Burrard Inlet is a coastal fjord separating the City of Vancouver and the North Shore mountain communities of West and North Vancouver. It is the home of the indigenous Musquem, Tsielil-wautu and Squamish peoples and has been continuously inhabited for thousands of years. It extends from the Straits of Georgia 25 km, almost due East to Port Moody and there is a connecting mountainous fjord known as Indian Arm that extends Northward another 20 km.
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RThese Pacific harbour seals ( Phoca vitulina richardsi) are sunning themselves on a log boom in Burrard Inlet near Vancouver, Canada. Harbour seals are the most common of all temperate water seals. The adults may reach a length of 1.6 to 1.9 metres in length and weight from 60 to 120 kg.
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A tugboat plies its way through the waters of Burrard Inlet. Seaspan tugboats accompany oil tankers in and out of the inlet and through the majority of the Georgia Strait after loading oil at a nearby refinery. The tugboats add significantly to the protection of the beloved waterway.
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The pier at Rocky Point. is a popular municipal park in Port Moody. The pier is used for boat launches, and the area has businesses that include restaurants, an ice cream shop, and kayak rentals. In the evenings locals and tourists alike wander down to enjoy the sunsets and the quiet waters of Burrard Inlet.
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