Burnaby Environment Week is a week long program of environmentally-themed community activities held to coincide with Canadian Environment Week.
Environment week events
Invasive species plant pulls
Sunday, June 5, 10 am-1 pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park (Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue)
Sunday, June 5, 9:45 am-1 pm
Ron McLean Park (Meet at Byrne Creek tennis courts, 6620 Bank Street)
Saturday, June 11, 9:45 am-1 pm
Central Park (Meet at Central Park tennis court parking, 5989 Patterson Avenue)
Join other Burnaby residents in removing invasive English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry from Burnaby parks. These rain-or-shine events welcome all ages, abilities & experience levels. Come and meet new friends, enjoy a day in Burnaby’s great outdoors and serve our community. Gloves, tools, instruction and refreshments are provided.
Guided canoe trips on Deer Lake
Tuesday, June 7, 6-7 pm and 7:15-8:15 pm
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department are offering two evening sessions for the guided canoe trips on Deer Lake. Participants will experience the nature of Deer Lake in the heart of Burnaby while following an experienced canoe instructor. Novice paddlers will receive guidance from the tour leaders. Registration is required and space is limited.
Eco-Centre open house
Saturday, June 11, 10 am-2 pm
Burnaby Eco-Centre (4855 Still Creek Drive)
Hosted by City of Burnaby staff and our recycling stewardship partners, the open house will feature live music and a free bag of compost will be available to Burnaby residents on a first-come, first served-basis (max 2 per household). Even our staff falcon will available for meet and greets! Join us for a free and fun event.
Car trunk sale
Saturday, June 11, 9 am-1:30 pm
Parking lot of Bill Copeland Sports Centre (3676 Kensington Avenue)
Load up your car, truck or minivan with items you no longer need and stake your claim in our parking lot to reduce waste by finding new owners for pre-loved items. A limited number of parking stalls are available, so rent yourself a stall and unclutter your life—or find yourself a great bargain as a buyer! View more details.
Environment week at Burnaby's Farmers' Market
Saturday, June 11, 10 am-2 pm
Parking lot of City Hall (4949 Canada Way)
Our Planning and Development Department will be at the Farmers' Market—come to connect with us to find out how the City is taking an active role in fighting climate change, increasing our resilience and safeguarding our land, air, and water.
Go By Bike Week
May 30-June 5
GoByBike BC Society envisions a future in which as many people as possible experience the joy of using bicycles for everyday transportation. Register and log your cycling trips at gobybikebc.ca to enter for great prizes, including a self-guided cycling adventure for two in the Netherlands!
Storm drain marking
Help safeguard Burnaby’s creeks and streams with a visual reminder to residents that roadside drains flow directly into creeks and streams where fish live. Sign up by emailing [email protected] to receive a free toolkit from the City to help you start marking storm drains in your community.
The Commuter Challenge
The Commuter Challenge is a week-long friendly competition that encourages participants to use other modes of transportation besides their cars to get where they need to go. Participants receive metrics for sustainable commuting, like distance travelled and greenhouse gas emissions avoided. Register as an individual or a workplace to track your environmental impact on the Commuter Challenge website, with prizes available for both teams and individuals.