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Dike Upgrade at Fraser Foreshore Park

We are safeguarding the public, businesses and infrastructure by continuing to upgrade our diking system to 1:200 year water-level standard. In 2021, work was completed on a 900-metre section of the Fraser River Dike in Fraser Foreshore Park. This section, known as Reach 8, extends from Glenlyon Creek to Byrne Creek, on the south side of Glenlyon Parkway. 

This was the last major section of dike to be upgraded along Burnaby’s 7-kilometre Fraser River frontage.

Project Benefits

As part of the project, hundreds of new trees and shrubs have been planted. As well, new nursery areas and year-round habitats have been created for salmonids. Crews installed a tidally influenced floodbox, which provides salmon and trout with access to a channel connected to Glenlyon Creek, allowing the fish to use the channel for refuge and other habitat needs.

And fish aren’t the only ones who benefit from this project. Visitors can now enjoy a 4-km paved path from Boundary Road in the west to the eastern end of Fraser Park Drive.

Fraser River Flood Response Plan

Burnaby’s lowland area adjacent to the Fraser River is largely protected by river and shoreline dikes, pump stations, and flood boxes, but could be at risk for flooding should water levels exceed these protective barriers. The City has a Flood Response Plan prepared to deploy temporary dikes and aquadams, sandbags, and other measures for additional protection. Learn more »

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