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Burnaby International Festival Series: Getting Here

Getting Here

Burnaby, British Columbia is a culturally diverse destination city unlike any other. Located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Burnaby offers visitors a multitude of things to do, events to attend, places to see, and delicious dining options – not to mention, comfortable accommodations to stay at with breathtaking views.

Getting to Burnaby, BC from wherever you are, can usually take one of three modes of transportation – car, plane, and ferry, as detailed below.

CAR: Centrally located in Metro Vancouver, Burnaby is easily accessible via most major highways and roadways including Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 E, Lougheed Highway (BC-7), Barnet Highway, West Hastings Street, East 1st Avenue, and Marine Drive (Vancouver). Driving by car will allow you to enjoy the natural beauty of Metro Vancouver, and the Province of British Coloumbia.

PLANE: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has been once again rated the top airport in the world. As Canada’s second busiest airport, YVR welcomes over 19+ million people annually, and is a quick 25 minutes from Burnaby by car or taxi.  Please note, while the Vancouver International Airport is the most popular airport and closest to Burnaby, there are other regional airports in the area.

FERRY: If you’re coming from Vancouver Island, Burnaby is roughly 45 minutes from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal by car via BC-17 and BC-1A W/BC-99A N, and roughly 30 minutes by car from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 E. Enjoying a ferry ride from Vancouver Island, with fresh air and beautiful scenery, is just the perfect way to arrive at Burnaby, BC.

Once you arrive, you’ll find easy access to navigate the area with Burnaby’s public transportation options.