High Streamflow Advisory: Fraser River

Updated May 18, 2018

The River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Fraser River due to increased snow melt. River levels are rising and are expected to continue to rise, creating surging and faster flowing water over the long weekend and through to later next week.

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Bill Copeland Sports Centre

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3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, BC  l  Map
Rentals: 604-320-2207
Phone: 604-297-4521
Catering Phone:604-205-3026

It’s more than just an arena! Bill Copeland Sports Centre has a NHL regulation ice rink and features retractable seats and removable boards that transform it into a convention and trade show space ready for rental. The exceptional acoustic, lighting and sound systems make it ideal for large sporting events, concerts and graduation ceremonies. Seminar rooms are also available to accommodate both small and large gatherings and are equipped with everything needed for a productive meeting.

The sports centre is the anchor for the developing Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, already the site of playing fields, tennis courts, archery, rowing and equestrian facilities, an indoor pool and jogging track

Other Features

Flip charts, VCR, TV monitor, overhead projector, screen and podium are available for your convenience.


There are three individual concession outlets to meet the needs of every size group.  CITY, a full catering service is also available for special functions of all types including small meetings, banquets, private receptions and outdoor barbeques. Bill Copeland Sports Centre has a Class E Liquor License and is permitted to serve alcoholic beverages as required.

Rental Specifications

Arena Floor 17,000 sq. ft.
(Expandable 21,500 sq. ft)
Maximum Capacity 3,500
Permanent Seating 1.984
Ceiling Height 44'
Floor Load Limit Floor to Beams
25' Floor to Score Clock

Meeting & Reception Room Specifications

Room Capacity Seated Reception Capacity Theatre Style Square Footage
Upper Lobby 250 500 3,800
Lakeview Room 40 60 900
Conference Room 15 n/a 235
Activity Room 30 40 600'
Burnaby Lake Meeting Room 12 n/a 225