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Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area

View from Burnaby Mountain

Burnaby Mountain is a park overlooking Metro Vancouver. On the mountain is Simon Fraser University, a conservation area and Horizons Restaurant.

Burnaby Mountain Park

The Burnaby Mountain Park offers amazing views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains, as well as downtown Vancouver far in the distance.

What to do at Burnaby Mountain

Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area is a nice place for picnics on the grass while enjoying the views, and it’s also a good place for hiking. Burnaby Mountain has several kilometres of fairly easy trails.

Dogs are permitted on leash in the park at Burnaby Mountain, and mountain biking is allowed in most areas. For more information on hikes at Burnaby Mountain, check out the Vancouver Trails website.

If you are looking for a place to eat after hiking around Burnaby Mountain or playing frisbee on the lawns, then check out Horizons Restaurant. It boasts some of the Lower Mainland’s finest views. It’s a bit expensive, but a nice treat.

Horizons Restaurant at Sunset
Horizons Restaurant at Sunset

How to Get to Burnaby Mountain

Burnaby Mountain is located at 100 Centennial Way in Burnaby, about 9 km from the corner of East Hastings and the Trans-Canada Highway.

To get to Burnaby Mountain, heading east along East Hastings, turn left onto Centennial Way after about 7 km.

There is also public transit, including bus #135 from Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver, which takes about 45 minutes. Check the Translink website for the best routes and information based on where you’re coming from.

Burnaby Mountain Sculpture Sunset
Sculpture Sunset in Early Spring

PHOTO TIPS

  • If you plan to take photos, Burnaby Mountain can be a good place to catch the sun setting over Vancouver. You’ll want to get there early in the day though if you want day pictures of the city in the sun, but plan to use a zoom lens.
  • The North Shore mountains will be in the sun most of the day, but not so much in the late afternoon in summer. There are lots of great backgrounds from Burnaby Mountain for family pictures.