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Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park

Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park

This regional park, right in the heart of Burnaby, is a place to reconnect with the natural world without leaving the city. The area is a stunning wildlife sanctuary where birdwatchers regularly spot great blue herons, bald eagles, belted kingfishers, osprey and even rarer birds such as the small green-backed heron.

The lake was created by a glacier 12,000 years ago, and only a century ago its shores were home to bustling sawmills. Today, a viewing tower on that same shore provides a bird’s-eye view for spotting wildlife. You can view the lake from your canoe or kayak to get an up-close look at the busy beavers, diving ducks and turtles feeding in the marsh.

Burnaby Lake has a rowing course suitable for canoeing, kayaking and rowing training. The rowing pavilion at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex has change rooms and a public canoe launch.

Features

 

Recommended Walk

Recommended Walks

Get next to nature on an easy 11 km walk.


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Detail Map

Detailed Map

Amenities and access points are located around the lake.  

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Getting Here

Getting Here

Located in central Burnaby, there are different access points to the lake.

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 wheelchair accessible parking spots and washrooms

 

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