We briefly saw a lone freckled seal close to the moored boats before it went underwater and disappeared from view. Rumor has it that she has pups around the wharf area. My sister-in-law said she enjoyed paddling around that day and I must say she was very brave for doing this, especially since she doesn't swim. She and her husband enjoyed it so much that they said they'll go out and buy a two-person kayak soon.
You can always use Google Map to get the directions to Panorama Park but to get there from my house:
1). Take the ramp onto BC-1 W.
2). Take exit 22B toward Mount Seymour Parkway ( 350 m )
3). Turn right onto Mt Seymour P)kwy W ( 5.5 km )
4). Turn left onto Deep Cove Rd ( 1.2 km )
5). Slight right onto Gallant Ave ( 100 m )
6). Take the 1st left onto Panorama Drive. Beach parking will be on the right ( 140 m ).
Parking and picnic benches are limited so get here early. There is also a very high demand for the canoes and kayaks so make advanced bookings either by walk-in or by calling in. We had to wait 2 hours, just an fyi.
(Panorama Park, North Vancouver, BC; http://www.deepcovebc.com/parkspanorama.html)
(Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre, 2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver, BC; (604) 929-2268; www.deepcovekayak.com/)