The city of Burnaby, located directly to the east of Vancouver, is British Columbia’s third-largest city and easy to access thanks to public transport links from Vancouver. It’s well worth a visit, so be sure to check out these fun things to do in the city, which are perfect for the entire family.
Burnaby Village Museum
Burnaby Village Museum is one of the top museums in the Greater Vancouver area. It’s a little different from most museums, which is why it is popular with families – it is where history comes to life. Step back in time at the museum’s replicated tram-stop community. Visit the many businesses, such as the general store, school, barber shop, blacksmith and print shop, and see costumed townsfolk do demonstrations. Kids will enjoy riding on the historic carousel. Burnaby Village Museum loves to celebrate holidays such as Halloween and Christmas too.
Metropolis at Metrotown
Metropolis at Metrotown is British Columbia’s largest shopping mall, and the third largest in Canada. There are over 450 stores and services in the four-storey shopping complex in Burnaby, which has an average of 27 million customers annually. Hudson’s Bay, Real Canadian Superstore, Forever 21, H&M, Old Navy, Winners, Sport Chek, Zara, Cineplex Cinemas, Uniqlo and Muji all call Metropolis at Metrotown home. It’s also located next door to the Metrotown SkyTrain Station, so it is easily accessible from downtown Vancouver.
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Burnaby has a Central Park named as a tribute to the wife of David Oppenheimer, Vancouver’s second mayor, as she was born in New York City. Burnaby’s version is a 90ha (222-acre) green space that’s home to a temperate rainforest ecosystem, an award-winning children’s playground, lots of walking trails, a mini-golf course, tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, Swangard Stadium and small duck ponds. It’s popular with residents and local television and film crews.
Burnaby Mountain has something for everyone. It’s where Simon Fraser University is located and is home to the Playground of the Gods, which has incredible views of Vancouver and North Vancouver. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sunset from this scenic spot. There are 26 multi-use trails on Burnaby Mountain, perfect for beginners, advanced hikers, and cyclists. It is also home to the Centennial Rose Garden and Horizons Restaurant.