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Deer Lake Loop Hike

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Vancouver Metro Area, British Columbia

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  • View of Burnaby from the parking lot side of the park. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • Many nice benches line the path. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • Hiking the Deer Lake Loop.- Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • One of the many parks located just off of the trail. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • A small dock on the north end. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • The lake is bursting with life. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • Lots of lily pads. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • Deer Lake Loop.- Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • Marshy area toward the west end. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • A tandem kayak out for an evening cruise. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • A peaceful place for a bench. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • The rental shack. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • A large selection of boats to rent. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • A couple paddling out into the sunset. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • Burnaby skyline. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
  • View of Deer Lake from the east end beach. - Deer Lake Loop Hike
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Close to Vancouver. Accesible by transit. Fishing. Wildlife.
Cons: 
No swimming. Can be busy.
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Region:
Vancouver Metro Area, BC
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
18.29 m (60.00 ft)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
4.83 km (3.00 mi)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
24.99 m (82.00 ft)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Located just east of Vancouver in Burnaby, Deer Lake Park is a go-to among locals. It offers fishing, bird watching, canoeing and kayaking, and plenty of spots for a picnic or to enjoy some time alone. You can access Deer Lake Park Trail from just about any side of the lake, though most people start their journey at the east end parking lot. At this lot you can find washrooms, a playground, many picnic tables, and boat rentals during the summer. 

A wooden boardwalk weaves it's way through the wetlands offering an enjoyable walk around a beautiful lake. The wetlands are full of interesting vegetation such as salmonberry plants, labrador tea, dwarf dogwood and many more. Sections of the trail are lined with western red cedar, Sitka spruce, and birch trees. Countless other flowers, birds and species make themselves at home there. It's not uncommon to see people fishing for trout off the shore or by boat, and the lake is stocked during the spring and fall. 

The path is well maintained with next to no change in elevation, making it perfect for young families in search of a leisurely stroll. Throughout most the trail you can easily find views of the Burnaby skyline, a must-see during the sunset. Benches, tables and viewpoints can be found periodically along the trail, ensuring there's always somewhere to stop to rest or look around. There are also many small parks and short detours that can easily be explored without much effort.

Whether you're in the mood for exercise, exploration, being social, or finding solitude, Deer Lake is the perfect place for a brief getaway from the busy city life. 

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