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, Riverway Restaurant (9001 Bill Fox Way) and Trattoria Italian Kitchen - Burnaby (#102 – 4501 Kingsway) are great picks.

When to visit Burnaby

Burnaby in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 205
1 night at 3-star hotel
Burnaby in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 205
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

Plane

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

Train

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$ 15 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about C$ 36 for a 4h 00m trip.

Car

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.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Burnaby, including Quick Shuttle, BC Ferries Connector and Amtrak. From Abbotsford, the bus ride to Burnaby takes 97 km and will cost you around C$ 11. From Bellingham, the ticket costs about C$ 22 for a journey of 129 km.

Plane

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

Train

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$ 15 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about C$ 36 for a 4h 00m trip.

Car

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.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Burnaby, including Quick Shuttle, BC Ferries Connector and Amtrak. From Abbotsford, the bus ride to Burnaby takes 97 km and will cost you around C$ 11. From Bellingham, the ticket costs about C$ 22 for a journey of 129 km.

Airlines serving Burnaby

Lufthansa
Good (4,390 reviews)
KLM
Good (801 reviews)
SWISS
Good (901 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,143 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,598 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,226 reviews)
Air France
Good (959 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,517 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (470 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,813 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,452 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,080 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (218 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,290 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (797 reviews)
Finnair
Good (902 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,088 reviews)
LOT
Good (672 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (860 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,137 reviews)
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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

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 269+
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 247+
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 303+
Accent Inns Burnaby
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 153+
Century Plaza Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 192+
Hotel Belmont Vancouver MGallery
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 193+

Renting a car in Burnaby

Renting a car in Burnaby costs C$ 40 per day, on average, or C$ 81 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 40% cheaper than airport locations in Burnaby.

Expect to pay C$ 1.67 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$ 19.95 and C$ 26.60. The most frequently booked car type in Burnaby is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Class Compact Car or similar) are, on average, 68% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Burnaby costs C$ 40 per day, on average, or C$ 81 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 40% cheaper than airport locations in Burnaby.

Expect to pay C$ 1.67 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$ 19.95 and C$ 26.60. The most frequently booked car type in Burnaby is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Class Compact Car or similar) are, on average, 68% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.