Port Moody, Vancouver

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Located at the east end of Burrard Inlet

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  • Buntzen Lake from the north end
    Buntzen Lake from the north end
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    Take a hike at Buntzen Lake

    by bicycle_girl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Buntzen Lake from the north end

    Buntzen Lake is a man made reservoir for the purpose of hydro-electricity. As it is near communities, a lot of efforts have been made to make it a recreationnal environment. You can canoe, hike, bike, have a pik nik, swim, or lay on the beach if you want... The choice is up to you.

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    Diez Vista Hike (3)

    by eho Updated Feb 5, 2003

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    Another view of Indian arm is shown in this picture.

    On the last stretch you will reach a beach by the lake. This is quieter than the beach at the start of the trail because you can't get to this beach by car. Take a dip, but be forewarned that the water is very cold.

    After your swim, you can either continue on the trail or take the road. You are now only be about half an hour away from your starting point.

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    Diez Vista Hike

    by eho Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Diez Vista

    This is a moderate 5-hour+ hike with beautiful views. On a hot summer day, you can also take a dip in the lake.

    You should wear good hiking boots for this hike.

    The hike is in Buntzen Lake (Port Moody), an hour's drive from downtown Vancouver. There is only one bus that goes there doing only 3 runs a day from New Westminster, so it is best to drive out there. Go to the end of the road, there are some parking there and more to your right in the lake's direction. Park near the end of the road because the start of the trail is right there. The trail is very well marked.

    The photo here is the view from the first vista.

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    Diez Vista Hike (2)

    by eho Updated Feb 5, 2003

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    Once you are on the trail, enjoy the views of Indian Arm. You are going in a loop so you won't be re-tracing your steps. You can see Deep Cove and Jug Island from this picture, which was taken at the fourth or fifth view point.

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    If you happen to be in...

    by danielle72 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you happen to be in Vancouver on a rare, sunny, warm day... you must visit White Pine Beach. It's a medium sized, very clean lake called Lake Sasamat, located in Port Moody (about 45 mins from downtown van) with some nice trails in the surrounding forest. This is my favourite place to be if I have to be stuck in Vancouver. The water is just so clean! There are a lot of kids there (eeeww, i know) but they won't bother you. There's also some pretty good people watching, but not that good because come on, this is vancouver. bring your own food, a big beach blanket and an air mattress and it's aaalll good, baby!

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    Discover the wilderness in Buntzen Lake

    by bicycle_girl Written May 5, 2003

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    Buntzen Lake area. Please click on photo.

    Beyond Buntzen Lake there is a dam you can see and maybe a glimpse of Indian Arm. Lots of greens and perhaps a bald eagle or 2 looking for fish...

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    • Hiking and Walking

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