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“Walk or run and have some fun”
Review of Rocky Point Park

Rocky Point Park
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Port Moody
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Walk or run and have some fun”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Rocky Point Park is a lovely place to visit as it's the end of the Burrard Inlet. Stunning views from the end of the pier. In the summer there is Kayak's you can rent or Paddle boarding. A lovely fun water park for the children with a play area as well. You can have a lovely walk from Rocky Point Park all the way to Old Orchard Park across the bay or if you do not feel like walking/running there is cycle path as well. Look out for the wildlife with all different types of birds, but also you may come across a bear as well. There is a swimming pool as well here which is open from June to September and also a nice place to get Fish and Chips called Pajo's, well recommend. There is also a very nice restaurant there called the Boathouse, great for an evening meal after a walk.

Visited January 2013
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“Community Center”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We love Rocky Point Park because it is within 10-20 min. biking or walking and has the Pier, and Boardwalk with boats of all kinds launching and docking.
There are kayak, canoe, & sail boat rentals and public pool and nature trails. It has the reknowned "Pajos" Fish & Chips. It has Arts Festivals and Golden Spike Days and Music in the Park in the summer.

Visited July 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Fun Fun Fun”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Water Park, Great view, great running, walking or biking trails or you can roller blade it is up to you. Bring you picnic basket and a small BBQ and your all set. The boardwalk is so nice and often you will hear some soft music playing by one of the many local artists who sell their CD's. I love going down there to just relax away the tension from the day.

You will find a cute fish and chip's shack, rentals, ice cream bar and for the kids or the young at heart a water park and a outdoor swimming pool. This park really has it all.

The down side is the Parking often you have to park on the street but pay attention because some are allocated for the business. There is a pay lot which is not too expensive.

If you want to go for a nice dinner the BeachHouse restaurant is right there.

Bring a sweater and enjoy the day.

Visited August 2012
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moodymcsue
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“A gem of a place - year round”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I have lived in Port Moody for 20 years, and consider Rocky Point Park the best public place in our city for residents and visitors. When guests come to stay with us, it's at the top of the list for places we have to take them. Our family visits the park frequently, for special events, meals, and beautiful walks.

Rocky Point Park's best feature is the shoreline trail system. There are two parallel pathways: a paved one for bikes, strollers, in-line skates, wheelchairs etc, and an earth trails for walking and running. The trail offers sea-level views of the inlet and our beautiful city, which surrounds the inlet and rises up beautifully all around it. A leisurely walk from Rocky Point pier to Old Orchard Park on the other side takes an hour, but you can complete it in half the time if you walk briskly. You will see eagles, gulls and small woodland birds. In October or November you can follow Noons Creek up from the water and watch the salmon working their way up to their spawning grounds. If you're lucky, you might see a whale, as they very occasionally come all the way up. Bears and coyotes are sometimes seen along the trail. Signs are usually posted when they are in the neighbourhood, so you will know when to be on the lookout.

At the Rocky Point end, you can walk out on the pier, launch your boat at the ramp, buy gorgeous fish and chips at Pajos, rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board from Rocky Point Kayaks, get ice cream and coffee at Rocky Point Ice Cream, swim in the public outdoor swimming pool, visit the Port Moody Museum, or dine at the fabulous Boathouse Restaurant, perched on the water's edge. Midway along the trail, you can cut across through the Port Moody Recreation Complex (where there are outdoor tennis courts, soccer fields, fitness facilities, a library, and ice-skating and curling facilities) to Newport Village for shopping and dining. On your way back from the village to the trail, pause for reflection at the Crossroads Hospice healing labyrinth. Keep going along the trail to Old Orchard Park and you can picnic and swim at the sandy beach. All along the way, interpretive signs tell the history of Port Moody and show you where to look for the plants and animals native to the area.

For the kids in your life, there's a skateboard park and a bike trials park at the Rocky Point end, and great playgrounds at Rocky Point, the Rec Complex and Old Orchard. At Rocky Point, there's a children's spray park with change facilities. Rocky Point and Old Orchard are both perfect for picnics. Bring your own to Old Orchard, or buy take-out at Rocky Point.

Rocky Point is the place for Golden Spike Days during the first few days of July every summer. There's entertainment, food and fun family activities. Admission is by donation, and everyone is there. You can build a toy boat, take a free harbour boat tour, watch the Port Moody Idol talent contest or cheer on the can can dancers. This festival is run by a dedicated group of volunteers who host a splendid party for the people of Port Moody to kick off the summer and celebrate Canada Day. Check the Golden Spike Days website for dates and times.

Summer Sunday Concerts run from mid-June to August at 2pm in Rocky Point Park. Live jazz and blues concerts attract hundreds of people to the bandstand every weekend. For these concerts, the food trucks show up, so you can enjoy a meal al fresco along with your music. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

In the cooler months, Rocky Point Park is alive with dog walkers, runners, bird watchers, and people just strolling and enjoying the changing seasons. One evening in December, the carol ships come up the inlet, and on New Year's Day, the bravest of the brave take the plunge in the annual Penguin Swim, with hundreds cheering them on.

Parking is available at Rocky Point, but it can fill up on weekends in the summer. You can park out on Murray Street, adjacent to the park. It's also easily accessible by transit, from many bus routes that run along St. Johns Street. Nearby, the Westcoast Express commuter train runs weekday mornings out from the eastern suburbs and afternoons in from Vancouver. Check the Translink website for transit details. If you are staying in Port Moody, chances are you can walk to Rocky Point or the Inlet trail from where you are. It's a small city and a big park!

Rocky Point is a community place, welcoming and exciting for everyone. If you are in or near Port Moody, be sure to spend some time with us here.

Visited November 2012
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