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Metro Vancouver’s paramount commitment is to maintain critical services to the region while protecting the health and safety of our employees, our partners and the public.

All our regional parks, with the exception of Brae Island Regional Park and Barnston Island Regional Park remain open, providing important outlets for residents to enjoy the outdoors.

While visiting Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, please remember to follow these guidelines

 

 

 

 

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Burnaby Lake-photo1http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/BurnabyLake-photo1_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2832&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosBurnaby Lake-photo1Canoeing is one of the best ways to explore Burnaby Lake Regional Park.
Burnaby Lake-photo2http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/BurnabyLake-photo2_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2835&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosBurnaby Lake-photo2View from Cariboo Dam, looking west to Burnaby Lake
Burnaby Lake-photo3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/BurnabyLake-photo3_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2837&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosBurnaby Lake-photo3Piper Spit is a popular place for a gentle walk and to view wildlife around Burnaby Lake
Burnaby Lake-photo4http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/BurnabyLake-photo4_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2836&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosBurnaby Lake-photo4Burnaby Lake is home to thousands of waterfowl, and birds nesting in marsh
Burnaby Lake-photo5http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/BurnabyLake-photo5_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2838&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosBurnaby Lake-photo5A rebuilt Burnaby Lake viewing tower was officially opened in 2009, and is now one of the best places on the lake for wildlife viewing
BurnabyLake-photo6http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/BurnabyLake-photo6_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2839&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosBurnabyLake-photo6Burnaby Lake Nature House is a base for learning more about the park environment.
BurnabyLake-photo7http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/BurnabyLake-photo7_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2840&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosBurnabyLake-photo7Red elderberry are a favourite of birds but you should not eat them as they will make you sick.
BurnabyLake-photo8http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/BurnabyLake-photo8_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2842&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosBurnabyLake-photo8Flower of the salmonberry - Rubus spectablis
BurnabyLake-photo9http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/BurnabyLake-photo9_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2843&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosBurnabyLake-photo9Piper Mill Trail is accessible for all users, and is located near the Burnaby Lake Nature House at Piper Spit

 

 

 

 

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<div class="ExternalClass4DFC49B7AE5745BFA41D9BBF28570D6B"><div class="panel"><h4>​Visitor Centre</h4><p> <i class="fa fa-arrow-right"></i> <a href="/services/parks/discover/visitor-centres/burnaby-lake-nature-house/Pages/default.aspx">Burnaby Lake Nature House</a></p> </div></div>

 

 

 

 

Facilities closed for COVID-19 physical distancing and public health concerns<div class="ExternalClass633209C650ED42F985A37FD145CC3601"><ul><li>​Piper Spit is CLOSED</li><li>Viewing tower is CLOSED<br></li></ul></div>True
Hazardous Tree Removal between Piper Ave & Kensington Ave<div class="ExternalClassAB5B9F12FF2D47CA92DACA9DB7152D17"><p>To ensure worker safety, CN will be removing hazardous trees within the park that may affect construction of a new section of railway track. Cottonwood Trail may be affected and visitors can expect to encounter short delays. Please follow posted safety signs and directions of safety personal. The work will take place over the next two weeks. For information about this work, contact CN at <a href="mailto:contact@CN.ca">contact@CN.ca</a> or call 1-888-888-5909.</p></div>True
CN Track Work Taking Place near the Park<div class="ExternalClass5101217AB0CF4652AD95B6F1E514A297"><p>​CN will be constructing a section of new track (beside existing tracks) between Piper Ave and Willingdon Ave. To prepare the ground for the new track, CN will brush vegetation, remove trees and install preload outside the park. However, these activities may be noticeable from Cottonwood Trail and Piper Mill Trail. There may also be increased noise and traffic near the Piper Ave Entrance. For information about this work, contact CN at <a href="mailto:atcontact@CN.ca">contact@CN.ca</a> or call 1-888-888-5909.<br></p></div>True
Installation of environmental monitoring equipment<div class="ExternalClass385A1913F9E8457089B79BEABB39FA5E"><p>Installation environmental monitoring equipment will begin in December and take about a month. This work includes hazardous tree removal and the use of drilling equipment. Cottonwood Trail will be affected at the west end of the park, north of Still Creek Bridge. Trails will remain open but visitors should expect to encounter crews and equipment, and occasional minor delays. Please follow posted safety signs. For more information about this project, call 604-296-2810. For information about the park, call 604-520-6442.</p></div>True

