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Located on the southwest coast of Canada just north of the United States border, Burnaby is an integral part of Metro Vancouver. With a population of approximately 223,218 (July 2011), Burnaby is a mature, increasingly integrated community and a central hub within Metro Vancouver. It serves as a regional focus for a variety of business, recreation and education activities.
Occupying 98.60 square kilometres (38.07 square miles) on the Burrard Peninsula between Vancouver to the west and New Westminster and Coquitlam to the east, Burnaby's elevation ranges from sea level to a maximum of 1,200 feet atop Burnaby Mountain.
Overall, the physical landscape of the city is one of hills, ridges, valleys and alluvial plain. Many natural features including two large freshwater lakes, naturally forested mountain parkland, an ocean beach, a multitude of neighbourhood parks and open spaces, many with fish bearing rivers and streams, provide for a breathtaking physical environment.