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Hike: Burnaby Lake Loop Trail

It was a gorgeous day for a walk, so I headed out to a spot I’d never been before: Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park. Located in the middle of the city of Burnaby, British Columbia, near Vancouver, the lake is the result of a glacier passing through 12,000 years ago and just a century ago was a centre of industry with sawmills along its shore. There’s little sign of that now. Today, it’s a sanctuary for birds, beavers, turtles, and even snakes … one even slithered across my path!

Hiking Burnaby Lake Loop 

The loop trail is 10 kilometres long but with no grade at all, it’s an effortless one and highly recommended; it passes through all kinds of beautiful terrain including conifer forest, deciduous forest, shoreline, and wetlands. This easy urban hike takes about two hours.

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