Hike Lake Buntzen

Canada Buntzen Lake Trailhead

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Distance: 8 km (5 miles) roundtrip. Elevation gain: 100 m (328 ft). Forest and beaches. Hiking trails by the lake. Beautiful at sunrise.

Buntzen Lake is located in a beautiful recreation area just north of Port Moody. Although the lake is man-made and maintained by BC Hydro, the surrounding area is full of forests, nice beach areas, and many trails for hiking including the Buntzen Lake Trail, which loops around the lake.

Beginning from the parking lot, walk to the beach and then head along the beach in a southerly direction to your left. As you walk further away from the popular beach area, a network of trails appears that enters into the forest.

Pack List

  • Camera, ND Filter
  • Tripod
  • Water
  • Snacks
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Activities:

Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

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Features:

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Lake
Scenic

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2 months ago

Enjoyable in the fall

My girlfriend and I went here in the fall, regretfully, we did not hike the trail but rather came to sit by the lake and enjoy the quiet(ish) surroundings. The boathouse is cool, but don't come here if you are just coming for the shot...

2 months ago

over 1 year ago

Can Be super busy in the summer

This is a fantastic place year round but can be very busy in the summer. So busy in fact they often close the gates around 11am. Make sure to get there early.

over 1 year ago

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Growing up meters from the beach it was no surprise that my love for photography began in and around the ocean.

 

 My consistent drive to get up every morning is fueled by the excitement and enjoyment of capturing visionary photographs of things that inspire me, whilst having a ton of fun along the way.

 

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