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North American Sundial Society

Burnaby  

Sundial: 689
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Poor
  Latitude and Longitude: 49° 14.648' N  122° 56.132' W
Location:
  • Burnaby Lake Park
    Near office at Piper Avenue entrance
 
Description:
  • A simple horizontal dial with a pipe gnomon in a gravel bed, about 6 feet in diameter. Flush stone hour markers have raised Roman numerals. Unfortunately, several of the hour markers are incorrectly positioned, and moss and weeds partially obscure much of the dial face. Because of the presence of trees all around it, the dial only receives the sun in the middle of the day, and hardly at all in the winter half of the year. A plaque nearby explains that dial was installed to celebrate the opening of Burnaby Lake Park in 1977.
 
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  • Construction Date: 1977
 

Last Revised: 2019-06-02 14:01
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