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Nature Trails & Walks

Explore Burnaby Parks: Fall 2019 Programs

Local experts expand your understanding of our local environment as they guide you through some of Burnaby’s beautiful green spaces. Browse Programs »

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Enjoy the fresh air while exploring the outdoors throughout Burnaby. You can hike on Burnaby Mountain, take a leisurely walk in Central Park, or maybe it is a heritage tour in Deer Lake Park. Whatever you decide to do, get outside, and be active.

Nature Trails for Everyone

Trailblazing is a breeze in Burnaby. With over 230 kilometres of paths and trails, the city offers a diverse mix of adventures that range from easy strolls and moderate hikes to marathon outings. Why add some trail mix to your lifestyle diet? Health and exercise, of course, but perhaps more important is the fact that our trails offer urban dwellers a rare chance to absorb nature in the raw – fresh air, changing weather patterns, birds, plants, trees, wildlife.

If you like to walk or jog in circles, be sure to check out the outdoor tracks at Burnaby Central Secondary School, Cariboo Hill Secondary School, Byrne Creek Secondary School and at Confederation and Kensington Parks. These well-maintained facilities allow one to stay in shape in a thoroughly safe environment.

View our Parks & Trails Guide for detailed trail maps before you head out! 

Heritage Walking Tour

Deer Lake Park is Burnaby's best-preserved heritage area and features a fascinating collection of Edwardian country homes and landscapes. The homes surrounding Deer Lake, built between 1904 and 1935, were developed by their owners with an idealized view of the English countryside in mind. "Splendid mansions surrounded by spacious lawns and grounds soon tell the visitor that this district is one of the choice country residential sections for the wealthy of Vancouver and New Westminster," reported one newspaper in 1912. The landscapes designed for many of these gracious old homes remain integral to the experience of the lakeshore setting and convey a special sense of history to the park visitor.

Burnaby's Community Heritage Commission has produced a historic walking tour guide of Deer Lake Park’s heritage buildings to highlight this unique heritage precinct of Burnaby for both residents and visitors. The tour takes between one and two hours to complete and tours the lake's beautiful collection of mansion's, estates, cottages and gardens which are all tied to the fascinating history of their builders and occupants. Free printed copies of the guide are available throughout the city's facilities in Deer Lake Park and at City Hall. This six page 'PDF' version of the walking tour guide has been produced for personal copying and use. If you, your community group, or business would like to obtain free copies of the printed walking tour guide please contact the Planning Department at 604-294-7400.

Nature Trail in Need of Repair? 

For reporting issues related to hazardous conditions in a park, trail or sidewalks bordering a park or city facility, please contact Park Operations by phone at 604-294-7206 or email parks.ops@burnaby.ca. Hours of operation are from Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

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