Our City

Burnaby is a vibrant city at the geographic centre of Metro Vancouver. We’re blessed with an amazing natural environment; a strong cultural mosaic; thriving town centres; dedicated technology, business and education districts; welcoming neighbourhoods; and amenities and attractions that make Burnaby a great place to live, work, learn and play.

City Hall and staff support our city and residents–prudently managing your tax dollars, delivering efficient services and maintaining public safety for our growing population. We strive to ensure citizens have access to city hall and staff–at council meetings, on committees, through Your Voice, direct contact and volunteer opportunities.

City government and citizens work hand-in-hand to make Burnaby a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community. Meet your mayor and council, learn about our city departments and browse for information about elections, bylaws and financial reports. See how you can get involved–use our directory to contact the City.

News & Updates

  • Burnaby GIS #1 in Geospatial Maturity Index

    The City of Burnaby’s GIS department has once again been recognized as an international leader in their field. After collecting a MISA Spirit of Innovation award in October, Burnaby GIS has been recognized by Public Sector Digest as co-leaders of their Geospatial Maturity Index with an impressive overall score of 96.67% (sharing first place with Halifax, NS).
  • Burnaby’s reserves result in savings for residents on water and sewer services

    The City of Burnaby is leveraging its strong financial position to pass savings on to residents, as City Council approved modest increases for sewer and water services for 2023, despite Metro Vancouver rates climbing at a significantly faster rate.
  • City of Burnaby strengthens protections for renters

    Burnaby, BC – The City of Burnaby is taking action to ensure Burnaby tenants continue to enjoy some of the strongest protections in the country, after approving new provisions to the City’s Tenant Assistance Policy (TAP).
  • City of Burnaby wins three awards for excellence in financial reporting

    The City of Burnaby has once again received three awards from an international organization of finance officers, recognizing the City’s achievement in producing high-quality, easy-to-understand budget documents.

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