Video Gallery

Delta Nature Reserve Tour - Burns Bog (August 1, 2023)

Ever wondered what it's like to explore the boardwalk trails in the Delta Nature Reserve? Our bog experts, Kim and Sarah, share a glimpse of the unique vegetation experience only found in Delta's Burns Bog.


1:20 min


International Bog Day (July 23, 2023)

Our bog experts, Kim and Sarah, dive into its incredible ecosystem and importance to surrounding animals.


1:54 min


Burns Bog Spring Flower Tour (June 20, 2023)

Join Sarah and Kim from City of Delta's Office of Climate Action and Environment as they tour Burns Bog for spring flowers.


3:06 min


Burns Bog Fire Rehabilitation (Dec 13, 2021)

Fires in a bog are very different than fires in a forest. Years after fire damaged parts of Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area in Delta, Metro Vancouver continues to rehabilitate the bog; a job that's done both on the ground, and in the air. 

4:05 min​​​​​


Corporate Carbon Neutrality (July 30, 2020)

​Metro Vancouver operations were carbon neutral in 2019, in part due to peat bog restoration in Burns Bog in Delta.  That was the site of the announcement by Metro Vancouver Board members and staff earlier this summer.

2:41 min



World Wetlands Day – Welcome to Burns Bog! (February 2, 2019)

For World Wetlands Day 2019, Dr. Sarah Howie, Wetlands Scientist for Delta's Climate Action and Environment department, takes us for a tour of one of Delta's most interesting and diverse ecological sites: Burns Bog.


3:57 min​​​​​


Inside Burns Bog Fire (July 6, 2016)

Take a brief look at the inside of the Burns Bog Fire, as seen by Delta Firefighters, July 5, 2016.


0:30 min


Aerial Footage of Burns Bog Fire, July 4, 2016 (July 5, 2016)

Here is footage taken from a helicopter surrounding the Burns Bog fire on July 4, 2016.


1:30 min


 Burns Bog Flora and Fauna (June 17, 2014)

​Because Burns Bog has many hidden hazards, the only people allowed in are part of a small, essential workforce tasked with restoring and protecting this very special ecosystem.

4:08 min


Fighting Fire in Burns Bog (June 17, 2014)

Fire in Burns Bog is a real threat. Peat provides the perfect methane environment for a fire to burn underground for weeks. Metro Vancouver works closely with Delta Fire to ensure fires are fought with a united approach using the latest technology.

3:43 min


The Sustainable Region Episode 9: Burns Bog (2014)

Burns Bog is the largest undeveloped urban land mass in North America and home to a wide array of plants and animals. See what's being done to protect this vital 3,000 hectare ecological conservancy area and meet some of the people who make it happen.

20:28 min


About Burns Bog (April 12, 2013)

Part 1 of 4: An introduction to the Burns Bog video series with Dr. Richard Hebda.


3:37 min


Burns Bog Three Key Characteristics (April 12, 2013)

Part 2 of 4: Learn about the three key characteristics of raised bogs from Dr. Richard Hebda.


10:23 min


Managing the Hydrology of Burns Bog (April 12, 2013)

Part 3 of 4: Dr. Richard Hebda and Dr. Sarah Howie describe the challenges of managing the hydrology and the lagg zone of Burns Bog.


4:11 min


Burns Bog Restoration (April 12, 2013)

Part 4 of 4: Dr. Richard Hebda and Dr. Sarah Howie explain research, monitoring, and restoration activities in Burns Bog.


16:00 min


Burns Bog Flyover (April 27, 2011)

Burns Bog is a fascinating piece of the Metro Vancouver ecosystem. Get a birds-eye view of this unusual part of the local landscape in this short helicopter fly over of the bog.

1:05 min