Nature & Parks in Burnaby

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Nature & Parks in Burnaby

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  • Henry’s Take
    San Diego, CA125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trail Series, Part 26
    The Burnaby Mountain Trail has made me begin to wonder if I am developing a serious dependence on the British Columbia trail system. You see it doesn’t seem to matter how many of them I run, I only seem to long for more.

    This location features a series of interconnected trails that are mostly technical in nature. I believe they can best be described as mountain bike trails that you are allowed to run or hike on. There are multiple bike jumps to navigate, numerous bridges to cross, frequent rocks and roots to avoid, and the downhills are fairly steep. Strollers and wheelchairs are not recommended and those with mobility issues would likely prefer to avoid this venue.

    Although you’ll be surrounded by a dense blanket of trees, the trail offers occasional glimpses of some of the high rises in the greater Vancouver area.

    I found ample available parking on the adjacent Simon Fraser University campus for a nominal fee.

    If you’re ready for a technical run (or ride), this place is for you.

    And that’s…Henry’s Take.

    #vancouvertrails
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • victoriafoody
    Victoria, Canada319 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful park to relax in Barnaby. Hidden away from the urban noise. There is plenty of green space and manicured path for easy walking trails. There's also a boating lake if you want to relax in a pedalo or kayak. Within the park there's also the Shadbolt centre, the Burnaby Art Gallery and a heritage park.
    Written 31 August 2023
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,145 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of great places for outdoor exercise in the lower mainland of British Columbia, but when it gets HOT, this is one of the best places to go. The well marked trail system offers 20 minute, 60 minute, or actually many hours of walking without repeating your route. The trees shield you from road noise, vehicle exhaust, and Skytrain rattles; while providing great shade from that large yellow orb we see so rarely. Washrooms here and there, good mapping; parking lots for those who didn't use the Skytrain to arrive at this centrally located bit of almost-heaven.
    Written 22 May 2023
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  • deepakgupta5
    Vancouver, Canada607 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park is dedicated to the former mayor of Burnaby and it seems it was his favourite walking area. It is a lovely park with plenty of options. You can have a picnic or a barbecue, or go fishing or swimming or kayaking. It is very popular with dog owners as this is an off-leash park and dogs can be seen running around on the grass or darting into the water. There is a very nice walking trail which takes around the waterfront. All in all, a great place to spend morning or afternoon or evening depending on your preference
    Written 28 April 2023
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  • deepakgupta5
    Vancouver, Canada607 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a lovely park located in North Burnaby. You can go for long walks or choose to enjoy great water views. The trails are easy and have various loops that allow you to choose how much you want to walk on a given day. They can be bit narrow in spots, abut on the positive side, most trails are well shaded - which can be a very important factor on a hot day. To cool-down, you canstroll to the waterfront, where you will be able to see a host of birds and enjoy the large lake in the middle of the city.
    Written 22 May 2023
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  • Terry P
    Coquitlam, Canada356 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    suitable anytime time of year for all, great place for walk to enjoy views of the North Shore mountains and towards the city of Vancouver
    Written 26 January 2020
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,145 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Haven't been here for over a year. Usually come to enjoy a walk along the river on a hot day, when the trees provide enough shade to keep the walk comfortable.
    However, ever mindful of Covid, spending more time meeting friends in the open air, rather than in restaurants. So, when it was suggested a meeting here one afternoon, I thought it worth a try. Not disappointing - lots of parking, typical park benches for picnicking or just sitting, clean restrooms, a play area for young children, and a great view of the river.
    What more does one want for a pleasant afternoon?
    Written 15 July 2020
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  • Veronica
    Frankfurt, Germany653 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can find many kinds of birds if you come early in the morning.
    Even better, you will see the stunning sunrise.
    Many people come to fish as well
    Written 4 August 2019
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,145 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can't believe it's been a year since I was here. This is a great place for those who like some climbing in their walk. Over one hundred stairs at one point, so not for the faint of heart. Easily accessible by SkyTrain, some parking along the east road access and at the park on the northwest corner (washrooms located here too). But the biggest selling points for me was how we had the place almost to ourselves, and how cool and quiet it was walking next to the creek. Just a great place to go when the weather gets hot and humid!
    Written 15 April 2021
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  • Tripsterchick
    Victoria, BC1,518 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant walking trails through wooded areas. The park would benefit from a map and some signage identifying trails and distances, but it seems most trails form some sort of loop, so not much danger of getting lost. They were filming scenes for the TV series Supernatural the day we visited — actors in loincloths, machines belching fog and a staggering number of equipment trucks — so we had a couple of short interruptions while waiting for the cameras to stop rolling. Easy parking at this time of year, though I imagine it’s a different story in summer when the outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts are open. If it wasn’t for the constant hum of traffic from the nearby highway, you’d have no idea you were in an urban area.
    Written 15 January 2018
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  • Elan G
    Burnaby, Canada7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For a breathtaking view of down-town Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, North Shore Mountains and Vancouver Island, this is the place to visit on a clear evening to watch the setting sun. However, it is in a residential area, parking is limited and there are no amenities.
    it is ideal for quiet moments of reflection on this beautiful coast. On clear days you feel you can see forever. But on clear days, everyone comes to enjoy the view so bring your own blanket, chairs, water...and PLEASE take out them home with you. A couple of residents are vigilant in picking up the garbage but why should they have to pick up after visitors in their 'home'?
    It is ONLY the view! so respect the neighbourhood.
    Written 9 August 2017
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,145 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flat treed area just north of the railway tracks in central Burnaby. Washrooms, picnic tables, and other amenities which look like they would appeal to a large group having a picnic, family reunion, etc.
    Written 12 May 2019
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,145 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not far from the parking lot for Burnaby Mountain Park is Kushiro Park. Named after a sister city of Burnaby, this area includes the "playground of the Gods" - the story of the Ainu people depicted through twelve Kamui sculptures which, to my uncultured eye, look a lot like our own indigenous totem poles. In trying to educate myself, I found very little additional information. Perhaps there are people out there who can add more information to this intriguing bit of culture.
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,145 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an important part of the Burnaby trail system, as it connects trails around Burnaby Lake with the trails around Burnaby Mountain. I was there earlier this year, and disappointed to find it was closed, due to construction in the area. Well, I'm happy to report that construction appears to be complete, and I was able to walk this pleasant easy trail again.
    Written 26 October 2023
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,145 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great place to walk, especially in Covid times, as the trail is wide and easily permits two metre distancing. Starting at Kingsway and Edmonds in East Burnaby, one walks west on a relatively flat grade (it's an old interurban right-of-way) until Buller Avenue, where the spur junctions with the old Central Park Line - now the pathway under the Skytrain route.
    Another option that I particularly enjoy is to meet a friend who lives in the area right near the headwaters of Byrne Creek. We walk the well treed route south to the Edmonds Skytrain Station, turn west along the Skytrain guideway, then a hard right onto the Highland Line and are back where we started. This is ideal for us, as it takes just over an hour. Want to walk a little longer? Walk west from Buller along the Skytrain as far as Vancouver.
    Written 15 February 2021
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