Nicholson Road Week 71 – Brentwood, Burnaby


Nicholson Road is an ongoing photo project aimed at sharing and celebrating the different communities in Metro Vancouver. Each week Vancouver Is Awesome will be featuring an image from the previous week, shot in one of the many ‘hoods around town in order to draw your attention a little bit outside of the hyper-focus that we usually have on the City of Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver Is Awesome, and you should get out and explore it!

Brentwood, Burnaby

Brentwood, Burnaby

I always love when I get the chance to venture up to Brentwood in Burnaby. A few reasons why:
1. The frequently breathtaking view of Metrotown across the central valley and Burnaby Lake lowlands,
2. The always architecturally beautiful Brentwood Skytrain Station,
3. The awesomely friendly, family-run Pita King in the Brentwood Town Centre food court! I swear, the calamari from their kitchen easily rivals dinners I’ve ordered from countless Greek restaurants around town!

While we’re checking out the view above, the skyscraper nerd in me wants to point out that a couple projects under construction will soon make a big impact on what you see now: Sovereign and Metroplace.

See those two tallest towers near centre of the frame? Take half of their height, add it on top, and you’ll get the height of Sovereign when it finishes up in a few years at the corner of Willingdon and Kingsway – soaring at 155m which will make it the 3rd tallest in Metro Van (after the Shangri-La and Private Residences at Hotel Georgia)! Metroplace will take 9th spot at 144m when it finishes up in 2014.

Without view cones and height restrictions, it’s my guess that the suburbs will soon become home to the tallest new skyscrapers in the Metro.

Heck yes Metro Vancouver is Awesome!

Archives of the Nicholson Road project can be found HERE.