3 Things to Love about the Parks of North Burnaby 

You already know that Burnaby is one of the best places on earth to live, but did you know it also has one of the highest ratios of parkland to residents in North America? There are more than 200 parks! . When you buy North Burnaby real estate, that means a whole lot of nature right on your doorstep.

 

The enclave of North Burnaby has more than its fair share of those 200 parks, where all of its residents jog, play, picnic, and soak up the incomparable nature of British Columbia.

 

Here are our three favourite things about North Burnaby’s parkland.

1. Have you seen the water? (But seriously, have you?) 

If you’re lucky enough to live near to Montrose Park, right on the border with Vancouver, you’ll get to enjoy strolls along the waters of Burrard Inlet whenever your heart desires. There’s even a railroad track, to make your Instagram snaps even more picturesque. The Trans Canada Trail, which is one big long recreational trail that spans the entire country, also runs through this park.

 

If you hit the trail on your bike and head west, you’ll soon arrive in Scenic Park and Stratford park, which offer their own stunning views of the shoreline and North Vancouver across the way.

 

2. The pure wilderness of Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area 

Surrounding the Simon Fraser University campus is the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area—because North Burnabians both love to soak up nature and to protect it.

 

Not only does this massive, 576-hectare park of mostly forested lands preserve the ecosystem that sustains the area’s diverse animal and plant life, but it also offers some stunning views from the top of the mountain—views that people travel from all over the world to come see. (And you might even be able to spot your own piece of North Burnaby real estate from there!)

 

3. North Burnaby’s parks are dog heaven

Within the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, your furry best friend will be glad to learn that they can be let off leash along a 1.1 km-long hiking trail, which takes you on an easy hike through the forest. Can’t trust your critter not to go chasing after a squirrel? The Burnaby Heights Park off-leash area (416 N Ingleton Ave) offers an enclosure so big that Spot will think he’s out on the trails.

 

 

Keep an eye out for Part 2 of Exploring Burnaby North Parks, where we take a closer look at two of the most popular parks Burnaby has to offer: Confederation Park and Burnaby Lake.

 

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You’ve bought your new beautiful turn-of-the-century North Burnaby house or maybe you’ve just moved into a lovely midcentury bungalow, and now you need to pay homage to the era with your furnishings. Luckily, you won’t have to go far to find stores that offer the perfect antique furniture to fit the spirit of your charming heritage home.

 

It’s no secret that Burnaby is home to many soundstages for the film industry, and even if you’re not a movie star, that’s great news. Why? Because when films are finished with all the props they used to furnish their sets, they deposit them at nearby Angelstone FX (3989 Henning Dr, Burnaby)—where they turn from “props” back into “antiques.” From couches to bureaus to juke boxes (should you need one), all types of unique finds are available here.

 

Down the road, just on the other side of Lougheed Highway from the Brentwood Neighbourhood, Jack’s New & Used Building Materials (4912 Still Creek Ave, Burnaby) offers the sort of antique accoutrements that will keep your heritage North Burnaby house truly authentic: antique bath tubs, antique stained glass windows, even antique doorknobs. You can get it right, right down to the last detail.

 

Just a short drive away, neighbouring New Westminster has a group of antique shops that can fill your lighting, furniture, and decoration needs. Antique Alley (605 Front St, New Westminster), Most Wanted Vintage (1037 Auckland St, New Westminster), and Mid-Century Modern Home (inside River Market, New Westminster) are all located walking distance from one another, each offering its own set of eras and items.

 

Just as you don’t have to go far from North Burnaby for all your living needs, you don’t have to go far for all your antique needs. The thrill of the hunt for the perfect antique heating grate awaits!


