Discover this historic park on the shores of Burrard Inlet
Be Park Smart! Before visiting, please review our tips to help you enjoy and share our parks, trails and public spaces.
About Barnet Marine Park
Located on an important harvesting, gathering and processing site for the Coast Salish peoples, as well as the site of a century-old logging mill camp, echoes of the past add a rich sense of history to this spectacular foreshore park with ocean and mountain views.
Whether you’re visiting for an early morning stroll, an afternoon picnic with your family or to watch the sun set over Burrard Inlet—Barnet Marine Park always offers a welcome change of scenery.
Keeping Burnaby's waterways healthy
The City of Burnaby keeps an eye on the health of our waterways. We’re joined in this vital mission by the Pacific Streamkeepers, the volunteer organization dedicated to saving critically important watersheds through public education and community clean-up projects. Their efforts to stock depleted streams with cut-throat trout and coho and chum salmon have been an ecological triumph of no small measure.
Whether you’re visiting with family, walking the dog or strolling along the sandy beach, Barnet Marine Park has it all.
Let us know what you think! We are currently seeking public feedback regarding the expansion of our dog off-leash area. Take our survey.
Burnaby dedicated this peaceful foreshore and upland walk to former Mayor Douglas P. Drummond in April 2006. It was his favourite place to exercise—go for a stroll and find out why.
Here's our map showing all the paths in the park.
If you want to explore the sheltered waters of Indian Arm or the tanker-dotted Burrard Inlet, there are launch facilities for canoes, kayaks and sailing craft on the beach.
Our sandy shore is perfect for a stroll, to launch your paddleboard, canoe or kayak—or to sit back and watch the action on the spectacular Burrard Inlet.
Barnet Marine Park is an excellent spot to enjoy fishing from shore—just make sure you have a licence.
Designated dog off-leash area allows your pet to get some exercise when you visit too. Please keep your dog leashed everywhere else in the park—and thank you in advance for picking up after your dog and dropping your waste bag in the designated bins.
Enjoy a picnic with family and friends while taking in the sights and sounds of Burrard Inlet. Here's a map of the picnic area.
Drop by the Park Cafe to enjoy a relaxing meal or a quick bite.
Open 11:30 am-6:30 pm
Friday-Sunday in the summer
Please note: The Park Cafe is open on 'good weather' days. If the weather looks wet and cold, call 604-297-4888 to confirm it's open.
Mountain Air Bike Skills Course is an incredible bike skills park, located just across the Barnet Highway. It features an outdoor wood pump track for beginners to advanced mountain bikers that's free to the public.
What you need to know
Please be respectful and courteous of other park users and use our parks, trails and public spaces responsibly:
- Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards are allowed access to the boat launch and beach area. Please note that there is no boat launch and you will have to carry everything down to the beach.
- Propane barbeques and charcoal and open-flame barbeques are allowed at this park. Please use the on-site ash pits to safely dispose of hot ashes.
- View Wildlife in Burnaby so you know what to do if you see a bear or a cougar.
- Dogs aren't allowed on the beach for sanitary reasons.
- A limited number of accessible parking stalls at beach level are available by reservation Monday to Friday, 9 am-7 pm from May 16 to September 2, excluding statutory holidays.
- To reserve an accessible stall, visitors must first register with the City of Burnaby by emailing [email protected] or by calling 604-294-7222. Once approved, visitors can reserve a stall online or through any Burnaby Recreation Centre.
- Burnaby residents have priority registration for these accessible stalls.
- If any stalls remain, drop-ins are welcome on a first come, first served basis. Check availability with park staff upon arriving.
- 6 additional accessible parking stalls are located east of the park entrance, closest to the beach (no reservation is required).
- Additional surface parking is available to the east and west of park entrance on a first come, first served basis.
Trails are either paved or crushed limestone, with benches available throughout.
Accessible washrooms and change rooms are located in the concession building, open year-round.
Open from 7 am and closes at dusk between April and October. During May to September, the closing time changes with the increase in daylight hours. Please check the closing time posted at the park entrance during these months.
8181 Barnet Rd, Burnaby
Travel east on Hastings Street. Keep left on Inlet Dr/Barnet Rd and turn left onto the park at Takeda Dr.
The main parking lot is located on the south side of the rail line. The north (beach) side of the rail line is pedestrian only. Don't park on the rail line. Additional parking is available farther to the west of the park entrance and on the other side of Barnet Rd where the Mountain Air Bike Skills Course is located.
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