Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (142) F
Entertainment (28) A+
Food and Drink (245) D-
Fitness (63) F
Groceries (93) F
Parks (503) A+
Shops (682) F
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 16.8% take public transportation in Burnaby.
Public Transit Stops (886)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Burnaby is 122/100 - which is 1% lower than British Columbia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime C+

Burnaby crime rates are 4,350 per 100k, which is 28% lower than British Columbia
Property Crime
3,544 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
807 crimes per 100k
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employment B+

The median income in Burnaby is $79,480 - which is 8% lower than British Columbia.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (209)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing F

Burnaby home prices are $986,000 - which is 3% higher than British Columbia
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
12.4x (home price to income ratio)
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schools A

The Burnaby graduation rate is 89% - which is 3% higher than British Columbia
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (52) F
High Schools (21) C-
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ratings A-

Burnaby has an overall rating of 80% from 6 reviews.
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Burnaby Area Facts

  • Burnaby has a Livability Score of 74/100, which is considered excellent
  • Burnaby crime rates are 28% lower than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in Burnaby is 1% lower than the British Columbia average

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      Burnaby, BC

      Burnaby, a leafy suburb that lies just east of Vancouver, is a popular choice for families relocating to the greater Metro Vancouver area. Cradled by the Burrard inlet and the Fraser River, Burnaby has the highest parkland to resident ratio in North America, which makes it ideal for those who prefer a quieter option than living downtown. While many choose to make the short commute to downtown Vancouver, Burnaby itself is a hub for commercial and government enterprises that provide booming employment opportunities, especially in the technology sector. This Burnaby city guide will take you through the best of the city, from its vibrant community to its diverse recreational opportunities.

      Burnaby is home to a young affluent population and has been favoured by immigrants from China, South Korea, Philippines and the former Yugoslavia in recent years. The diverse and multicultural quality of the city means you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to food or cultural activities to attend. The city is well served by the SkyTrain rapid transit system that connects the city internally as well as to parts of Vancouver, New Westminster and Surrey. The network of cycling trails, cutting across the ridges, hills and valleys is another great way to get around.

      Burnaby has a great education system, so wherever you choose to live in the city, you’ll be sure to find a good school to send your children to. The urban developments of Lougheed, Brentwood and Metrotown are ideal if you prefer to live close to a hub of amenities and activities. The Heights is a charming neighbourhood with a number of characteristic shops, cafes, restaurants and single-family homes. The neighbourhood of Suncrest, located next to the shopping and transit hub of Metrotown is also a popular option for young professionals.

      Most Burnaby locals will tell you that in the summer, a favourite pastime is boating or picnicking with family and friends at Deer Lake. Another resident favourite is the Burnaby Farmers’ Market, which is open from May through October each year and is a great place to buy homemade goods and local produce. For your daily shopping needs from groceries to high street brands, visit Metropolis, the second largest shopping centre in Canada.

      C+ Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Burnaby? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.


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      Agakhan Nature Park
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      Macey Park
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      Wilton Avenue Park Site
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      Burnaby Lake Arena
      Bill Copeland Sports Centre
      Shadbolt Centre For the Arts
      Fairacres Mansion
      Burnaby Art Gallery
      Burnaby Village Museum
      The Home Bakery
      Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee

      Food & Drink

      Ice Cream Parlour
      CW Liquor Store
      J. Beethoven's Pizza
      Bainbridge Liquor Store
      Wild Flour Pizza
      Papa John's

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Burnaby? Of all people who commute, 16.8% take public transportation in Burnaby.
      Drive to Work

      7% lower than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      10% higher than the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      equal to the CDN average

      A+ Health & Safety

      Is Burnaby a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


      Burnaby Hospital


      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Nesters Market
      London Drugs
      London Drugs
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Burnaby Square Pharmacy
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Shoppers Drug Mart


      Welcome Medical Clinic
      BaroMedical Hyperbaric Oxygen Clinic
      Hanbit Oriental Medicine Clinic
      Dr Luongo
      Vancouver Top Surgery
      Rapid Access Pain Clinic
      Metrotown Surgical Centre
      Dr Imran Samad