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Municipality Location
Vital Statistics

Legend:
    - Burnaby
    - All of Greater Vancouver

Population Density (x 1000/sq km)
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
Average Rent (x $100 )                 
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Crime Rate (per 1000 pop.)              
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
Avg Household Income ( x 1000) 
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
Dwelling Type Ratio

- rentals    - owner occupied
Age Groups

- under 19  - 20-39  - 40-64  - over 65

Burnaby

Burnaby is the third largest city in British Columbia behind Surrey and Vancouver. It is located between Vancouver (West) & Coquitlam and New Westminster (East) and between the Fraser River (South) & Burrard Inlet (North). Burnaby is well known for having some of B.C.'s best and most used sports and recreational facilities as well as having an abundance of park and forest areas. In fact Burnaby has one of the highest parkland to residents ratios in all of North America.

Burnaby is divided up into three sections, North Burnaby, South Burnaby, and Central Burnaby, each with its own characteristics and demographics. North Burnaby has the campus of Simon Fraser University, North America's only mountain top university located on Burnaby Mountain. 'The Heights' is a vibrant and multi cultural commercial neighborhood in North Burnaby with many Italian, Chinese, and Portuguese restaurants, delis, and shops. North Burnaby has always been an area in which newcomers and immigrants have migrated to, and in recent years has seen an upswing in housing costs due to its popularity. Kensington Park is the areas most popular recreational park with an ice rink, community centre, and public golf course. As well, the area has many other beautiful parks to enjoy such as Montrose Park, Barnet Marine Park, and Belcarra Regional Park.

South Burnaby is an urban area with the majority of the areas commercial and retail businesses. Metrotown mall is B.C.'s largest retail and entertainment complex and is Burnaby's main attraction. The Metrotown area is home to most of Burnaby's high rise condo and apartment complexes and many more are being or will be built in the near future. Central Park is located minutes from Metrotown and is an urban forest with walking trails, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and pitch and putt golf in the middle of South Burnaby's urban sprawl.

Central Burnaby is home to Deer Lake Park, Burnaby's cultural centre with performing arts theatres, music halls, and the Burnaby Heritage Museum. Central Burnaby is also the economic and industry centre of Burnaby with many large companies having offices and facilities in the area, such as Electronic Arts, Kodak, United Way, and Ballard Power Systems. Also located in Central Burnaby is the British Columbia Institute of Technology, one of the leading technology and trade schools in Canada.