Close

High Streamflow Advisory: Fraser River

Updated May 22, 2018 at 10:25 AM

The River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Fraser River due to increased snow melt runoff. River levels and flows are expected to remain elevated this week and into the weekend.

City staff are monitoring water levels, conducting daily patrols of areas adjacent to the Fraser River, and are prepared for possible minor flooding as part of our Flood Response Plan »

 > Home > Things To Do > Explore Outdoors > Shorelines & Lakes > Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park

Things To Do

Was this page helpful? Yes | No

Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park

Burnaby Lake

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. 

Find out more »

Detail Map

Detailed Map

Amenities and access points are located around the lake.  

Find out more »

Getting Here

Getting Here

Located in central Burnaby, there are different access points to the lake. 
Find out more »

 wheelchair accessible parking spots and washrooms

 

Parks & Trails Guide
Reserve Your Picnic