A quick 15 minute bus ride from Production/University Station up to Simon Fraser University will put you on top of Burnaby Mountain at an elevation of 1200 feet above sea level. As the mountain highway rounds the last curve, the forest opens up to reveal the expansive Simon Fraser University Campus crowning the top of Burnaby Mountain. Featuring the inspiring and innovative architectural designs of Arthur Erickson, the campus, which opened in 1965, still has a remarkably modern look to it.
Take some time to explore the interesting architectural features around the campus - especially the Academic Quadrangle, just a short walk west of the Transit Exchange on top of the mountain. There are several restaurants and coffee shops located along the lower level of the Cornerstone Building adjacent to the upper transit exchange.
From the SFU campus you can take any bus from the upper bus loop to the stop across from the residences (one stop past the "bus tunnels") where you can walk along a segment of the Trans Canada trail which starts just behind the Bus Shelter. After walking west along the trail for 10 - 15 minutes you will come into an open grassy area - part of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. From this mountain top park you can enjoy some excellent views of Burrard Inlet, the North Shore Mountains and Vancouver. Other features of the park include a playground area, rose garden, numerous sculptures, and fine dining at the Salmon House restaurant.
Facts For Your Visit
Hours: Park and Campus open 24/7. Hours of individual businesses vary
Address: Burnaby, BC
Official Website: Burnaby Mountain Park
|SkyTrain and Bus Line
|Production Way - University Station
|*Expo Line - Downtown
How to get to Burnaby Mountain Park by SkyTrain and Bus
From the Millennium/Expo line at Production Way - University Station follow the signs for buses. Take the #145 SFU from Bay 1. After a quick 12 minute bus ride (just a few stops later) up Burnaby Mountain get off at the last stop and begin your explorations.
From the Expo line at Metrotown Station cross the pedestrian overpass and go down the escalator to the bus loop. Take the #144 SFU to its last stop on top of Burnaby mountain. Note: the #144 bus also passes through Deer Lake Park and by Burnaby Village Museum so you may want to stop on the way and see these attractions catching a later bus up to Burnaby Mountain and SFU.
From the Expo line in Downtown Vancouver at Burrard Station cross Burrard Street and take the #135 SFU to its last stop on top of Burnaby mountain. (this is the most direct route from Downtown Vancouver - approximately 50 minutes on the #135 bus)
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