Burnaby is a vibrant and diverse city on Vancouver's eastern outskirts. Burnaby, with a history of agriculture, industry, suburban communities, and metro centres, is home to a diverse range of desirable and thriving areas to live and work.
The city is divided into three major urban centres, numerous town centres, Simon Fraser University, and BCIT, and is bisected by lowlands with a salmon-bearing stream, parks, trail systems, and Burnaby Lake. Two Skytrain lines, as well as Highway 1, Lougheed Highway, Kingsway, and Hastings Street, provide quick access to destinations throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond.
This former bedroom community in Vancouver's shadow has grown rapidly in recent years, becoming one of Canada's most culturally diverse cities. Metrotown, Brentwood, and Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby are all undergoing significant development, adding tens of thousands of new homes to the city as well as new shops, services, and amenities. It is quite common to find well-maintained post-war homes and redeveloped modern homes side by side throughout the city, a testament to residents' desire to live their entire lives in the city. There are communities all over, from quiet tree-lined streets to planned townhouse developments, and many real treasures emerge as you travel through the city's neighbourhoods. Many areas in Burnaby offer breathtaking views of the cityscape, the ocean, or both.
There are numerous destination sports and recreational facilities, such as the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex and area, which offers venues for rugby, swimming, archery, soccer, ice skating and hockey, cricket, field hockey, field lacrosse, and rowing, in addition to excellent public and private schools. Swangard Stadium, Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, Central Park, and Burnaby Lake Regional Park all draw visitors, participants, and enthusiasts from all over the city and Lower Mainland.