Deer Lake Trail

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Deer Lake Trail is a 4.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
51 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

walking
4 months ago

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.

walking
4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Easy trail but beautiful view

walking
5 months ago

Love this walk just 20 min from home!

hiking
7 months ago

Great stuff for safety hiking with fun.

walking
9 months ago

Nice park with wooden walkway round most of it. Was very busy, families, dogs, runners etc. Lots of ducks and a little beach with swings. Is good for kids / dogs

Saturday, January 07, 2017

nice

walking
Saturday, December 24, 2016

It was a nice scenic walk

Friday, October 14, 2016

Easy and relax

walking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

great short flat trail in the city

walking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Beautiful!

walking
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

If you want to just have a relaxing walk with nice views and scenery, this walk is perfect.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

best trail in Burnaby!

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