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Population & Quick Stats

Over the last quarter century, Burnaby has witnessed significant changes in its demographic profile. It has evolved from a rural and suburban community to a significant urban centre that is socially, economically and culturally diverse. While Burnaby occupies just over three percent of the land area of Metro Vancouver, it accounts for about 10 percent of the region’s population. It is the third most populated urban centre in British Columbia with a population of 232,755 in 2016. To find out more about Burnaby’s population, please access the Statistics Canada websites below:

In line with the concept of “more complete communities” – compact neighbourhoods that contain what they need within their own boundaries – the City has been divided into four quadrants, each with a corresponding town centre served by rapid transit and a full range of housing and services. Metrotown, the largest of the four town centres, is designated as Burnaby’s city centre and is located in the Southwest quadrant. For information on each quadrant, please click or tap on the respective region below.

Burnaby's Four Quadrants
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Northwest Quadrant Profile Northeast Quadrant Profile Southwest Quadrant Profile Southeast Quadrant Profile


Census Profile

National Household Survey (NHS)