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Air Quality Advisories

Posted 10:30 AM July 6, 2015

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter and potential health impacts, due to smoke from wildfires outside our region. This advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in the current weather.

Environment Canada

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority has issued a Wildfire Smoke Advisory for the sea-to-sky corridor and surrounding areas because of forest fire smoke that is affecting areas from Howe Sound through Squamish and Whistler to Pemberton and surrounding areas. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperature change. This situation is expected to persist until meteorological conditions change.

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Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park

No Charcoal Barbeques in Burnaby Parks

The Wildfire Management Branch has banned open burning in the Coastal Fire Region due to drying weather conditions. Due to these fire restrictions, charcoal barbeques in City of Burnaby parks and beaches are prohibited. At this time, only propane gas barbeques are permitted. Please check back for further updates on whether all types of barbequing will be banned if conditions worsen.

No Smoking in Burnaby Trail Systems

Due to the dry weather and heat that could result in fire hazards, the City of Burnaby advises all trail users that there is NO SMOKING permitted in the Burnaby trail systems. "No Smoking" signs have been posted at major trail heads. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

Deer Lake Park is situated in a peaceful natural environment that serves as the cultural precinct for the City of Burnaby’s arts and heritage amenities. Leisurely walking trails with scenic views connect the lake, the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Village Museum and Hart House Restaurant. During the busy summer festival season, the park is a bustling hub of activity.

Features

 

Note: Dogs are not allowed in the beach and neighbouring picnic area of this park.

Recommended Walk

Recommened Walks

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, there is NO SMOKING permitted in the Burnaby trail systems.  

Enjoy nature in the heart of the city with this 5.7km easy walk.

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Detail Map

Detailed Map

Take a walk around the Lake. Check our our Park Trail Map and our Distance Map 

Getting Here

Getting Here

Located in central Burnaby next to City Hall.

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 Wheelchair accessible parking spots and washrooms