Welcome to the perfect destination for anyone who loves getting out, going places and doing stuff.
Requiring only about 15 minutes of travel time from downtown Vancouver, Burnaby has surprises in store for active travelers. There’s more to Burnaby than just majestic evergreen trees and stunning mountain views. Be sure to visit the Metrotown shopping area and to delight you taste buds with a world of cuisines just a few footsteps away. Michael J. Fox Theater is a fantastic multi-cultural experience venue. Many who have visited the area categorize Burnaby’s parks, lakes and shoreline as a self-contained Garden of Eden. Booking your accommodation needs in Burnaby offers a quiet retreat from the busy lifestyle and activities available in the metro area of Vancouver.
On your list of things to see and do in Burnaby, you might want to include the Burnaby Big Bend Tour. Hosted by 43 area farms, this adventure affords the opportunity to learn more about delicious foods ranging from cranberries to zucchini.
Visit Confederation Park to enjoy a ride aboard an old fashioned steam train as it wends it way through the park. Train rides are available on weekends from 11A.M. to 5P.M. Amenities include a passenger station where souvenirs, hot dogs, beverages and other goodies are sold. Enjoy lunch or a rest while you watch other trains coming and going nearby.
For history buffs who wonder what life was like in the 1920s, a visit to Burnaby’s Village Museum is sure to fit the bill. Even the youngest guest will enjoy riding a carousel that dates back to 1912. Your merry-go-round ride is enhanced with music provided by a circa 1925 organ.
It is well worth you time to leave Burnaby’s quiet atmosphere behind to embark on an excursion to Vancouver’s Chinatown to visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden that is heralded by National Geographic as the Top City Garden in the world. Whether you enjoy iced tea or hot tea, with or without sugar, don’t miss the yearly Vancouver Tea Festival and the chance to sample and learn more about this beverage.
Another must-visit place is Metropolis at Metrotown, British Columbia’s largest shopping mecca where personnel at 400 businesses are waiting to serve you.
Did you know? At a population of 223,000 it is British Columbia’s third largest city; it is also the birthplace of well-known actor Michael J. Fox – other Burnaby natives include Michael Buble, hockey star Joe Sakic and legendary soccer star Christine Sinclair.
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