Burnaby travel guide

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You're Going to Love Burnaby

With a population of 202,799, Burnaby is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Burnaby

If you’re looking for affordable options, Riverway Restaurant (9001 Bill Fox Way) and Trattoria Italian Kitchen - Burnaby (#102 – 4501 Kingsway) are great picks.

When to visit Burnaby

Burnaby in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Burnaby in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Burnaby in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 23 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 0 °C, with an average temperature of 2 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 224 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Burnaby, with an average rainfall of 39 mm.

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How to Get to Burnaby


When flying to Burnaby, you’ll arrive at Vancouver Airport (YVR), which is located 18 km from the city centre.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Burnaby, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Burnaby to Seattle takes 2h 45m and costs around $86 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Abbotsford, expect to pay about $39 for a 6h 00m trip.


Another option to get to Burnaby is to pick up a car hire from Vancouver, which is about 12 km from Burnaby. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Burnaby, including Quick Shuttle, BC Ferries Connector and Amtrak. From Seattle, the bus ride to Burnaby takes 266 km and will cost you around $173. From Kamloops, the ticket costs about $169 for a journey of 418 km.

Airlines serving Burnaby

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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United Airlines
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Austrian Airlines
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Brussels Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Where to stay in Burnaby

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel and Happy Day Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Burnaby

Most booked hotels in Burnaby

Blue Horizon Hotel
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Century Plaza Hotel
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Empire Landmark
Poor (0, Poor reviews)

Hiring a car in Burnaby

Expect to pay $2.32 per litre in Burnaby (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $27.82 and $37.10. The most frequently booked car type in Burnaby is Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 44% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.