Hotel at a Glance: Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
Guests of Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre can enjoy Vegas-style gaming and shows without ever setting foot outside: the hotel connects directly to Grand Villa Casino, home to more than 1,000 slot machines and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. You’ll also find numerous dining options, ranging from an all-you-can-eat buffet to fine dining at e.b.o. Restaurant and Lounge.
- Local, seasonal ingredients go into e.b.o. Restaurant and Lounge’s ocean-friendly seafood dishes, which include BC chowder teeming with dungeness crab and smoked salmon.
- Go shopping: The hotel is near Brentwood Town Centre and Metropolis at Metrotown and runs a free shuttle service to both.
- Take the SkyTrain to downtown Vancouver from Brentwood Town Centre.
- Fitness equipment: cardio and weight machines, a sauna, an outdoor hot tub, and changing rooms with showers
- Good for kids: At the hotel, kids 6 or younger eat free from kids’ menus; kids 7 or younger get a free kit full of games and activities upon check-in.
- Signature Club rooms include access to a club-floor lounge that serves a complimentary continental breakfast and evening appetizers.
Burnaby, British Columbia: Outdoor Oasis a Few Miles East of Vancouver
It can feel like the green space in Burnaby is limitless. The city has more than 5,400 acres of parks, trails, and waterways, and its mild climate makes it perfect for outdoor exploration year-round. Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake, a pair of parks in the heart of the city, are particularly promising places to spot bald eagles, belted kingfishers, and the occasional small green-backed heron.
A few miles north, Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area is crisscrossed with rugged hiking trails that lead to scenic vistas and the Playground of the Gods. This open-air art display features more than a dozen wooden poles hand-carved by father-and-son sculptors. In addition, many of Burnaby’s parks contain striking eco-sculptures—large topiaries that depict birds, bears, and even carousel horses.
You can find real carousel horses at Burnaby Village Museum, a living-history village that portrays life in 1920s Burnaby. Between rides on the restored, century-old carousel, you can explore Love Farmhouse (one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city), visit a 1920s-style movie house, or enjoy a cone at the ice-cream parlor.
In addition to natural beauty and rich history, Burnaby provides easy access to the urban bustle of downtown Vancouver, just a half-hour SkyTrain ride away. Head there to visit the unique shops and restaurants that line the harbor in historic Gastown or visit Stanley Park, whose 13-mile-long seawall has designated lanes for walkers, joggers, cyclists, and inline skaters.