Deer Lake Park
Deer Lake is one of Metro Vancouver’s largest and most popular city parks. It’s located in Central Burnaby not far from Burnaby City Hall and halfway between Burnaby Lake and Metrotown.
The Burnaby Village Museum is located in the northeast corner of the park at 6501 Deer Lake Avenue. It’s an excellent outdoor museum with free admission in the summer and at a few other times of the year.
The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is at the north end of the park just a short ways further down the road at 6450 Deer Lake Avenue. Also nearby and at the north end of the park, the Burnaby Art Gallery is located at 6344 Deer Lake Avenue.
Other places of interest at Deer Lake Park include Hart House which is a historic building and present-day restaurant at 6664 Deer Lake Avenue. The public beach and boat rentals area is at 5435 Sperling Avenue (on the western edge of the park). The lake itself is the middle of the park and it has walking trails all around.
Deer Lake Events
A number of annual events take place at Deer Lake including the following:
- Symphony in the Park – a free concert with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on an outdoor stage at Deer Lake Park in July.
- Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival – a popular music festival in early August.
- Deer Lake Christmas Craft Fair – a holiday craft market at the Shadbolt Centre in November.
For more details about Deer Lake Park see the City of Burnaby‘s website.
To learn more about the surrounding area see our article about the City of Burnaby.
For information about arts programs at the park check put the Shadbolt Centre of Arts.
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