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Burnaby Lake 
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Park Features at a glance
Drinking Water Public Phone Visitor Centre Canoeing / Kayaking Dock / Pier / Spit Transit 
Trail Information
Hiking / Walking 19 km  Horseback riding 6 km  Cycling 0 km 
Maps and Directions
This park has several access points, but first-time visitors are advised to begin at the Nature House on Piper Avenue. From Lougheed Highway in Burnaby, turn south on Brighton Avenue (at the Production Way Skytrain Station). Turn right on to Winston Avenue, follow it for about 1 km and then turn left on Piper Avenue.
Park Hours
In general, parks are open during daylight hours. For specific hours see PDF below.

Park Hours
Other Info
The Weedbusters program is sponsored by Metro Vancouver Parks and the Burnaby Lake Park Association and works to restore biodiversity in the park. To get involved, contact Alison at 604-520-6442.
Water Sports

Canoeing or Kayaking

With a placid lake and marshy shores, Burnaby Lake Regional Park is one of the most pleasant spots in the Lower Mainland to canoe or kayak.
No Cycling
There is no cycling in the park. Cyclists following the Central Valley Greenway are reminded to use Cariboo Road and Winston Avenue. A pedestrian-only route for the Central Valley Greenway follows some of the park's trails. Visitors are welcome to use the Avalon Entrance parking lot to access both the  Brunette-Fraser Regional Greenway and the Central Valley Greenway.
Dog Information
Dogs are welcome must be leashed and under control at all times. Please scoop up your dog's poop and dispose of it properly. To protect bird habitat, dogs are prohibited at Piper Spit.
At the Piper Avenue Entrance, the Nature House, toilets, boardwalk and viewing tower are wheelchair accessible.
Trail Accessibility:
Cottonwood trail is 2.6 km long, with minimal slopes, a semi-firm surface and some areas of loose gravel. There are no stairs from Still Creek Bridge to Piper Spit. The trail is at least 2 m wide.
Brunette Headwaters Trail  is 1.8 km long, with minimal grade changes. The trail surface is semi-firm with some areas of loose gravel. The slope along most of the trail is <5%.
Avalon Trail is 0.8 km long, connecting the Burnaby Equestrian Centre with Southshore Trail. The trail is firm (rock dust surface) and at least 3 m wide with minimal grade changes.
Southshore Trail is 3.4 km long with minimal grade changes and a semi-firm surface but some areas of loose gravel. There are several boardwalks with multiple steps along this trail. Southshore Trail is accessible for about 500 m west from the junction at Avalon Trail.
Conifer Loop and Spruce Trail Loop have semi-firm surfaces, with slopes mostly <5%. 

Pavillion Trail has a semi-firm surface. There are stairs at the bridge over Deer Lake Brook.
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Contact Us
The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of your preferred date. Book on-line or call 604-432-6359 for more information.

Park Partners
The Pacific Parklands Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks.  For information or to make a donation, visit
Burnaby Lake Park Association
Join volunteers and provide input on park issues; help control invasive plants through the Weedbusters Program; or participate in projects such as the Nest Box Program. To volunteer, contact the Community Development Coordinator at Central Area Office at 604-520-6442 or go to the Park Partnership Program website (external).
For Information, Questions, or Comments
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Central Area Office: 604-520-6442
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Founded in 2000, Pacific Parklands Foundation (PPF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks. An arm’s length organization, PPF is valuable to Metro Vancouver as a fundraising body dedicated to regional parks projects, youth environmental leadership, volunteers and regional parks associations, and the commemorative and memorial gifts program.
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Trail Advisories

Work on the Equestrian Loops is anticipated to start September 08 and continue for about six weeks. Visitors should be prepared for delays; use alternate routes; and expect to encounter construction equipment along the trail. Visitors are reminded to follow posted safety signs. For more information, call 604-520-6442.
Upcoming Events
No events upcoming at this park
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