Reservations no longer required for Rocky Point Boat Launch in Port Moody starting May 30

As of Saturday, May 30, 2020, boaters will no longer need to book a launch time or pay a reservation fee to use the Rocky Point Boat Launch in Port Moody. 

The City introduced a reservation system for the boat launch on April 19, 2020, along with other restrictions and physical distancing measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. On May 20, 2020, the City began charging a reservation fee to recover costs associated with the implementation of COVID-19 measures. As the provincial government’s Restart Plan is now underway, Port Moody City Council has approved a return to normal operations for the boat launch, which means the reservation system and reservation fees are no longer required. Boat launch users are asked to maintain physical distancing and use the boat launch safely and responsibly. 

The City will refund reservation fees paid for launch times booked for May 30, 2020 or later. To request a refund, please call 604-469-4556. 

The Rocky Point Boat Launch is open daily from dawn to dusk. There will be no restriction on the number of boats that can launch in a day. 

Boaters can purchase a daily pass for boat launch, retrieval, and parking for $21.10 plus tax from the ticket dispenser near the boat ramp (credit card only). Please note the ticket dispenser has a key pad – minimize the risk to your health and safety by bringing hand sanitizer and practicing proper hygiene. 

Annual boat launch passes are available for purchase by phone – please call 604-469-4556. The cost is $169.15 plus tax for Port Moody and Burnaby residents, and $296.75 plus tax for other boaters. Boaters who purchased daily passes between April 19 and May 19, 2020 are eligible to apply amounts paid toward the cost of an annual pass. 

Boat launch users must park in designated parking areas and display their daily pass in their vehicle. 

We all need to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The City asks everyone to use all public spaces and facilities safely and responsibly:

  • maintain physical distance – stay two metres apart from anyone who is not a member of your household;
  • no large gatherings or organized sports
  • wash your hands frequently
  • stay home if you’re sick
  • use during non-peak hours if possible
  • don’t litter – dispose of your waste responsibly 

The City is continuously monitoring information about COVID-19 coming from public health authorities, and makes decisions about City services and facilities with the health and safety of its residents in mind. Visit to stay up-to-date on impacts to City services.