou can just relax and hang out on the beach, BBQ and admire the scenery or do something and take advantage of the lake and trails. The park is very popular with locals and if you plan to drive in on a sunny weekend, it's best to arrive by 11AM/noon as the parking lot fills up fast.  
  
==Get around==
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One of the most popular activities are the excellent day '''hikes''', ranging from 45 mins to the Dilly Dally loop, which is a 10-12 hour hike.  The most popular trail is the '''Buntzen Lake Trail''', a rolling loop around the lake (about 8 km). The '''Dias Vistas''' trail is much more demanding but offers some outstanding views from the ridge top on a clear day. There are often map brochures in the park by the large map signs.
C26 shuttle bus runs from Anmore through to Port Moody station, you can get a listing of times and stops etc at http://www.translink.bc.ca/Transportation_Services/default.asp The C26 stops nearby the lake. otherwise private vehicle, or you could phone a taxi, but it would be rare to hail a cab in Anmore. Be warned the gates close at 9 during the summer and often much earlier during the winterIf your car is in and the gates are closed your stuck until tomorrow, noone will open the gates for you.  If you are very lucky a resident of Buntzen Bay may come by, (they have keys to some of the gates) and let you out but don't count on it.
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The lake has a couple of '''swimming beaches''' and is also popular for '''boating''' and '''fishing'''You need a freshwater licence to fish; these are available from Anmore Store in the village. Only boats with small electric engines (check the specs before bringing a powered boat) are permitted on the lake otherwise you can canoe or kayakCanoe can be rented from Anmore Store. Be aware of the large strip of logs signaling where you cannot swim/boat past on the north side of the lake.
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There are a few buildings around the lake, a couple of abandoned houses towards the north end, one which was built for a movie.  Otherwise, buildings are property of BC Hydro, who use the lake for power generation, and should not be entered. 
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Please note parking at Buntzen Lake is limited and there is '''no street parking''' on nearby streets or at the nearby trailer park. Illegally parked cars are likely to be towed. Some residents close to the lake  allow people to pay to park on their lawns or driveway. 
  
==See==
 
Buntzen Lake Regional Park, has a swimming beach and some great day hikes, ranging from 45 mins Buntzen Lake trail to the Dilly Dally loop which is a 10-12 hour hike.  There are often map brochures in the park by the large map signs.
 
==Do==
 
Hikes, swim, BBQ, fish (you need a freshwater liscense, which are available at the corner store on the road in) enjoy the outdoors at Buntzen lake.  Only boats with small electric engines (check the specs before bringing a powered boat) are permitted on the lake (BC Hydro excepted) otherwise you can canoe, or kayak.  You can rent a canoe from the Corner Store on the way to Buntzen Lake.  The lake used by BC hydro for power generation at the Buntzen Lake Dam.  There are a few buildings around the lake, a couple of abandoned houses towards the north end, one which was built for a movie.  Otherwise buildings are property of BC hydro and should not be entered.  Although Buntzen lake is used for power generation you can swim in it, there will be a large strip of logs signalling where you can not swim/boat past on the north side.    There are three bridges across the lake, the floating bridge at the extreme southern end, the suspension bridge more or less in the middle and the Hydro service road at the end of the lake.
 
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
There is a concession with some fast food (burgers etc) otherwise plan on bringing all that you're going to eat.
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There is a concession in the park with some fast food (burgers, etc); otherwise plan on bringing in all that you're going to eat.
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There are no other restaurants or food stores in the village.
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==Drink==
 
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There are no bars in the village.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
Anmore Camplands, otherwise there is a B&B somewhere by Thompson and East Rd. Otherwise head to Port Moody.
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Sleep options are limited in Anmore. There is a larger selection south of the village in [[Coquitlam]] and [[Burnaby]].
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==Contact==
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Depending on your phone and service provide, cell phone coverage may be poor or not accessible in the village and the park.
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
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[[Belcarra]], about a ten minute drive east of Anmore, has Belcarra Regional Park, which also offers swimming, hiking and boating.
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[[Wikipedia:Amore, British Columbia]]

Latest revision as of 03:13, 9 December 2009

Anmore [1] is a small municipality (a village) in Vancouver's eastern suburbs. Its only attraction for travellers is the Buntzen Lake Park.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The only roads into Anmore are through Port Moody to the south. The easiest is take Ioco Rd from Port Moody and turn right on to Sunnyside Rd. Driving time from Vancouver is about 45 minutes. Roads through Anmore can be a bit rough with potholes, corners and driveways in blind rises.

By bus[edit]

The C26 bus, part of the Translink regional transit system, runs from Port Moody to Anmore and on to Belcarra.

Get around[edit]

Sunnyside Rd and East Rd are the two mains streets in, out and around the village. The C26 bus also services these roads.

See and Do[edit]

Buntzen Lake[edit]

This park, located at the northern end of Sunnyside Rd (open throughout the year, gates close at 9PM in summer, dusk at other times, [2]), is an great spot to hang out for a day. You can just relax and hang out on the beach, BBQ and admire the scenery or do something and take advantage of the lake and trails. The park is very popular with locals and if you plan to drive in on a sunny weekend, it's best to arrive by 11AM/noon as the parking lot fills up fast.

One of the most popular activities are the excellent day hikes, ranging from 45 mins to the Dilly Dally loop, which is a 10-12 hour hike. The most popular trail is the Buntzen Lake Trail, a rolling loop around the lake (about 8 km). The Dias Vistas trail is much more demanding but offers some outstanding views from the ridge top on a clear day. There are often map brochures in the park by the large map signs.

The lake has a couple of swimming beaches and is also popular for boating and fishing. You need a freshwater licence to fish; these are available from Anmore Store in the village. Only boats with small electric engines (check the specs before bringing a powered boat) are permitted on the lake otherwise you can canoe or kayak. Canoe can be rented from Anmore Store. Be aware of the large strip of logs signaling where you cannot swim/boat past on the north side of the lake.

There are a few buildings around the lake, a couple of abandoned houses towards the north end, one which was built for a movie. Otherwise, buildings are property of BC Hydro, who use the lake for power generation, and should not be entered.

Please note parking at Buntzen Lake is limited and there is no street parking on nearby streets or at the nearby trailer park. Illegally parked cars are likely to be towed. Some residents close to the lake allow people to pay to park on their lawns or driveway.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

There is a concession in the park with some fast food (burgers, etc); otherwise plan on bringing in all that you're going to eat.

There are no other restaurants or food stores in the village.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are no bars in the village.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Sleep options are limited in Anmore. There is a larger selection south of the village in Coquitlam and Burnaby.

  • Anmore Camplands & RV Park, 3230 Sunnyside Road, +1 604 469-2311 (fax: +1 604 888-7142), [3].

Contact[edit]

Depending on your phone and service provide, cell phone coverage may be poor or not accessible in the village and the park.

Get out[edit]

Belcarra, about a ten minute drive east of Anmore, has Belcarra Regional Park, which also offers swimming, hiking and boating.


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