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Burnaby, BC, Canada

Burnaby BC Canada MapThe Board of Education Burnaby School District ‘International Education’ program is based in Burnaby BC Canada. Burnaby is part of the ‘Metro Vancouver Regional District‘ (MVRD).

The City of Burnaby is surrounded by the City of Vancouver to the east, the City of Richmond and New Westminster to the south, and the ‘Tri-Cities’ of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody on the western border.

City of Burnaby

Burnaby is located in the geographical centre of Greater Vancouver. It is the third most populated urban centre in British Columbia with a population of about 203,000.

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Proximity of Other Locations

  • Downtown Vancouver: 20 to 25 minutes
  • Vancouver International Airport: 40 to 45 minutes
  • Local mountains: 30 to 40 minutes

A Mild Canadian Climate

Burnaby has a mild climate, not too hot in the summer and seldom sees snow in the winter.

The Best in Urban and Residential Living

Burnaby offers the best in urban and residential living. Known as the City of Parks, 25% of the City is dedicated to green space. While Burnaby has a few high-density residential areas, there are also many large, spacious neighbourhoods. Burnaby was recently named Canada’s best-run city by Maclean’s magazine.

Major Commercial Town Centres

Burnaby has major commercial town centres including:

  • Metrotown – Canada’s 2nd largest shopping mall,
  • an excellent rapid transit system,
  • higher education institutions (Simon Fraser University, BCIT),
  • libraries,
  • movie theatres,
  • cafes & restaurants,
  • 3 large recreation centres,
  • 3 public golf courses,
  • 2 lakes,
  • and many biking and walking trails.

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» Learn more at the City of Burnaby‘s website.

» Learn more at the Tourism Burnaby‘s website.

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British Columbia

British Columbia BC Canada FlagBritish Columbia is Canada’s westernmost province and is set between the Pacific Ocean in the west and the magnificent Rocky Mountains in the east.

It has a population of about 4.5 million. The capital city is Victoria while the largest city is Vancouver. Greater Vancouver has a population of about 2 million and is the third largest metropolitan area in Canada.

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Rich Geographical Diversity

BC is home to a geographical diversity that lends itself to a vast array of activities and adventures. There are mountains, rivers, beaches, forests, parks and lakes.

Breathtaking Scenery

BC is home to breathtaking scenery. It is the only province in Canada where you ca ski and golf in the same day! There are mountains to ski, climb, and bike on, oceans to swim in and sail on, beaches to play and relax on, forests trails to hike, parks to stroll and warm summer lakes to swim and picnic by.

Temperate Canadian Climate

The province generally enjoys a temperate climate but where there are mountains, there is snow. The province of British Columbia enjoys the most temperate climate in Canada with temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius in the summer to 0 to 10 degrees Celsius in the winter.

Host of 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Famous for its world-class skiing terrain, BC hosted the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Cosmopolitan Culture

BC has a cosmopolitan culture, world-class exhibitions, excellent shopping and fabulous dining. From sophisticated cities to breathtaking scenery, there is something for everyone in BC.

Rich with Natural Resources

Natural resources such as fish, minerals, hydro-electricity and timber have traditionally been the strength of BC’s economy; however, as these industries have slowed, newer industries such as tourism, film and high technology are now as important to the economy.

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Canada

Canadian FlagCanada has been named by the United Nations as the best place in the world to live more times than any other country. Canada is well known for its high standard of living, quality health care, clean and safe environment, and peaceful communities. Canada’s education system ranks amongst the best in the world and, above all, in native English-speaking countries.

Canada is the world’s second largest country. Its border with the United States to the south is the longest in the world. Canada’s population is over 34,000,000.

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A Democratic Federation

Canada is a democratic federation consisting of 10 provinces and 3 territories. It is a bilingual country with both English and French as official languages at the federal level. However, English is spoken more prevalently across all of Canada except in the Province of Quebec.

