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Environment Week

Burnaby Environment Week is a week long program of environmentally-themed community activities held in early June to coincide with Canadian Environment Week and United Nations World Environment Day on June 5. The City and our community partners aim to deliver activities that are family oriented, informative and encourage community participation.

Schedule of Events — June 1 to June 9, 2019

Free events! Pre-registration is required for some of the activities listed below.

Hats Off Day crowd

Pop-up Activity at Hats Off Day

June 1, 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Burnaby Heights

Hats Off Day is Burnaby’s largest street festival. It is organized by the Heights Merchants Association. Visit the festival and look for the City’s Environment Week display to learn about ecological restoration projects and examples of environmental sustainability in the City of Burnaby.

Nature Walk Burnaby Mountain

Guided Nature Walk of Burnaby Mountain

June 1, 9:00-11:00 AM
Departing from Mountain Air Trail, North Slope of Burnaby Mountain

This guided nature walk along the Mountain Air Trail is presented by the City of Burnaby. Participants will get hands on experience to measure some of the largest trees in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Park.  Registration required, space is limited. To register, contact any Burnaby Recreation Centre, or visit and use the barcode 497945.

Fraser Foreshore Park

Mandarin Language Nature Tour of Fraser Foreshore Park

June 2, 3:00-5:00 PM
Meet at the parking lot at 7408 Fraser Park Drive
This tour is presented by the Green Club (Joseph Lin) and will consist of a guided nature walk, in the Mandarin language, in Fraser Foreshore Park along the Fraser River. Participants will learn about the ecology of this park and the plants and animals that live there.

Deer Lake Canoeing

Guided Canoe Trips on Deer Lake

June 4 (registration opens May 1)
Session 1: 6:00-7:00 PM
Barcode 508028
Session 2: 7:15-8:15 PM Barcode 508029 
Meet at Deer Lake Park, parking lot off of Sperling Avenue
Registration required. Trips are for ages 10 years and older; children aged 10 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and waivers must be signed by all participants (parent must sign for those under 19 years old). To register, contact any Burnaby Recreation Centre, or visit and use the barcodes noted above.

Byrne Creek Watershed

Community Environmental Stewardship Activity: Byrne Creek Watershed

June 8, 9:45 AM-1:00 PM
Ron McLean Park, 7820 Hedley Avenue

To help the environment, come and join us as we spend a few hours removing invasive plants such as English Ivy from streamside areas. Registration required. Learn more » 


Eco-Centre Open House

June 8, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
4855 Still Creek Drive

Learn about what we accept, where materials go, and help close the loop on food scraps recycling by picking up a free bag of compost. Limit of two bags of compost per residential property (proof of Burnaby residency required). Limited supplies available first come, first served.

Car Trunk Sale

Car Trunk Sale

June 8, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM
Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676
Kensington Avenue
This annual event encourages waste reduction by promoting reuse of ordinary household items. Shop for bargains and treasures! Free admission for buyers. Sellers can call 604-297-4521 for information. 

Wild About Burnaby Lake

Wild About Burnaby Lake

June 9, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Meet at Burnaby Lake Regional Park, east end of Burnaby Lake at Cariboo Dam Field

Learn how to bring more nature to Burnaby with free guided nature walks, invasive species pulls and exhibits by environmental stewardship partners. Cash only charity barbecue provided by the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society. Registration required for some activities. For more information, visit or view the event poster.


Guided Nature Tour at Deer Lake Park

June 2, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
The City of Burnaby is offering this guided nature walk of Deer Lake Park. Participants will look for breeding birds, including Great Blue Herons. Registration is required. To register, contact any Burnaby Recreation Centre, or visit and provide the barcode 497940. Please note that the date of this event has changed from June 9 to June 2.

Travel "Green" During Environment Week

Bike to Work Week

May 27 to June 2
Bike to Work Week is a community event promoted across Metro Vancouver by HUB Cycling. Burnaby residents and workplaces are encouraged to participate by registering online and recording commutes to work. There are many prizes for participating, including a grand prize of a cycling trip for 2 to Italy's Prosecco Hills! Logging your trips online also helps HUB Cycling work with the City of Burnaby and other local governments to improve cycling infrastructure.

Commuter Challenge

June 2 to June 8
The Commuter Challenge, brought to you by BEST - Better Environmentally Sound Transportation, is a fun and friendly competition between individuals and workplaces that encourages active transportation and takes place across Canada. Participants take transit, ride share, car share, walk, cycle or work from home. By tracking their commutes online, participants see their total number of CO2 emissions avoided, fuel saved and calories burned. Find out how to register. Log your commutes and be eligible to win some great prizes.

Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem Restoration and Enhancement in Burnaby

View our Story Map that highlights examples of Burnaby ecosystems that were protected, enhanced or restored as part of a development project.

Please note: The City-wide Garage Sale event will not be taking place in 2019. We thank you for your participation over the years.

Have any questions? Contact the City of Burnaby Planning Department at 604-294-7400 or