Deer Lake is located in the city of Burnaby right near City Hall. There are many facilities here which include canoe rentals and two docks. The lake is best known for its stocked rainbow trout but in one of the few places in the Lower Mainland where
you can find black crappie.
The lake is stocked frequently with catchable sized rainbow trout. The best time to fish is the firtst two weeks after the lake is stocked, as the fish are extremely willing to take almost anything you throw at them. Most
of the fish like to hang out around the boathouse dock where they are released.
Black crappie are most active when the water is warm in July and August, making this a great fishery when the rainbows become less active. They travel in schools together
so if you catch one, chances are you will hook another. Reel these fish in slowly as they have small, soft mouths.
Note: There is a daily quota of 2 trout/char, and No power boats.
How to get there
Deer Lake is located in Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. To get there from Highway 1 take the Kensington exit south, from here make a left onto Canada Way going east. From here take your first right south onto Sperling Avenue. Deer lake
is located to the right on Sperling.