Stage 3 Water Shortage Response Plan In Effect Until Rescinded

Posted July 20, 2015

All forms of lawn sprinkling using treated drinking water are further curtailed. See the At A Glance Guide to know what type of water use is restricted under Metro Vancouver's Water Shortage Response Plan Stage 3 and is enforced by the City of Burnaby. Learn more »

No Smoking in Parks, Trails & Green Spaces | No Charcoal Barbeques in Parks

Due to the dry weather and heat that could result in fire hazards, the City of Burnaby advises all park users that there is NO SMOKING permitted in the Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces.

Charcoal barbeques in City of Burnaby parks and beaches are prohibited. At this time, only propane gas barbeques are permitted. Please check the city’s website for updates on whether all types of barbequing will be banned if conditions worsen. Learn more »

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Burnaby Archives

Who We Are

The City of Burnaby Archives officially opened in 2001 and is located in the McGill Branch Library. It operates as the official repository for all inactive civic records of permanent administrative, legal, fiscal, historical, evidential and informational value to the City of Burnaby.

The Burnaby Archives houses records dating back to Burnaby's incorporation in 1892. Records include a variety of sources including documents, photographs and maps. The storage area can accommodate 900 lineal meters of material and is equipped with sophisticated environmental controls necessary to preserve archival items.


In 2007, the City of Burnaby Archive expanded its collection mandate to include private as well as public records. On February 14, 2007, an agreement was signed with the Burnaby Historical Society to accept the collection of community records that had been maintained and managed by the Historical Society since the 1950s. That Spring, the records were transferred from the Burnaby Village Museum to their permanent home in the Archives.

What We Do

City of Burnaby Archives preserves as evidence:

  • Public records including functions, legal rights, obligations, policies, decisions, procedures, accountabilities and operations of the City of Burnaby.
  • Private public records including those of elected civic officials, boards and commissions related to the administration of the City
  • Individuals, businesses and organizations with information that contributes to Burnaby’s history.

Contact Us

The City of Burnaby Archives is located in the McGill Branch Library. Public reference services are available from Wednesday to Friday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm or by appointment.

City of Burnaby Archives
Phone: 604-297-4947
4595 Albert Street
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2G6

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