Deer Lake An around-the-lake walking trail, picnic spots and boat rentals make Deer Lake a popular spot to soak in the outdoors—but it’s also home to popular cultural stops, including the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the Burnaby Village Museum (pictured above). In summer, it’s also an ideal venue for outdoor concerts, this year featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill, Bon Iver and Portugal the Man.
Metropolis at Metrotown The ’80s still echo through this megamall, but with nearly 400 stores and services, Metropolis at Metrotown is still B.C.’s biggest shopping centre and the third largest in Canada, drawing more than 27 million customers annually. (West Edmonton Mall and Mississauga’s Square One are numbers one and two.) Burnaby council just approved major redevelopment plans for the area, which could mean big change for the 32-year-old shopping mecca soon.
Burnaby Mountain No matter which way you travel, it’s quite the hike to get there, but perched atop Burnaby Mountain is Simon Fraser University’s Arthur Erickson–designed main campus, itself a cultural and architectural landmark that houses the SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the SFU Art Gallery and other worthy stops, and the university o ers myriad courses, workshops and talks. Outside, the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area is perfect for cycling, hikes and stunning sunsets at the “Playground of the Gods.”
Burnaby Village Museum