Directions

HOW TO GET TO BURNABY LAKE

Burnaby Lake Entrances

There are three entrances to Burnaby Lake and its trails: Glencarin (via Kensington Avenue), Piper Street  (where Piper Spit and the Nature House is located)  (via Winston Street) and Avalon (via Cariboo Road).

Burnaby Lake Regional Park Entrances

Walking

BurnabyLakeParkMap(06-15)-200x153There is a large walking loop (approximately 10 km) around Burnaby Lake, along with several smaller side trails. Take a walking map of Burnaby Lake with you or pick one up at the kiosks at Piper Spit (in front of the Nature House) or Avalon Parking lot at the trail entrance.

As with any trails, please pay attention to your surroundings for other walkers and runners (sometimes there are timed Fun Runs on the weekends). Also, the Burnaby Horsemen’s Association stables are on Avalon Avenue so you may also encounter horses, ponies and their riders.

Remember, Burnaby Lake Regional Park is a wildlife sanctuary, and located near Burnaby Mountain so you will see seasonal signs to be aware of wildlife (bobcats, bears, cougars) in the area. Please also remember to keep your dog on its leash for the safety of the wildlife as well as for them as well. There is a leash free area at Warner Loat Park on Piper Avenue.

Transit

translinkThere are transit buses that stop by either side of the lake and the sky train services the north side. Visit our Transit page to plan your trip.

Driving

There are three entrances to the park: Glencarin, Piper Spit and Avalon.

Entrances

Glencarin

Via Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1)
Eastbound:  Take Exit 32, for Sprott Street. At the lights, turn left to cross over the highway overpass and stay in the right lane. Cross Kensington and at the stop sign, turn right at Sperling Avenue (past the Tennis Club) and it will veer left and turn into Glencarin Drive. Continue until the road ends and there will be a small parking lot at the Trail Entrance.
Westbound:  Take Exit 33 for Kensington Avenue North. Turn right at the traffic light at Sprott Street. At the stop sign, turn right at Sperling Avenue (past the Tennis Club) and it will veer left and turn into Glencarin Drive. Continue until the road ends and there will be a small parking lot at the Trail Entrance.
You can also park at the sports fields parking lot and walk into the park.

Piper Spit – Burnaby Lake Nature House

Via Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1)
Eastbound or Westbound:  Take Exit 37, for Gaglardi Way. Keep right. At the lights, turn right to get onto Cariboo Road. At the next set of lights, turn left to go north on Cariboo Road to the railway tracks at Government. Turn left and travel west along Winston  and turn left onto Piper Avenue (flashing cross walk). Go to the end of the road and over the railway tracks. 
Via Lougheed Highway (BC Highway 7)
Eastbound or Westbound: From Lougheed Highway  turn south on Brighton Avenue. Go to the traffic lights and turn right. Go West along Winston and turn left onto Piper Avenue (flashing cross walk). Go to the end of the road and over the railway tracks.
There is limited parking in front of the Nature House including two Handicapped spots (tag required). Otherwise, parking along the side along Piper Avenue. If it is a really busy day, you may find spots in Warner Loat Park closer to Winston Street. 

Avalon Entrance & Parking Lot

Via Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1)
Eastbound or Westbound:  Take Exit 37, for Gaglardi Way. Keep right. At the lights, turn right to get onto Cariboo Road. At the next set of lights, turn left to go north on Cariboo Road. Just beyond the overpass, turn left at Avalon Avenue. Drive past the horse barns on the left and you will see see the sign for the Avalon Entrance. The parking lot is just past the sign to your right. .
Via Lougheed Highway (BC Highway 7)
Eastbound or Westbound:  Take Exit 37, for Gaglardi Way exit towards Highway 1. Turn left to Cariboo Road and turn left at the stoplight to stay on Cariboo Road. Just beyond the overpass, turn left at Avalon Avenue. Drive past the horse barns on the left and you will see see the sign for the Avalon Entrance. The parking lot is just past the sign to your right. .
From Government Street: Turn onto Cariboo Road and cross the rail road tracks. Cross over a small bridge over the Brunette River and turn right onto Avalon Ave.

Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion

Via Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1)
Eastbound:  Take Exit 32, for Sprott Street. At the lights, turn left to cross over the highway overpass and stay in the right lane. Cross Kensington and at the stop sign, turn right at Sperling Avenue (past the Tennis Club). Drive past the sports field and turn left on Roberts Street.
Westbound:  Take Exit 33 for Kensington Avenue North. Turn right at the traffic light at Sprott Street. At the stop sign, turn right at Sperling Avenue (past the Tennis Club). Drive past the sports field and turn left on Roberts Street.

Via Lougheed Highway (BC Highway 7)
Eastbound: Take the Kensington Avenue exit (past Garden Works). At the stoplight, turn left onto Joe Sakic Way which will veer right and turn into Sperling Avenue. Drive past the sports field and turn left on Roberts Street.
Westbound:  Take the Kensington Avenue exit; turn right at the Chevron gas station then get into the left lane. At the stoplight, turn left onto Joe Sakic Way which will veer right and turn into Sperling Avenue. Drive past the sports field and turn left on Roberts Street.

Bicycling

Sorry, bicycles are NOT allowed on any of the trails around Burnaby Lake. This is due to the narrower width of the trails, blind corners and sensitive ecosystems along the walking trails. The closest bike trail is along Winston Avenue which is part of the Central Valley Greenway.

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