The City of Burnaby

The City of Burnaby

Metrotown View from Deer Lake

Located just east of Vancouver, Burnaby is the 3rd largest city in Metro Vancouver and home to Burnaby Village, Metrotown and Burnaby Mountain, among other places of interest.

Burnaby, British Columbia

With a population of over 220,000, Burnaby is also the third largest city in British Columbia, behind Vancouver and Surrey, and home to Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

View from Burnaby Mountain
View from Burnaby Mountain

Burnaby’s Best Places

The best places to visit in Burnaby include Metrotown (for shopping), Burnaby Village (for its history), Burnaby Mountain (for its views and parkland) and the Michael J Fox Theatre (for live community performances). Other great parks in Burnaby include Central Park (which is home to Swangard Stadium), Deer Lake Park and Confederation Park (which has great forested walking trails).

Also of interest is the Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market that happens every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm from May until October. The farmers market takes place in the north parking lot at Burnaby City Hall (at 4949 Canada Way) and is a good place to pick up fresh produce, people watch and meet the farmers that grow the food.

Burnaby Central Railway is a miniature railway open from the Easter Weekend until Thanksgiving from 11 am to 5 pm. Located at Confederation Park at 120 North Willingdon Avenue, rides cost $2.50 and last about 10 or so minutes.

Deer Lake
Deer Lake view from the boardwalk



Burnaby’s Best Festivals & Events

Hastings Street on Hats Off Day
Hats Off Day on Hastings Street in Burnaby