Visit Burns Bog

Visit-Burns-BogYou can visit Burns Bog at the Delta Nature Reserve. Enjoy a wide range of landscapes during a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, and catch a glimpse of scattered old-growth spruce trees while passing through lush cedar forest.

Bring your binoculars for great bird-watching! Owls, hawks and eagles inhabit the treetops in the forested area, and sometimes can be spotted as the trail passes through open hardhack meadows and boggy areas. 

When visiting Burns Bog, remember the hiker's code:
Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.



Teachers!

Do you want to teach your students about Burns Bog? Have you always wanted to take a field trip to the bog, but don't know where to go? Let us help you with our Burns Bog Classroom Program.

Directions to the Delta Nature Reserve

The Delta Nature Reserve is located north of 72 Avenue and east of Highway 91. The gravel access road that runs along the eastern edge of the park can be accessed on foot or bicycle from several points along the road. If you are coming from further away, you may wish to park at the Planet Ice parking lot (we recommend that you ask permission at the arena).

  • Heading south from the Alex Fraser Bridge
    - Take the River Road exit
    - Turn right on Nordel Court and drive to the end of the road
  • Heading north on Highway 91
    - Take the River Road exit
    - Turn right on Nordel Court and drive to the end of the road
  • Heading east from River Road
    - Turn left at Nordel Way
    - Turn right on Nordel Court and drive to the end of the road

Park at the east end of the parking lot. Follow the red brick road to the left, underneath the overpass, and take the gravel road to the right (the creek should be on your left). There are four boardwalk entrances into the park from the gravel road, all of which will be on your right.


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Please Leash Your Dog

Off-leash dogs can spook ground-nesting birds and small mammals, and trample sensitive bog vegetation. Dogs can also cause significant damage to salmon-spawning habitat by causing stream bank erosion and stirring up sediments in the watercourse. To protect our wildlife from the well-intentioned scampering of your four-legged pal, please always keep your dog on leash in this nature reserve.

Why Can't I Access the rest of Burns Bog? 

Burns Bog is managed as an Ecological Conservancy Area (ECA). The priority is ecological protection, not public use. Bog vegetation is highly sensitive to trampling, and peat fires can easily spark and burn underground for weeks. Until research can be undertaken to determine how people can access the bog without causing any damage, the ECA lands remain closed to the public to ensure protection of this unique bog ecosystem.

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