4.5 out of 5 - 8 reviews

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Audrey from Burnaby writes:

The trail guide was not very clear. We were looking for the sunken tractor and there was no indication of where to turn. Attaching a map for future reference. We walked the big loop, then on the way back to Planet Ice we turned back into the bog at the small loop and found the tractor. Have fun!

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    Posted: July 15, 2017 04:32:37 PM PST


    Lion Tamer from Vancouver writes:

    Walked on February 23rd.

    The boardwalk is truly impressive in both just how long it is and how well maintained it is. There is an anti-slip track that was more than adequate to prevent falling over unless you have mobility challenges, though I do imagine that when it gets icy it would be a real issue. There are a couple unique sights, best of all, a tractor sunk 80% into the swamp.

    The reserve also seemed to be teeming with birds, though in two thirds of the park the traffic was louder than the birdsong. It was nice to check it out once, but the noise of the freeway will likely prevent further visits.

    Last word of warning, do NOT click the link vancouvertrails gives to google maps, but only follow their written directions. The co-ordinates they give put you on the wrong side of the freeway.

      Posted: February 24, 2017 08:18:02 PM PST


      Al Dinis from Delta writes:

      And those boardwalks are maintained by a group of volunteers from the Burns Bog Society and a great number of the wood used is donated.
      I am the team lead for such volunteers and we spend many hours making the required repairs for the public to enjoy.

        Posted: December 2, 2016 07:04:56 PM PST


        Richard from Vancouver writes:

        This trail is currently closed (summer 2015) due to extreme risk of fire in the drought. (Remember, peat is fuel.) Don't risk the bog or the hefty fine if you're caught by the patrollers. When it reopens, it's worth the time.

          Posted: July 18, 2015 01:30:53 PM PST


          diz from new westminster writes:

          this is a nice little urban hike, and well worth visiting at least once. the couple of complaints on this post seem a tad babyish. all boardwalks are slippery when wet, and hey its a bog, therefore it will smell like one.

            Posted: March 23, 2015 05:51:01 AM PST


            Chad from Burnaby writes:

            great little trail to get away from it all... albeit with a silent hum of a highway traffic not too far away... this reserve is well kept and a sanctuary to nature lovers. don't forget to support the society that makes this all possible: Burns Bog Conversation Society

              Posted: May 15, 2014 09:58:11 AM PST


              Andrew from North Delta writes:

              It's a great place to walk, run, and enjoy nature. I don't know why other people posting here would say otherwise. They must have already had a negative preconceived notion of Delta before they came. In any case, it's nice, quiet and beautiful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

                Posted: February 21, 2014 01:42:24 PM PST


                Kiirsti from Maple Ridge writes:

                A flat and easy walk along a trail that is almost completely boardwalk. The boardwalk is well-maintained but can be slippery during or after a rain event, so be careful!
                The Delta Nature Reserve is neat because you get to experience a unique ecosystem that can't be seen in any of our other local parks. It's also a great place to bring kids - be sure to check out the sunken tractor!
                Make sure to look up directions on how to get there - it's a little difficult to find.

                  Posted: January 14, 2014 11:38:40 AM PST


                  CJ from North Vancouver writes:

                  Went to the Delta Nature Reserve for the first time on March 8. Don't let these photos fool you. The wood is slick as snot when at all wet. The chicken wire is great till suddenly you hit a spot that doesn't have any. I stepped carefully onto the bare wood and careful did not matter. Down I went, landing on my replacement knee. I was in so much pain I nearly passed out. Then I still had to make my way to my car, on the still slick board walk. Not fun at all. Spent the next 7 weeks in physio. NOT worth it, will never walk there again.

                    Posted: May 5, 2013 08:13:59 PM PST


                    Craig from Burnaby writes:

                    Not recommended. It has that disgusting Surrey/North Delta feeling.. and nature agrees as we didn't see any birds or wildlife. There was litter throughout. The "fragrance" is sewage. You can hear traffic, there is no silence here.

                    Better to get out of the city for an enjoyable walk.

                      Posted: January 27, 2013 06:07:53 PM PST


                      Justin from Burnaby writes:

                      We went there twice in the evening around 7:00PM in the past three weeks. It's a very nice walk. You can finish both loops in 1.5 hour. The fragrance is very strong and the skunk cabbage leaves are huge!

                      The down side is, people go there with their dogs or bike there to smoke pot.

                        Posted: August 16, 2012 12:10:03 PM PST


                        Dorothy from Aldergrove writes:

                        We had a bit of trouble finding the trail at first, when you get to the brick path go left, not right.

                        But it's a nice walk, some sections were underwater (in November) so rubber boots are needed. The boardwalk is wonderful.

                          Posted: November 30, 2011 03:39:26 PM PST


                          Mike from Burnaby writes:

                          A much nicer walk than I was expecting. The trail is well kept and there are a few sights along the way, like the tractor.

                          The only down side is the traffic noise from the highway.

                            Posted: May 16, 2011 06:25:56 PM PST


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