From Burnaby Mountain, visitors can see Indian Arm, the North Shore, Vancouver and even to Vancouver Island.
Burnaby Mountain - rising above the city below - is one of its most visible natural landmarks - what is even more extraordinary is the large conservation area which encompasses most of the mountain with dozens of trails for hikers of all skills and at its rest area offering some of the most fantastic views of the region.
Historically, Burnaby Mountain was first utilized for its forests - with the construction of the sawmill which was once located in nearby Barnet Marine Park, the region was quickly logged. Hikers discovered the area in the 1920s leading to its popularity and eventually its designation as a park and recreation site. At its peak, Simon Fraser University encompasses only a small portion of the mountain and donated an additional 820 acres in 1995 which added hiking trails and more land for public enjoyment.
A trail map can be found at the City of Burnaby Parks Department Website
The Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area entrance is one of the most popular areas in the Park to visit - here, grassy and well kept meadows line the fenced cliff sides, the Park's only restaurant offers delectable meals and decadent deserts, the Centennial Rose Garden invites admirers, artwork and carvings vie for attention and the magnificent view from Downtown Vancouver to all of Indian Arm can be seen. Its fantastic views are one of the mountain's greatest draws - the sheer cliff face on the northern edge offers a panorama of the mountains, forests and cities below.
The Conservation Area offers various activities for hikers, sightseers, adventurers and visitors. Regardless of the season, the views and fantastic sunsets continue to bring new people to the Park and entice back the old. Each season brings something different to Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area and can be enjoyed by all ages.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, BCFrom the Lougheed Highway, turn north on Gaglardi Way to Centennial Way to the parking lot
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region