Learn about: Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Port Moody
Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Burnaby is a playground for active travelers. Sure, from a distance Burnaby is all tall evergreens and mountain views, but don’t let that fool you. From the shopping bonanza that is Metrotown, to the world of cuisine within walking distance in the Heights, to the calendar of multicultural arts at the Michael J. Fox theatre, Burnaby offers something for the explorer in all of us. Of course, for the truly active spirit, Burnaby’s many parks, lakes, shorelines, forests and trails make it a self-contained natural vacation paradise. And if you’re in search of even more adventure, Burnaby is a centrally located gateway with easy access to Metro Vancouver’s many attractions and activities. (via Tourism Burnaby)
Welcome to Coquitlam! We're a grown-up metropolis at the foot of the Coast Mountains. This contrast delivers all that is best about our City – amenities of a 21st century, North American city alongside the rugged opportunities of the temperate rainforest.
We are a complete community serving up excitement and splendor for those who love the natural flavour of our outdoors, while presenting a wealth of shopping, nightlife and entertainment opportunities for those with a more urban appetite. Contemporary culture, a rich heritage, new residents from around the world, indigenous peoples, bustling businesses, peaceful neighbourhoods – you’ll find it in Coquitlam. (via City of Coquitlam)
Port Moody – City of the Arts! – is located at the head of Burrard Inlet and at the foot of Eagle Mountain. A vibrant city of 34,000, Port Moody is located an easy 40 minute drive from both downtown Vancouver and the US border, and just steps from seaside parks, mountain trails and lakes. (via City of Port Moody)