Burnaby — City — City of Burnaby
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Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Canada Province British Columbia Region Lower Mainland Regional District Greater Vancouver Regional District Established 1892 (municipality status) – 1992 (city status) Government - Mayor Derek Corrigan - MPs Peter Julian (NDP), Kennedy Stewart (NDP) - MLAs Raj Chouhan (NDP), Richard Lee (Liberal), Kathy Corrigan (NDP), Harry Bloy (Liberal) Area - Total 98.6 km2 (38.1 sq mi) Elevation Sea level to 370 m (0–1,214 ft) Population (2007) - Total 216,336 (ranked 22nd) - Density 2,275.6/km2 (5,891.2/sq mi) Time zone Pacific Standard (PST) (UTC-8) Forward sortation areas Area code(s) 604 & 778 Website City of Burnaby
Burnaby is a city in British Columbia, Canada, located immediately to the east of Vancouver. It is the third-largest city in British Columbia by population, surpassed only by nearby Surrey and Vancouver.
It was incorporated in 1892 and achieved City status in 1992, one hundred years after incorporation. It is the seat of the Greater Vancouver Regional District's government, the board of which calls itself Metro Vancouver.
At incorporation, the municipality's citizens unanimously chose to name it after legislator, speaker, Freemason and explorer, Robert Burnaby, who had been private secretary to Colonel Richard Moody, the Colony of British Columbia's first land commissioner in the mid-19th century. In 1859, Mr. Burnaby had surveyed the freshwater lake near what is now the city's geographical centre; Moody chose to name it Burnaby Lake.
In the first 30 to 40 years after its incorporation, the growth of Burnaby was influenced by its location between expanding urban centres of Vancouver and New Westminster. It first served as a rural agricultural area supplying nearby markets. Later, it served as an important transportation corridor between Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Interior and continues to do so. As Vancouver expanded and became a metropolis, it was one of the first-tier bedroom community suburbs of Vancouver itself, along with North Vancouver and Richmond. Burnaby is now a mature, integrated community, which is centrally located within a rapidly growing metropolitan area. Burnaby's characteristic has shifted over time from rural to suburban, to urban.
Geography and land use
Burnaby occupies 98.60 square kilometres (38.07 sq mi) and is located at the geographical centre of the Metro Vancouver area. Situated between the city of Vancouver on the west and Port Moody, Coquitlam, and New Westminster on the east, Burnaby is further bounded by Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River on the north and south respectively. Burnaby, Vancouver and New Westminster collectively occupy the major portion of the Burrard Peninsula. The elevation of Burnaby ranges from sea level to a maximum of 370 metres (1,200 ft) atop Burnaby Mountain. Due to its elevation, the city of Burnaby experiences quite a bit more snowfall during the winter months than nearby Vancouver or Richmond. Overall, the physical landscape of Burnaby is one of hills, ridges, valleys and an alluvial plain. The land features and their relative locations have had an influence on the location, type and form of development in the city.
Burnaby is home to many industrial and commercial firms. British Columbia's largest (and Canada's second largest) commercial mall, the Metropolis at Metrotown is located in Burnaby. Still, Burnaby's ratio of park land to residents is one of the highest in North America, and it maintains some agricultural land, particularly along the Fraser foreshore flats in the Big Bend neighbourhood along its southern perimeter.
Burnaby parks, rivers, and lakes
Burnaby Climatological Data Temperature Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C
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Sunshine hours 60 85 134 182 231 229 295 268 199 125 64 56 1928 Data recorded at Burnaby Simon Fraser U by Environment Canada. Data spans 1971 to 2000.
The SkyTrain rapid transit system, based in Burnaby, crosses the city from east to west in two places: the Expo Line (completed in 1986) crosses the south along Kingsway and the Millennium Line (completed in 2002) follows Lougheed Highway. The SkyTrain has encouraged closer connections to New Westminster, Vancouver, and Surrey, as well as dense urban development at Lougheed Town Centre on the city's eastern border, at Brentwood Town Centre in the centre-west, and most notably at Metrotown in the south.
