The City of Burnaby

The City of Burnaby has a population of 193,954 (2001 Census) making it the third most populated urban centre of British Columbia. It is situated about 12 kilometres from Vancouver - approx 18 minutes by car lying between Vancouver to the West with Coquitlam and New Westminster to the East. An extremely popular choice to commute downtown from, Burnaby has many different area's and neighbourhoods to live in. Should you be thinking to settle in this region, Frank Gerryts is one of the foremost relocation experts for the Vancouver Area. His wealth of local knowledge and personalised service will ensure you find the home that meets YOUR requirements.

The City has numerous

Parks and recreation areas; there is something for everyone from relaxing on the beaches to the adventure of Burnaby Mountain. The many trails provide excellent cycling, running or walking opportunities. With plenty of picnic and BBQ areas the parks aslo have wading and outdoor pools, a tower where you can observe birds and wildlife and much more.

Whether you want to relax on the beach, wander through the forest or play Golf , Burnaby has it all. There are also first class Sports & Recreation complexes offering a wide array of facilities. In addition the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services division offers an extensive program of activities for all ages and abilities.

Public Education is provided by School District 41 which has 47 schools in the City . It is also home to the Simon Fraser University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. The area is home to the Metrotown Retail and Entertainment Complex which is B.C's largest shopping complex hosting hundreds of stores and services, 22 cinemas and the Metropolis Entertainment Centre. Brentwood Mall and Lougheed Mall are smaller offering a good variety of stores and services, or if you prefer street front shopping the Heights Commercial District has excellent restaurants, cafes and shops.

Health services in the area are provided by Fraser Health and the hospital in Burnaby has 24/7 emergency care.

The local Public Transport is quick and convenient with the Skytrain and bus services providing access to Downtown Vancouver. There are also connections to the other surrounding cities.

The City has a good mix of housing types with the average cost of a detached house being around $521,000 (June 05) it makes it one of the more expensive areas of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. The City Of Burnaby Property Taxes are relatively low in comparison to other municipalities in the GVRD.

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