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Deer Lake Park

Parking Lots Closed

Due to concerns with crowding at Deer Lake, the parking lots at Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Burnaby Village Museum are closed until further notice. To relieve the parking pressure in the surrounding neighbourhoods, the City has opened the small parking lot at Royal Oak Avenue and a limited number of stalls in the parking lot at Sperling Avenue (beach access & boat launch).

For physical distancing, we encourage you to visit your local, neighbourhood park instead of driving to this popular destination park.

Trails Are Now One-way

With a variety of loop length options, walkers can choose the path that suits their needs. View Map »

One-way loop lengths:

  • Deer Lake Route = 3.5km
  • Hart House Mini Route = 1.2km
  • Oakland Flats = 2km
  • Royal Oak Meadow Route = 1.7km

Maps and direction signage are posted throughout the park. While the new one-way measure will help ensure people can keep their distance from each another, the best way to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 is to avoid visiting the park during peak hours. 

Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park is situated in a peaceful natural environment that serves as the cultural precinct for the City of Burnaby’s arts and heritage amenities. Leisurely walking trails with scenic views connect the lake, the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Village Museum and Hart House Restaurant. During the busy summer festival season, the park is a bustling hub of activity.


Note: Dogs are not allowed in the beach and neighbouring picnic area of this park.

wheelchair Accessibility Information 


  • two designated parking stalls in parking area at the Beach access point off of Sperling Avenue on the east side of lake

Entry/Interior Access:

  • trail around the lake consists of either finely crushed gravel, hard packed dirt or wooden boardwalk
  • Other trails in the park are mostly finely crushed gravel
  • please note: some of the paths may be too steep for some users, with tree roots dissecting the trail


  • there is an accessible washroom building located on the east side of the lake, near the parking area

Recommended Walk

Recommended Walks

Enjoy nature in the heart of the city with this 5.7km easy walk.

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Detail Map

Detailed Map

Take a walk around the Lake. Check our our Park Trail Map and our Distance Map 

Getting Here

Getting Here

Located in central Burnaby next to City Hall.

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wheelchair accessible parking spots and washrooms