Who We Are


Heritage Burnaby is an online collaboration, spearheaded by the Community Heritage Commission that represents all of the community assets, heritage services and historic collections managed by the City of Burnaby, British Columbia. Burnaby was first incorporated in 1892 as a district municipality under the provision of the Province of British Columbia's Municipal Act, becoming the City of Burnaby in 1992. The City now occupies 98.60 square kilometres and is situated between the City of Vancouver on the West and Port Moody, Coquitlam and New Westminster on the East. The city is further bounded by Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River on the North and South respectively.

Below is a detailed description of each of the partner institutions involved in this website:

Burnaby's Community Heritage Commission

Burnaby's Community Heritage Commission

The Community Heritage Commission was established in 1988 by Burnaby City Council.

Office of the City Clerk

Office of the City Clerk

The Office of the City Clerk carries out the statutory responsibilities of the Corporate Officer as legislated under the Community Charter.

Burnaby Heritage Planning

Burnaby Heritage Planning

Heritage Planning Program administers the stewardship of civic-owned heritage sites.

Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Museum is a 10-acre heritage village.

City of Burnaby Archives

City of Burnaby Archives

Burnaby’s first municipal archive officially opened on November 10, 2001.

Burnaby Public Library

Burnaby Public Library

Burnaby Public Library provides access to a rich array of the world's stories, ideas and information.

Heritage BC

Heritage BC Award

Heritage Burnaby Website Project (2008)

Heritage BC Award

The Burnaby Oral History Project (2012)

Archives Next

ArchivesNext Award for Charting Change

An Interactive Atlas of Burnaby's Heritage (2010)


We would like to acknowledge and thank our project partner, the BC History of Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, whose contribution helped make this site possible.