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'Tis The Season

Warm your holiday spirit by taking in one of the many special events and activities happening throughout Burnaby.

Illuminated displays are back!

There are more shimmering lights to enjoy this year. November 22-January 2

Play in Burnaby

Autumn is here! There are plenty of fun, engaging and exciting activities to keep you active all winter long. Register today!

All is Unmentionable, Up in the Air: Eli Bornowsky

Featuring a large number of canvas "doubles" and a new suite of works on paper by Vancouver-based artist Eli Bornowsky. November 21-January 18


Be Curious and Curious-er this season at the Shadbolt! Watch your favourites or explore new shows that offer the best of theatre, dance, music and opera.

Work on Your Game

Hit a bucket of balls all year round, at our state-of-the-art driving ranges at Burnaby Mountain and Riverway Golf Courses.

Bill Copeland Arena is Closed Until Further Notice

Updated: December 16, 2014

Due to mechanical issues, Bill Copeland Arena is closed and all “on-ice” programs and skating sessions are cancelled until further notice. 

     Cancellations include:
  • Skating lessons on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays for the rest of December
  • Adult Drop In Hockey on December 17
  • Parent & Tot Skate on December 17
  • Masters Drop In Hockey on December 18
  • Public Skate on December 19
  • Skate with Santa on December 20
  • Family Skate & Family Hockey on December 21  

    Programs running in Burnaby Lake Arena:
  • Adult Drop In Hockey on December 19
  • Adult Shoot n Score on December 18

    Hours & Registration
  • Monday  9am-4pm
  • Tuesday 9-11:30am & 1-4pm
  • Wednesday-Friday 9am-4pm
  • Saturday 12:30-3pm (Closed December  20) 
  • Sunday 12noon-5pm (Closed December 21)

Please call the 24-Hour Info Line at 604-298-0533 for more information on drop-in programs and holiday skating schedule. Off-ice programs (ie. in meeting rooms) will continue as usual. Burnaby Lake Arena remains open. The City is working on alternatives for user groups during the closure and is endeavouring to return to full service as soon as possible.

Please stay tuned to this page for further updates as they come available.  

    Be Active, Burnaby!

    In Burnaby, you'll find leisure-time activities for all ages, interests and skill levels. We are pleased to provide a wide array of opportunities to learn something new, socialize with other like-minded individuals, or get fit and stay fit. Take advantage of the many opportunities we offer at our wonderful, well-equipped facilities and parks located throughout the city.

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      Burnaby's City Hall complex will close at noon on Wednesday, December 24 and will reopen at 8:00 AM Monday, December 29. The next Council Meeting will take place Monday, January 19 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber.
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      Winter Safety:
      No Skating or Tobogganing

      Reminder that all lakes and ponds in Burnaby are not open for outdoor skating due to unsafe conditions. Warning signs have been posted at Deer Lake, Burnaby Lake and Central Park ponds. There is also no toboggan on Burnaby Mountain. 

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      Holiday Schedules
      Stay fit over the holidays!

      » Bill Copeland Holiday Skate 
         Closed until further notice.
      » Bonsor Holiday Highlights
         Dec 15-Jan 4
      » Cameron December Fitness
         Dec 15-Jan 2
      » CG Brown Holiday Swim
         Dec 22-Jan 2
      » Edmonds Holiday Highlights
         Dec 15-Jan 4
      » Edmonds 55+ Holiday Highlights
         Dec 15-Jan 9
      » Edmonds Christmas Eve
         Dec 24
      » Edmonds Boxing Day
         Dec 26
      » Eileen Dailly Holiday Aquafit
         Dec 20-Jan 2
      » Kensington Holiday Skate
         Dec 20-Jan 3
      » Willingdon Holiday Hours
         Dec 22-Jan 4

    • Leisure GuideLeisure Guide

      Looking for something to do? Check out our leisure guide and Be Active, this fall!

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    • Heritage ChristmasIlluminations at Heritage Christmas

      November 22-January 2

      The illuminated displays are back and there's more shimmering lights to enjoy this year!

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    • Holiday Fun'Tis The Season

      Warm your holiday spirit by taking in one of the many special events and activities happening throughout Burnaby.

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