Deer Lake Park Nature Photowalk (Spring)

  • March 30, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Deer Lake Park is situated in a peaceful, natural environment in the heart of Burnaby. The north side of the park (with the lake at its centre) is home to several Arts and Culture destinations, while the south side, (the former Oakalla Prison and farm) is a resdential area. The lake itself is home to a wide variety of feathers, flora and fauna and features a number of walking trails that meander around the lake and through unique meadows and woodlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE WILL WE MEET: We will meet in FRONT of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.......Parking is available in the lot off of Deer Lake Avenue....watch for the signs.....parking is free for 3 hours....you will be parked at the back of the Centre... head south through the buildings (you will now be able to see the lake)....look for us by the 3 tall, narrow "pyramids".

WHAT SHOULD I BRING: A Camera, It doesn't matter if you have a cameraphone, a point and shoot camera or a Digital SLR, any camera is fine.

A tripod (optional)

Be sure you are comfortable! Once we leave the Shadbolt Area, there are no restrooms until approximately 3/4 of the way through the walk. There are no stores, so bring a light snack and some bottled water...and don't forget your sunscreen.

WHILE RELATIVELY FLAT, THIS WALK WILL REQUIRE GOING UP SOME STAIRS AND INCLINES. We are walking on gravel trails, so make sure you are wearing appropriate footwear. This walk will take just over 2 hours. It is essential that the group stays together. We will return back to Shadbolt Centre where we started the walk.

WHAT CAN I PHOTOGRAPH: As well as things you would normally expect to see on a nature walk, we will be wandering on interesting trails, paths and walkways as we make our way around Deer Lake Park. We will pass the beach area, creeks and streams, the lookout tower in the bird sanctuary, stately homes and residences, the contemporary architecture of the Shadbolt Centre and if the weather co-operates majestic panorama views of the North Shore Mountains and Golden Ears Park. Don't forget to keep your eyes open for wildlife, racoons, coyotes, squirrels, turtles, birds, ducks, geese and pheasants are frequently spotted in the area. The area is also very popular for dog-walking, jogging, and strolling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW DO I GET THERE?

For transit info....www.translink.ca

For information on downtown parking lots.....www.bestparking.com/vancouver-parking

or   en.parkopedia.ca/parking/vancouver

RSVP Protocol - if you RSVP to this event and then can't make it please have the courtesy to change your RSVP so that people on the waiting list will have a chance to participate.

We are enthusiastic about photography and lovers of the City of Vancouver and the GVRD....however we are not qualified to answer any technical questions you may have...there may be more skilled members participating on the walk to answer your questions...if not Barry has kindly offered to answer any questions by email.

AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW PHOTO WALKERS, YOUR PROPERTY AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!

AFTER THE MEET-UP DON'T FORGET TO UPLOAD FIVE OF YOUR BEST IMAGES

Hope to see you there!

Kelly and Tracy


 

 

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  • Tracy

    Deer Lake is truly a piece of heaven with breath taking scenery and nature's sweet music of various birds filling your senses. The open area is very peaceful and oh so nourishing to the soul. Kelly was very informative and interesting.......educating us about the history and activities of the lake and surroundings. Tracy lead the group as we ventured up to some spectacular views to capture all of the beauty of this glorious area. Thank you.

    April 2, 2013

  • Tim R.

    Great weather, great company. It was nice to spend a few moments getting to know Kelly, who organized the walk as well. Looking forward to more.

    April 2, 2013

  • Neely

    Great day and excellent location for a photowalk, not to mention the weather!!

    April 2, 2013

  • Martin

    Kelly, thank-you for the really interesting description of the area
    and you did a great job guiding us. What a beautiful area,

    April 1, 2013

  • Rose

    Kelly and Tracy, Thanks so much for a great walk. The mountain views are fantastic.

    March 31, 2013

  • Adam D.

    Just finished. Great day. Many birds, turtles, a pheasant, musk rat among some of the things I got. Glad I took the zoom lens.

    March 30, 2013

    • tracy

      Sorry you missed the group Adam, but so glad you enjoyed the walk.....I guess you didn't find those garter snakes!

      March 30, 2013

    • Adam D.

      I found one. This means they did their thing already :)

      March 31, 2013

  • Taya

    Kelly, thank you so much,i am very enjoyed it

    March 30, 2013

  • Lauren P.

