Are you planning a memorable long weekend in Burnaby?

Let us guide you!  With its diverse range of activities, Burnaby has something to offer for everyone, making it the perfect destination for your BC Day’s long weekend getaway. Whether you enjoy shopping, indulging in delicious food, exploring nature, or spending quality time with your family, Burnaby has it all. Let’s take a look at some of the exciting things you can do during your stay.

Retail Therapy Extravaganza

Embark on a shopping adventure across Burnaby’s premier destinations, including Metropolis at Metrotown, The Amazing Brentwood, and The City of Lougheed. Explore these shopping havens and indulge in a day of retail therapy, discovering a wide array of stores, fashion boutiques, electronics outlets, and luxury brands. Take advantage of summer sales and discounts while immersing yourself in a shopper’s paradise.

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Family Ice Cream Outing

Nothing beats the summer heat like indulging in some creamy and refreshing ice cream. Burnaby boasts a variety of local ice cream parlors and shops, many of which are family-owned. Take your family to one of the local ice cream parlors, where you can find a variety of flavors and toppings to suit everyone’s taste buds. Share laughter and sweet moments as you bond over ice cream cones on a warm summer day. Check our guide out here.

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Boat Ride in Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake is an idyllic spot for paddling enthusiasts, offering various options for rent, such as rowboats, canoes, and kayaks. It’s a fantastic way to connect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. You can also opt for a pedal boat. This family-friendly option allows you to pedal at your own pace while enjoying the company of your loved ones. Kids will especially love this activity as they can join in on the fun of “driving” the boat. More info here.

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Burnaby Farm Tour

Engage in an enriching experience by visiting the Big Bend neighbourhood to go on Burnaby Farm Tour. Learn about local agriculture, sustainable practices, and get hands-on with farm activities. It’s an educational and enjoyable outing for both kids and adults alike. Explore on-site farm markets where you can purchase fresh produce, locally made products, and artisan goods. Go take home some farm-fresh goodies to enjoy! Read more here.

Leong’s Nursery

Hike in Nature’s Wonderland

For nature enthusiasts, Burnaby offers picturesque hiking trails that will rejuvenate your spirit. Head to Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area and hike through lush forests, catching glimpses of the breathtaking cityscape along the way. If you are an avid runner, Burnaby Lake Regional Park boasts a scenic 10-kilometer loop around the serene Burnaby Lake, providing the perfect ambiance. Check out trails in Burnaby here.

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Picnic Enthusiasts

Enjoy a delightful day in the great outdoors by combining the joy of picnicking under the big trees or taking a refreshing bike ride. Burnaby’s parks provide the perfect setting for this outdoor adventure. Pack your favourite snacks, grab a blanket, and head to parks like Deer Lake, Central Park, or Burnaby Mountain, where you’ll find scenic picnic spots with easy access to biking trails. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen; it gets hot! Check out here.

Hunting for Delicious Food

When you’re in Burnaby, food hunting is an adventure in itself. Whether you’re exploring the diverse international cuisine, tasting local delights at food festivals, or savoring the freshest farm-to-table dishes, your taste buds are in for a treat. Don’t miss the chance to discover the hidden gems such as halal food spots and popular culinary hotspots that make Burnaby a delightful gastronomy destination for solo food enthusiasts, families, and friends.


Neighbourhood Strolls

Take your time to explore charming neighborhoods such as The Heights, Brentwood, and Edmonds. Wander through the streets, taking in the local architecture, cozy cafes, vibrant storefronts, and community parks. Engage with the friendly locals, who often embrace the warm and welcoming spirit of their neighbourhoods. Enjoy the slower pace of life, away from the bustling city, as you stroll through these picturesque areas.

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