Nature Trails for Everyone
Winter Safety: No Skating or Tobogganing
With the cold winter weather approaching, the City of Burnaby reminds the public that all lakes and ponds in Burnaby are not open for outdoor skating due to unsafe conditions. Burnaby’s lakes are fed by streams which are moving water, creating unstable ice conditions. The winter weather can give a false sense of safety about the ice conditions and put outdoor enthusiasts at risk. The weather on the west coast rarely creates outdoor skating conditions. There needs to be long periods of sub zero centigrade temperatures in order to freeze a significant layer of ice on the lakes. Warning signs have been posted at the most popular sites at Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake to inform people about the danger.
In addition, the public is encouraged not to toboggan on Burnaby Mountain. The steep slopes produce conditions for people to pick up high speeds and obstacles such as rocks and trees create unsafe conditions for tobogganing and sledding on Burnaby Mountain.
Trailblazing is a breeze in Burnaby. With over 230 kilometres of paths and trails, the city offers a diverse mix of adventures that range from easy strolls and moderate hikes to marathon outings. Why add some trail mix to your lifestyle diet? Health and exercise, of course, but perhaps more important is the fact that our trails offer urban dwellers a rare chance to absorb nature in the raw – fresh air, changing weather patterns, birds, plants, trees, wildlife.
Many of our trails are designed for multi-use purposes. Some are designated for cycles. Others allow off-leash dogs. Investigate the many and varied options by clicking on the links below. And if you like to walk or jog in circles, be sure to check out the outdoor tracks at Burnaby Central Secondary School, Cariboo Hill Secondary School, Byrne Creek Secondary School and at Confederation and Kensington Parks. These well-maintained facilities allow one to stay in shape in a thoroughly safe environment.
Check out these trail maps before you head out.
- Barnet Marine Park
- BC Parkway & Highland Park Line
- Brunette River Conservation Area
- Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park
- Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park
- Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
- Byrne Creek Ravine Park
- Central Park
- Confederation Park
- Deer Lake Park
- Discovery Place Conservation Area
- Forest Grove Area
- Robert Burnaby Park
- Squint Lake Park
- Stoney Creek Park
- Trans Canada Trail