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'''Burnaby''' [http://city.burnaby.bc.ca] is a suburb of [[Vancouver]].  It was incorporated in 1892 and achieved City status in 1992  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 of [[British Columbia|the Province]].
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==Get in==
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==Get around==
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*'''Skytrain'''[http://www.translink.bc.ca]  services the Greater Vancouver area, with several stations in Burnaby. There are two lines, the Expo line, running from Downtown [[Vancouver]] through to [[Surrey (British Columbia)|Surrey]], and the Millennium line, which also starts in Downtown [[Vancouver]] before running through to [[New Westminster]] and looping back around through [[Coquitlam]] to Broadway. Fares are transferable with the bus system, which is extensive.
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==See==
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*''' Simon Fraser University''', [http://www.sfu.ca].  Located on Burnaby Mountain, discover the Simon Fraser Gallery, and view Northwest Coast Indian artifacts at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Take a look at the new residential community being built on the mountain, just east of the university.
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*'''Burnaby Mountain Park'''  Enjoy the mountain, water and spectacular views of Greater Vancouver from this green jewel. Featuring the resplendent Rose Gardens, hiking and walking trails, picnic areas and children's playground.
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*'''Central Park'''
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==Do==
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*''' Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel''', [http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca].  Discover Burnaby urban heritage at an authentic turn of the century town and rekindle romance on the restored vintage 1912 carousel. It is staffed by people dressed in period clothes. You can visit the common houses or the many shops, including the Blacksmith and the Chinese Herbalist. It is best to go on the weekend since many of the staff are volunteers and the "town" is somewhat emptier during the week. Saturdays are best.
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*'''Burnaby Art Gallery and Century Gardens'''  The Gallery exhibits contemporary and historical artwork in a heritage house in Deer Lake Park.
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*'''Swangard Stadium'''  Located in picturesque Central Park, Swangard Stadium is home to the Vancouver Whitecaps professional soccer club and a host to other track and field and sports events.
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==Learn==
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* '''Simon Fraser University''' (or SFU) [http://www.sfu.ca] is located in north Burnaby atop Burnaby Mountain. SFU was constructed in the 1960s, and while some have compared it to a "concrete jungle," most of the campus buildings were designed by renowned British Columbian architect Arthur Erickson, who also designed the Museum of Anthropology and the Walter Koerner Library at UBC. The university offers a variety of degree programs in the arts, sciences, business and education.
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* The BC Institute of Technology [http://www.bcit.ca], or '''BCIT''' as it is commonly referred to, focuses mostly on trades, technology and business courses.  It offers continuing education courses, certificates, diplomas and degree programs.
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==Buy==
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*'''Shopping Malls'''  Burnaby has large modern malls, including Metropolis at Metrotown, Lougheed Mall and Brentwood Mall. Metropolis [http://metropolis.shopping.ca/] is the second largest Western Canadian mall, behind West Edmonton Mall.
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*''' Crystal Mall''', [http://www.thecrystalmall.ca].  An Asian mall with mostly Chinese merchants. Crystal Mall is the largest mixed purpose mall in Canada with stores, public market, professional health and education services, Hilton Hotel and residential apartment suites. It is located a few minutes walk Northwest of Metrotown.
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*''' Hastings Street''', [http://www.burnabyheights.com].  For those who enjoy the traditional street front shopping with some local flavour, includes an enticing mix of fine dining, cafes and specialty shops.  Look for delis selling delicious cheeses, meats, and baked goods.
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==Eat==
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*'''Horizons Restaurant'''  Nestled in beautiful Burnaby Mountain Park, Horizons overlooks the bright city lights below. Specializing in steaks and seafood grilled over an open flame. It is reasonably common to find coupons for this restaurant in the Georgia Straight.
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*'''Hart House on Deer Lake'''  An idyllic lakefront heritage estate, Hart House invites you to retreat from the bustle and enjoy the best in food and wine. Renowned for its culinary excellence, tranquil setting, and friendly service.
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*'''Anton's Pasta''',  Hastings and Madison St. Another crowd favourite. Located in Burnaby, they serve huge dishes of pasta for around $14.
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*'''Bombay Bel''', Hastings Street ''next to Anton's Pasta''. A newer Indian restaurant serving delicious Indian food for about $11-15 a plate.
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*'''Tom Yum Thai''', Hastings Street several blocks west of Aton's Pasta. A new Thai restaurant with excellent food, and low prices (but unappealing decor).
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*'''Delis, bakeries, and cafes''' are located all along the Burnaby Heights area (Hastings Street, around Willington and Gilmore).  There is a deli/bakery/cafe next to Anton's that is a neibourhood favourite.
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*''' Diamond Alumni Centre''', [http://www.sfu.ca/dac/]. Great food and an amazing view.  Only open for lunch and reservations are recommended.  Great prices, partly because its university subsidized.
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*'''Safron''' an Indian restaurant with a contemporary decor, near Metrotown.  Excellent Indian food at about $11-15 a plate.
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*'''X-site Bar and Grill''' a favorite of SFU students.  Known for cheap food and drinks, good specials.
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*'''Seed Mexican Casa''' Located on Ranelagh Street, just off Hastings (Capital Hill, Burnaby Heights) offers the finest in Mexican Cuisine. Everything from taquitos to Chiles Rillenos. Great atmosphere with live band occasionaly.
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==Sleep==
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*'''Hilton Vancouver Metrotown''', 6083 McKay Avenue, (604) 438-1200.
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Local semi-weekly newspapers: [http://www.burnabynow.com Burnaby Now];  [http://www.burnabynewsleader.com Burnaby News Leader].
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==Get out==
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[[WikiPedia:Burnaby, British Columbia]]
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[[Dmoz:North_America/Canada/British_Columbia/Localities/B/Burnaby]]
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