Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park provides a beautiful setting for a quiet stroll and is home to some of Burnaby's top arts and cultural attractions

View across Deer Lake Park with downtown Burnaby in the distance
View across Deer Lake Park with downtown Burnaby in the distance cc licensed photo by LovingVancouver

Burnaby's Deer Lake Park features a tranquil lake in the heart of the city. It is an ideal place to visit for those who prefer a peaceful and serene locale. You can rent a canoe and paddle out onto the lake or enjoy a pleasant stroll around the lake and wetlands on a series of pathways and boardwalks. Deer Lake Park is particularly beautiful during Autumn when the many maple trees are showing off their vibrant fall colours contrasted with the vivid green lawns and evergreens. You'll definitely want to bring your camera here.

The park is the home of the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and the Burnaby Village Museum. Fine Dining is available at the Hart House Restaurant. There are a few outdoor concerts and events held in the park each year during which you may want to avoid the park unless taking in the event.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Address: 5435 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, BC V5E 2L8, Canada

Phone: (604) 294-7450

Official Website: Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating I went for a walk around the lake. The circumference is around 2 miles / 3.2 km. It was raining, but I still came across a lot of people walking their dogs, walking by themselves or running. The trail is very well maintained and anti slippery. The parking lot also had many spaces, but I could see it getting full on a pleasant day during peak hours.
Mohammed Danish Shaikh - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Located in Burnaby just east of Vancouver, Deer Lake Park offers a nice, flat, and easy walk that circles the lake and passes by a beach area, a viewing tower, and pier, all offering great scenery. The trails are accessible all year and are popular with residents walking dogs or just out for an afternoon stroll through the park. There are several areas to start the walk around Deer Lake including at the Shadbolt Centre or just off of Royal Oak Street, however, we will begin from the beach area on the east side of the lake along Sperling Avenue. The beach can be quite busy on warm summer days with children playing on the playground. Go left and walk towards the small park building where the washrooms are located. On the other side of the building, cross the small bridge and follow the trail as it gradually climbs along the lake, away from the beach area. Go right at the paved road and follow the road as you pass by several houses located along the lake. Eventually, the pavement becomes gravel trail again as you walk towards the water and onto a wooden boardwalk.
Huỳnh Phương PPA - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating December 23, 2023 - this place is amazing during Christmas. So much to see and learn all while decorated so beautifully. We had a great time. We highly recommend checking out the blacksmith shop, and going for a ride one the 110year old Carousel fully restored from playland back in the day. Its a site to see for sure.
P Nguyen - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating One of my fave areas to go for a walk. An easy walk with lots of nice habitat to take in. I really enjoy the area where the wooden walkway takes you through the marsh, and during the warmer seasons you can spot some turts chilling on the logs in the lake. 🐢
Shelby Tony - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Stunning efforts in having the lights set up for Christmas, it was better than last year. It's closed for the season. Great to spend an evening here and learn about history of Burnaby.
Abhijith Koushal Vajja - a month ago

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Skytrain and Bus Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineMetrotown Station0 Minutes
Millennium LineSperling Station0 Minutes

How to get to Deer Lake Park by Skytrain and Bus

From Metrotown Station take the #144 SFU bus and get off at the Heritage Village Stop. From Sperling Station take the #144 Metrotown bus to the same stop. Note: if boarding at Sperling Station be sure to take the 144 Metrotown, not the 144 SFU - they both pick up in the same bay.

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