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Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park

Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park

Winter Safety: No Skating or Tobogganing

With the cold winter weather approaching, the City of Burnaby reminds the public that all lakes and ponds in Burnaby are not open for outdoor skating due to unsafe conditions. In addition, the public is encouraged not to toboggan on Burnaby Mountain. Learn more »

This regional park, right in the heart of Burnaby, is a place to reconnect with the natural world without leaving the city. The area is a stunning wildlife sanctuary where birdwatchers regularly spot great blue herons, bald eagles, belted kingfishers, osprey and even rarer birds such as the small green-backed heron.

The lake was created by a glacier 12,000 years ago, and only a century ago its shores were home to bustling sawmills. Today, a viewing tower on that same shore provides a bird’s-eye view for spotting wildlife. You can view the lake from your canoe or kayak to get an up-close look at the busy beavers, diving ducks and turtles feeding in the marsh.

Burnaby Lake has a rowing course suitable for canoeing, kayaking and rowing training. The rowing pavilion at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex has change rooms and a public canoe launch.

Features

  • Nature House
  • Car Top Boating Launch
 

Recommended Walk

Recommended Walks

Get next to nature on an easy 11 km walk. 

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Detail Map

Detailed Map

Amenities and access points are located around the lake.  

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Getting Here

Getting Here

Located in central Burnaby, there are different access points to the lake. 
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 wheelchair accessible parking spots and washrooms

 

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