Due to extremely dry conditions and the high fire risk, the following bans are now in effect until further notice:
No barbecues at Burnaby parks and beaches
The use of barbecues (charcoal/briquette/wood) at City of Burnaby parks and beaches is now prohibited. Propane barbecues are permitted.
No smoking in Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces
The City of Burnaby advises all park users that there is no smoking permitted in Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces. "No Smoking" signs are posted throughout the City.
Two urban routes to walk or wheel through central Burnaby
Take a stroll or ride along the BC Parkway, Metro Vancouver’s original recreational bike and pedestrian route. You can venture all the way from the Quay in New Westminster, across Burnaby to False Creek in Vancouver on this 19-kilometre linear park. The parkway offers a separated cycle and pedestrian trail most of the way along this beautifully landscaped park corridor.
Highland Park Line begins at Edmonds St and Kingsway and runs roughly parallel to BC Parkway until it joins the parkway near Buller Ave.
You can stop and enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the many parks along the BC Parkway's car-free corridor. You can also visit the playground in Central Park and the Metro Skate Park in Bonsor Park. Or, you can take a detour on the Highland Park Line and stop at a park in the Stride Hill neighbourhood.
The BC Parkway and Highland Park Line are very flat and accessible–walk or wheel one way, then hop on the SkyTrain to get back to your starting point.