Charting Change Atlas
The legacy of Burnaby's history can be seen in every corner of our city. The Charting Change Atlas presents the natural and cultural heritage of the community through the use of four interactive maps. On each map, Burnaby's heritage landmarks, historic buildings, and neighbourhoods are plotted and linked to historic photographs, artifacts, and neighbourhood histories. The atlas also makes use of Google Street View capabilities, allowing users to view many of the sites in their present context.
Up to 1904
Explore First Nations uses of the land and the impact of non-Native settlers and industry.
1905 to 1924
Learn about Burnaby's first real estate boom and the early development of the municipality.
1925 to 1954
Discover the impact of the Depression, Second World War, and post-war era of suburban development.
1955 to 2008
See images of Burnaby's transformation from suburb to city.
The Atlas is best viewed full screen as it is not responsive to smaller devices.
We would like to acknowledge and thank our project partner, the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, whose contribution helped make this site possible.