Getting Around in Burnaby

How to Get Around Burnaby

Making the move to study in Burnaby means a whole new way of life in an ethnically-diverse, thriving city. And moving to a new city means learning how to navigate it.

Burnaby is the 3rd largest city in BC with a population of over 220,000 people. Our city has a rich history, complete with diverse neighbourhoods – each offering unique amenities, geographical features, parks, and more!

Burnaby is roughly divided into three major areas: North Burnaby, South Burnaby, and East Burnaby. Within these large areas are many smaller residential neighbourhoods.

You can literally get almost anywhere you need to go in Burnaby & Metro Vancouver by public transit.

Learn more about Burnaby’s Neighbourhoods

Burnaby Skytrain Map

Burnaby Transit: SkyTrains & Buses

Today, more people are choosing to leave their cars at home and take the Skytrain and bus instead. The Metro Vancouver public transit system, known as Translink, is a modern, safe, efficient and affordable way to get around. Plus, Burnaby is perfectly located to access everything the Lower Mainland has to offer – by transit.

Burnaby has two Skytrain lines – the Expo Line connects Vancouver and Burnaby to New Westminster and Surrey. And the Millennial Line, which connects Vancouver and Burnaby to Port Moody and Coquitlam. There is simply no better way to get around!

Plan your trip using the Translink Trip Planner.

Learn more about Burnaby’s Transit System

Traffic Safety in Burnaby

Whether you’re travelling to school on foot, on a bike, or just getting to the bus stop, make sure you follow these basic traffic safety tips.

  • Stay visible when it’s dark out
  • Look up from your phone
  • Know your route
  • Plan for rain

Learn more about Traffic Safety in Burnaby

YVR Guide For Visitors Airport

YVR: Vancouver Airport

Known by its 3-letter location identifier YVR, Vancouver International Airport is a world-class airport located in the city of Richmond. Just 20 minutes away from downtown Vancouver, YVR is perfectly located to serve Metro Vancouver and its surrounding municipalities. The Canada Line, a SkyTrain line, connects YVR to downtown Vancouver.

From there, passengers can access Burnaby, Port Moody, Coquitlam, New Westminster and Surrey via other SkyTrain lines.

Learn more about the Vancouver International Airport

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.


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


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


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

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