Greater Vancouverand Lower Mainland Attractions in Nearby Cities: Burnaby
Burnaby, east of Vancouver , is best known for Burnaby Mountain and Burnaby Lake. At the top of Burnaby Mountain is the architecturally stunning Simon Fraser University, with its Museum of Archeology and Ethnology. The recent additions to the Metrotown mega-mall will satisfy even the most diehard of shoppers. In Deer Lake Park, you'll find the Burnaby Village Museum, the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Heritage Village and the Shadbolt Centre for the Performing Arts. Barnet Marine Park offers spectacular forest walks beside scenic Burrard Inlet.
Burnaby the City was named after Burnaby Lake, which in turn was named for Robert Burnaby (1828-1878) who was the private secretary to Colonel Richard Moody, commanding officer of the Royal Engineers during the survey of New Westminster in 1959. Incorporated as a district municipality in 1892, Burnaby became a city in 1992.
Burnaby is located between Burrard Inlet on the north, and the north arm of the Fraser River on the south. The municipality is named for Robert Burnaby a British merchant and an early colonist in the area (he lived from 1828 to 1878). The trees in Central Park, on the boundary with the City of Vancouver , were first thinned out in 1863 by the royal engineers collecting trees suitable for making masts for the Royal Navy's ships. Burnaby was incorporated in 1892, and is now the most heavily populated part of the Lower Mainland, and second only to Vancouver for level of employment. [More Burnaby photos]
Annual festivals, events: Burnaby's Birthday Party (Sept).
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