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Be Park Smart

Due to extremely dry conditions and the high fire risk, the following bans are now in effect until further notice: 

No Barbecues at Burnaby Parks and Beaches 

The use of barbecues (charcoal/briquette/wood) at City of Burnaby parks and beaches is now prohibited. Propane barbecues are permitted. 

No Smoking in Burnaby Parks, Trails and Green Spaces 

The City of Burnaby advises all park users that there is no smoking permitted in Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces. "No Smoking" signs are posted throughout the City. 

Burnaby’s parks and trails are open and available for everyone to enjoy. Getting outside is a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air and stay active. While getting outdoors offers health benefits, it is important that you are prepared in advance to ensure you have a fun and safe experience when visiting our parks and public spaces.

Park Use Etiquette

Burnaby’s parks and trails are popular and can become crowded very quickly. Parks are public spaces which means they are for everyone to enjoy. Be prepared to share park space and trails with walkers, runners and cyclists.  

Please be respectful and courteous of other park users when visiting by following these basic rules: 

  • Park in designated areas, not residential areas or areas where parking is not permitted.
  • Take up only the space you need in the park. You may arrive early and have lots of space to set up but please be courteous and leave room for others. 
  • Propane barbeques are allowed in all parks. Charcoal and open-flame barbeques are only allowed at Deer Lake, Fraser Foreshore, Central Park, Robert Burnaby, Confederation and Barnet Marine Park as these locations have ash pits on-site for the safe disposal of hot ashes. Campfires are not allowed at any of our parks.
  • Don’t blast your music. Not everyone has the same taste in music.
  • No littering. If garbage cans are full, please take your garbage with you.  
  • Keep your dog leashed unless you are in a designated off-leash area. Please immediately pick up and properly dispose of your dog’s waste.   
  • Please stay to the right when walking or running on trails and pass others on the left.
  • If wearing headphones while on our trails, ensure the volume is at a level that you are able to hear others approaching.
  • Please watch your step and stay on formal trails. Formal trails are either asphalt, concrete, or gravel.
  • Avoid forested park areas to help preserve ecologically sensitive areas.

If you arrive at a park and it is crowded and you cannot find a space that allows you to maintain physical distance from others, please come back later or consider visiting during non-peak days and times.  

Many of our popular parks such as Barnet Marine Park, Deer Lake ParkFraser Foreshore Park and Robert Burnaby Park have a high volume of visitors. Consider alternatives such as visiting a local neighbourhood park or enjoying another outdoor activity.

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