If you’ve decided to make a trip to Burnaby, you’ve made an excellent choice! Burnaby is beautiful city located directly east of Vancouver. By population, it is the third largest city in all of British Columbia. As a booming metropolitan area, there is no shortage of things to do and see.
Many real estate professionals have found that plenty of people living in Burnaby were not born and raised there. Instead, they travelled there and ended up liking it so much, they moved. This mortgage broker in Burnaby notes that Burnaby was once voted the most well run city in all of Canada! Below we’ve compiled some of the top things to do, see, eat, and drink in Burnaby:
Where to Eat
Chad Thai – For authentic Thai cuisine, you need to visit Chad Thai. Their menu contains over 100 items, consisting of various soups, curries, noodles, seafood and salad. We recommend going with a group to try various dishes. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, as Chad Thai offers deep fried ice cream.
Anton’s Pasta– This restaurant is known as Vancouver’s original pasta bar, and for good reason! It is common to see a line up out the door of this restaurant, it is that popular. Not only do they have over 70 types of pasta creations, the portions are huge, and the prices are reasonable.
Horizons – Located on Burnaby mountain, Horizons is a popular dinner hot spot for tourists and locals alike. The restaurant has a unique, window wrapped dining room, giving diners a 360 degree view – something no other restaurant in Vancouver offers.
Where to Drink
Joey Burnaby– Joey Burnaby is conveniently located in the city’s central shopping district. They boast a massive dining room and wrap around bar, plus a gorgeous rooftop lounge. Happy hour is every day from 3-6 where you can Joey’s famous Super Sonic Gin and Tonic for only $4.25.
The Keg – Located in the heart of Burnaby, The Keg is well known for being one of the busiest restaurants in the city. This restaurant’s casual upscale atmosphere is the perfect place for enjoying a few cocktails. We recommend trying the Famous Keg Caesar – and don’t forget to Keg size it!
Hop& Vine Tap House – The Hop and Vine is what locals would describe as a “hidden gem.” They offer 24 rotating draught lines and the biggest selection of Craft Beer in all of BC. If beer isn’t your thing, they also have a long list of delicious cocktails and wines.
What to do During the Day
Visit Metropolis – If you like shopping, Metropolis at Metrotown is where you belong! Boasting almost 400 stores and services, this shopping center is the largest of its kind in all of BC. All of the shops are spread across three floors. You’ll probably want to grab a map to avoid getting lost!
Go Golfing – Burnaby Mountain Golf Course boasts a breathtaking and serene environment. The 6400 yard golf course is lined with tall trees, and composed of lush rolling terrain. This course was rated as one of the best courses to play on in all of North America by Golf Digest.
Visit the Burnaby Art Gallery– This art gallery is located in a beautiful heritage home in Burnaby. It has been in operation since 1967. The gallery is operated by the city and is open to the public from 10am to 4pm most days. Impressively, the gallery cares for and manages over 5,500 works of art!
What to Do at Night
Go Bowling at Revs – Revs is an excellent spot for a night out for adults, kids, and families. They are western Canada’s largest 10 pin bowling facility, boasting 48 lanes and up to 300 bowlers in one shift! We recommend heading over to REVs with some friends to take part in their Cosmic Bowling.
Grand Villa Casino– If you’re looking for something do after dinner, look no further than the beautiful Grand Villa Casino. Open 24/7, the casino offers guests 60 gaming tables including a 10 table poker room, and over 1200 of exciting slot machines. For those interested in a more high stakes game, visit the VIP Cypress Room for baccarat and high limit blackjack.
Karaoke at Metro Max – Metro Max is the perfect place to let loose. The facility is very clean and modern, and they offer snacks and drinks as well. Metro Max is open 7 days a week, and has extremely affordable rates.