Buntzen Lake

Port Moody, British Columbia V3H 3N8

Buntzen Lake

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"This moderate loop hike follows the undulating forest shoreline of Buntzen Lake—a BC Hydro–managed recreation area that’s a popular spot to cool off in summer.

Along the route, you get a sense of the forces harnessed to create clean energy in the province. Dozens of small creeks drain into Buntzen Lake, along with a 3.6-kilometer (2.2-mile) tunnel from Coquitlam Lake. The suspension bridge at the lake’s north end is fun to cross."

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Jean Cousins
"This low-level circuit around the 5-km-(3-mile-)long Buntzen Lake reservoir makes a satisfying hike for all seasons. It is not too much for an active family, and it offers beautiful picnic sites at both south and north beaches."

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Went solo on this one. Actually Walked/Jogged/Ran this loop. Sunny day and crowded at the beach but trail was in light demand. Do not recommend strollers, baby packs, or small children for the loop. West side is a roller coaster with rocks and roots coming out of the ground. I went clockwise and glad i did. Flat then the hill climb and down and flat in the end.
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OK Trail to keep your condition up. its only about a 2hr hike and the views are limited. oh, its extremely busy on weekends!

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Port Moody
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3 hours
Buntzen Lake Recreation Area Warden, BC Hydro; (604) 469-9679; www.bchydro.com/community/recreation_areas/buntzen_lake_trails.html
Local Contacts
BC Hydro has a trail bro- chure and map available online at www.bchydro.com. Some trails, including the main Buntzen Lake Trail, are included on the Indian Arm Provincial Park map, available online at www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks. A topographic map (92G7) is available through the National Topographic System and online at www.atlas.gc.ca.
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