Burnaby + Beyond
Burnaby is a West Coast playground.
For the truly active spirit, Burnaby’s many parks, lakes, shorelines, forests and trails make it a self-contained natural vacation paradise. From the shopping bonanza that is Metrotown, to the world of cuisine within walking distance in the Heights, to the calendar of multicultural arts at the Michael J. Fox theatre, Burnaby offers something for the explorer in all of us.
Burnaby is centrally located in British Columbia’s Metro Vancouver region, which is comprised of 12 distinct communities, including Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and West Vancouver. Together the communities comprise one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and dynamic metropolitan areas.
Thing to Do in Burnaby
Shop at British Columbia’s largest mall, Metropolis at Metrotown.
Be awe inspired by the Playground of the Gods totem poles, and the views of Vancouver and beyond, high above Burnaby Mountain.
Enjoy lakeside serenity at Deer Lake Park.
Stroll back in time in the historic Height’s District.
Hop on transit, and visit Burnaby’s neighbour, Vancouver, BC.
Beautiful British Columbia is full of breathtaking landscapes, jagged mountain peaks, roaring rivers, serene lakes, green valleys, rugged coastlines and ancient island archipelagos.
It’s this diversity that sets the stage for unlimited adventures – hiking, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, swimming, sailing, wildlife tours, sightseeing, and vineyard hopping.
Every area of the province has its own intriguing history and characteristics.
Explore the sundrenched vineyards of the Thompson Okanagan region, the laid-back lifestyles of Vancouver and Gulf Islands, the bubbling hot springs of the Kootenay Rockies and wildlife of Northern BC.
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Local Day Trips
Visiting Burnaby and have some extra time for exploring? Below are some great day trip ideas that are just beyond Burnaby.
No longer content being a pit
stop on the way to Whistler, this mountain
community is hitting its stride. Listed #32 on
New York Times “52 Places To Go In 2015,” this
adventure capital is packed with the unique
combination of West Coast wilderness and
accessibility. Hundreds of trails weave through
the Pacific rainforest to glacial lakes, waterfalls
In Squamish – kiteboarders ply a
26-mile fjord, adventurers climb 2,300-foot
Stawamus Chief, and birders gather for the
annual return of thousands of bald eagles.
Whistler Ski Resort is just
a 90-minute drive from Vancouver along
the breathtaking Sea-to-Sky highway. This
legendary community blends the charm of
an alpine village with the amenities of an
The Whistler Village offers fine
dining, vibrant nightlife, revitalizing spas and
endless adventure opportunity. Whistler is a
playground for ages with year round skiing and
snowboarding, hiking, zip lining, gondolas, offroading,
bungee jumping and more.