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What to do around Burnaby’s Patterson Station

You don't need to leave the city to find something fun to do!

By Marco Ovies | September 20, 2022 |5:00 am

Burnaby has so much going on that you don’t need to leave the city to do something fun. We’re highlighting some of the best things to do in Burnaby. We started with Royal Oak Station and now we’re moving on to Patterson Station. So whether you’re looking for a nice walk in the park or a food tour of some of the best Burnaby restaurants, we’ve got you covered.

Explore Central Park

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Central Park is one of the nicest parks to explore in Burnaby, and there is so much to do there as well. You can go golfing, walk around the trails, enjoy the eco sculptures, go for a swim in the outdoor pool, work out at the outdoor fitness circuit, cool off at the spray park, play a game of tennis, and so much more! Plus it is the perfect segue into our next suggestion.

Address: 3883 Imperial St.

Visit Swangard Stadium

Swangard Stadium hosts all sorts of events like sports games, concerts, and they’re even planning on hosting Pumpkins After Dark which will bring over 6000 carved pumpkins to Burnaby. The public track is currently closed but when it is open you can enjoy a nice run. Their next

Address: 6100 Boundary Rd.

Go on a Burnaby food tour

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We created a food tour that will take you to the best food spots from Patterson to Metrotown Station. Plus, the tour is entirely customizable and we offer alternatives for each different stop. That means you can do the food tour multiple times and each one will be different. Some notable inclusions are Big Way Hot Pot, Me + Crepe, and Soft Peaks Ice Cream

Let out your inner artist

Just a quick 12-minute walk through Central Park will take you to Peaceful Art Studio where you can unleash your inner artist. They offer beginner and intermediate art classes in addition to classes in animation, architecture, graphic design, illustration, and even some classes you can take online! For those interested in pursuing art in a university setting they also offer a program to “develop a series of personalized art portfolio pieces meeting university requirements and professional development.”

Address: 3665 Kingsway #120

Enjoy some peace and quiet


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Don’t want to deal with the hustle and bustle of Central Park? There are plenty of other small parks around for you to enjoy. We’d recommend heading over to George McLean Park or Old Orchard Park for a nice relaxing stroll or even a picnic! But we should note that parking is limited so if you’re going here on a weekend be sure to get there early before spots fill up.

Address: George McLean Park,5477 Patterson Ave., Old Orchard Park, 4435 Grange St. behind the Willingdon Care Centre

Check out Crystal Mall

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Crystal Mall is only a few minutes away from Patterson Station (Vikki Hui)

Since it was built in 2000, Crystal Mall has been the largest Chinese-Asian mall in Burnaby. With over 200 different stores selling a variety of goods and services, we’ve broken down some of our favourite places in Crystal Mall to satisfy your food or shopping needs. Check out the list here! 

Address: 4500 Kingsway

Head to the Burnaby Public Library


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The Burnaby Public Library – Bob Prittie Branch is an incredible place to explore. All you need is a library card (which is free) to access thousands of books, magazines, DVDs, and more. Once you’re done at the library, head to Burnaby Civic Square to enjoy reading your books in the beautiful garden right outside.

Address: 6100 Willingdon Ave

Marco Ovies

Marco Ovies is Burnaby Beacon's Lifestyle Reporter Creator focusing on all things food, events, and fun things happening in the city.

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