Day Trip Itinerary
Estimated Time: 12 Hours
There are plenty of reasons why you might only get 12 hours here in Burnaby. Maybe you’re driving through and want to take some time to see the sights or maybe you've planned a day trip here.
We're here to help you squeeze in as much as possible check out our 12-hour itinerary below.
Food, coffee and must-see sights, what more could you want?
Offering a delectable assortment of breakfast pies and aromatic coffee, Peaked Pies brings the iconic Australian delicacy to your plate in a way you won’t find anywhere else. Savor the perfect blend of flaky pastry and savory fillings, crafted to perfection and served hot.
The Gray Olive Cafeteria
Pop in to The Gray Olive Cafeteria and grab a coffee to go for the journey.
If you have time, we advise stopping by Chez Christophe even to just get a glimpse at their hand-made sweet treats – amazing! Of course once you see them you will have to purchase some for it’s hungry work all this exploring.
Shopping at The Heights
Our shopping can’t miss list in the Heights: Chickadee Boutique, Hooked On Phono, Honey Hub on the Heights, Companion Books.
Why not grab lunch somewhere on the Heights- we recommend Chad Thai while you’re there or even grab some supplies for a picnic atop Burnaby Mountain…
Check out Playground of the Gods
Kamui Mintara (Playground of the Gods) which sits atop Burnaby Mountain is a series of sculptures with incredible views over the greater Vancouver area. Created by Japanese sculptors Nuburi Toko and his son, Shusei, these works of art commemorate the goodwill between Burnaby and its sister city, Kushiro, Japan. Not to be missed when visiting.
Hike, Bike or Stroll
Set off on a vigorous hike, a leisurely stroll, or a heart-pumping bike ride. A network of 26 multi-use trails covering 28 kilometers criss-crossing the 596 hectares within Burnaby Conservation Area. These trails are perfect for beginners, advanced hikers, and cyclists.
Centennial Rose Garden
Did you know theres a beautiful hidden gem atop Burnaby Mountain? A rose garden – Over 900 thorn-decked bushes laden with glorious, wonderfully fragrant buds.
Deer Lake Park
The meandering trails of Deer Lake Park provide endless opportunities for exploration. Numerous great trails, including a lakefront boardwalk and a more adventurous woodland route. Between local wildlife, gorgeous landscape and the floral wonderland of the century gardens you may even get that insta-worthy shot!
Deer Lake Boat Rentals
Located on the south-eastern side of the lake, Deer Lake Boat Rentals have a wide variety of kayaks, rowboats, peddle boats and canoes that you can rent by the hour. Perfect evening out!
Since your already at Deer Lake you’d be crazy not to pop into Hart House for a dinner to remember in this historic home. Not only amazing food but also amazing views of Deer Lake and the Burnaby skyline from their garden. We would nearly go as far to say that it’s Burnaby’s best patio – now you have to visit!
Perfect way to end your Burnaby visit until you return….