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I have listed a new property at 2801 4900 LENNOX LANE in Burnaby.
Beautiful and spacious 2 bedroom and 2 bath home at the Park by Intergulf. High end finishings in this contemporary designed home with BREATHTAKING VIEWS from your private patio. Italian inspired kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas range and quartz counter tops. LARGEST 2 bedroom floor plan with a secured parking stall and 2 storage lockers. First class amenities include: a state of the art fitness centre, roof top lounge with juice bar, European inspired hydrotherapy baths and sauna. Ideal location, steps to shopping, skytrain, parks and community centre. Call to schedule a viewing or come view it at the Open House Sat March 24th (2-4).
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Known as one of the “best kept secrets in the Lower Mainland,” the vibrant community and history of Burnaby Heights is part of what makes North Burnaby real estate so desirable.

 

Not only does this neighbourhood—known to locals as simply “the Heights”—have some of the best vista views around, but its cultural history is just as impressive as its natural surroundings. While Burnaby and the entire West Coast is relatively new, the Heights is one of the oldest communities in Greater Vancouver. It’s shopping district along Hastings Street was established more than 100 years ago!

 

Back in the days when a trolley ran from Vancouver to Burnaby Heights, the influx of shoppers and new residents made the area a very desirable place to set up shop and also to live—and it continues to be so. The area remains home to the thriving and tight-knit community of businesses and people that was established so long ago.

 

We are lucky to also still enjoy the heritage look and feel of North Burnaby real estate today. You can see this in the original early twentieth-century buildings that dot the neighbourhood, but also in the new retro-inspired businesses that make the Heights and its “small town charm” so unique within the Lower Mainland.

 

From children’s arts spaces and patisseries to clock repairers and yoga studios, the more than 350 businesses of Burnaby Heights mean that you basically never have to leave the neighbourhood if you don’t want to—and why would you?

 

 

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Please visit our Open House at 505 602 CITADEL PARADE in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Bright and generously sized 1 bedroom + den at Spectrum IV by Concord Pacific. Open concept floor plan ideal for entertaining with a BONUS of 2 balconies. BBQ all year round on your covered deck. 24hr Concierge and unbeatable amenities including 80ft indoor pool, whirlpool, steam, sauna, gym, guest suite and more! Fantastic location with easy access in and out of downtown. Steps to Skytrain, Costco, T&T market, Seawall, and some of the best restaurants, entertainment, shopping that downtown has to offer! Rentals & Pets Allowed. Open House Sun March 18th 2-4pm
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Please visit our Open House at 2801 4900 LENNOX LANE in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Welcome to this beautiful and spacious 2 bedroom and 2 bath home at the Park by Intergulf. High end finishings in this contemporary designed home with breathtaking views from your private patio. Italian inspired kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas range and quartz counter tops. This is one of the largest 2 bed units and comes with 1 secured parking and 2 storage lockers. 1st class amenities include: a state of the art fitness centre, roof top lounge with juice bar, European inspired hydrotherapy baths and sauna. Ideal location, steps to shopping, skytrain, parks and community centre. Call to schedule a viewing or come view it at the Open House Sat March 10th (2-4).
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Please visit our Open House at 505 602 CITADEL PARADE in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, March 10, 2018 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Bright and generously sized 1 bedroom + den at Spectrum IV by Concord Pacific. Open concept floor plan ideal for entertaining with a BONUS of 2 balconies. BBQ all year round on your covered deck. 24hr Concierge and unbeatable amenities including 80ft indoor pool, whirlpool, steam, sauna, gym, guest suite and more! Fantastic location with easy access in and out of downtown. Steps to Skytrain, Costco, T&T market, Seawall, and some of the best restaurants, entertainment, shopping that downtown has to offer! Rentals & Pets Allowed. Open House Saturday March 10th (1:30-4pm)
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I have listed a new property at 505 602 CITADEL PARADE in Vancouver.
Bright and generously sized 1 bedroom + den at Spectrum IV by Concord Pacific. Open concept floor plan ideal for entertaining with a BONUS of 2 balconies. BBQ all year round on your covered deck. 24hr Concierge and unbeatable amenities including 80ft indoor pool, whirlpool, steam, sauna, gym, guest suite and more! Fantastic location with easy access in and out of downtown. Steps to Skytrain, Costco, T&T market, Seawall, and some of the best restaurants, entertainment, shopping that downtown has to offer! Rentals & Pets Allowed.
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