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BCIT is British Columbia's premier career training institute. BCIT offers a full range of learning opportunities in full-time and part-time studies through eight program areas. They also offer advanced training, distance and online learning, and industry training.
BCIT Directory Assistance: 604.434.5734
TRU Opening Learning
Thompson Rivers University—Open Learning division opens the door to accessible, recognized and quality post-secondary education, providing learning opportunities in a print or web-based format or a blend of the two, with programs tailored to each student’s personal needs.
School District 41
School District 41 provides public education for the City of Burnaby. With 47 schools, 2,500 employees and 24,000 students they are one of the fastest growing in B.C.Administration: 604.664.8441
Art & Heritage
Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel
Experience heritage in a traditional BC Electric Railway tram stop community. Our village is a combination of heritage and replica buildings on a 10-acre site. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Be sure to take in the elegance of the Interurban #1223 and the interactive tram exhibit. An exciting must for every visitor is a whirl on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel. Amenities include an ice-cream parlour which offers a menu for light meals and snacks, picnic tables, and a gift shop. The site is wheelchair accessible.
Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is located in the heart of Burnaby at 6501 Deer Lake Avenue.
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Located in Deer Lake Park, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts offers a wide spectrum of arts programs for all ages. The Centre features the James Cowan Theatre, a Studio Theatre and a Recital Hall. The Centre also hosts a number of summer outdoor festivals and concerts on the grounds at Deer Lake Park.
Address: 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Program information and registration: 604.291.6864
Event information and ticket sales: 604.205.3000
Burnaby Art Gallery and Century Gardens
The Gallery exhibits contemporary and historical artwork in a heritage house in Deer Lake Park. Open Tuesdays through Sundays.
Address: 6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Stroll amid the horticultural beauty the region is famous for including Century Garden's renowned Rhododendron display, Burnaby's official flower. Located beside Ceperley House, Century Gardens is a must see.
Riverway Public Golf Course
This classic championship golf course has firmly established itself as one of the premier layouts in the area. Book a tee time at the Les Furber designed 18 hole course or practice at our covered driving range.
Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
Experience the beautify and challenge of this 18 hole course at the foot of Burnaby Mountain and practice your swing at our covered driving range.
Burnaby's Pitch & Golf Course
Burnaby's popular pitch and putts offer great golfing experiences for any player of any age - child, youth, adult or senior - who enjoys a round in a natural park like setting. These courses are challenging for players of every calibre.
Parks & Trails
Barnet Marine Park
Daytime or evening, enjoy a shoreline stroll amid the lazy trails of Barnet Marine Park, where the view of Burrard Inlet and the towering Coast Mountains beyond are simply spectacular. There's also swimming, boating and picnicking.
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Enjoy the mountain, water and city view from this green jewel. Featuring the resplendent Rose Gardens, hiking and walking trails, picnic areas, children's playground and fine dining at Horizons restaurant, this park is a must see. You can also experience the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, a large natural mountain forest where many significant ecological assets have been preserved for outdoor recreation, nature interpretation and education. A must see is the fascinating "Playground of the Gods" sculpture. This amazing work of art was created by Ainu sculptors, members of Japan's aboriginal people, and symbolizes a story of people, gods and creatures sharing the Earth in harmony.
Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park
This 300-hectare nature park offers a variety of trails through open marshland and an enchanting forest. An interpretive Nature House features educational displays, plus a viewing tower for observing birds, wildlife and a panoramic vista, Nearby, you'll find the Burnaby Lake Equestrian Centre.
Walk, jog or cycle through Central Park's 8.5 kilometres of wide, comfortable pathways. Along the way, discover an 18-hole Pitch and Putt golf course, outdoor pool, horseshoe pitch and fitness circuit. Enjoy the forest of towering Douglas Fir trees, or treat yourself to one of the numerous sports events at Swangard Stadium.
B.C. Parkway & Highland Park Line
The BC Parkway trail travels beside the SkyTrain and is part of a 19 kilometre cycling and pedestrian strip that connects all the way to Vancouver's False Creek waterfront and Westminster Quay in New Westminster. Set within a beautifully landscaped park corridor, the trail is highlighted with enchanting discoveries along the way.
Visitors can enjoy a fascinating ride aboard the miniature railway or discover trails, tennis courts, skateboard park, spray pool and off leash areas for dogs. From Confederation Park, a 5.5 km network of trails wind along the picturesque Burrard Inlet. You can also catch the Trans Canada Trail that runs through the Park. For family fun, dive into Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool & Fitness Centre which features a 70 metre water slide..
Address: 240 Willingdon Avenue
Deer Lake Park
Intimate and peaceful, the trails in Deer Lake Park take visitors through cool woods, grassy meadows and lakeside vistas. Watch for a variety of bird life, or enjoy the floral gardens. Deer Lake Park is also home to a variety of scenic and cultural facilities including the Shadbolt Centre For the Arts and the Burnaby Art Gallery and Century Gardens. For heritage buffs and those who would like to walk along Deer Lake, a 45 minute self guided heritage walking tour is a must. This 2 kilometre walk takes you to seven stately homes set in the country landscape along the north shore of the lake in beautiful Deer Lake Park. A free tour brochure is available at Burnaby Village Museum, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts or at Burnaby Art Gallery, your starting point for the tour at 6344 Deer Lake Avenue.
Deer Lake Boat Rentals
From Easter to Thanksgiving, Deer Lake Park offers canoe, kayak, pedal boat and row boat rentals. This is a great way for individuals, families and large groups to see the resident blue herons, turtles and beavers that surround the lake. For more information, click on www.deerlakeboatrentals.com