10 great parks to check out in Burnaby

Sep 13 2021, 2:55 pm

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Burnaby is home to a plethora of must-visit parks, from well-groomed green spaces to sprawling natural areas.

These lush parks are the perfect place to go for a stroll, whether you’re looking to enjoy some alone time or explore the great outdoors with friends and family.

Best parks in Burnaby

Burnaby Mountain Park


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This serene green space is one of the most popular parks in the city and it’s easy to see why. With a beautiful rose garden, picnic sites, eco-sculptures, city views and trails, it has something for everyone. Plus, visitors can marvel at the Playground of the Gods, which is made up of more than a dozen carved wooden poles etched dramatically against the skyline.

Address: 100 Centennial Way, Burnaby

Deer Lake Park


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Discover this gem situated in a natural oasis with plenty of walking trails to explore. It’s been called the cultural centre of Burnaby, with scenic views that connect the Deer Lake, Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Village Museum and Hart House restaurant.

Address: 5435 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby

Confederation Park


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This North Burnaby park is one of the largest you’ll find in the region. Plus, it can accommodate a wide range of activities so it’s a hot spot for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Visitors can take part in everything from softball to lawn bowling and even skateboarding. There’s also a more natural area to the north side of the park, with forested areas and a scenic trail.

Address: 250 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby

Burnaby Heights Park


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This beloved Burnaby park is also known as Eton Park. Sports enthusiasts tend to flock here, as it has a basketball court, tennis court and soccer field on-site. It’s also super kid-friendly, with an awesome playground to keep them entertained. And you can bring along your four-legged BFF, as there’s an enclosed off-leash area where your pup can burn off some energy.

Address: 3877 Eton Street, Burnaby

Central Park


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Spend the day at this 86-hectare urban park right on the Vancouver-Burnaby border. It’s centrally located, just west of the Metropolis at Metrotown shopping mall. The park has plenty of things going for it, like an outdoor swimming pool, horseshoe pitch, a pitch and putt and Swangard Stadium, a sports and athletic facility.

Address: 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby

Burnaby Lake Regional Park


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This is a great place to reconnect with nature without having to leave the city. The park is nestled right in the heart of Burnaby and features a serene lake. It’s also a popular spot for bird watchers, as it’s home to a variety of rare birds.

Address: 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby

Barnet Marine Park


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This beautiful sandy beach is an idyllic spot to have a picnic, go for a stroll or take a dip. Water sport enthusiasts can also take their paddleboard, canoe or kayak out on the water and enjoy spectacular views of the Burrard Inlet.

Address: 8181 Barnet Road, Burnaby

Robert Burnaby Park

Head over to this pristine park, just south of Burnaby Lake. It’s the ultimate destination for outdoor activities. Go for a trail walk along one of the many creeks, have a picnic or hit up the tennis court.

Address:  8155 Wedgewood Street, Burnaby

Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park


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Escape to this riverfront park equipped with outdoor gym equipment, a playground and lots of picnic areas. The park has several meadows, marshes and creeks to explore as well as designated off-leash areas and trails, so you’ll see a lot of pooches here.

Address: 7751 Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby

Scenic Park


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Scenic Park definitely lives up to its name. Go for a stroll here and be treated to sweeping views of the region that are some of the best you’ll find in the city. It’s also the absolute perfect spot to watch the sunset over the mountains.

Address: 5321 Scenic Hwy, Burnaby

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