Now that winter is almost behind us, it’s time to start looking forward to spring and planning some fun activities. BC is famous for its great outdoor activities and Burnaby is no different thanks to lots of great trails around the lakes and mountains.
You’ll also get a chance to try some great local produce as well as visiting some of our most popular tourist attractions. Read on to learn more about the best things to do in spring in Burnaby!
Spring Break runs from the 16th to the 27th of March this year. Schools will be closed so take advantage of the break and spend some time with friends and explore Burnaby.
There are plenty of fun things to do, but it’s also important to remember to keep up with your studies, especially when it comes to learning English! Try to organize days to hang out with your classmates and to practice your English.
You can go to the movies, watch a play or just relax and chat! Or if you’d prefer to have some “me time” pay a visit to one of our fantastic public libraries and pick up an engrossing book!
We love hiking here in BC and we’re lucky enough in Burnaby that most of our trails are snow-free for most of the year. When the warmer spring weather arrives there is nothing quite like exploring the trails of Burnaby Mountain and getting in touch with nature.
There are 26 popular trails here ranging from an accessible 2.75km hike to a more challenging 11km route. No matter what trail you choose, you’ll be treated to stunning views without having to leave Burnaby!
Burnaby Big Bend Tour & Farmer’s Market
Even though Burnaby is considered an urban area, located right beside one of Canada’s biggest cities, we also have a lot of farms here that grow gorgeous fresh food.
Why not sample these foods for yourself by following the Burnaby Big Bend Tour? This self-guided tour will bring you to nurseries, gardens and farms where you can pick up some healthy fruits and vegetables!
If you need more fresh food in your life then make sure you pop down to the Burnaby Artisan Farmer’s Market held on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm in the parking lot at Burnaby City Hall
Cycle Urban Trails
Another great way to stay active this spring is by getting on your bike! Cycling is very popular here and we have a great network of cycle-friendly paths.
The most popular trails are the Urban Trails of which the majority are paved and completely separate from motorized traffic, allowing you to peacefully and safely cycle and explore Burnaby. Deer Lake Parkway Urban Trail is one of the most popular trails for cycling as it brings you through the tranquil and serene Deer Lake Park.
Another favourite is the Trans Canada Trail. This is just a tiny snippet of a trail that stretches all the way across Canada! The section in Burnaby hugs the shore of the Burrard Inlet and passes through Capitol Hill Conservation Area – a fantastic way to spend a spring day!
Local Sights & Attractions
Metropolis At Metrotown is a popular attraction in Burnaby because of the sheer volume of stores and experiences on offer. Not only is it a great shopping destination, but there is also a steady stream of events hosted here. Check out the website for more info about events that are happening soon!
If you have some free time and want to really get to know the real Burnaby then you should visit the Burnaby Village Museum. They’re even running a special event this Spring Break where you can take part in scavenger hunts and carousel rides. We love that Burnaby is so close to Vancouver, and thanks to our wonderful public transport system, the city is only a short journey away.
There is just no end to the fun things to do this Spring in Burnaby! We hope you have a fantastic spring here in Canada.