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Barnet Marine Park

Access Changes Improve Safety and Visitor Experience

To ensure public safety and continued enjoyment of Barnet Marine Park, we have re-built the east parking lot area and changed the way vehicles access the park. The significant growth in the park’s popularity over the years has required changes to how we manage the flow of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, as well as emergency vehicle access, to ensure safety for all.

As a result of the changes, the north (beach) side of the rail tracks is now pedestrian-only. All vehicles must park on the south side of the rail line. These changes improve the experience for park visitors, and address safety concerns resulting from vehicles and pedestrians sharing limited road space on the beach side of the tracks. The changes are also intended to stop visitors from parking on the rail tracks, a significant safety issue that also delays rail traffic.

The upgrades south of the rail line include a new vehicle drop-off area, a reconfigured parking lot and six stalls closest to the beach designated for people with disabilities. Learn More »

Barnet Marine Park

Whether you visit Barnet Marine Park for an early morning walk, an afternoon picnic with the family or to watch the sunset, you’ll be rewarded by spectacular views of Burrard Inlet alongside remnants of Barnet’s rich pioneering history. No matter where you are in the park, the sounds and smells of Burrard Inlet are a welcome escape from your daily routine.

Park Hours

Dawn to Dusk. Please note: Barnet closing times change throughout the year and are posted on all entrance gates of the park.

Features

  • Swimming Beach
  • Washrooms
  • Park Café

    (Closed for the season)

wheelchair Accessibility Information 

Parking:

  • six designated parking stalls east of the park entrance, closest to the beach
  • additional surface parking available to the east and west of park entrance
  • please note: pedestrian overpass from upper parking lot is currently one-way only (no exit)

Entry/Interior Access:

  • trails are either paved or crushed limestone with benches available

Washrooms:

  • accessible washrooms and change-rooms located in concession building (open year-round)

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Recommended Walk

Recommended Walks

Take a 1.3 km easy walk along the shoreline.

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Barnet Marine

Detailed Map

A sandy beach, picnic sites and dog off leash area. Map doesn't show the view, you'll have to check out yourself.

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Getting Here

Getting Here

Travel east on Hastings Street. Keep left on Barnet Highway, following signs for the park.

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Dogs Off-Leash