This week’s park series profile features Confederation Park in Burnaby, a hidden gem that is full of facilities and activities for families.
How to get there
Head north on Willingdon from Hastings to find the park located at 240 Willingdon Avenue. You can take the C1 community shuttle from Kootenay Loop to get there by transit, or walk in two blocks from Hastings.
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There is a waterpark, a playground, the Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool (indoor) and Fitness Centre, soccer pitch, lacrosse box, lawnbowling, skate park, dog-friendly loop trail, and a track. The area has some steep hills that provide views of Burrard Inlet, 5.5km of walking trails, and there is an enclosure within the park for off-leash dogs. Beach access can be found across Penzance Dr.
You’ll also find the Burnaby Central Railway within the park, a fully operational miniature railway that offers rides daily from 11:00am to 5:00pm for $2.50.
Next month the train will become a Halloween attraction, remaining open October 30th and 31st.
Confederation Park is one of Burnaby’s largest and is definitely worth exploring with the family. From the picnic area to the playground and miniature train, there’s plenty to do on fall afternoon.
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