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Rocky Point Boat Launch

Enjoy a day on the water in Port Moody! Residents and visitors can launch boats from Rocky Point Park located at 2800 Murray St. You will need a boat launch and parking pass in order to launch a boat. We recommend that you arrive early in the day because parking will fill up quickly, especially during the summer months.

Daily boat launch passes

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

Until May 30, the Rocky Point Boat Launch is open, by reservation only, to Port Moody residents and current annual pass holders. Starting May 20, 2020, the boat launch will be open, by reservation only, to all boaters regardless of residency. Staggered launch times are available for booking from 8:15am to 12noon and from 4pm to 6pm daily. Until further notice, hours of operation are 8am to 12noon and 4pm to 8pm daily. Outside of these operating hours there will be no access to the trailer parking area. 

Port Moody residents and current annual pass holders who wish to book a launch time are asked to do the following:

  • call 604-469-4556 between 8am and 4pm (seven days a week) to request a reservation;
  • have your licence plate number and proof of residency (driver’s licence, B.C. ID, or vehicle insurance papers) on hand;
  • have your credit card ready to pay the daily fee of $22.16 plus a reservation fee (please note starting May 20, 2020, all boaters including current annual pass holders will be required to pay a reservation fee while the reservation system remains in place – $10 for Port Moody residents or $25 for boaters who live outside the city);
  • check your email for your reservation confirmation and further instructions; and
  • when you arrive at the boat launch at your allotted time, show your reservation confirmation through your closed driver’s side window to the City staff person on site and then place it where it can be seen on your dashboard.

Bookings will be accepted up to two weeks in advance. Please note that reservations may be cancelled at any time if there is a change to the boat launch’s hours of operation. 

IMPORTANT: Please do your part to help slow down the spread of COVID-19: practice physical distancing in the boat launch area and out on the water. Visit Boating BC’s website for tips on maintaining social distancing while boating.

Physical distancing measures in place at the boat launch include:

  • staggered launch times, available by reservation only, to allow for a maximum of two boats to be launched at a time, from 8:15am to 12noon and 4pm to 6pm, seven days a week;
  • daily restrictions on the number of boats that can be launched, with a maximum of 30 boats per day and a maximum of 30 spaces available for trailer parking;
  • two lanes open on the boat ramp instead of three to create more distance between people as they prepare to launch; and
  • implementation of a traffic management plan to reduce traffic congestion in and around the boat launch, trailer parking lot, and Esplanade Avenue.

Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards

Launching kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards from the boat launch is permitted between 8am and 8pm. A boat launch pass is not required. These watercraft can be dropped off at the sidewalk along the west side of the Boathouse Restaurant at Esplanade and carried to the boat launch. There is 15-minute parking along Esplanade for this purpose.

Annual boat launch passes

COVID-19 UPDATE: Annual boat launch passes are not available for purchase until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

You can purchase an annual boat launch and parking pass from the Recreation Complex located at 300 Ioco Rd. Annual passes cost:

  • $169.15 + tax for Port Moody and Burnaby residents
  • $296.75 + tax for non-residents

To get the resident rate you must provide your:

  • driver's licence (licence and registration need to match) 
  • vehicle registration

Each resident is only eligible for one boat launch pass. 

Parking at Rocky Point

Always check the posted signage before parking. Vehicle and trailer parking is available in the following areas:

  • Rocky Point Boat Launch
  • Behind Pajo's Fish and Chips
  • Along Esplanade Avenue

You must display your boat launch and parking pass in your vehicle.

Reed Point Marina

Visit Reed Point Marina for information on launching, docking and storing your boat.