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Burnaby is home to a wide variety of arts and culture. From astounding live performances to local and international exhibits, to a historic site, there is always something new to experience. Those who take the time to discover the hidden character of Burnaby through its cultural centres, museums and post-secondary institutes get to share in stories and perspectives that can’t be found anywhere else. There’s deep, then there’s Burnaby deep.


With a variety of traveling exhibitions and events, the BurnabyArt Gallery offers something for all ages. The Gallery’s lively public programs are designed to enrich the visitor’s experience as it relates to each exhibition. Talks and workshops are often held in conjunction with some of the exhibitions – with artists and invited guests discussing issues surrounding the subject of the artworks.


Take a trip back in time to the 1920’s by visiting the Burnaby Village Museum! One of Burnaby’s favourite themed attractions and museums, the BVM is perfect for the whole family! 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! Let history come to life around you as you step into the past and enjoy what the community has to offer


Deer Lake Art Gallery showcases a diversity of art through temporary exhibits of many mediums.  The gallery is run by the Burnaby Arts Council and provides a space for local artists to present their work.


Built as part of Burnaby South Secondary School, the Michael J. Fox Theatre is a professional, community-oriented theatre that offers a beautiful, practical and affordable venue for amateur and professional artists – enhancing the city’s already-rich cultural fabric. Originally opened in 1993, the theatre was officially re-named in November 1995 in honour of one of Burnaby’s most famous and loved sons, Michael J. Fox, in recognition of his achievements in the arts and commitment to the community. The theatre’s special design elements include specific considerations and features for those with special needs. And the theatre promotes the community ideals of accessibility and inclusion in the truest sense.


The Nikkei Centre serves Japanese Canadians across the country as an important resource for other communities to learn about the Japanese Canadian experience through public programming, events, and exhibits. Located on the corner of Kingsway and Sperling Avenue in Burnaby, their signature building was conceived by architects Raymond & Jason Moriyama, renowned for high-quality, sustainable and award winning design, together with talented project architect Ken Takeuchi. Fronted by a beautiful Japanese and Canadian garden maintained by the Vancouver Japanese Gardener’s Association, the Centre offers free underground parking.


The Simon Fraser University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology collects, researches and exhibits artifacts from around the world, with a focus on British Columbia. The Museum is affiliated with the Department of Archaeology.


The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is an award-winning, multi-purpose community arts facility located in Burnaby’s picturesque Deer Lake Park. Experienced in hosting a wide variety of events, the Shadbolt Centre is an ideal venue for small gatherings to large corporate and entertainment events – including conferences, meetings, award ceremonies, press conferences, gala dinners, weddings, recitals, festivals, craft fairs and concerts. In addition to the indoor attractions, the Shadbolt Centre also features a 10,000-seat natural amphitheatre, and has been the location for filming a number of videos, movies and television programs.