In north Burnaby, there’s some terrific running at the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, which surrounds the campus of Simon Fraser University. Burnaby Mountain is mainly a trail running destination, with 28 km of trails over 578 hectares. Elevation climbs from 25m to the summit of Burnaby Mountain at 366m. The terrain is mainly wooded, with some occasional meadows and more open views.
Conservation Area. This trail map shows the numerous options, which range from easier, paved multi-use trails to some steep and very challenging terrain. For an easier run, take the red-marked ‘urban trail’, some of it alongside roads, or the Drummonds Walk in Barnet Marine Park, with nice views of the Burrard Inlet. For a challenge, take the Velodrome Trail, which climbs 240m over 1400m, including 500 stairs. This can be combined with the scenic Pandora Trail. For a longer, challenging 8.9 km trail run, take Velodome and then the Trans Canada Trail, Cougar Creek Trail, Barnet Trail and Mountain Air Trail.
Simon Fraser University Campus. Enjoy running around the SFU campus. There’s a running track at SFU Stadium. For a road run, there’s a dedicated multi-use path along University Dr. following the perimeter of the campus, making for a 5.2 km loop! Note: It’s lit, and a 108m gain.