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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:

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  • 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.

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Be a Champion for Native Plants!

May has been proclaimed Invasive Species Action Month in BC. Take positive action against invasive species. Learn all about native and invasive plants and animals, and how to tell them apart.

Join the Burnaby Lake Park Association in tackling and removing invasive species: non-native plants that have become established and replaced native species around Burnaby Lake. We’ll provide gloves, tools, and snacks. Dress for the weather and be prepared to work off-trail in the woods. Join us! Ages 8+

Check here to see how to get to the park by transit or driving.

If you are interested in bringing a group to help out or for more information, call 604-520-6442 or email the Burnaby Lake Park Association Volunteer Coordinator at info@burnabylakepark.ca. You can request to be added to the email list that gets sent out with confirmation of meeting locations and times, or if there are any weather related updates.

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This event is also part of the City of Burnaby’s Environment Week activities.

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