Other Sports Opportunities


Simon Fraser Aquatics, located at Simon Fraser University, offers high-performance swim training and competition. Your academic schedule will be modified to accommodate your training schedule e.g 3 courses a day instead of a full-time course load of 4 courses a day.

There is an option offered from grades 8-12. For more information email ryan@simonfraseraquatics.com

General Information

Simon Fraser Aquatics (SFA) is a year-round Olympic swim team based in Burnaby. SFA operates out of six pools all within Burnaby. Our goal is to ensure high-level success in both academics and sport.

The SFA program has attracted a number of international students. Some come for a semester, some for a full year, and there have been student-athletes who have returned for two or more years. In the past, we have had student-athletes from Austria, China, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Korea, Hong Kong.

American/Canadian Football

Burnaby School District does not offer this sport due to the high injury level. However, students wanting to try this sort could join a community team such as:

Burnaby Chargers: https://www.facebook.com/burnabychargers/

Also check out the Burnaby Minor Football Association website for a range of teams and levels https://www.esportsdesk.com/leagues/pick_league.cfm?clientID=3536&leagueID=0



Badminton is a school sport but there are community clubs at the local community centres throughout Burnaby, year round. Also:

Burnaby South Badminton: https://www.instagram.com/bbysouthbadminton/?hl=en

South Slope Badminton Club: https://www.facebook.com/South-Slope-Badminton-Club-929468213918661/



Not a school sport

Community league teams:

Burnaby Baseball Association for ages 4 – 19 years https://www.burnabybaseball.com/



Not a school sport in Burnaby
Right next door to Burnaby is Royal City Cheer: www.royalcitycheer.com


Competitive Softball

Not a school sport

Riverway Sport Complex: https://tourismburnaby.com/sports_facility/riverway-sport-complex/ 6 softball diamonds

Community league teams:

Burnaby Oakeys – girls aged 5 – 19 https://burnabysoftball.com/



While Burnaby schools offer a wide range of exceptional dance courses, we do not offer ballet. Also, some students want to pursue dance even more intensely than offered at their Burnaby school. Excellent options for a variety of dance genres are:

Pacific DanceArts: www.pacificdancearts.ca

World Dance Co: https://worlddanceco.com/

Dance Collective: http://dancecollective.ca/

Dance Express Inc: https://danceexpress.ca/



Burnaby Mountain Golf Course: https://golfburnaby.ca/burnaby-mountain
18 hole full length course, driving range, lessons

Riverway: https://golfburnaby.ca/riverway
18 hole full length course, driving range, lessons

Central Park: https://golfburnaby.ca/central-park
Pitch and putt course

Kensington Pitch and Putt: https://golfburnaby.ca/kensington



Hosted by Moscrop Secondary but open to students from all 8 of our secondary schools, our team gymnastics season runs in the winter (Nov to Mar), with our meets starting in early January to February, and for the students who qualify – the Provincial Championships are in early March.  We also do a gymnastics unit in PE class during semester one and two, for about 1.5 weeks.

Everything is artistic gymnastics, no rhythmic or trampoline.

Other gymnastics clubs in or near Burnaby are:

Wings Gymnastics in Burnaby: http://www.wingsgymnastics.com/

Richmond Gymnastics Association (RGA), our Moscrop team trains at this club on Saturday afternoons: www.richmondgymnastics.com

Phoenix Gymnastics in Vancouver: www.phoenixgymnastics.com

Flicka Gymnastics in North Vancouver: www.flickagymclub.com


Horseback Riding

While there are no stables in Burnaby open to the public for casual riding, within a reasonable distance in the Greater Vancouver area there are a few options:

Glen Valley Stables Trail Rides: https://glenvalleystables.com/index.html

Leghorn Ranch Trail Rides: https://www.vancouverhorsebackriding.com/

Shannon Stables: http://www.shannonstables.ca/

Riverside Equestrian Centre: https://www.riversideequestrian.ca/

And many more…..


Ice skating/Dancing

Not a school sport but indoor rinks in Burnaby, plus an elite training and competitive program that students must apply to directly and be accepted.

Burnaby Winter Club: https://tourismburnaby.com/sports_facility/burnaby-winter-club/

Scotia Barn/8 Rinks: https://tourismburnaby.com/sports_facility/burnaby-8-rinks/

Skate Canada BC Centre of Excellence – elite figure skating and figure dance training



Not a school sport

There are several judo clubs in Burnaby. For example:

Burnaby Judo Club: www.burnabyjudoclub.ca

Ishikawa Family Judo: https://ishikawa-family-judo.business.site

Peak Judo Club: https://www.peakjudo.ca/contact



Not a school sport

There are many karate clubs in Burnaby that carry the proper sports insurance coverage under Karate BC. For a list of clubs in the Greater Vancouver area, including Burnaby, see: https://www.karatebc.org/club-listings/



Not a school sport

Exceptional facility and a variety of rowing opportunities for training and competing with:

Burnaby Lake Rowing Club: https://www.burnabylakerowing.ca/home-2/



Not a school sport.

However, most schools have a “Snow Club” where day trips are arranged for students, mainly in the first semester.

Opportunities for downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing.
Three local mountains, easily accessible from Burnaby, including Grouse Mountain www.grousemountain.com open until 10 pm every night from late November to early April, and can be reached using public transit in under an hour. Also:

Cypress Mountain: https://cypressmountain.com/

Mount Seymour: https://mtseymour.ca/

Whistler/Blackcomb, one of North America’s top ski resorts, is about a 90 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. However, Burnaby students cannot go there unless supervised by an approved adult: https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/


Table Tennis

While most Burnaby schools have a table tennis club, particularly strong teams are at Burnaby North, Byrne Creek, and Moscrop.

Within Burnaby, there are also table tennis clubs; for example:

Burnaby Neighbourhood Table Tennis: https://gvttc.ca/home/



Burnaby Tennis Club: https://tourismburnaby.com/sports_facility/burnaby-tennis-club/

17 outdoor courts, 6 covered indoor courts



Bill Copeland Sports Centre

Burnaby Lake Sports Complex

Burnaby Lake & Rowing Pavilion

Burnaby Mountain Air Bike Skills Course

Burnaby Velodrome

Burnaby Winter Club

Christine Sinclair Community Centre

Harry Jerome Sports Centre

Riverway Sport Complex

Scotia Barn /8 Rinks

Swangard Stadium

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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