 

 

Piper Spit Bird CountPiper Spit Bird Count<div class="ExternalClassA646C3CC0F294685A5C14F8199ACD00C"><div class="ExternalClassBCAAB1288E6746099374006C03462D20"><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​<strong>CANCELLED</strong><br><strong>In response to the COVID-19 situation, this program has been cancelled.</strong><br><strong>Regional parks and greenways remain open. Spending time in nature is a good way to take care of both your physical and mental health.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></strong></p></div><p>Whether you’re just getting to know the birds in your backyard or are on the lookout for rarities, grab your binoculars and join a park interpreter to watch the seasonal changes of birds at Burnaby Lake.<br>FREE, Ages 13+ </p></div>GP0|#b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf;L0|#0b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf|Burnaby;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d314002020-04-14T16:00:00Z
Birds of Burnaby Lake Birds of Burnaby Lake <div class="ExternalClassEBD3FFC631BC428FA31BAE64006B0A13"><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><strong>​CANCELLED<br></strong><strong>In response to the COVID-19 situation, this activity has been cancelled.</strong><br><strong>Regional parks and greenways remain open. Spending time in nature is a good way to take care of both your physical and mental health.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></strong><br><br>Volunteers maintain over 200 nest boxes that provide homes for swallows, chickadees and wood ducks. Find out more about this program and the birds that call Burnaby Lake home. Part of Vancouver Bird Week. <br>FREE, all ages.<br>Presented by Burnaby Lake Park Association</p></div>GP0|#b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf;L0|#0b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf|Burnaby;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d314132020-05-03T18:00:00Z
Piper Spit Bird CountPiper Spit Bird Count<div class="ExternalClassA6E3739C180C4F0BACDCBDE51826B416"><p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><strong>CANCELLED<br></strong><strong>In response to the COVID-19 situation, this activity has been cancelled.</strong><br><strong>Regional parks and greenways remain open. Spending time in nature is a good way to take care of both your physical and mental health.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></strong><br><br>Whether you’re just getting to know the birds in your backyard or are on the lookout for rarities, grab your binoculars and join a park interpreter to watch the seasonal changes of birds at Burnaby Lake.<br>FREE, Ages 13+ </p></div>GP0|#b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf;L0|#0b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf|Burnaby;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d314012020-05-12T16:00:00Z
Forest Fairy GatheringForest Fairy Gathering<div class="ExternalClass5DA2791591B7485DBBF5F3E756DC2F0C"><p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><strong>CANCELLED<br></strong><strong>In response to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been cancelled.</strong><br><strong>Regional parks and greenways remain open. Spending time in nature is a good way to take care of both your physical and mental health.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></strong><br><br>Come play with us! Meet fairies who live unseen in the park and help build new homes for them with supplies from Gnome Depot. Enjoy free face painting and prepare for a magical time. Fairy attire welcome. FREE, all ages.</p></div>GP0|#b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf;L0|#0b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf|Burnaby;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d313792020-05-16T18:00:00Z
Wild About Burnaby LakeWild About Burnaby Lake<div class="ExternalClassBC7B6E01AB564DC1908A0DC7D36A0F87"><p>​Want some wild fun without leaving the city? Interact with local stewardship groups and learn how to bring more nature to Burnaby. FREE, Ages 19+<br>Registration required for walking tours: burnabylake.ca, activity 5140<br>Presented with Burnaby Lake Park Association & City of Burnaby</p></div>GP0|#b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf;L0|#0b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf|Burnaby;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d313862020-06-07T20:00:00Z
Piper Spit Bird Count Piper Spit Bird Count <div class="ExternalClass09206391B8EA425786A4E6170B29E53B"><p>​Whether you’re just getting to know the birds in your backyard or are on the lookout for rarities, grab your binoculars and join a park interpreter to watch the seasonal changes of birds at Burnaby Lake.<br>FREE, Ages 13+ </p></div>GP0|#b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf;L0|#0b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf|Burnaby;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d314022020-06-09T16:00:00Z

 

 

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