Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Burnaby with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

27 days ago

Beautiful sunsets :)

Nice stroll, well marked... watch out for horses and horse poop!!

2 months ago

A beautifully maintained trail around a lake. Some people were fishing, others were on canoes. The trail is flat and easy for everyone. The trail loop itself takes about 40+ minutes to complete.

not really exciting, the birds are beautiful though

3 months ago

Great easy walk for all year round. Nice selection of trails, and some beautiful serene scenery. Nicely located geographically in the lower mainland so easy to get to from everywhere. Checkout the a video of the trail here: https://youtu.be/un4YnsKhTG0

beautiful get away but so close to home

It's a nice stroll. Take your (leashed) dog; take your baby stroller; take your camera. Watch for eagles on the south-east section of the path. There's more wildlife than you'd think; just look for it.

3 months ago

lots of different types of beautiful views but none absolutely spectacular. It was easy and short which is what i was going for.

this trail is really fun and has a variety of off-trail trails (legal ones!) that are fun to spontaneously explore. also you can get a great workout.

on Deer Lake Trail

4 months ago

Easy trail with gentle inclines and declines around a beautiful lake. Good for a relaxing stroll anytime of the day or an energetic run.

did this loop twice on a trail run today. as others are saying the power/pipe line part of the trail is boring and relitavley easy but ascending Nicole's trail gets the heart going and descending Mel's trail makes for some fun technical downhill

nothing special but still it has decent looks

5 months ago

Pretty nature walk. Clean clear paths! Kinda cool to see the painted turtles too!

5 months ago

Pretty easy trail I did several weeks ago. But beautiful lake!

It’s amazing

6 months ago

The forest trails are fun but the power and pipeline parts of the trail are woefully uninteresting. There are many small trails branching off as well.

6 months ago

Relaxing and peaceful


6 months ago

Easy walk with multiple options for different loops and customized distance. Areas in the sun and shade. Parking is a bit limited. A bit busy with people on a sunny Sunday afternoon and some spots you can hear traffic noise.

7 months ago

Nice for easy hiking with children

Great for stroller walks as well

8 months ago

We started at bottom of Nicole’s - so the tough part was at beginning rather than end. Where the trail starts on the map there isn’t any parking so better plan ahead

Beautiful view, the trails are boardwalks. Good for a short walk. I would not suggest this trail if you have large dogs

A fantastic, level riparian trail in the middle of a big city. Thanks Burnaby for your incredible foresight in saving this natural gem for everyone to enjoy. Perfect for bird lovers.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A gem of a trail! Once you start walking around the lake, you quickly forget this park is in the big city. There are so many trail points you can start at, all with free parking. From boardwalks, to gravel, and dirt paths.. this trail is always changing. All year round is astonishingly beautiful. The boardwalks do get a bit slippery in the winter though. This is a bird watchers paradise, and a duck haven. You'll find most of the water fowl at the beach looking for feed from visitors. Remember, bread is bad for birds/ducks/geese, bring wild bird seed! You'll see a heron here and there, but during mating season, you'll find over sixty nests in the tall trees at the west end of the park, visible from Deer Lake Parkway. It's quite something to see. And if you love turtles, there is one particular fallen tree at the edge of the lake where you'll find up to fifteen of them bathing on hot days. One winter I even saw a bobcat! Leaving the wilderness behind, there is so much to do in this park. There are hourly boat rentals at a reasonable price near the beach which makes for a fun day and gives you a completely different perspective of the lake. As well, the Shadbolt Center offers many art classes and workshops, and has a fabulous little theatre. The park also puts on concerts and festivals, some even free! If you're feeling peckish, the Express Cafe has a great choice of food and snacks. This is a park you'll find yourself returning to time and time again.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A nice walk around the lake. Unfortunately they were filming a tv show when I was there so a lot of trail was blocked off. A lot of it is also uncovered through more of a field.

Also worth checking out the free art gallery while you're there.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Awesome workout! Definitely need hiking shoes for the trail within the forest. The pipeline trail part of the trail map posted is quite boring but I think you can avoid that part as there are several alternative trails within the forest. Will definitely do again for the workout alone. Good for a sunny day as it is heavily shaded with forest. Not busy at all on a weekday late afternoon.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Easy trail but beautiful view

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The trail was easy and relaxing. The people were friendly. The lake view is beautiful. Recommended for a nice day hike

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