Burnaby is a great place to cycle. Bike routes connect Burnaby from north to south, east to west and to neighbouring cities on all sides. Our trails and scenic paths are worth a visit for weekend recreation or your morning commute.
Read our Burnaby Bike Map and find the route that works for you.
The City is developing a network of bike routes to meet cyclist needs and the variety of cycling skill levels in Burnaby. Our bike routes include:
- Urban Trails are usually asphalt trails separated from roads and traffic. Urban Trails are intended for shorter distance recreational cycling or cycle commuting. Often, Urban Trails are shared with in-line skaters, joggers and pedestrians. Urban Trails are also intended to provide greenway corridors throughout the City. Longer Urban Trails include:
- Trans Canada Trail is primarily a gravel trail separated from traffic. For the section along Hastings Street, cyclists should detour via the Frances-Union Bikeway
- Central Valley Greenway (CVG) is 24km path connecting Vancouver, Burnaby and downtown New Westminster on a scenic, direct, comfortable and relatively flat route for people of all ages to cycle and walk
- BC Parkway (BCP) is the region's original recreational bikeway and pedestrian route. A 19km linear park strip connecting the Westminster Quay waterfront to False Creek in Vancouver, the BCP provides a separated cycle and pedestrian trail system within a beautifully lanscaped park corridor
- Bikeways are signed routes, usually on quieter residential streets
- Shoulder Bike Lanes are paved shoulders on busier roads. They are usually marked with a bicycle logo on the pavement
- Connectors fill in some of the gaps in the "official" bike network. These unofficial routes usually offer reasonably direct routes and moderate traffic volumes. They are often popular with cyclists, but have no special accommodations for bicycle traffic. Personal judgement is required in determining whether a particular route is suitable for your skill level
The ultimate network, to be implemented gradually, can be seen in the Map of Proposed Bikeways, Urban Trails and Cycle Roads.
Route maintenance requests for bikeways can be directed to the Bicycle Hotline (Engineering Department) at 604-294-7440. For bicycle planning issues, please contact the Planning Department at 604-294-7400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knowing tips and accessing resources for safer cycling is an important part of a safe and fun bike ride. Learn about bike safety, laws and taking care of your bike in the Metro Vancouver Cyclist Handbook:
- Cyclist Handbook - English
- Cyclist Handbook - Chinese
- Cyclist Handbook - Filipino
- Cyclist Handbook - Korean
- Cyclist Handbook - Punjabi
Bikes on Transit
If your biking trip is too long, or the hills are too steep, why not use the bus for part of the trip? Bikes are permitted on SeaBus, West Coast Express and every bus route in Burnaby. Bikes are also allowed on SkyTrain, except at Metrotown Station, with some restrictions. Bike lockers are available at select SkyTrain and West Coast Express stations.