Rocky Point Boat Launch

Residents and visitors can launch boats from Rocky Point Park located at 2800 Murray St. daily from dawn to dusk with the purchase of a boat launch pass.  We recommend that you arrive early in the day because parking will fill up quickly, especially during the summer months. 

Daily boat launch passes

Boaters can purchase a daily pass for boat launch, retrieval, and parking for $25.00 plus tax from the ticket dispenser near the boat ramp with a credit card only. Please note the ticket dispenser has a keypad – minimize the risk to your health and safety by bringing hand sanitizer and practicing proper hygiene. 

Annual boat launch passes

Annual boat launch passes are purchased at the Recreation Complex by phoning 604.469.4556 or by sending us an email at In-person purchases are also available. Each resident is only eligible for one boat launch pass per year. Annual boat launch passes are valid January 1- December 31 and will not be pro-rated based on purchase date.

2023 Annual passes cost:

  • $177.75 + tax for Port Moody and Burnaby residents
  • $311.80 + tax for non-residents

To get the resident rate you must provide your:

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

Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards

A boat launch pass is not required to launch kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards from the boat launch. 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.

Boat launch and parking closures

The boat launch may be closed and/or have limited parking during special events or city maintenance. Boat Launch pass holders will receive email communication in advance of any closure(s).

2023 Boat launch closures:

Saturday, November 25 from 7am-10pm

The Rocky Point Boat Launch, docks and adjacent boat trailer parking lot will be closed to traffic on Saturday, November 25 from 7:00am-10:00pm . This closure is necessary to provide a safe, enjoyable environment for the Holiday Cheer at the Pier event.

Please note:

  • the closure of the boat launch, docks and adjacent boat trailer parking lot will begin at 7:00am;
  • the area will re-open to regular traffic at 10:00pm that evening;
  • if you are planning to launch your boat prior to the closure, please be sure to park in a designated alternative parking spot along Esplanade Avenue or Murray Street;
  • vehicles and trailers left in the boat launch parking lot after 7:00am on November 25 will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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
  • Weekends only - overflow parking for the boat launch is available at the West Coast Express Parking Lot. This will require an additional parking ticket from the WCE ticket machine.

You must display your boat launch and/or parking pass in your vehicle, on the front dashboard.

Reed Point Marina

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