The Heights is one of the secret gems of the Lower Mainland. Centrally located in Burnaby, it’s a flourishing community where residents and business owners alike come together to give a unique spirit to the streets.
Visitors might first notice the shops and services lining Hastings between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue, but there is so much more to this neighbourhood than first meets the eye. You can also enjoy parks, trails and recreational amenities just off of the main street, all within a walkable distance to popular cafes and restaurants.
The central commercial area was established more than 100 years ago, allowing a vibrant mix of independent businesses, as well as well-known franchises, to thrive. The diverse range of shops, services and restaurants are the foundations of the community, some noted for their history, others for their uniqueness, but all for their commitment to the neighbourhood.
You may initially visit The Heights on the recommendation of a friend, but once you arrive, you’ll want to return again and again to discover all the treasures hidden in plain sight.
However, once you’ve made up your mind to start your own exploration of the Heights – where do you begin?
There are so many great reviews of the businesses that span Hastings Street that it can be difficult to choose your first stop. That’s why the Burnaby Now has put together The Heights Spotlight to help you find your footing in this historic neighbourhood.
Walkable, diverse and full of community spirit, in the Heights, life is as it should be. Start exploring today with The Heights Spotlight.