Life in Burnaby

If you are a nature lover, you will be happy to hear that Burnaby's ratio of parkland to residents is one of the highest in North America - a whopping 25% of Burnaby land is designated as a protected park or open space.

Whether you are a sports lover, a shopping addict, a bookworm or a social butterfly, Burnaby has something for everyone. Residents have access to a large and diverse range of activities and entertainment including catching one of the Simon Fraser University athletic team events or spending time at BC's largest shopping mall, strolling the historic neighborhoods or paddling around the Deer Lake in a rented canoe; prepare to be busy.

Where to Live

Comprised of many diverse places to live, from Capitol Hill to little Vietnam, there is a tapestry of neighborhoods where Burnaby derives both life and character as well as ethnic and cultural diversity. Popular neighborhoods include Brentwood, DeerLake, Edmonds, the Heights, Lougheed, Metro Town, and Burnaby Mountain.  Prospective renters are encouraged to spend time visiting many neighborhoods before committing to one region over another.  This focused approach will also help to narrow your search and is sure to have you renting a home of your own faster than you might think.

Getting Around

It is easy to get where you need to go in Burnaby. There is the sky train, multiple bus and bike routes (yes, we bike in Burnaby), and the every affordable - walking!!  If you are headed to downtown Vancouver, you can reasonably expect a 20 minute commute via the SkyTrain while driving can be upwards of a half-hour because of the traffic.  Remember to consider your commute when deciding which apartment is best for your day-to-day life.  Wherever life takes you, know that you are sure to find a home here with us. #ApartmentLove

Published: December 21, 2016