Tag Archives: Burnaby

A Canada geese invasion

I read an article on how Canada geese have extended into regions  they’ve never been before because of their increasing numbers. Walking in my local park, I have to keep my eyes peeled to avoid stepping on their ubiquitous poop. Continue reading A Canada geese invasion

Burnaby Lake

Situated in the city of Burnaby, this lake stretched for approximately four kilometres with lilies covering its surface in several locations. Home to countless Canada geese, it wasn’t uncommon to observe a flock glide and land on its still waters. Continue reading Burnaby Lake

UBC’s Institute of Asian Research

UBC is not a practical university like Simon Fraser University. Most buildings on the Burnaby’s SFU campus are clustered together undercover so with Vancouver’s never ending winter rain, students don’t need an umbrella on their way to their next class. UBC however, is like a city within itself where buildings are scattered over a wider area — not practical, but far more attractive. Continue reading UBC’s Institute of Asian Research

Maplewood Flats hiking trail

Located on Vancouver’s north shore, I followed this easy trail, keeping track of the direction I headed because there were no signs to direct walkers back to the exit. Continue reading Maplewood Flats hiking trail

Deer Lake — a city hike

On many of the hikes I take around the Lower Mainland, it’s easy to forget I’m in a city. Winding trails through tall trees give the illusion of being in a forest. But Deer Lake is different. This Burnaby picnic area has trails around the lake, but it soon encroaches on suburbia. Continue reading Deer Lake — a city hike

Barnett Marine Park

Barnett Marine Park, just off the highway in Burnaby, is a place to hike if you want that open space feeling rather than being enclosed by tall trees as in most of B.C.’s hiking trails. Continue reading Barnett Marine Park

Burnaby Mountain Hike

A friend suggested we climb the 500 steps up Burnaby Mountain to the park perched above. As we ascended, a view of Burrard Inlet peeked through the trees. Continue reading Burnaby Mountain Hike

Admiralty Point hiking trail

I hiked through tall cedar and douglas fir along this Admiralty Point traill during the early days after my move to Canada. Over the years, I forgot about the trail in favour of other walks but last summer, I returned delighted again that not many people were on the route. Continue reading Admiralty Point hiking trail