The City of Burnaby is located directly east of Vancouver along Highway 1. It is bordered on the south by the Fraser River and New Westminster, and to east by Coquitlam. It is the third-largest city in British Columbia by population, surpassed only by nearby Surrey and Vancouver; and, it is well known for being a unique city with a ethnically diverse population, and one of Canada's best run cities according to a 2009 survey by Maclean's magazine. With a population of 223,000 people and a real estate market of 91,300 homes, Burnaby continues to grow.
Over the years, Burnaby has received high praise and recognition nationally and internationally for it's economic, sustainability, and strategic policies. The economic outlook of Burnaby is strong: it has a diversified economy including the information technology industry, the biotechnology industry, life sciences, film, new media, environmental technology, professional services, education, and a strong tourism sector. Residents of Burnaby find it an outstanding place to live, work and play.
Burnaby is well known for being an "urban forest", and has dedicated 25% of its land as green space. A large network of parks and multi-use trails run through the city, ideal for running, walking, or cycling. Throughout the city's green spaces and parks, you'll also find a favourite public art feature: the colourful Eco-sculptures. These living topiary sculptures are found throughout Burnaby, and each one is lovingly prunded and maintained. A popular outdoor attraction for residents and visitors alike is Burnaby Mountain: a low, forested mountain which offers spectacular views of the city, shoreline, and contains the a Conservation Area, the Playground of the Gods sculptures, and the Simon Fraser University grounds. Other major parks include: Saint Lake Park, Burnaby Lake, and Deer Lake Park.
The city has a wealth of recreational facilities, including the new state-of-the-art Edmonds Community Centre, which features a swimming pool, fitness studio, gymnasium, indoor playground, and more. Other attractions include the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Village Museum and 1960s Town, and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. In the heart of Burnaby you'll find the shopping district, including North America's second largest shopping centre - Metropolis. Within the city you'll also find the Simon Fraser University campus, which has consistently been rated amongst the top post secondary institutes in the Country.
Official City of Burnaby website: https://www.burnaby.ca/Home.html
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Listing information last updated on January 26th, 2020 at 4:00am PST.