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Deer Lake 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. 

Winter Safety: No Skating

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. Burnaby’s lakes are fed by streams which are moving water, creating unstable ice conditions. The winter weather can give a false sense of safety about the ice conditions and rarely creates outdoor skating conditions putting outdoor enthusiasts at risk. Warning signs have been posted at the most popular sites at Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake to inform people about the danger.

Royal Oakland Park Stairway & Landscape Improvements

The Royal Oakland stairway (southwest of Deer Lake Park) will be closed for major repairs and improvements from September 14, 2020-February 2021. Thank you for your understanding. 

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.

Features

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

wheelchair Accessibility Information 

Parking:

  • 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

Washrooms:

  • 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