Buntzen Lake Parking Pass

Anyone who is planning to visit the Buntzen Lake area between June 27 – September 5, 2022, and travel there by car will be required to get a free online parking reservation from BC Hydro before arriving at the recreation area.

Visitors can register for a parking pass one-day in advance and have the options of registering for a morning pass, afternoon pass, of full day pass. Hikers planning to do much longer hikes, like the Sendero Diez Vistas trail or any of the trails on the east side of the lake that go up Eagle Mountain will need to ensure they have a full day pass to allow enough time to hike the trails.

A parking pass will be required as there will be no first-come, first-serve parking at Buntzen Lake until after September 5, 2022.

5 responses to “Buntzen Lake Parking Pass”

  1. J. M. says:

    I think the pass system is wonderful and long overdue. It eliminates overcrowding at the beach and parking nightmares. Even though I am a port moody resident before this year I hadn’t had the pleasure of visiting buntzen during the summer for years, as you could never get in unless you went early on the morning. With the pass system the issues are solved and you can plan your visit ahead of time and know you won’t be turned away. A PLUS for the pass system!!

  2. Sam Dodds says:

    This system is not effective. People book this at the midnight the day before the day they are going. It will show sold out if you don’t book within the first 5 minutes of the booking period. Not very good for elderly and people with disabilities who can’t stay up until midnight . Then the worst part of this scheme is the people who book for the whole day leave in the early afternoon which leaves the parking lots only half full.

  3. shannon says:

    If users cancelled their parking pass when they leave, will it open up parking pass for others to book? If it does then maybe post signage at the lake. If it doesn’t open up a parking pass, you should consider allowing it to. Not everyone needs the full morning or afternoon or full day. I hike for 2-3hrs and I am done. There are many locals who would benefit from a last minute parking pass opening up to head out to the lake for an evening or mid day swim.

  4. shannon says:

    Often your parking lot is half empty during the week. If users cancelled their parking pass when they leave, will it open up parking pass for others to book? If it does then maybe post signage at the lake. If it doesn’t open up a parking pass, you should consider allowing it to. Not everyone needs the full morning or afternoon or full day. I hike for 2-3hrs and I am done. There are many locals who would benefit from a last minute parking pass opening up to head out to the lake for an evening or mid day swim.

  5. Niko Erceg says:

    I’ve Reserved parking Pass today just after midnight from 8AM to 2PM,for July,31,22.and I put e- mail ,registration plate LD593L, but I didn’t receive Confirmation Number.Somethings happened yesterday approximately at same time for reservation afternoon, and I didn’t go.

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