Barnet Marine Park

New parking enhancements

We're improving accessibility and safety for Barnet Marine Park visitors with new time limits in some of the parking lots on weekends and statutory holidays from May 1 until September 30, 2024. Learn more

Discover this historic park on the shores of Burrard Inlet

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.

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. Cafe is open seasonally.

View hours

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 our Wildlife in Burnaby page so you know what to do if you see a bear or a cougar.
  • Dogs aren't allowed on the beach for sanitary reasons.
  • Enjoy clean air at your favourite public park. Smoking has been banned in all City parks and multi-use paths since January 1, 2022. 



  • There are 6 accessible parking stalls located east of the park entrance.
  • Additional accessible parking stalls are available to the west of the park entrance and Mountain Air Bike Skills Course.
  • A number of beach level accessible parking stalls are available on a first-come, first-served basis, Monday-Friday, May 15-September 1 from 9 am-7 pm (excluding weekends and statutory holidays). During operational hours, visitors can check availability and access from park staff by calling 604-319-7083.
  • Please remember to display your permit.

Entry/interior access:

Trails are either paved or crushed limestone, with benches available throughout.


Accessible washrooms are located in the concession building, open year-round. 

Visitor information

General inquiries

[email protected]

Park hours

Open from 7 am and closes at dusk between October and April. Between May and 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
Get directions

Travel east on Hastings Street. Keep left on Inlet Dr/Barnet Rd and turn left onto the park at Takeda Dr.

Public Transit

Visit TransLink Trip Planner.


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 (Texaco Drive) and on the other side of Barnet Road where the Mountain Air Bike Skills Course is located.

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.

Parking restrictions (in effect May 1 to September 30, Saturday, Sunday and holidays)  

  • Texaco Drive parking lot – 2 hour parking limit (14 parking stalls)
  • Takeda Drive parking lot east – 4 hour parking limit (123 parking stalls, 6 accessible stalls)
  • Takeda Drive parking lot west – All day - no time limits (171 parking stalls, 4 accessible stalls)
  • Mountain Air Bike Skills Course – All day - no time limits (152 stalls plus 2 accessible stalls)

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Barnet Marine Park is one of Burnaby's most popular destinations during the summer months with over 1,900 daily visitors and approximately 1,000 vehicles per day. During peak times, parking is difficult to find and congestion throughout the parking lots and onto Barnet Highway can create safety concerns for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle traffic.

No, there will be no time restrictions on any of the accessible parking spaces.  

All City of Burnaby parking lots are subject to the Street and Traffic Bylaw No. 4299 and the Parking Meter and Electric Vehicle Charging Meter Bylaw No. 14106 outlines Burnaby's parking rules and regulations. Learn more.

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