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From high atop Burnaby Mountain, you’ll have breathtaking views of the mountains, the inlet and the city. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this beauty in each changing season. Burnaby Mountain has natural, recreational and cultural elements, making it a wonderful place to visit any time of the year.
From the parking lot on Centennial Way, you have room to throw a frisbee or send a kite soaring in the open area beside the forest playground. In the summer, Tancho crane eco-
Walk beneath the Kamui Mintara sculpture, an impressive landmark that commemorates the goodwill between Burnaby and its sister city Kushiro, Japan. The carved poles were created by two sculptors, Nuburi Toko and his son, Shusei. Sitting under these poles is one of the most popular places in the Lower Mainland to watch the sunset. The outline of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains provide a stunning backdrop.
The park area, with its many trails, presents untold opportunities for outdoor recreation, nature interpretation. Access the trail from just above the Centennial Way parking lot. The walk offers spectacular views along the upper slope before leading you through deciduous and coniferous forests.
Approach this trail with some caution; due to its steep grades and uneven trail surfaces.
As you walk along, you are sharing this diverse mountain ecosystem with blacktail deer, coyotes, bald eagles, the occasional black bear and a wide variety of smaller animals
and birds. Many of these animals depend on the shrub layer of the forest for food and shelter. Shrubs are woody plants less than 10 metres tall, and more than 50 percent of the region’s shrubs produce fleshy fruits. This is not surprising considering animals eat the fruit and then disperse the seeds throughout the forest. Mountain trails are wonderful places for contemplation, so pause for a breath, take in the view and consider how
the preservation of this area ensures that generations to come can enjoy and appreciate our natural heritage.
The mountain, water and city views from this 1,423-
Take some time to stop and smell the roses at the Centennial Rose Garden featuring more than 900 bushes of modern Hybrid Teas and Floribundas that perfume the air with their lovely scents. With its vibrant colours, heady scents this stunning array of roses, is sure to awaken city-
The Horizons restaurant (100 Centennial Way) dishes up West Coast cuisine and superb views of Metro Vancouver and is a great way for diners can satisfy their taste buds.