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new westminster with the mountainsWelcome to Burnaby

Burnaby was incorporated in 1892 and achieved City status in 1992. the growth of Burnaby was influenced by its location between expanding urban centres of Vancouver and New Westminster. It first served as a rural agricultural area supplying nearby markets. Later, it served as an important transportation corridor between Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the interior of the Province.

Burnaby occupies 98.60 square kilometers (38.07 square miles) and is located at the geographical centre of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Situated between the City of Vancouver on the west and Port Moody, Coquitlam and New Westminster on the east, the City is further bounded by Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River on the North and South respectively. Burnaby, Vancouver and New Westminster collectively occupy the major portion of the Burrard Peninsula.

While Burnaby occupies about 4 percent of the land area of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, it accounted for about 10% of the Region's population in 2006. It is the third most populated urban centre in British Columbia with an estimated population of 202,799.

Burnaby is a rapidly growing metropolitan area, its characteristic has shifted from rural to suburban to largely urban. The City features high density residential areas, major commercial town centres, rapid transit, high technology research and business parks, comprehensive industrial estates and major post-secondary institutions.


Come enjoy Burnaby Mountain or watch the busy beavers at Burnaby Lake, the Burnaby Village Museum, or discover riverfront action on the south shore and oceanside on the north shore! You're starting to get a view of life and leisure in beautiful Burnaby! Shopping at Metrotown is a must or simply enjoy the stunning views. Many natural features including two large freshwater lakes, naturally forested mountain parkland, an ocean beach, a multitude of neighbourhood parks and open space, many with fish bearing rivers and streams provide an exceptional physical environment.

Enjoy shore dining, garden markets, renowned rhododendron and rose gardens, Native arts and the striking carved Japanese sculptures "The Playground of the Gods", your memories of Burnaby will last a lifetime! Burnaby's mild, west coast climate combined with its many natural features and diverse range of parks and open spaces are key defining features of the City. Major natural landscapes and resources are well conserved within established parks and open space systems. Major sports fields, golf courses, bicycle and walking trails, urban plazas and botanical gardens are also an integral part of Burnaby's physical landscape.

Burnaby is centrally located and easily accessed by car, public transit (including SkyTrain) and air via the Vancouver International Airport located approximately 20 minutes from the city centre. For more information relating to accommodations, attractions, activities, shopping and real estate please select the appropriate link from the navigation buttons located on the left of this page.

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