With numerous outdoor and indoor activities from nature walks to great shopping, there’s never a lack of things to do in Burnaby — especially during the autumn season.
As the temperature gets cooler, this is an ideal time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds the city — both in the sun and in the rain. Break out your runners — or your rainboots — and take a stroll along the boardwalk at Deer Lake Park, go on a nature walk around Burnaby Lake, or admire the panoramic views at the top of Burnaby Mountain. For a trail less travelled, head over to South Burnaby and go around the loop trail at Byrne Creek Ravine Park, known for its wooded natural area with a winding creek.
Also in South Burnaby along Marine Way, you can tee-off for a round of golf at Riverway, a premier 18-hole championship golf course with imaginatively designed links-style fairways lined by natural tree-lined beauty and rolling terrain across 5,400 to 7,000 yards.
Riverway Golf Course. Photo: Golf Burnaby.
While in the area, head over to Big Bend Apiary & Farm for 100% Canadian pure honey from Neighbourly Bee. Their farm provides honey lovers with high-quality natural, pure, raw unadulterated honey as well as helps B.C. farmers with healthy strong bees for crop pollination.
To unlock one of the best kept secrets for shopping and dining in Burnaby, swing on by to the Heights neighbourhood along Hastings Street. The area is marked by the neon sign of Helen the Swinging Girl, an iconic landmark of the community since 1956.
Part of this friendly local district’s charm is in its mix of international cultures spanning across Europe to Asia and nearly every world continent. Want a little taste of Italy in Metro Vancouver? Dine at Anton’s, Vancouver’s original pasta bar, order a fresh scoop of traditional Italian gelato from Nuvola Gelato, and pick up Italian and European delicacies from Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli
The iconic Heights neon sign. Photo: Burnaby Heights.
Families can look forward to celebrating Halloween all month long this October! Starting on the 12th, kids — and adults too — can participate in the Burnaby-wide Trick or Treat Halloween Contest. Solve 20 different riddles to complete the spooky challenge and enter to win a treat — but be careful of the trickster prizes!
As well this month, Burnaby is giving back to the community that welcomes visitors from all over the world. This year has disproportionately affected those receiving help from the many not-for-profit societies in the city. To support these organizations in meeting their fundraising goals, Tourism Burnaby is donating the net proceeds from all of their t-shirt sales in 2020 to the following charities:
Burnaby Hospice Society
Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Burnaby Hospital Foundation
The t-shirt designs pay tribute to iconic Burnaby landmarks, such as the Kamui Mintara totem poles on Burnaby Mountain, "The Boot" building on Kingsway and Boundary, and of course, Helen the Swinging Girl.
T-shirts are sold at tourismburnaby.com/store. It’s a great way to support an amazing city – and look good doing it!
Go to tourismburnaby.com to plan your visit.