Making the move to study in Burnaby means a whole new experience in a lush city filled with parks and dense thriving neighbourhoods. Burnaby has a population of over 220,000 people, making it the third largest city in BC. Burnaby has a rich history, and diverse neighbourhoods – ranging from dense urban living to lush parks, each offering unique amenities, geographical features, parks, and housing options.
Burnaby is equivocally divided into three major areas: North Burnaby, South Burnaby, and East Burnaby, with North and South Burnaby divided by the Trans-Canada Highway. Within these 3 areas, there are smaller neighbourhoods with unique characteristics.
North Burnaby Is A Quiet Family Friendly Neighbourhood With Great Views Of The Mountain And Ocean
North Burnaby is made up of ocean-view neighbourhoods, and the bustling and energetic shopping district of The Heights. Neighbourhoods north of Hastings Street offer the advantage of proximity to the Burrard Inlet; you can head down to Barnet Marine Park and enjoy ocean views from downtown Vancouver to the west, Indian Arm to the east, and leisurely activities such as swimming and kayaking. There are amazing amenities in North Burnaby, from the Eileen Dailly Pool Centre, to the McGill branch of the Burnaby Public Library. There are many options for housing which include low-rise condominiums along Hastings Street, and dense condo towers, located along the Millennium Skytrain Line, and the newly renovated Brentwood Mall. There are many opportunities for single-family home living in neighbourhoods such as the beautiful Capitol Hill, Vancouver Heights, and many others.
Central Burnaby Features Lush Parks And Sports Centres
Central Burnaby has an amazing sports facility which is Scotia Barn by Canlan Sports, formerly known as Burnaby 8 Rinks, a sports arena comprising 6 NHL-sized rinks, an indoor soccer field, and a dedicated figure skating rink. The Government Road neighbourhood of North Burnaby gives you close proximity to the wonderful sports and recreational amenities of Deer Lake Park – perfect for family BBQ, fishing and kayaking as well as Burnaby Lake Park – an exquisite wildlife sanctuary with natural sceneries rarely seen in the middle of cities. Trails that intertwine and loop around the beautiful lake featuring wildlife such as coyotes, frogs, birds and fish.
East Burnaby Is The Perfect Mix Between Modern Life Style & Old Neighbourhood Charm
East Burnaby is an ethnically-diverse area that has a wide range of housing options from low rises, single home families to tall condos. Edmonds offers the acclaimed new Edmonds Community Centre, with sports such as: swimming, fitness, and youth programs. The Tommy Douglas Library is also located in this area.
South Burnaby Offers A Diverse Array City Living And Beautiful Natural Parks
South Burnaby has seen much development and densification in the past 20 years. Take advantage of urban living in condos at Metrotown and the many great parks and recreational amenities in the area, including Deer Lake Park – and Central Park. Metrotown is Canada’s second largest Mall and is a major skytrain stop, featuring world class shopping and modern living & restaurants all within walking distance.
Not Far From Bustling Metrotown, Enjoy The Sights Of The Mighty Fraser River
Another advantage of South Burnaby is its proximity to the Lower Fraser River and the lush Fraser Foreshore Park, featuring bike and walking paths, children playground and family BBQ areas.
Bonsor Recreation Complex is smack in the middle of Metrotown, offering swimming, squash, yoga and gyms. Central Park offers tennis courts, pitch and putt golf, fly fishing pond, artery of trails and an outdoor swimming pool located on the Willingdon entrance. Enjoy the services of Burnaby Public Library’s Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch. Extensive shopping options await at Metrotown, Canada’s second largest shopping centre, while exploring Crystal Mall directly across from Station Square Metrotown featuring asian cuisines and delicacies.
Burnaby has many different opportunities for living whether you are a young urban professional, a young family or looking to retire. One of the greatest reasons why Burnaby population is booming is also due to its geological location – you are only a 30 minute drive to anywhere, be in: downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Langley or Coquitlam Wherever you choose to live in Burnaby, you will enjoy its neighbourhoods, green parks, and many opportunities for living your best life.
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