Metro Vancouver Park Series: Barnet Marine Park


Friday, July 2nd, 2010 — 9:45am PST
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Since July is Parks Month, I will be featuring more listings in my Metro Vancouver Parks Series. I put the call out on Twitter and @kirstinhepburn said that Barnet Marine Park was a hidden gem, so I thought it would be worth featuring.

Low Tide
Photo credit: goose3five on Flickr

How to Get There: Located along the Burrard Inlet, the Barnet Marine Park is just off Barnet Highway in Burnaby [Google Map]. There are signs along the highway that will let you know where to turn.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Barnet Marine Park - 2 20100122-DSC_3499
Photo credit: CGehlen / Ananth Narayan S

Features: Swimming beach, washrooms, boat launches, walking and hiking trails, fishing, picnic sites (that can be reserved), and a dog off-leash area (however they are not allowed on the beach). There is a marked trail path about 1.3km long that makes for a nice stroll.

My Family at Barnet
Photo credit: goose3five on Flickr

Notes: A bit of history from the Barnet Marine Park site: “Barnet Marine Park is located on what a century ago was the site of a bustling logging mill camp. Echoes of the past remain in the shape of a few concrete towers and the skeleton of a scrap burner.” In 1973 development began to turn it into a park.

I started the series on my own however over the years I’ve had people offer to do write-ups on some of their favourites. If you would like to submit an idea or guest post about your favourite park in Metro Vancouver, please feel free to contact me.

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4 comments

  1. Hey! Just wanted to thank you for the informative post! Do you post every week? 🙂 Thanks!

  2. Kathy says:

    This park is not too far away from home..I bet not too many people knew that McBarge from Expo 86 was moored there for ages afterwards

  3. Ananth Narayan S says:

    Nice article. Especially ‘coz the pic I took is used. 😀 😉

  4. Some really lovely photos. especially the one of the lakes. Beautiful.

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