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Iona Beach 
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Park Features at a glance
Drinking Water Public Phone Dock / Pier / Spit Beach Activities 
Trail Information
Hiking / Walking 13 km  Horseback riding 3 km  Cycling 4 km 
Maps and Directions
Iona Beach Regional Park is north and west of Vancouver International Airport. Go towards Vancouver International Airport and get onto Grant McConachie Way. Follow Grant McConachie Way westward to Templeton Street and then turn right (north) onto Templeton Street. Follow Templeton Street as it turns left (west) and becomes Ferguson Road. Follow Ferguson Road westward to the end; it goes directly to Iona Beach Regional Park.
Park Hours
In general, parks are open during daylight hours. For specific hours see PDF below.

Park Hours
Other Info

With winter weather in this area often drier than other parts of the Lower Mainland, Iona Beach Regional Park can be a great escape on a rainy day. There are also magnificent scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities in the park.

More than 300 species of birds feed and rest at Iona Beach Regional Park, making it critical that dogs be kept under control at all times to avoid harassing migratory birds.

Dog Information
Dogs
As of January 1, 2013, a new dog management plan takes effect in the park. There are two areas where dogs are not allowed -- the ponds and areas surrounding them on the park's east side. And the foreshore between Iona Jetty and North Jetty. These are both areas with high value as wildlife habitat. A new leash-optional trail has been designated along the lower roadway on the Iona Jetty. Your dog must still be under your control. All other areas in the park are designated as leash-required. Check local signs for details or see the poster below.

PDF Iona Beach Regional Park leashing designation

PDF Report on Iona Beach Regional Park dog management to Parks and Environment Committee

PDF Regional Parks Bylaw 1177

PDF Regional Parks Bylaw 1159, Enforcement and Fines

Please show courtesy to other park visitors by removing your dog’s poop.
For more information, please see Dogs in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.
Accessibility
Accessibility
The washroom building beside the parking area, the table beside South Marsh, the boardwalk and observation platform at the west side of South Marsh, and the cycle path on Iona Jetty are all wheelchair accessible. The gravel surfacing on the trail is fairly loose, however, and may be difficult with narrow tires. The trail is almost flat.
Park SafetyUsing the Park Safely:
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Parks Field Trips
Fishing

Contact Us
The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of your preferred date. Book on-line or call 604-432-6359 for more information.

Park Partners
To learn about the variety of ways to get actively involved in regional parks, contact the Community Development Coordinator at West Area. Phone (604) 224-5739
For Information, Questions, or Comments
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office: 604-224-5739
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Founded in 2000, Pacific Parklands Foundation (PPF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks. An arm’s length organization, PPF is valuable to Metro Vancouver as a fundraising body dedicated to regional parks projects, youth environmental leadership, volunteers and regional parks associations, and the commemorative and memorial gifts program.
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Resources

Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Photo contest
Fire Danger Rating Advisory
as of August 15, 2014
Current Rating: MODERATE
Campfires are permitted in designated areas with containment facilities (i.e. fire rings/pits), and only as local fire authorities allow Briquette and propane barbeques and gas stoves are permitted in approved facilities under direct supervision - if you are using briquettes, PLEASE dispose of them carefully in provided receptacles.  Report all forest fires to 911 and Parks staff.  For more information call 604-432-6350.
Trail Advisories
Pending closure of trails on Iona Jetty

Work crews will be upgrading the shore protection along parts of the Iona Jetty. During this time, the trails along the jetty will be closed. More details to come about when the work will take place.
Birders' access to Iona Sewage Lagoons: daytime closures

Because of work being conducted this summer, there will be no public access to the Iona east sludge lagoons (part of the Iona Waste Treatment Plant) from July 5  to mid September, between 7 am and 5 pm.
Access will be allowed after 5 pm.
The natural ponds (to the west)  in Iona Beach Regional Park are not affected.
Upcoming Events
No events upcoming at this park
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