240 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Families often come to Confederation Park for the entire day. Come picnic among the trees before taking a ride on the model steam railway that operates on the weekends during the summer.
On a hot summer day, everyone can cool off in the spray pool or go swimming at the Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre.
If your family likes to play, play, play, they can serve an ace on the tennis court, score a goal on the soccer pitch, take a shot on net in the lacrosse box, count eight points playing bocce, curl a shot towards the jack on the lawnbowling green or drop into the skateboard park. For dogs, walk your dog off-leash along the year-round loop trail north of Penzance Dr. and its enclosures for small and any-size dogs. Also, the 400-metre track is perfect for running laps. For those with more relaxed pursuits in mind, there are plenty of open spaces to lay out a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a book from McGill Library, located near the Confederation Community Centre for the Retired and the Summit Youth Centre.
The north side of the park across Penzance Drive has been left in its natural state, except for a 1.3-kilometre trail also designated for off-leash dog use. The trail meanders through deciduous forest, and some steep hills afford appealing views of Burrard Inlet.
From Confederation Park, a 5.5 km network of trails wind along the picturesque Burrard Inlet. You can also catch the Trans Canada Trail that runs through the Park.
This park was originally known as Queen's park and is now called Confederation Park in honour of Canada's confederation in 1867.