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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. Burnaby is 20 – 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 40 – 45 minutes from Vancouver International airport. The local mountains are 30 – 40 minutes from Burnaby.

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

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 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.

Burnaby was recently named Canada’s best run city by McLeans magazine.

www.city.burnaby.bc.ca

Map of Burnaby

British Columbia

British 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.

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.

The province generally enjoys a temperate climate but where there are mountains, there is snow. Famous for its world-class skiing terrain, BC hosted the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

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.

Canada

Canada 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.

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. 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.

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

British Columbia (BC) is Canada’s most western province and is set between the Pacific Ocean in the west and the magnificent Rocky Mountains in the east.

With a population of 4.5 million, it is Canada’s 3rd most populated province. Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, is the capital of BC, while Vancouver is the largest city.

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. In February and March 2010, Vancouver was the host city for the 2010 Olympic and Para-Olympic Winter Games.

The province enjoys the most temperate climate in Canada with temperatures ranging from 20 – 30 degrees Celsius in the summer to 0 – 10 degrees Celsius in the winter.

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.

Links

City of Burnaby

http://www.city.burnaby.bc.ca/Home.html

Tourism Burnaby

http://www.tourismburnaby.com/

Burnaby Community links

http://sd41.bc.ca/community/

Tourism BC

http://www.hellobc.com/

Things to Know About Canada

http://caen.canada.travel/