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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Sports Field Closures

We're back in September

(Updated: April 15, 2015)
Field updates are over for the season and will resume in September. Enjoy your summer!

During the Winter Months

During the winter (September to March), sports fields are inspected each week to determine their condition and availability for play. The field closure announcement will be made by 2:00 PM on Thursdays on both the phone line (604-294-7984) and the website, and then, as needed, a revised update will be made by 11:00 AM on Fridays.

Changing Weather Conditions Updates

During changing weather conditions, please call the FIELD INFO LINE (604-294-7984) for the most up-to-date sports field closure information.

User discretion MUST always be used on all Burnaby fields. Snow removal is NOT permitted on any fields.

Artificial Turf Fields

Type Status Comments
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 1  Artificial    
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 2  Artificial 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 3  Artificial 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 4  Artificial 
Burnaby Central Secondary School  Artificial   
Burnaby North Secondary School  Artificial   
Byrne Creek Secondary School  Artificial   
Cariboo Hill Secondary School  Artificial   


Grass & All Weather Fields

Type Status Comments
Beecher Mini # 1 Grass
Bell Mini # 1 Grass
Bonsor - Super 8 Grass   
Burnaby Heights Park Grass 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 1 Grass 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 2 Grass 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 3 Grass 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 4 Grass 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 5 Grass 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 6 Grass 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 7 Grass 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 8 Grass 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 9 Grass
Charles Rummel Mini # 1  Grass 
Charles Rummel Mini # 2  Grass
Confederation Park Mini # 1 - Upper  Grass 
Confederation Park Mini #2 - Upper  Grass 
Confederation Park Oval  Grass 
Harwood Park  Grass 
Harwood Park Mini # 1  Grass 
Harwood Park Mini # 2  Grass 
Kensington # 4  Grass 
Kensington Mini # 4   Grass 
Kensington # 5  Grass 
Kisbey - Super 8  Grass 
Riverway # 1 Lower East  Grass 
Riverway # 2 Lower West  Grass 
Riverway # 3 Upper East  Grass 
Riverway # 4 Upper West  Grass 
Riverway Mini # 5 Lower East  Grass 
Riverway Mini # 6 Lower West  Grass 
Riverway Mini # 7 Upper West  Grass 
Riverway Mini # 8 Upper East  Grass 
Wesburn Park  Grass
Willingdon - Super 8  Grass 


Gravel Fields

Type Status Comments
All fields Gravel

Determining Conditions

In deciding whether to CLOSE a field, Parks staff will take into account the safety and playability of the field, as well as any potential damage it could suffer due to play in poor conditions. If staff determine that a field is CLOSED due to poor conditions, this field will not be available for use until a subsequent inspection is carried out by designated City of Burnaby staff.

A field in marginal condition may be available for use depending on the weather and state of the field at the time of inspection. In this case, Parks staff will leave the field OPEN TO USER DISCRETION. In general, if weather and surface conditions improve by the weekend, the field may be suitable for use. However, if the weather deteriorates, or field conditions remain poor (snow, frost, standing water, muddy or mushy playing surface), user groups are expected to show good judgement by not using the field. If poor judgement is exercised by user groups, and field damage occurs, groups may incur fines.