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Bird Watching on Burnaby Lake

Burnaby Lake is a jewel, a quiet oasis in the heart of the city of Burnaby. The area is popular for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a quick “back to nature” moment, without the hassle of a long drive.

The paths along the lake are well marked and easily accessible. Strolling along the lake you can see a wide variety of birds. Herons, ducks, eagles and kingfishers are spotted regularly, and keep an eye out for the beaver dam and its occupants!

A bird viewing tower and several wooden promenades provide excellent photo opportunities, especially in the early morning when the sun is coming up over the lake. A seasonal nature house and interpretive display is open during summer weekends.

A loop around the entire lake is approximately 10km (6mi), or you can take a quick out-and-back stroll on one of the many trails. Don’t forget your camera!

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Taken on December 25, 2009