    Sorry I missed everyone. I keep telling myself I shouldn't trust the public transport schedules. I eventually got there anyway, and enjoyed it. Thanks for the location suggestion.

    March 30, 2013

    • tracy

      I guess transit is in holiday mode...I'm glad you chose to walk around the park anyways....

      March 30, 2013

  • tracy

    What a fantastic day...and thanks for what we think is 100% attendance (or pretty close).
    We hope to do this walk again seasonally...if there is interest....Great Photos...keep posting everyone.

    March 30, 2013

  • kelly

    Hi, I am ohhh so enjoying looking at the wonderful photos...I've broken the rules a bit and posted 2 pictures that weren't taken today on the photo-walk.....if anyone is interested in meeting up to capture these
    types of images, i'd be happy to set it up

    March 30, 2013

  • Jack V.

    This Meetup was excelent, it was well organizad and Deer Lake was awesome

    March 30, 2013

  • Jeanette

    What a perfect morning ! Thanks Kelly

    March 30, 2013

  • Roy B.

    Great time - good people

    March 30, 2013

  • Paul D.

    Great day, Thank you Kelly.

    March 30, 2013

  • Alan M.

    beautiful walk - very much appreciated .
    I am keen to visit again with friends .

    March 30, 2013

  • kelly

    Wow....I hope that everyone enjoyed our walk/hike around Deer Lake Park. If nothing else the weather gets 5 stars.

    March 30, 2013

  • Nancy

    It was just beautiful out there. Just the weather alone made the experience fabulous as well as all the other shutterbugs.

    March 30, 2013

  • Adam D.

    Oops. Had this in my calendar as 11 am. See you next time

    March 30, 2013

  • Adam D.

    Can't see anybody

    March 30, 2013

  • Neely

    Hey everyone! Tim and I are running about ten minutes behind. Go ahead and we'll catch up.

    March 30, 2013

  • Joan C.

    So very sorry to cancel at this late date but I am not feeling well enough to hike around the lake. Have agreat time.

    March 30, 2013

    • kelly

      Hope your feeling better soon Joan...

      March 30, 2013

  • Filomena R.

    Not able to make it...hurt my knee walking on a trail at Buntzen Lake yesterday! Have fun you guys...it's a beautiful for it!

    March 30, 2013

    • kelly

      Sorry to hear that...take it easy...see you next time!

      March 30, 2013

    • kelly

      Will you please change your RSVP...thanks

      March 30, 2013

  • Chris K.

    Work is calling :)

    March 29, 2013

    • kelly

      Thanks for changing your RSVP and letting us know...See you next time!

      March 30, 2013

  • Adam D.

    With the weather so warm, maybe we'll see a garter snake den alive with the colorful creatures mating! This probably already happened, but maybe we'll be lucky.

    March 29, 2013

    • kelly

      REALLY??

      March 30, 2013

  • Richard W.

    Sorry guys I really wanted to go to this one but sometimes life gets in the way of a hobby. Have fun!

    March 29, 2013

    • kelly

      Okay...See you next time Richard

      March 30, 2013

  • Martin

    Always wanted to walk around this lake
    with my camera.

    March 29, 2013

    • kelly

      I hope you enjoy the walk....just so you know,...in addition to just walking around the lake we will be following the trails into other areas of the park

      March 29, 2013

  • Filomena R.

    Hi Kelly, not sure why this is happening, but I'm getting notifications about the walks only the day before. Any idea what might be happening?

    March 29, 2013

    • kelly

      Check your settings...go into account then email settings and notifications......the problem may be corrected there...see you tomorrow

      March 29, 2013

  • Joan C.

    This is a wonderful walk. I lookforward to joining you for this adventure.

    March 27, 2013

    • kelly

      I am fortunate enough to live right on the park. I get to go walk there everyday...some days its is breathtaking ....that's why I decided to share it with fellow photo-walkers. It looks like Saturday is going to be one of those stunning days..YAY! See you there.

      March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go -- it's meant to be a gorgeous weekend weather-wise! But I'll be overseas... have fun, everyone!

    March 26, 2013

  • Richard W.

    Hope it's a nice weather day :)

    March 26, 2013

    • kelly

      I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the weather forecasters are going to get this right....SUN....SUN....S­UN

      March 26, 2013

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