deep cove

Jun 20, 2013

Just this past weekend, Martin & I were craving some R&R, so we decided to head to Deep Cove in North Vancouver. Fun fact: I grew up in North Van. Anyone else?! It was a great little day and we couldn't have picked a better spot for unwinding. I was so happy to be snapping photos, chomping on sushi, watching Scout explore the area, and just loving life. I honestly believe that when we go through our greatest hardships, we appreciate the good in our lives that much more. In spite of everything, I feel blessed!

When we got home, I decided to look up the history of Deep Cove. I've been there a million times yet I don't know that much about it. I was intrigued to learn that the first permanent residents were John and Rhoda Moore in 1919 and they opened the first store in the area in 1927. In 1940, poet and novelist Malcolm Lowry and his wife Margerie lived on and off in a squatters shack over the span of 14 years. Apparently, squatter shacks lined the beaches of Roche Point and housed the Dollar Mill workers but people left because of The Great Depression. I was excited to find this neat little photo of the area from the Deep Cove Heritage Society. Hopefully, Martin & I can pop in there the next time we are in the area and I can find out a bit more.

xo veronika

15 sweet notes:

  1. Deep Cove is such a gorgeous spot, but I knew absolutely nothing about it's history - it sounds like it has quite an unusual and colourful past! You have me thinking I'll have to head up there and explore in the fall when we're back home. In the meantime, enjoy it for us - and keep taking pictures of Scout's adventures, they bring it smile to my face every time :) Hugs!

    1. Aw. Thanks, Cee! He's a handsome little guy, isn't he?! And I'm so excited you'll be back for the fall - can't wait to see you!! xo

  2. seriously stunning photos! Looks like a nice tranquil little spot.

  3. Love Deep Cove, we went hiking there for the first time a little while ago. So pretty :)

  4. This looks beautiful Veronika. I've always wanted to live in Vancouver for a bit! Thanks for sharing :) xo

  5. Stunning pictures! Looks like a lovely place to sit back and relax.

  6. This is such a lovely place by the water and mountains. Glad you and your hubby had a little R & R. I like the first photo very much.

  7. Lovely photos :) Your dog is so cute.

    Carina xx

  8. lovely pictures.

    xoxo, Oleah
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  9. lovely images Veronika!! well 1st of all your darling thrifted dress is so pretty! i loved it with the white blazer from you last post and again now with the denim mixed in for a casual vibe. awesomeness!! and Deep Cove holds a special place in my heart, it's such magic to be by the ocean. from the sea air scents to the views of boats almost seeming to wave at you while they rock with the wind. i love it all!! plus seeing Scout always gives me a warm feeling in my own "deep cove" heart, that is :)

    yah NV re-visit - although i didn't grow up there i do adore taking a day trip to explore its many beautiful pockets of wonder. thanks for sharing your historical findings too, interesting back story and good for you on being curious enough to source it out. xo ♥

  10. These photos are lovely Veronika! It looks so calm and pretty there! I love learning about the history of places like this. Its amazing that it started out with 2 people and then grew over time to what it is now. Things like that amaze me haha! Have a lovely weekend!

  11. in 5 short weeks i will be there, yay! love your photos x

  12. I so randomly stumbled upon your blog today and I'm really glad I did! Beautiful pictures- I've worked out of Deep Cove for 7 years of my life (and I'm working here now, haha) so I've definitely had time to appreciate how beautiful it is here. :)
    Olive & Ivy

  13. How adorable are these pics! I can't believe how pretty all of the scenery is!


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