Metro Vancouver’s latest parkland acquisition will help protect important fish habitat in Burnaby Lake Regional Park.
The one-acre parcel was purchased in February 2022 for $2.3 million, and is located within the park across from Burnaby Lake Nature House. The land was privately owned and the old house on the property will be deconstructed.
Eagle Creek — which supports spawning salmon, cutthroat trout, crayfish, and a multitude of insects that feed fish — runs through the property, and the acquisition provides many opportunities for ecological restoration and enhancement.
In 2021, Burnaby Lake Regional Park attracted nearly 510,000 visitors, up almost 20 per cent over the past two years. Metro Vancouver’s regional parks system is approaching 14,000 hectares in size with 23 regional parks, five greenways, two ecological conservancy areas, and a regional park reserve.