Major north-south streets crossing the City include Boundary Road, Willingdon Avenue, Royal Oak Avenue, Kensington Avenue, Sperling Avenue, Gaglardi Way, Cariboo Road, and North Road. East-west routes linking Burnaby's neighbouring cities to each other include East Hastings Street, Barnet Highway, the Lougheed Highway, Kingsway (which follows the old horse trail between Vancouver and New Westminster), Canada Way and Marine Drive/Marine Way. Douglas Road, which used to cross the city from northwest to southeast, has largely been absorbed by the Trans-Canada Highway and Canada Way. Since the 1990s, Burnaby has developed a network of cycling trails. It is also well served by Metro Vancouver's bus system, run by the Coast Mountain Bus Company, a division of TransLink.
According to BC Stats, in 2010 the estimated population of Burnaby was 227,389.
Burnaby's religious profile:
- 35.3% No religious affiliation
- 21.3% Roman Catholic
- 19.9% Protestant
- 6.1% Christian, not included elsewhere
- 4.9% Buddhist
- 4.8% Muslim
- 2.9% Sikh
- 2.3% Christian Orthodox
- 1.5% Hindu
- 0.4% Eastern religions, not included elsewhere
- 0.3% other religions, not included elsewhere
- 0.3% Jewish
People and politics
While Burnaby occupies about 4% of the land area of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, it accounted for about 10% of the Region's population in 2001. It is the third most populated urban centre in British Columbia (after Vancouver and Surrey) with an estimated population of 205,261. Like much of Greater Vancouver, Burnaby has always had large ethnic and immigrant communities: to cite two examples, North Burnaby near Hastings Street has long been home to many Italian restaurants and recreational bocce games, while Metrotown's ever-sprouting condominium towers in the south have been fuelled in part by more recent arrivals from China (Hong Kong & Macau), Taiwan, South Korea, and the former Yugoslavia. According to the 2006 Census, 54% of Burnaby residents have a mother tongue that is neither English nor French.
Politically, Burnaby has maintained a centre-left city council (which recently completely eliminated the city's debt) and school board for many years, while sometimes electing more conservative legislators provincially (for the Social Credit and BC Liberal parties) and federally (for the Reform, Alliance, and Conservative parties). Its longest-serving politician had been Svend Robinson of the New Democratic Party (NDP), Canada's first openly homosexual member of Parliament, but after 25 years and seven elections he resigned his post in early 2004 after stealing and then returning an expensive ring. Burnaby voters endorsed his assistant, Bill Siksay, as his replacement in the spring 2004 Canadian federal election. In the May 2005 provincial election, residents of the city sent a mix of BC Liberal and NDP representatives to the British Columbia legislature.
According to a 2009 survey by Maclean's magazine, Burnaby is Canada's best run city. The survey looks at a city's efficiency, the cost of producing results, and the effectiveness of its city services.
Industry and economy
Major technology firms such as Electronic Arts, Creo (now part of Eastman Kodak), Ballard Power Systems and Telus base their operations in Burnaby; heavy industry includes Chevron Corporation and Petro-Canada petroleum refineries on the shores of Burrard Inlet. Other companies such as eBay (ceased operation in 2009), Future Shop and Nokia have significant facilities in Burnaby as well. Other firms with operations based in Burnaby include Canada Wide Media, Doteasy, Telus, and Translink. The City features high density residential areas, major commercial town centres, rapid transit, high technology research and business parks, film production studios such as Bridge Studios, TV stations such as Global TV and comprehensive industrial estates.
