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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > Burnaby > Burnaby Mountain Target Ranges
 Name
Burnaby Mountain Target Ranges
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 Database Info
created by Anonymous on 5/17/2004 3:06 AM
last modified by Anonymous on 8/7/2008 4:50 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
an area that used to be target ranges has now been mostly cleared and is awaiting cleanup to become parkland.

consists of 3 clearings that used to be target ranges.

clearing 1: mostly a meadow with a trench in the middle, and old piping laying around in the corner/center. The trench has a large pipe that the river used to go though but is now eroding the trench deeper.

clearing 2: is where the old range used to be, there is a gravel area with the concert foundation of the shooting stalls. numbers still visible.

clearing 3: contains the clubhouse and was where i believe clay pigeons where shot. The ground further in looks very polluted and next to the clubhouse there is a pile of waste (oil, gas, coolant, paint) slowly leeching into the soil beneath.

 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors with 1 house
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Address
8550 Barnet Highway
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada
Owner: City of Burnaby
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  •  Hazards
  • contaminated soil
  •  Interesting Features
    All gone:(

    gun clubhouse (school teacher's house from old Barnet townsite)
    old wood stove? (not sure what it is)
    pile of waste leeching into the soil
    large plastic pipes
    large amounts of erosion
    the old fireing range (whats left of it)
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  • house is marked as alarmed
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1914
    Closed: 1996
     Required Equipment
  • none
  •  Recommended Equipment
    none
     History
    target ranges on Burnaby Mountain have been in use for more than 50 years.

    50 years of use have contaminated the soil and the city is unsure of what to do about it.

    Site was originally houses from old Barnet Townsite. Only surviving home is the school teacher's house, built 1914. more surviving houses across the street, or see Wraiths.org under red missions.
     Media Coverage
    http://www.peak.sf...ue13/gunclubs.html
    http://www.yourlib...1119/morenews.html
    http://www.burnaby...ews/022104nn6.html


     Future Plans
    a conservation area after clean up.

    "$2.2 million for the cleanup of the former gun ranges at the foot of Burnaby Mountain that are contaminated with lead;"
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     Photo Galleries
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    range 1
    Mon, May 17th, 2004
    posted by Fallen_Knight
    12 pictures
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    ranges 2 & 3
    Mon, May 17th, 2004
    posted by Fallen_Knight
    35 pictures
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    Burnaby Mtn Target Ranges, dec 2004
    Fri, Feb 11th, 2005
    posted by Fallen_Knight
    13 pictures
     


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    Category Rating
    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 6 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 8/9/2011 4:00 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 9 11 at 16:00, Anonymous validated this location
  • on Aug 8 11 at 16:40, Anonymous made this location private
  • on Aug 8 08 at 3:14, Anonymous validated this location
  • on Aug 7 08 at 16:50, Anonymous changed the following: Display Name, Real Name
  • on Aug 22 07 at 1:37, Anonymous validated this location
  • on May 13 06 at 0:56, Anonymous deleted picture 91212 from gallery Burnaby Mtn Target Ranges, dec 2004
  • on May 13 06 at 0:55, Anonymous deleted picture 39645 from gallery BC Hydro Road nearby
  • on May 13 06 at 0:55, Anonymous deleted picture 39631 from gallery ranges 2 & 3
  • on May 13 06 at 0:54, Anonymous deleted picture 39630 from gallery ranges 2 & 3
  • on May 13 06 at 0:54, Anonymous deleted picture 39629 from gallery ranges 2 & 3
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