Map Legend: 

w12  Burnaby Mountain Walking Loop 9-13k 

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GPS Downloads

  • KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
  • GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
  • GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).

Visit our GPS & Navigation page for instructions of how to use your smartphone as a GPS device (even when outside of data coverage) or how to import data to your Garmin unit.

About the Journey: 

This wonderful and  more challenging walking loop allows for the discovery of a great forest ecological reserve on the north side of Burnaby Mountain.  It includes Burnaby Mountain Park with its sensational views of Metrotown, the City of Vancouver, and Burrard Inlet with its north shore mountains, manicured gardens and the possibility reaching the foreshore on Burrard Inlet.  There are days when it is possible to see as far as the Gulf Islands.  Then there are the more than 500 steps stairway up the side of the mountain to get your heart rate up, that is if you are doing the loop counterclockwise.  Allow 3 hours to complete this loop even if it is only 9 km. It is 12 km if you take in the whole foreshore of Barnet Marine Park and 13k if you take in the west sub-loop.