School District 41 is responsible for the public schools in Burnaby. It also has a Community and Adult Education Department, and also an International Students' Programme. Major post-secondary institutions include the main campuses of Simon Fraser University (atop Burnaby Mountain) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Schools in Burnaby, British Columbia Secondary schools Primary or elementary schoolsArmstrong · Aubrey · Brantford · Brentwood Park · Buckingham · Cameron · Capitol Hill · Cascade Heights · Chaffey-Burke · Clinton · Confederation Park · Douglas Road · Edmonds Community · Forest Grove · Gilmore Community · Gilpin · Glenwood · Inman · Kitchener · Lakeview · Lochdale Community · Lyndhurst · École Marlborough · Maywood Community · Montecito · Morley · Nelson · Parkcrest · Rosser · Seaforth · Second Street Community · South Slope · Sperling · Stoney Creek Community · Stride Avenue Community · Suncrest · Taylor Park · Twelfth · Westridge · Windsor Private schoolsCarver Christian High School · St. Thomas More Collegiate · Youth Futures R3 Other schools
Notable natives and residents
- Buzz Parsons, soccer player
- Brad Loree, actor
- Carrie-Anne Moss, actress
- Christine Sinclair, soccer player
- Cliff Ronning, hockey player
- Darren McCarty, hockey player
- Dave Nonis, Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations of the Toronto Maple Leafs
- Dick Phillips, baseball player and manager
- Don Taylor, television sportscaster
- Dugald Campbell Patterson, Burnaby pioneer
- Glenn Anderson, hockey player
- Greg Zanon, hockey player
- Jacob Hoggard, lead singer of Hedley
- Jason LaBarbera, hockey player
- Joe Sakic, hockey player
- Karl Alzner, hockey player
- Kenndal McArdle, hockey player
- Kris Chucko, hockey player
- Matthew Good, singer
- Michael Bublé, singer
- Michael J. Fox, actor
- Mike Santorelli, hockey player
- Murray SawChuck, magician
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, hockey player
- Svend Robinson, politician
Burnaby's official flower is the rhododendron.
Burnaby has three sister cities (or "twin towns"):
City of North Vancouver District of North Vancouver Belcarra, Anmore,
Vancouver Coquitlam Burnaby Richmond Delta New Westminster
- ^ "Burnaby (city)". BC Geographical Names. http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/2210.html.
- ^  2010 Sub-Provincial Population Estimates. Accessed August 9th, 2011.
- ^ Burnaby Community Profile from 2001 Census at Statistics Canada
- ^ MacQueen, Ken. "The best-run city in Canada: Lean, debt-free, and offering great public services, Burnaby is a model for the country". http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/07/22/the-best-run-city-in-canada/. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
- ^ Penner, Derrick (2009-05-05). "eBay to close Burnaby facility; about 700 jobs lost". Vancouversun.com. http://www.vancouversun.com/eBay+close+Burnaby+facility+about+jobs+lost/1566447/story.html. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
- Adapted from http://burnaby.ca
- City of Burnaby
- Tourism Burnaby
- Burnaby Public Library
- Burnaby Parks and Rec
- British Columbia Institution of Technology
Subdivisions of British Columbia Subdivisions Settlements Urban centres Municipalities of Metro Vancouver Population over 100,000 Population over 50,000 Population over 10,000 Population under 10,000 Unincorporated areas Neighbourhoods in Burnaby, British Columbia Town Centres NeighborhoodsArdingley-Sprott • Ardley • Big Bend • Brentwood Park • Burnaby Heights • Burnaby Lake Regional Park • Burnaby Mountain • Cameron • Capitol Hill • Cariboo-Armstrong • Cascade Heights • Clinton-Glenwood • Dawson-Delta • Douglas-Gilpin • East Burnaby • Edmonds • Garden Village • Government Road • Kingsway-Beresford • Lake City • Lakeview-Mayfield • Lochdale • Lyndhurst • Marlborough • Maywood • Middlegate • Montecito • Morley-Buckingham Heights • North Burnaby • Oakalla • Parkcrest • Richmond Park • Second Street • Simon Fraser Hills • South Burnaby • South Slope • Stride Avenue • Stride Hill • Sullivan Heights • Suncrest • Sussex-Nelson • UniverCity • West Central Valley • Westridge • Willingdon Heights • Windsor
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