Burnaby, BC, Canada
The 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 250,000.
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Proximity of Other Locations
- Downtown Vancouver: 25 – 30 minutes
- Vancouver International Airport: 35 to 45 minutes
- Local mountains: 45 – 60 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.
Major Commercial Town Centres
Burnaby has major commercial town centres including:
- Metrotown – Canada’s third largest shopping mall,
- Brentwood Town Centre, Burnaby’s newest mall
- an excellent rapid transit system,
- higher education institutions (Simon Fraser University, BCIT),
- movie theatres,
- cafes & restaurants,
- 3 large recreation centres,
- 3 public golf courses,
- 2 lakes,
- and many biking and walking trails.
BURNABY SPORTS & RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
- Basketball, volleyball, badminton, indoor hockey, climbing wall, frisbee golf, and more.
Bill Copeland Sports Centre
- NHL regulation ice rink
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex
- 5 FIFA-standard artificial turf fields, field hockey, rugby, cricket, ultimate frisbee, and more
Burnaby Lake & Rowing Pavilion
- Six-lane 2000 metre rowing course. Rowing, canoe, kayak, dragon boating
Burnaby Mountain Air Bike Skills Course
- Mountain and trail riding, slopestyle course for various skill levels
- Canada’s only indoor velodrome/cycle racing track
Burnaby Winter Club
- NHL size ice rink; hockey, figure skating, curling
Christine Sinclair Community Centre
- Double gymnasium, cardio & weight room
Harry Jerome Sports Centre
- Volleyball, pickleball
Riverway Sport Complex
- 4 natural turf fields, 6 softball diamonds, lacrosse box
Scotia Barn /8 Rinks
- 6 NHL-size ice rinks, figure skating, artificial turf soccer pitch, ringette, broomball
- Official practice facility to the NHL Vancouver Canucks hockey team
- Home to Simon Fraser University’s Canadian football team
- Holds events for track & field, rugby, ultimate frisbee, soccer
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.
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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.
BC is home to breathtaking scenery. It is the only province in Canada where you can 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.
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.
Canada has been named by the United Nations and other prestigious organizations 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.
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″|
Burnaby BC Canada Map
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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.
Vancouver 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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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.
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.
Once you arrive, you’ll find easy access to navigate the area with Burnaby’s public transportation options.