A Country of Immigrants

Because Canada is a country of immigrants, over 6,000,000 people in Canada list a non-official language as their mother tongue. Some of the most common non-official languages include Chinese, Italian, German, Punjabi and Spanish.

Among the World’s Most Developed Countries

One of the world’s most highly developed countries, Canada has a diversified economy based mainly upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade, particularly with the United States.

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Burnaby Weather

Burnaby’s Climate

Burnaby typically experiences a fairly mild climate throughout the year compared to the rest of Canada. This results in spectacular greenery and beautiful urban scenery. Burnaby often experiences wet rather than snowy weather in winter. Since Burnaby is located near sea level snow often doesn’t accumulate unlike the alpine mountains surrounding Great Vancouver. Burnaby typically experiences warm and breezy weather from June to mid-September.

Month Average Daily Temperature: High Average Daily Temperature: Low Precipitation
January 6.9ºC / 44.2ºF 1.4ºC / 34.5ºF 261.1mm / 10.3″
February 8.2ºC / 46.8ºF 1.6ºC / 34.9ºF 189.3mm / 7.5″
March 10.3ºC / 50.5ºF 3.4ºC / 38.1ºF 172.0mm / 6.8″
April 13.2ºC / 55.8ºF 5.6ºC / 42.1ºF 145.7mm / 5.7″
May 16.7ºC / 62.1ºF 8.8ºC / 47.9ºF 117.7mm / 4.6″
June 19.6ºC / 62.3ºF 11.7ºC / 53.1ºF 97.3mm / 3.8″
July 22.2ºC / 72.0ºF 13.7ºC / 56.7ºF 62.4mm / 2.5″
August 22.2ºC / 72.0ºF 13.8ºC / 56.8ºF 64.8mm / 2.6″
September 18.9ºC / 66.02ºF 10.8ºC / 51.4ºF 81.2mm / 3.2″
October 13.5ºC / 56.3ºF 7.0ºC / 44.6ºF 202.3mm / 8.0″
November 9.2ºC / 48.6ºF 3.5ºC / 38.3ºF 308.1mm / 12.1″
December 6.3ºC / 43.3ºF 0.8ºC / 33.4ºF 250.2mm / 9.9″

Source: Environment Canada

Burnaby BC Canada Map

Explore Burnaby’s location with this interactive map.

Getting to Burnaby

Burnaby, British Columbia is a culturally diverse destination city unlike any other. Situated close to Vancouver, Burnaby offers visitors a multitude of things to do, events to attend, places to see, and delicious dining options. Not to mention, comfortable accommodations to stay at with breathtaking views.

Getting to Burnaby, BC from wherever you are, can usually take one of three modes of transportation – car, plane, and ferry, as detailed below.

Plane

YVR LogoVancouver International Airport (YVR) has been once again rated the top airport in the world. As Canada’s second busiest airport, YVR welcomes over 19+ million people annually and is a quick 25 minutes from Burnaby by car or taxi.  Please note, while the Vancouver International Airport is the most popular airport and closest to Burnaby, there are other regional airports in the area.

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Automobile

Centrally located in Metro Vancouver, Burnaby is easily accessible via most major highways and roadways including Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 E, Lougheed Highway (BC-7), Barnet Highway, West Hastings Street, East 1st Avenue, and Marine Drive (Vancouver). Driving by car will allow you to enjoy the natural beauty of Metro Vancouver, and the Province of British Columbia.

Ferry

BC Ferries operates one of the largest, most sophisticated ferry systems in the world, with 35 vessels and up to 47 ports. If you’re coming from Vancouver Island, Burnaby is roughly 45 minutes from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal by car via BC-17 and BC-1A W/BC-99A N, and roughly 30 minutes by car from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 E. Enjoying a ferry ride from Vancouver Island, with fresh air and beautiful scenery, is just the perfect way to arrive at Burnaby, BC.

Public Transportation

Once you arrive, you’ll find easy access to navigate the area with Burnaby’s public transportation options.

Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.

Academics

Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.

Location

Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.

Facilities

Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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