Burnaby is nature's playground. With a quarter of land designated as green space, British Columbia's third largest city is known for its walking trails and calm, blue lakes. Nestled between two urban centres, Burnaby is closely connected to neighbouring Vancouver and New Westminster via The Skytrain transit system, making commuting a breeze. But Burnaby has become an urban oasis all its own. Electronic Arts and Telus each have operating bases in the city, where offices of Future Shop and Nokia are also located. Other famous names calling Burnaby home are Canadian women's soccer team captain Christine Sinclair and singer Michael Bublé.
Burnaby's growing metropolitan area houses the second largest mall in Canada, Metropolis at Metrotown, where the city's 225,000 residents shop. It also hosts annual music events like Symphony in the Park and the Blues + Roots Festival, each set in Burnaby's backyard. Another outdoor spectacle to be seen is the Playground of the Gods sculptures on Burnaby Mountain, a gift from sister city Kushiro, Japan. Inspired by Burnaby's surroundings, unique eco-sculptures can be found throughout the city. Made entirely from nature, these horticultural treasures signify Burnaby's perfect blend of urban and rural.