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Burnaby Student Activities March Break

Spring Break 2021: Activities for Students in Burnaby and Greater Vancouver

Spring Break in March 2021 will look a bit different than other years but there’s still plenty to do while you’re on break! Students spending their break in Burnaby and Metro Vancouver will be pleased to know that many activities remain open with adjusted public health protocols.

Spring is that wonderful time of year when winter and summer activities begin to crossover and the best of both worlds is available for outdoor enthusiasts. From skiing and snowboarding to golfing and biking, there are tons to do outside in Burnaby during March.

NOTICE: At this time, masks are required for everyone in most public indoor settings. Be sure to check out local COVID restrictions when planning your Spring Break. Make sure to call ahead or pre-book activities and venues to avoid lines and ensure yourself a spot.

 

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Visit Museums and Art Galleries

The Burnaby Village Museum has confirmed it will reopen to the public for spring break this March 15-26, 2021. You can enjoy a stroll through the 1920s village and explore historical exhibits and learn about our local history.

However, the Burnaby Village Museum isn’t the only cultural place you can visit this March. Many art galleries and museums in Burnaby and Metro Vancouver are open with adjusted visiting times and limited tickets. Check out a list of popular places below, each offers viewers unique exhibits and experiences. Just make sure to book ahead!

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Go Golfing at a Pitch & Putt

Vancouver and Burnaby offer residents plenty of options when it comes to golf. But if you’re looking for a quick round with friends this spring break, why not visit a pitch & putt.

These ‘micro’ golf courses provide a great, and inexpensive, golfing experience for players of all skill levels. Each hole generally ranges from 40 to 100 yards and requires only an iron or wedge and a putter to play.

Central Park Pitch & Putt – Located in the Metrotown area of Burnaby, this pitch and putt offers a real golf experience amongst the majestic evergreen trees in the park.

Stanley Park Pitch & Putt– Located in a spectacular setting alongside English Bay, the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt is free of course hazards and provides an unrivalled landscape bordered by a beautiful rhododendron garden.

 

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Skiing and Snowboarding on the North Shore

Skiing and snowboarding is a popular winter and early spring activity in British Columbia. Burnaby may not have much snow in March, but there are lots of great ski mountains in the area.

Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour are all located within an hour from Burnaby. You can often see the lights of the ski mountains at night if you look north.

You can head to any of these North Shore mountains to get a full day of skiing without all the travel.

Snowshoeing on Cypress Mountain

Skiing isn’t the only thing to do while you’re on the mountain. Experience a literal walk in a winter wonderland at Cypress Mountain’s ‘Lights to the Lodge’ snowshoeing adventure.

Follow an LED light-lit trail through the Old Growth Forest in a magical snowshoe trek to one of the most popular Cypress Mountain destinations, the Hollyburn Lodge.

Hike around Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area

When the spring weather arrives there is nothing quite like exploring the trails on Burnaby Mountain.

There are 26 popular trails ranging from an accessible 2.75km hike to a more challenging 11km trek. No matter what trail you choose, you’ll be treated to stunning views and natural beauty without having to leave Burnaby!

You can visit in the evening to watch the sunset and enjoy stunning views of the mountains, the inlet, and the city. Or go during the day and take a leisurely stroll or a bike ride on one of the many mountain trails.

Bike Routes & Urban Trails

Burnaby Mountain isn’t the only place you can go for a bike ride in the city. Burnaby has a great network of cycle-friendly paths and urban trails, many of which are paved and completely separate from motorized traffic, allowing you to peacefully and safely cycle.

The Deer Lake Parkway Urban Trail is one of the most popular trails for biking in Burnaby because it brings you through the tranquil and serene Deer Lake Park. But there are plenty of other routes to explore as well.

Check out the Burnaby Bike Map for current information on cycling throughout Burnaby.

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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.

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Location

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