DEER LAKE PARK AND COVID-19
Due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus many attractions such as the Burnaby Village Museum, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the Burnaby Art Gallery shut their doors. Many attractions and places of interest have been closed since spring 2020.
The park itself, however, has remained open for folk to enjoy the outdoors. The paths around the lake are now one-way in order to maintain proper physical distancing.
As of mid-July, 2020, both the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the Burnaby Art Gallery have also reopened.
Deer Lake Park in Burnaby
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.
Deer Lake Video
To give you an idea of what a walk around Deer Lake looks like, check out the following video. As you’ll see, there is a path that goes all the way around the lake. It takes about an hour to do the full route, plus or minus, and the views all around are beautiful.
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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