If you just bought your first Burnaby real estate, you’re probably wondering what there is to do in your new neighbourhood. Burnaby is the third largest city in population in British Columbia, and it also borders Vancouver. This means that are plenty of interesting sights to see. Here are some places to check out around Burnaby.
Burnaby Village Museum
This historical village takes visitors back to the 1920s. The village has actors in period costumes, a historical general store and a carousel from 1912. You can also see demonstrations from a blacksmith and at a print shop. If you want to see what life was like in Burnaby almost a hundred years ago, this is the place to go.
Burnaby Art Gallery
Burnaby Art Gallery is a great place for any art lover to check out. It has many different temporary exhibitions, so no two visits to the gallery will ever be the same. You’re sure to find something interesting at Burnaby Art Gallery.
Metropolis at Metrotown
Metropolis is one of Burnaby’s biggest tourist attractions. It’s the largest mall in British Columbia with over 400 stores, a ten-screen movie theater and a large food court. If you need to buy some furniture or decorations for your new Burnaby home, this is where you should head. Metropolis is sure to have what you need.
Deer Lake Park
Deer Lake Park blends together nature and art. It has hiking trails, designed gardens and boat rentals. It’s also home to Deer Lake Gallery, which has art in a variety of mediums including acrylics, photography and multimedia art. If you want to experience culture and the great outdoors at the same time, Deer Lake Park is where you should head.
Burnaby Mountain Park
If you want beautiful views of Burnaby and Vancouver, head up to Burnaby Mountain Park. This park has plenty of hiking trails and places to have picnics. It’s also home to Simon Fraser University, which houses the Museum of Archeology and Ethnology and an art gallery. If you visit the park in the evening, you’ll be able to catch a beautiful sunset over the city. This park also features the Playground of the Gods sculptures, which are a symbol of Burnaby’s relationship with its sister city Kushiro, Japan.
Burnaby is home to a wide variety of parks, art galleries and places to shop. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Burnaby, Vancouver is right around the corner. You’re sure to never be bored in Burnaby.
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