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Burnaby - Attractions and Places of Interest

burnaby village museumTransport yourself to the 1920s. A visit to the Burnaby Village Museum is a step back in time to 1920s. Experience life as it might have been in Burnaby. Self-guided tours let you explore the farmhouse and village at your own pace!

Period-costumed interpreters welcome guests into the various homes, businesses and shops of a traditional village along the BC Electric Railway tram line.

An exciting must for every visitor is a whirl on the fully restored historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel. Rides are accompanied by music from a grand 1925 Wurlitzer organ. Amenities include an ice cream parlour that also offers a menu for light meals and snacks, picnic tables, and a gift shop.

casinoFeaturing a roaring 1920s art deco theme, Gateway Casinos provides a dynamic and unique gaming experience at a convenient location. Open 24-hours-a-day, Gateway Casinos features nearly 700 slot machines and a variety of table games including Black Jack, Pai Gow Poker, Mini Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Roulette, Touch Bet Roulette, Let It ride and Craps. Gateway Casinos also delivers a whole new spin on excitement, offering you all of your gaming needs with the very best in customer service, conveniently accessed from Highway 1 at exit 29 A

Burnaby Art Gallery is dedicated to presenting a variety of exhibitions and events in the galleries of the Burnaby Art Gallery and throughout the community. Services include educational programs for children, adults and seniors, community projects and exhibitions in schools, recreation facilities and community centres. Lively school programs enhance and support the exhibitions in order to develop visual and cultural literacy within our community. Public programs are also designed to enrich the experience of the visitor as it relates to each exhibition. Talks and workshops are held in conjunction with some of the exhibitions, with artists and invited guests discussing issues surrounding the subject of the artworks.

Enjoy the mountain, water and city view from this green jewel. Featuring the resplendent Rose Gardens, hiking and walking trails, picnic areas, children's playground and fine dining at Horizons restaurant, this park is a must see. You can also experience the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, a large natural mountain forest where many significant ecological assets have been preserved for outdoor recreation, nature interpretation and education. A must see is the fascinating "Playground of the Gods" sculpture. playground of the godsA home away from home for 50 or so totem poles carved by Japanese artist Nuburi Toko and his son, Shushei. The Tokos are members of the Ainu culture, Japan's first inhabitants. Installed on the top of an open slope looking west over Coal Harbour, the poles honour the ties between Burnaby and its Japanese sister city, Kushiro. The spectacular setting inspired Toko to imagine it as Kamui Mintara, or Playground of the Gods. The poles represent the story of the gods who descended to earth to give birth to the Ainu. Animal spirits such as whale, bear, and owl adorn the tops of the slender poles that are clustered together in groups of twos and threes. A killer whale and a brooding raven stand apart from the rest, looking west across the Strait of Georgia towards Vancouver Island (and Japan). A stunningly beautiful setting, this is one of the best examples of art in a public place in the Lower Mainland.

burnet marine parkBarnet Marine Park: Located on the spectacular Burrard Inlet, Barnet Marine Park is a favourite of water-lovers. Take a swim in the ocean, explore the shoreline or just bask in the sun. Picnic tables and barbeques are scattered under shady trees and a concession stand, change rooms and outdoor showers are available in the summer. If you like to be on the water, launch your canoe, kayak or sailing dinghy. You can even try your luck at crabbing! Just across the water, large freighters are at work and pleasure crafts navigate the choppy waters. Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park: This picturesque riverside park provides a wonderful opportunity to experience and explore the mighty Fraser River. Take a jog, a walk or a leisurely stroll along the shoreline trail but just make sure to take a break on one of the log benches to enjoy a view of the marine traffic on this bustling waterway. Two of the park trails take you inland. The western route, surrounded by wet brush lands, leads to the Marine Way pedestrian overpass. The eastern route follows along scenic Byrne Creek. Burnaby Lake Regional Park: Located in the middle of the city, Burnaby Lake Regional Park is a stunning wildlife sanctuary. The lake was created by a glacier 12,000 years ago, and its shores were home to sawmills in the late 1800s. Avid birdwatchers will find the park ideal for spotting blue herons, bald eagles, belted kingfishers and osprey and even more rare birds, such as the green-backed heron. Theres even a viewing tower providing a bird's eye view for spotting wildlife. Click here for a map of Burnaby Lake Regional Park.

eco-sculpture burnaby bcBurnaby Eco-sculptures: Eco-sculpture celebrates the wonders of nature while adding handcrafted beauty to the Burnaby landscape giving residents and visitors more great reasons to visit the citys parks and cultural facilities. Eco-sculpture is a modern form of horticulture also known as “topiary.” Rather than relying on stone and chisel, eco-sculptors create art from nature. Recognizing a unique opportunity, the City of Burnaby is taking the lead in bringing eco-sculpture to the West Coast through installations and workshops. In 2006 the city trotted out the crowd-pleasing Parsley, modelled after a carousel horse at the Burnaby Village Museum. Now the menagerie has grown with the addition of Cohoe Loe, Gilbert and Tilicum a trio of salmon released into the wild at Fraser Foreshores Park in South Burnaby, and a flock of cranes who will be nesting on Burnaby Mountain.

capilanoCapilano Suspension Bridge is one of the biggest attractsion in British Columbia, a true west coast rainforest offering scenic walks as well as the famous treetops adventure. You can visit the first nations cultural centre, enjoy totem park or simply relax at one of the food and beverage outlets.

Cypress Provincial Park is located in the North Shore mountains above West Vancouver, British Columbia, and extends beyond the Lions to Deeks Lake. The park's 2100 hectare southern section contains the most easily accessible Mountain Hemlock Zone old-growth forests and subalpine wetlands in the Lower Mainland. Recreational opportunities include hiking, wildlife viewing and nature study opportunities are full supported by a natural wildlife cast including deer, cougar and bears. Snowshoeing, snowboarding, and all forms of skiing are available at Cypress Mountain.

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