Welcome athletes, and fans to beautiful Burnaby, BC.

We are super excited to host you in Burnaby for the 2023 Rowing BC Provincial Championships Regatta.

We hope your stay in our community is memorable, on and off the water. So with this in mind, we’ve pulled together a list of the top 8 things that you can get up to while you’re here! Read on to find out more.

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Grab a Bubble Tea

Cool off with a refreshing bubble tea from one of Burnaby’s authentic and freshly made dessert cafes.

Try out the newest cafe, Bobami, serving up a selction of drinks like its drinkable mochi, mango lattes, brown sugar milk tea, and refreshing fruit slushies. Another popular choice is Presotea in Brentwood, with signature drinks such as the pina colada milk tea, cream cheese peach oolong tea, strawberry cloud and more.

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The Rec Room

From ping pong to pool, to video games and virtual reality. They boast over 90 arcade games, a VRX car simulator, and a fresh roation of state-of-the-art gaming experiences. The Rec Room Brentwood offers over 43,00 sq. feet of gaming, amazing live entertainment and great eats all under one roof. Note: Guests must be 19+ years of age with valid government issued photo ID, minors are allowed if accompanied by their parent or legal guardian until 10pm.

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Veledrome Trail

Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area

Explore Burnaby Mountain, whether it be a vigorous hike, leisurely stroll or a heart-pumping bike ride, here are 26 multi-use trails to choose from. The park includes a picnic area, playground, and several large wooden sculptures, known as Kamui Mintara (or Playground of the Gods), to wander between.

Tip: Check the weather and dress accordingly. 

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Anton's Pasta Bar

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Pizza or pasta, you better come hungry! Burnaby’s original pasta bar, Anton’s Pasta serves over 70 traditional and original pasta creations. Renowned for the delicious fresh pasta, friendly staff, reasonable prices, and enormous portions of food.

Me-n-Ed’s Pizza parlour has been serving up pizzas for 45 years. Real pizza made with real love. With a collection of top trending, mouth-watering specialty pizzas. Me-n-Ed’s Pizza is pleased to welcome volunteers, athletes, coaches, friends and family to Burnaby. They offer dine-in facilities for teams, take out or delivery.

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The Amazing Brentwood

With its modern design and an indoor/outdoor public space, The Amazing Brentwood is a one-of-a-kind urban gathering place featuring world-class shops, restaurants, public plazas, and entertainment. Visit the lower mainland’s only locations of Sporting Life, Cineplex VIP, H&M Home, The Rec Room, and LL Bean among the many other retailers on site.

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REVS Bowling

Burnaby Village Museum

Take a trip back in time to the 1920’s at one of Burnaby’s favourite themed attractions and museums. Walk through the village and meet the costumed townsfolk, visit the old homes, businesses like the Blacksmith, and shops like the General Store. And don’t forget to take a ride on the Carousel and make a pitstop at the Ice Cream Parlour!

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Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionery

Glenburn Soda Fountain

Talk about a throwback. Glenburn Sofa Fountain transports you back to a simpler time, with their nostalgic hand-made desserts and confections, including sundaes, splits, milkshakes, and malts. You can find this vintage-inspired shop in the whimsical boutique-style shopping district of Burnaby Heights.

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Sopra Sotto Pizza

Metropolis at Metrotown

Burnaby is home to BC’s largest shopping centre, Metropolis at Metrotown hosts new finds and old favorites in a one-stop destination. With over 330 stores and services, and an international food court. Visiting from out of town? Enjoy the VIP Visitor Card program for rewards and special discounts up to 30% off, and more

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We want to see what you get up to, so don’t forget to tag your Burnaby experience at #Burnaby365