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Centrally located in the Lower Mainland

Burnaby is centrally located within the rapidly growing metropolitan area of the Lower Mainland. It is among Vancouver’s most attractive suburbs – a major urban centre offering all the benefits of proximity to the city without the high cost of living. Burnaby boasts many beautiful lakes, forested mountain parkland, an ocean beach, rivers, parks and botanical gardens, major sports fields, golf courses, bicycle and walking trails, a major commercial town centre and high density residential areas. Burnaby is home to Simon Fraser University.

Area Facts

13 km from Vancouver City Centre
 Burnaby is the third most populated urban centre in British Columbia with a population of 223,218.
Technology, heavy industry, film industry, education, retail, utilities, and warehouse and distribution
Discover Playground of the Gods, explore Deer Lake Park activities, visit Burnaby Village Museum and shop at Metropolis Metrotown.
Kindergarten to grade 12; major post-secondary institutions include Simon Fraser University and the BC Institute of Technology
Burnaby Hospital, Danie Manor, Fair Haven United Church Homes, Harmony Courts, Normanna Rest Home and others.

Burnaby Hospital

Burnaby Hospital is a 282 bed hospital offering medical, surgical, tertiary palliative care, psychiatry, as well as 24/7 emergency services with 83,833 visits annually.

“A lot of people ask me how I can do palliative care. Palliative care taught me how to change my frame of mind when it comes to dying. Rather than fearing it, I see it as a final stage in life where you try to make the best of the limited time you have left. As a nurse, I try to be the calm in the storm for the client. I try my best to provide the compassionate care they need to help them navigate through the end of life process.“
Home Health Nurse

Burnaby Hospital
Brent, PACU RN
Brent, an RN in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), shares first-hand his insight into the life of PACU nursing specialty and his very own work-life balance.