Burnaby

After reaching city status in 1992, one hundred years after it was incorporated, Burnaby has always been an important corridor between Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver Region. Filled with parks and lakes, encompassing British Columbia's largest mall and several heritage sites, Burnaby has become a place for families and for people enjoying its unique atmosphere.

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Map of Things to do in Burnaby

Its locale between Vancouver and New Westminster made Burnaby an important agricultural centre providing food for the two main cities. In recent years, due to its central location, Burnaby has become the third largest populated city in British Columbia, home to many people commuting to and from the Downtown Core.

The landscape of Burnaby is one of its most interesting features - although small in size, Burnaby ranges in elevation - its jewel, Burnaby Mountain, rises 1,200 meters above sea level and its saltwater beaches in Barnet Marine Park touch the ocean far below. Several lakes can be found throughout the city as well as park lands and heritage buildings.

Burnaby has found a niche in the 'Hollywood North' industry with several movies shot in the region annually as well as encompassing the largest film studio in the Greater Vancouver Region.

Burnaby, with its rich history and soaring mountain top views, has become an escape from the city.

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Burnaby Central Railway

Ride the tracks at the Burnaby Central Railway on one of many locomotives which take passengers over hills, through tunnels and past stations and crossings. Meet model railway enthusiasts and enjoy a ride around this seven acre park.

Barnet Marine Park

Located along the Indian Arm fjord, Barnet Marine Park is Burnaby's old saltwater beach. Along with tree and grass lined trails and remnants of a sawmill which one operated in the region, the Park is an interesting and historical place to visit throughout the year.

Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area

Rising 1,214 feet above sea level, Burnaby Mountain is the highest point in the city, and is encompasses by a large Conservation Area offering awe inspiring views, hiking trails, art pieces and a restaurant.

Burnaby Village Museum

Stroll through the streets of a 1920's tram stop community at the Burnaby Village Museum! Meet period costumed townsfolk. explore heritage and replica buildings and take a ride on the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel.

Burnaby Lake Nature House

Learn about Burnaby Lake Regional Park's diversity, flora, fauna and natural history at the Burnaby Lake Nature House.

Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Visit the Lower Mainlands largest freshwater lake, Burnaby Lake in Burnaby Lake Regional Park which offers nineteen kilometres of hiking trails through forest and along shoreline as well as bird watching, rare flora and fauna, boating, and also a nature house.

Deer Lake Park

Explore and enjoy a natural oasis at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby! Enjoy a variety of activities including hiking, cycling, boating, birding and exploring the regions unique history and arts scene in its arts centres, galleries and museums.