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Trails on Burnaby Mountain

Trail Signage Update

July 24, 2020: The City has not closed any trails in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Unfortunately, signage was posted in error that indicated otherwise and we are replacing it. We apologize for any confusion or anxiety this may have created. As Burnaby Mountain is classified as a conservation area, the City is required to take steps to protect the area’s sensitive ecology with its forest, streams and wildlife. As careful stewards, we are assessing the condition of some trails that have experienced significant erosion and tree root damage due to high use and natural factors. Any changes to trail designations would not happen without discussions with user groups, the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission and Burnaby City Council.

Burnaby Mountain Park

View a detailed Trail Map of Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area.

Step outside and take a deep breath of fresh air. In a matter of minutes, you can be in a mountain environment rich in natural beauty. Set off on a vigorous hike, a leisurely stroll or a heart-pumping bike ride. A network of 26 multi-use trails covering 28 kilometres criss-crosses the 576 hectares within the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area.

This is an important mountain ecosystem of slopes forested in deciduous and coniferous trees. Blacktail deer, coyotes, bald eagles and a wide variety of smaller animals all make their homes in this lush and rugged terrain. Black bears and cougars are occasional visitors, seeking out the numerous creeks and streams along the trails. The grade climbs from about 25 metres above sea level to the summit of Burnaby Mountain at 366 metres.

As you reach the top, pause for a breath and consider how the preservation of this environment ensures that generations to come will enjoy and appreciate our natural heritage.

Trail Etiquette

Our trails are shared and accessed by a variety of users at the same time - from beginner to advanced hikers and cyclists. As well, one trail is provided for equestrian users. Please be courteous to all and remember that pedestrians have right-of-way. 

Some of the trails travel over very steep terrain. It is extremely important to stay on the trails at all times.


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