Long Distance Moving within Canada - Burnaby
Burnaby - Community Overview
Named after Robert Burnaby, a businessman and legislator during the 1860s, the city is home to Burnaby Mountain (365 m), Burnaby Lake, the Fraser River, and Burrard Inlet.
Originally, a sparsely populated rural district, with a population of 400 in 1900, Burnaby has developed into a residential community for workers in Vancouver and New Westminster. Industrial development and construction of large wholesale and retail outlets followed, and urbanization has continued in recent years. Burnaby was incorporated as a District in 1892 and achieved city status in 1992. Residential and industrial developments have almost eliminated agriculture.
The City of Burnaby is surrounded by the City of Vancouver to the west, Coquitlam on the east and New Westminster to the southeast. Burnaby is the geographical centre of the Great Vancouver Regional District and lies just off the Trans Canada Highway.
The population of Burnaby numbers approximately 249,197.
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Burnaby has an average July temperature of 16.8°C and an average January temperature of 2.8°C. The average annual precipitation is 2019 mm.
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Park, Recreation and Culture
Burnaby Public Library
Bill Copeland Sports Centre
Bonsor Recreation Complex
Cameron Recreation Complex
For information about upcoming events in Burnaby, visit:
Burnaby Art Gallery
Burnaby Village Museum and Carousel
Robert Burnaby Park
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Protecting your goods in transit
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