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. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Burnaby has to offer.

Where to Eat in Burnaby

If you’re looking for affordable options, Burnaby Mountain Restaurant (7600 Halifax Street) and Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria (6011 Hastings Street) are great picks.

When to visit Burnaby

Burnaby in June
Estimated hotel price
C$ 178
1 night at 3-star hotel
Burnaby in June
Estimated hotel price
C$ 178
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 Bellingham takes 1h 53m and costs around C$ 19 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about C$ 62 for a 3h 00m trip.


Another option to get to Burnaby is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 12 km from Burnaby. You’ll find branches of Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Burnaby, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Burnaby takes 169 km and will cost you around C$ 44. From Seattle, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 306 km.

Airlines serving Burnaby

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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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

Average rates range from around C$ 477 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 786 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Happy Day Inn and The New 401 Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Burnaby

Most booked hotels in Burnaby

Blue Horizon Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 215+
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 309+
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 255+
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 233+
Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 227+
Century Plaza Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 173+
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Renting a car in Burnaby

Renting a car in Burnaby costs C$ 48 per day, on average, or C$ 97 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 22% cheaper than airport locations in Burnaby.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 per litre in Burnaby (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.71 and C$ 27.61. The most frequently booked car type in Burnaby is Intermediate (Honda HR-V or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (GMC Terrain or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.