Metro Vancouver Park Series: Barnet Marine Park

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Mckinley ArenstamFriday, July 2nd, 2010 — 11:28am PDT

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

  2. KathyTuesday, July 6th, 2010 — 9:18pm PDT

    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 SSunday, January 30th, 2011 — 10:16pm PST

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

  4. Electricians CroydonThursday, September 22nd, 2011 — 9:59am PDT

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

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