Explore hidden gems when you discover Burnaby

The quiet Vancouver suburb may not get as much international buzz as Vancouver, but the city has been called “world class” for a reason. But there are so many things to do in Burnaby this summer, that it can be difficult to decide where to begin your adventure.

Thankfully, the Burnaby Now has curated a list of the best places to start your explorations. Whether you’re a local, from elsewhere in Metro Vancouver or in the world, Discover Burnaby has a pick for you.

Burnaby is a thriving community that loves to celebrate its diverse culture. You can visit galleries, libraries or museums throughout the area for local and international exhibits. Or enjoy various festivities and live performances that take place year-round.

If you prefer to learn about cultures in a different way, you can indulge in a multitude of epicurean experiences instead. Restaurants and pubs offer diverse cuisines and ambiances. Love to be adventurous and try a new dish every day? Or do you prefer to soak in the atmosphere at a friendly neighbourhood pub? You can enjoy either—or both, if you have the appetite!

Once you’re well fed, use your energy to investigate some of the unique shops and services across Burnaby. Meet local shopkeepers and score some amazing deals in the process. There are a number of shopping centre hubs around which smaller communities have grown up, imbuing each with a unique neighbourhood flair.

Burnaby’s incredible parks also make it a wonderful place to live and visit. Scattered throughout the city, a whopping 25 per cent of Burnaby land is dedicated to parks and open spaces, meaning every day offers a new opportunity to get out and enjoy nature. The city is also home to an integrated sport facility, where young and old can find ways to get active.

It’s easy to enjoy Burnaby up close—you can easily drive or transit from nearby Downtown Vancouver. Or, if you’re ready for the whole package, you can stay in the city itself. With a number of comfortable and welcoming accommodation options, you may even have difficulty leaving at the end of your visit.

Discover Burnaby and open a new world of diverse cultures and experiences, hidden away in this Vancouver suburb.

© Burnaby Now