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Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park

Winter Safety: No Skating or Tobogganing

IMPORTANT NOTICE
November 19, 2014

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, Burnaby Lake and Central Park ponds 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. 

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

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