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Photos of Deer Lake Park, Burnaby

Deer Lake Park, Burnaby

Nestled in central Burnaby, Deer Lake Park is known both for its lush, abundant greenery and for its cultural scene. It's criss-crossed with hiking and walking trails, including a boardwalk along the lake.

Deer Lake Park offers a peaceful natural environment in the heart of the city. Enjoy the meandering trails around the lake and through unique meadows and woodlands. In the summertime, locals and visitors alike rent boats to enjoy the calm waters or launch their own canoes and row boat on the lake. You can enjoy a lazy day of sunbathing on the beach at the lake's east end. Opportunities also abound for bird-watching and wildlife-viewing in the lake, forest, meadow and marsh areas.

Other Deer Lake Park highlights include the Hart House Restaurant, where diners sample West Coast cuisine in a restored lakefront mansion, and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, which has plays at the James Cowan Theatre, as well as dance and crafts programs. The park itself also transforms into a major summer concert venue for the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival.

The nearby Burnaby Village Museum offers a taste of early Burnaby life with heritage buildings and costumed guides.

Whether you’re interested in relaxing in the sun, hiking a trail, rowing a boat or watching nature’s animals – Deer Lake Park has something for every age and interest.

Century Gardens at Deer Lake Park

The park's Century Gardens burgeons with 37,000 plants and bulbs. With hundreds of rhododendrons bursting in bloom every spring, you won’t want to miss a visit to the Century Gardens at Deer Lake Park. Enjoy the aromatic bouquet as you stroll amid the horticultural beauty that the region is so famous for – including the renowned Rhododendron display, Burnaby's official flower. Located beside the Ceperley House, a heritage landmark building, Century Gardens is a must-see for everyone who appreciates the best of floral splendour. The adjoining Eagles Estate Garden features magnolias and Japanese maples in a tranquil setting.