1984: When people still swam in Burnaby's Deer Lake

Lifeguard Richard Gower keeps a watchful eye on swimmers at Deer Lake in this July 1984 NOW photo.

Back in the day, the beach was a favourite destination for Burnaby residents seeking relief from the summer's heat.

Today people sometimes wade into the water, but swimming is not recommended because of water quality concerns.

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