Located east of Vancouver, Burnaby is the third-largest city in British Columbia. Like Vancouver, Burnaby is a diverse multicultural city.
Population of Burnaby was estimated as 223,218 in 2011 Census. The climate of Burnaby is mild, and generally warm and temperate. The rain falls mostly in the winter, with relatively little rain in the summer. The average annual temperature is 10.0 °C.
Housing. Recent studies indicate that Burnaby is the third most expensive city to buy a home in Canada behind Vancouver, BC and Richmond, BC. Single family homes typically cost close to the million dollar mark with townhomes roughly half the price at just over $500,000. Condos typically sell in the $350,000 range. Average monthly home rental costs in Burnaby range from roughly $1,000 to $1,200 for a one bedroom apartment, and up to $2,000 to $2,500 for a three bedroom apartment.
Things to Do. Burnaby has a lot to offer both visitors and residents, with family-friendly cultural activities and events, wide green spaces, golf courses, boating, and world class shopping.
Here are some suggestions for things to do in Burnaby BC: http://www.tourismburnaby.com/see-and-do/
And here’s a quick video for you to get a bit more familiar with Burnaby BC:
Economy & Employment.
As Vancouver expanded, Burnaby became one of the first-tier residential community suburbs of Vancouver itself, along with the city and district of North Vancouver, and Richmond.
Burnaby has evolved in character over time from rural to suburban to urban.
Nowadays Burnaby is home to many industrial and commercial firms. Also, British Columbia’s largest (and Canada’s second largest) commercial mall, the Metropolis at Metrotown is located in Burnaby.
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