Things to Do
Shopping (Kevin Arnold photo)
Burnaby's array of things to do is as broad and inviting as the city itself.
Visitors can get to almost anywhere in Burnaby by SkyTrain or car in less than 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver. The landscape is diverse, ranging from pristine parkland to huge shopping malls.
Burnaby offers a huge spectrum of activities in arts, outdoor recreation, shopping, entertainment and festivals. From open-air museums and bird-watching opportunities to outdoor concerts and parades in ethnic neighborhoods, this ever-growing city consistently succeeds both in entertaining and educating.
Many visitors to Burnaby head straight for Metropolis at Metrotown, whose 450-plus shops, giant food court, and 10-screen movie megaplex make it the biggest shopping centre in British Columbia. The enormous complex is Burnaby's top tourist attraction. Asian specialties galore can be found at the nearby Crystal Mall, and Brentwood Town Centre Mall and Lougheed Town Centre Mall offer big box and mainstream stores.