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Burnaby is a rapidly growing metropolitan area at the geographic centre of Metro Vancouver with different municipalities at all of its borders. The city is recognized as one of the Lower Mainland’s most attractive suburbs and is known for its schools, lakes, and mountains. It has one of the highest parkland-to-resident ratios in all of North America, and is home to a wide variety of arts and culture. There is always something new to experience.

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Burnaby is centrally located within the Lower Mainland, approximately 20 minutes (20 km) from Vancouver’s city centre. With easy access to major highways, the neighbouring municipalities are conveniently accessible via a widespread network of public transit including bus routes and the SkyTrain.
Burnaby is home to over 232,000 people, making it the third most populous city in the province. The city has a median age of 39.8, which is younger than the median age of British Columbia as a whole.
Burnaby is best known for its arts, heritage and cultural community, a thriving technology and business centre for major firms, and world-class higher education hub. Other prosperous industries are film, television and special events, warehousing and distribution, and retail in its flourishing metropolitan centre.
Visit the many attractions and activities that Burnaby has to offer: beautiful lakes, forested mountain parkland, an ocean beach, rivers, parks and botanical gardens, major sports fields, golf courses, bicycle and walking trails, and a major commercial town centre.

Discover Burnaby’s immersive and expressive cultural community by visiting Playground of the Gods, Burnaby Art Gallery, or the Burnaby Village Museum to name a few. Its thriving metropolitan area is home to the third largest shopping mall in Canada, Metropolis at Metrotown.

Burnaby has a number of public and private schools from kindergarten through to grade 12 with a Community and Adult Education Department and an International Students Programme.

Burnaby is home to Simon Fraser University’s main campus atop Burnaby Mountain, as well as the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) main campus.
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Burnaby Hospital

Burnaby Hospital is a 259 bed hospital offering medical, surgical, tertiary palliative care, psychiatry, as well as 24/7 emergency services with nearly 85,000 visits annually.


Redevelopment Project

Burnaby Hospital redevelopment is a multi-year project occurring in two phases that will transform almost every area of the hospital. Phase one estimated date of completion in 2025 which include a mental health and substance use unit, maternity unit, neonatal ICU and new medicine unit.

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“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.“
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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.

The City of Burnaby, 2021, (Retrieved from, February 2021)
Statistics Canada, 2016, (Retrieved from, February 2021)
*Reporting Library. Provided by Integrated Analytics, August 2019.