Buntzen Lake Loop


Total Distance: 9.8 km (return)
Estimated Time: 2.5 hours
Average Grade: 1.6%
Structure: Loop - Complete
Elevation Gain: 95 m
Start Elevation: 140 m
Min Elevation: 125 m
Max Elevation: 220 m


Starting in Port Moody on Barnet Highway (#7A), turn north onto Ioco Road. After heading straight through two intersections, the road changes into Heritage Mountain Boulevard and climbs uphill. Continue for two kilometers to a roundabout, turning right onto David Avenue. A short distance later, turn left onto Forest Park Way at a four way stop then left again onto Aspenwood Drive almost immediately. Aspenwood Drive becomes East Road and leads through the village of Anmore to Sunnyside Road. Turn right on Sunnyside Road and continue to the park entrance gate. Parking lots are 2 km from the park entrance.

During the summer months, Buntzen Lake is extremely popular - the parking lot is on a first-come basis only. Once the parking lots are full, the gate will be closed for the day. Gate opening and closing times change throughout the year. To find out the current times, check www.buntzenlake.ca or call the Buntzen Lake Warden's office at 604-469-9679.

The C26 bus operates from Coquitlam Centre to the Buntzen Lake area daily. Normally the bus stops at the either the East Road / Sunnyside Road intersection or the turnaround before the gate, but from the end of June to Labour Day continues to the Buntzen Lake parking area. For bus schedules and information, visit the Translink website. It's 15-20 minute walk (1.8 km) from the gate to the parking area.


A trail around Buntzen lake. The cumulative elevation gain is 472 m.

Fit hikers can do this in under 2 hours easy.

Runners can do it in under 1 hour.

GPS Waypoints

South Beach Trailhead N49.34043 W122.85509 10U 510527 5465311
Viewpoint N49.34563 W122.85634 10U 510435 5465889
Coquitlam-Buntzen Tunnel Outflow N49.36481 W122.85503 10U 510526 5468021
North Beach Cabin N49.36517 W122.85655 10U 510415 5468061
North Beach N49.36544 W122.85764 10U 510336 5468091
Suspension Bridge N49.36575 W122.85854 10U 510271 5468125