There are several wonderful parks in Burnaby where you can enjoy a winter walk. (James Chen / Shutterstock)

8 beautiful winter walks to enjoy in Burnaby

Walkin' in a winter wonderland!

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November 21, 2022 | 5:00 am

The season of holiday treats is coming, and with it, the the potential for real snow—not just the stuff that floats down and melts on contact. With COVID and other respiratory viruses increasing, some of us may not feel comfortable going to the gym. So there’s no better time to get on those boots and enjoy a winter walk in the city.

Luckily, there are plenty of places to escape the stress of life and surround yourself with Burnaby’s natural beauty.

Here are eight wonderful winter walks to do in Burnaby.

* Please note: throughout winter, these trails can become slippery due to ice. Be sure to wear proper footwear and winter gear and avoid trails if conditions are too icy. 

Deer Lake Trail

 

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If you’re looking for a place for an easy winter stroll, this 4.8-kilometre trail is the one for you. The trail leads you around Deer Lake, and you’ll be surrounded by picture-perfect scenery that makes you feel like you’re walking through a winter wonderland. This trail is accessible for all skill levels.
Address: 6450 Deer Lake Ave. – check route here. 

Trail of Hope

 

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Another option for an easier stroll through nature is the 2.3 kilometre Trail of Hope at Central Park. Like the Deer Lake trail, it is accessible for all skill levels. Central Park is always a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of life for some quality time in the forest. And in the crisp winter snow, the park feels like a scene out of a Christmas movie.
Address: 3883 Imperial St. – check route here.

Barnet Marine Park

This one might be a bit of a controversial pick considering it gets extremely cold by the water during the winter months, but there is nothing better than the cool crisp air.  This walk is pretty much entirely flat and there is a great dog park as well to take your pup for some off-leash fun. Just be sure to bundle up when you visit.
Address: 8181 Barnet Rd.

Robert Burnaby Park

 

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If you’re looking for variety, head to Robert Burnaby. This park offers several walking and mini-hiking trails that lead you through beautiful forest paths. In the snow and icy conditions, you do want to make sure you’re prepared with proper footwear with good grip and maybe even some hiking poles to ensure you’re stable and safe during your mini-winter hike.
Address: 8155 Wedgewood St. – check route here.

Burnaby Lake Regional Park

 

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Burnaby Lake’s 10-kilometre loop is perfect for those looking for a long walk to get their legs moving after all of that holiday feasting. Be sure to stop and appreciate the local wildlife from a safe distance. This spot is also great for those who enjoy wintertime birdwatching.
Address: 4519 Piper Ave.

Burnaby Mountain Park

 

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Burnaby Mountain Park looks its most beautiful during the winter. Once Nov. 20 hits the trees are lit up and it makes for a beautiful small stroll. There is also a cute garden and some great public art to explore while you’re up there as well.
Address: 100 Centennial Way

The Confederation Nature Trail is a short and easy walk through canopied trees with a junction that leads to Rainbow Creek. The trail includes some minor changes in elevation and overlooks the Burrard Inlet. It’s also an off-leash trail so head on over for a quiet winter walk with your dog!
Address: 250 Willingdon Ave – check route here.

Fraser Foreshore Park

 

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If you’re looking for a winter route along the water, Fraser Foreshore Park is where you should go. This long, flat forested path is located right beside the Fraser River. It’s beautiful in the wintertime and a great place to bring the dog for a walk. There’s also an off-leash dog area, covered picnic stations (if you want to sit and enjoy some hot chocolate), and a fun playground for the kids.
Address: 7751 Fraser Park Drive – check route here.

With files from Vikki Hui. 

Simran Singh

Managing Editor at Burnaby Beacon

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