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Burnaby, British Columbia

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The location of Burnaby

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Welcome to Burnaby ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Burnaby had a population of 202,799 people.<1>

The coastal city of Burnaby is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Burnaby lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for Burnaby: (604) & (778)<3>

The Canadian Postal Codes for Burnaby: V3N, V5A, V5B, V5C, V5E, V5G, V5H, V5J<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Burnaby had a population of 202,799 people.

The population of Burnaby represents 4.93% of the total population of British Columbia (which had 4,113,487 people at that time), making it British Colombia's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 202,799 people, the population of Burnaby increased 4.56% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 193,954 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Burnaby.

Communities near Burnaby ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Burnaby and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2006
Coquitlam   [Map]   114,565   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Delta   [Map]   96,723   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Langley   [Map]   23,606   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
North Vancouver   [Map]   45,165   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pitt Meadows   [Map]   15,623   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Port Coquitlam   [Map]   52,687   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Burnaby.

Communities Also Named Burnaby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Burnaby - it's located in Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Burnaby.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Burnaby. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Burnaby:

Websites for Burnaby ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Burnaby ...

Looking for more information about Burnaby? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Burnaby, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Burnaby.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Burnaby. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Burnaby:

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Burnaby were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Burnaby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (604). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Burnaby.

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Burnaby, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Burnaby). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Burnaby or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Burnaby. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burnaby) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burnaby. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burnaby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burnaby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2500, Longitude: -122.9500     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burnaby.


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