The idyllic Buntzen Lake situated just north of Coquitlam is a popular family spot and offers multiple waterfront beach, picnic and off-leash dog areas. You can't hear anything but the faint whirring of the BC hydro dam that is in operation in the area, and you may catch sight of a black bear or 3, if you're careful and lucky! My favourite spot on this trail is the bridge hanging across the lake offering a moody photo backdrop for that perfect instagram shot!
BUNTZEN LAKE HIKE DETAILS
Where: near Anmore and Belcarra, north of Coquitlam
Length: 2 hours for 10km round-trip
Directions: Vancouver Trails
Bathrooms: yes, at the parking lot
Public Transit: yes, see Vancouver Trails for details