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Deer Lake Park

Be Park Smart!

Before visiting, please be aware of current provincial health orders and enjoy our parks, trails and public spaces, responsibly:

  • Bring what you need with you such as hand sanitizer and a face mask. Please note masks are required to be worn in park washrooms.
  • Masks are not required outdoors but we encourage wearing one when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including when walking on busy trails.
  • All groups must stay together and keep their physical distance from other visitors. 
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick. 

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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.

What you need to know 

Please be respectful and courteous of other park users and use our parks, trails and public spaces responsibly:

  • Park in designated areas, not residential areas or areas where parking is not permitted.
  • Trails are one-way, with a variety of loop length options. Please follow maps and directional signage throughout the park.View map
  • Please stay to the right when walking or running on trails and pass others on the left.
  • If wearing headphones while on trails, ensure the volume is at a level that you are able to hear others approaching.
  • Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards are allowed on Deer Lake with access to launch from the boat launch (dock) and beach area.
  • Fishing is allowed from the boat launch (dock), the shore or from a belly boat.
  • Picnic tables are first-come, first served. Please note that when gathering outdoors you still need to maintain a physical distance of 2 meters apart from one another when standing or sitting, unless you are from the same household.
  • Propane barbeques are allowed. Charcoal and open-flame barbeques are also allowed as this park. Use on-site ash pits for the safe disposal of hot ashes.
  • No littering. If garbage cans are full, please take your garbage with you.
  • Keep your dog leashed. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or in the picnic area. Please immediately pick up and properly dispose of your dog’s waste.

Features

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