Metro Vancouver Lakes: Photos of the Day


Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 — 10:59am PDT
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Summer is just a day away and with the heat already causing us to slather sunscreen on our normally Gore-Tex-covered skin, Vancouverites are looking for ways to cool off. With cottonwood fluff in the air, and the cedars emitting their aromas that smell like home in the PNW, our local Metro Vancouver lakes make for some lovely, scenic day trip destinations. Enjoy a picnic, paddle a canoe, build sandcastles with the kids, take a hike, and definitely cool off in the waters where swimming is available.

Quiet time

Here is a roundup of our beautiful local lakes, thanks to those who have shared their photos with the Miss604 Flickr Pool and the #Photos604 tag on Instagram:

Metro Vancouver Lakes

Any more to add? Feel free to leave a note in the comments:

Surrey
Green Timbers Lake Trails, fishing, cycling. No swimming.
Surrey Lake Trails, fishing, cycling. No swimming.

Green Timbers Pano

Abbotsford
Mill Lake Picnicking, spray part, near Centennial Outdoor Pool, playground, fishing, trail walks.

Mill Lake

Burnaby
Burnaby Lake Trails, cycling, rowing (boat launch). No swimming.
Deer Lake Trails, cycling, picnicking, playground. No swimming. Concert series.

2014-08-24 Burnaby Burnaby Lake Sunset 07

Vancouver
Trout Lake Trails, cycling, dog off-leash area, swimming. Farmer’s market.

One Fine Day

Port Moody
Buntzen Lake Trails, cycling, picnicking, boat launch, swimming.
Sasamat Lake Trails, cycling, picnicking, swimming.

Buntzen Lake Sept 17

Coquitlam
Como Lake Park Fishing, picnicking, hiking, no swimming.

Como Lake Fishing

Pitt Meadows
Pitt Lake Trails, cycling, swimming, rowing (boat launch).

Pitt Lake near Vancouver, BC, Canada

Maple Ridge
Alouette Lake Swimming, fishing, boating, camping in Golden Ears.

Fisherman's dream

North Vancouver
Rice Lake Trails, hiking. No swimming.
Capilano Lake & Cleveland Dam No swimming – it’s where we get our drinking water! But lovely to hike around.

Capilano Lake

Please observe all safety notices and signs at each location, boat and swim responsibly.

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