Close

Stage 3 Water Shortage Response Plan In Effect Until Rescinded

Posted July 20, 2015

All forms of lawn sprinkling using treated drinking water are further curtailed. See the At A Glance Guide to know what type of water use is restricted under Metro Vancouver's Water Shortage Response Plan Stage 3 and is enforced by the City of Burnaby. Learn more »

No Smoking in Parks, Trails & Green Spaces | No Charcoal Barbeques in Parks

Due to the dry weather and heat that could result in fire hazards, the City of Burnaby advises all park users that there is NO SMOKING permitted in the Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces.

Charcoal barbeques in City of Burnaby parks and beaches are prohibited. At this time, only propane gas barbeques are permitted. Please check the city’s website for updates on whether all types of barbequing will be banned if conditions worsen. Learn more »

 > Home > Things To Do > Explore Outdoors > Nature Trails & Walks > Heritage Walking Tour

Things To Do

[+] Was this page helpful?  Yes | No

Heritage Walking Tour

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.

Walking Tour Guide

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.

See our Eco-sculptures
Parks & Trails Guide