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Burnaby Lake Regional Park’s Paths Recommended in Burnaby Now

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We’re so happy to be featured in the Burnaby Now‘s July 20, 2017 digital edition. Writer Stephen Hui recommends his top picks for easy hikes and nature walks in Burnaby:  Get on the beaten path – Great hikes and nature walks in Burnaby.

BURNABY LAKE

Fed by Still Creek and drained by the Brunette River, Burnaby Lake is truly the heart of the city. Both the lake and the Central Valley are the products of glacial erosion during the Pleistocene epoch. Wildlife watchers will want to keep an eye out for great blue herons, northern flying squirrels, Pacific tree frogs, pied-billed grebes, red-winged blackbirds and western painted turtles.

On foot: Make the most of your visit to Burnaby Lake Regional Park by circumnavigating its centrepiece. Points of interest on the 10-kilometre Burnaby Lake loop include Cariboo Dam and the Piper Spit boardwalk and viewing tower.

By transit: To access the loop from the Sperling-Burnaby Lake station, cross the pedestrian overpass, walk south to Sperling Avenue and enter the park.

Stephen Hui is the author of 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, which will be published by Greystone Books in 2018. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @StephenHui.

Click here for a Walking Map, Directions, or how to get here by Transit.

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Piper Spit is a popular spot for bird and wildlife photographers Photo: I. Lau

THANK YOU

to everyone who came to the inaugural WILD ABOUT BURNABY LAKE! We hope you had a good time on your canoe tours, nature walks and weed pulls, as well as enjoy the exhibits from:

  • Bird Studies CanadaBLPA-WaBL-Thank_You_Visitors_&_Exhibitors
  • Burnaby Beekeepers Association
  • Catching the Spirit Youth Society
  • North Shore Black Bear Society
  • Northern Spotted Owl Captive Breeding Program
  • Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society
  • Pacific Parklands Foundation
  • Stanley Park Ecology Society
  • Wild Life Rescue Association of BC
  • City of Burnaby Planning Department
  • Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
  • Burnaby Lake Park Association

This event was presented in conjunction with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks and the City of Burnaby Planning Department with support from the TD Friends of the Environment Fund. Special thanks to Burnaby Lake Rowing Club and Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club who accommodated the voyageur canoes on Burnaby Lake and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Special Events, Interpreters and Operations staff for all your help with set up and take down.

Photos:  Suzanne Rushton Photography

Visitors and exhibitors! If you took any photos, we’d love to see them – please tag us @BurnabyLakePark on Twitter, Instagram or FacebookThank you!

If you would like to contact any of our exhibitors, please go to the event page where it will link you that organization’s website, Facebook page or contact details.

Wild About Burnaby Lake

NEW! Wild About Burnaby Lake  2017 CoB Environment Week logo

Want some wild fun without leaving the city? Join us during this special Burnaby Environment Week event. You can a join us in a hands on weed pull, enjoy a free hot dog° and meet local stewardship groups. Learn how you can bring more nature to Burnaby!

Free fun for all ages!

EVENT TIME:  10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 am – Be an invader ranger and join us for a Weedbusters work party and remove invasive species from the new Glencarin Work site.

See exhibits from:

Click here for full event details, directions, parking and maps.

Presented in conjunction with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks and the City of Burnaby.

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With support from:
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