The City of Burnaby community facilities are first rate, abundant, well located and well used by Burnaby citizens. With six Community centres, four Seniors centres and three youth centres all areas of Burnaby are served. In addition there are four public libraries and eight swimming pools, four indoor and four outdoor.
Burnaby schools are located in School District 41 and are among the best in the lower mainland. Burnaby has forty one public elementary schools and eight public secondary schools. There are also seven private elementary schools and two private secondary schools.
Burnaby has designated 25% of its land area as green space and has over 130 parks and green areas located through the city. A few of the more popular parks include Barnet Marine Park, Central Park, Burnaby Lake Regional Park and Confederation Park.
For those into cultural activities Burnaby has many choices. They include the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Art Gallery and Burnaby Village museum to name a few.
In addition, there are many festivals and events throughout the year. These include Hats Off Day a street festival held annually by the Heights Merchants. This is Burnaby’s biggest outdoor event. Every year the Edmonds district also has a large street festival - Edmonds City Fair where the community shines. The Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival has been running for many years each August and is held on beautiful grounds of Deer Lake Park. This festival attracts many major musical acts to a unique setting that always delights the large audiences. n addition each year there is a major bicycle race in Burnaby. Giro di Burnaby attracts racers from around the world to compete in this exciting event.
It is understandable that with so much that Burnaby offers to its residents that they have great pride inn their city and know that it is Burnaby is the best place to live on the lower mainland.