HOW TO GET TO BURNABY LAKE
Burnaby Lake Entrances
There are three entrances to Burnaby Lake and its trails: Glencairn (via Kensington Avenue), Piper Street (where Piper Spit and the Nature House is located) (via Winston Street) and Avalon (via Cariboo Road).
There 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 entrances.
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.
There 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.
There are three entrances to the park: Glencairn, Piper Spit and Avalon.
- Take the Trans Canada Highway. Exit at Kensington Avenue North to Sprott Street and Sperling Avenue.From Vancouver, take Highway #1 eastbound to Exit #32, Sprott Street. At the lights, turn left to cross over the highway overpass and stay in the right lane. At the traffic lights at Kensington Avenue go straight and turn left at the stop sign. Immediately turn right into the parking lot by the sports fields. The trail starts along the edge of the sports fields beyond the Rugby Club.
- Piper Spit – Burnaby Lake Nature House
- 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 ave. Go to the end of the road.
- From Lougheed highway turn south on Brighton Avenue. Go to the traffic lights and turn left. Travel along Government until you arrive at Cariboo road and turn right and cross the rail road tracks. Cross over a small bridge over the Brunette River and turn right onto Avalon Ave.
Sorry, bicycles are NOT allowed on any of the trails around Burnaby Lake. This is due to the narrower width of the trails and sensitive ecosystems along the walking trails. The closest bike trail is along Winston Avenue which is part of the Central Valley Greenway.