Burnaby Lake

Granville Island in Vancouver


Bowen Island


City & Region

Burnaby is located on the southwest coast of Canada, just north of the United States border. With a population of approximately 195,000, the city is part of the Greater Vancouver Region. Burnaby is adjacent to city of Vancouver, a cosmopolitan centre known for its vibrant arts and culture.

Burnaby's natural features include two large freshwater lakes, naturally forested mountain parkland, an ocean beach, and numerous neighbourhood parks and open spaces, some with fish-bearing rivers and streams.

The local climate is moderated by the influence of the Pacific Ocean, giving it mild winters. Despite being nearly surrounded by mountains, the city itself seldom gets snow, and temperatures average 1-6 C (33-42 F) in the heart of winter. On the other hand, Burnaby does get plenty of rain and tends toward cloudy skies October-May. Summer temperatures average 27 C (80 F) during the day.

Surrounding areas are known for their natural beauty and access to wilderness. The Coast Mountains provide opportunities for world-class hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding. Local whitewater rivers are great for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Sailing, boating, scuba diving, and snorkelling are among the activities enjoyed in the salt waters of the Georgia Straight.

From Burnaby, easy day trips include the Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort, the "Garden City" of Victoria, the Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast.

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City of Burnaby

City of Vancouver



City of Victoria

Vancouver Islands & Gulf Islands

Sunshine Coast


Burnaby Mountain


Chinatown (Vancouver)

Butchart Gardens (Victoria)