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+ About Tourism Burnaby
Tourism Burnaby, a non-profit destination management organization, plays a pivotal role in showcasing the vibrant city of Burnaby as a premier destination for visitors worldwide. Established on October 25, 2004, under the Society Act of British Columbia, our mission is to illuminate the diverse and authentic travel experiences that Burnaby offers. We are dedicated to promoting the city not just as a place to visit, but also as a community to meet, learn, live, and play.
Our vision positions Burnaby at the heart of Metro Vancouver, celebrated for its diverse array of outstanding travel opportunities and exceptional hosting capabilities. We focus on enhancing the city’s reputation as a year-round destination, maximizing the value from our tourism amenities, and leaving a lasting, positive impact on our community and beyond. At Tourism Burnaby, we are committed to driving sustainable tourism growth that benefits both visitors and residents alike, ensuring that Burnaby continues to thrive as a dynamic and welcoming destination.
Chair Chris Browne, Accents Inn Burnaby
Doug Spindler, Assistant Director – Treasury Services, City of Burnaby
Paul Gallop, General Manager, Element Vancouver Metrotown (Past Chair)
Councillor James Wang – City of Burnaby
Mark McLaughlin, Chief Commercial Services Officer, Simon Fraser University
Larry Hayes, Burnaby Minor Hockey
Lara Graham, Burnaby Board of Trade Representative
Ellen Barbour, GM of Earl’s Restaurants
Nelia Santos, Director of Guest Experience at Shape Properties (The Amazing Brentwood)
Lara Johnson, VP – Marketing & Communications at BCIT
Scott de Savoye, General Manager of Hilton Vancouver Metrotown