A group of Mandarin-speaking newcomers enjoyed a wonderful day on a nature tour in which they learned very detailed information about Deer Lake Park. During this two hour historic walking tour led by a local volunteer, group participants learned how to identify different types of plant species, historical buildings, and discover the best spot for autumn maple viewing in the area.

The main trail which circles the lake is accessible all year long and offers a leisurely, comfortable walk for all ages.

Here, the group is pictured learning about a new plant species called the “caramel tree,” which emits a faint caramel smell during the autumn season when the leaves begin to fall.

The volunteer guide here is explaining the differences between the variety of maple trees in this photo. It was a lovely tour of Deer Lake Park that is located on the southwest side of the city of Burnaby and easily accessible to the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Burnaby Village Museum.