Barnet Marine Park
8383 Barnet Highway, Burnaby, BC
604-294-7450 | Website
Located on the site of an old logging community that flourished in the first half of the twentieth century, Barnet Marine Park, with its sandy beach, salty sea water and beautiful scenery, is well worth a visit.
Profile Last Updated: March 18, 2009
If you take a day trip to Barnet Marine Park, not only can you lie around in the sun all day, eating ice cream and food you’ve cooked on one of the onsite barbecues, but you can also say that you’ve been on a historic outing. Located on the spectacular Burrard Inlet, this scenic spot is where the town of Barnet once flourished, centred around a lumber mill that operated for an impressive 60 years before its demise in 1958. The remains of the mill's scrap burner can still be seen today, jutting out into the water near the beach. The old wharf has been replaced with a pier from which visitors can scan Burrard Inlet for marine and bird life.
Developed for Visitors
Various facilities have been set up in order to accommodate visitors, such as picnic tables and barbecues under shady trees, as well as a concession stand, changing rooms and outdoor showers during the summer. In mid-December merrymakers gather to watch the annual Carol Ships Parade of Lights. A huge bonfire keeps everyone warm on dry ground in what has become a popular Burnaby tradition.
Boating, Fishing & Crabbing
Barnet Marine Park is also a popular spot with local water-lovers. Whatever your preferred method of aquatic travel, whether it's a canoe, kayak or sailing dinghy, you’re able to launch off from here. If you’re more the fishing sort, this is also a good place to try your hand at crabbing. There’s a large, clearly marked swimming section in front of the beach.