Burnaby Parks & Gardens
Located on the Burrard Inlet, Barnet Marine Park offers ocean swimming, sunbathing, and crab fishing. Picnic tables and barbeques are provided, and change rooms, outdoor showers, and a concession stand are available in summer. A mill town at the turn of the century, this park still has some remnants of its early days.
Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby Mountain Park features the Rose Gardens, hiking and walking trails, picnic areas, children's playground and Horizons restaurant. It also encompasses the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, a large natural mountain forest preserved for outdoor recreation, nature interpretation and education. The "Playground of the Gods" sculpture, a series of carved poles created by Japanese sculptors, commemorate the goodwill between Burnaby and its sister city of Kushiro, Japan.
Stroll amid the horticultural beauty the region is famous for including Century Gardens' renowned Rhododendron display, Burnaby's official flower. Located beside The Burnaby Art Gallery, Century Gardens is a must see.
Deer Lake Park
Deer Lake Park is home to the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel, the Burnaby Art Gallery, Century Gardens, the James Cowan Theatre, and the outdoor Concert Bowl. The park's trails meander around the lake and through meadows and woodlands, and there is a public beach at the west end of the lake.
Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park
This 300-hectare nature park offers a variety of trails through open marshland and an enchanting forest. An interpretive Nature House features educational displays, plus a viewing tower for observing birds, wildlife and a panoramic vista. Burnaby Lake has a rowing course suitable for canoeing, kayaking and rowing training. The Rowing Pavilion has change rooms and a public canoe launch. The park also includes several equestrian trails.