Burnaby travel guide

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You're Going to Love Burnaby

With a population of 202.799, Burnaby is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 7 days in order to fully appreciate everything Burnaby has to offer.

Where to Eat in Burnaby

If you’re looking for affordable options, Riverway Restaurant (9001 Bill Fox Way) and Trattoria Italian Kitchen - Burnaby (#102 – 4501 Kingsway) are great picks.

When to visit Burnaby

Burnaby in January
Estimated hotel price
€156
1 night at 3-star hotel
Burnaby in January
Estimated hotel price
€156
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Burnaby in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 23 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 0 °C, with an average temperature of 2 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 224 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Burnaby, with an average rainfall of 39 mm.

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How to Get to Burnaby

Plane

When flying to Burnaby, you’ll arrive at Vancouver Airport (YVR), which is located 18 km from the city centre.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Burnaby, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Burnaby to Everett takes 3h 09m and costs around €28 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about €32 for a 4h 00m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Burnaby is to pick up a car hire from Vancouver, which is about 12 km from Burnaby. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Europcar, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Burnaby, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Burnaby takes 145 km and will cost you around €15. From Seattle, the ticket costs about €30 for a journey of 314 km.

Plane

When flying to Burnaby, you’ll arrive at Vancouver Airport (YVR), which is located 18 km from the city centre.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Burnaby, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Burnaby to Everett takes 3h 09m and costs around €28 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about €32 for a 4h 00m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Burnaby is to pick up a car hire from Vancouver, which is about 12 km from Burnaby. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Europcar, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Burnaby, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Burnaby takes 145 km and will cost you around €15. From Seattle, the ticket costs about €30 for a journey of 314 km.

Airlines serving Burnaby

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (920 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,152 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,459 reviews)
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Where to stay in Burnaby

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel and Happy Day Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Burnaby

Most booked hotels in Burnaby

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
€242+
Accent Inns Burnaby
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
€138+
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
€207+
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
€251+
Century Plaza Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
€145+
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
€196+

Hiring a car in Burnaby

Expect to pay €1.32 per litre in Burnaby (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €15.79 and €21.05. The most frequently booked car type in Burnaby is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Toyota Camry or similar) is, on average, 64% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay €1.32 per litre in Burnaby (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €15.79 and €21.05. The most frequently booked car type in Burnaby is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Toyota Camry or similar) is, on average, 64% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.