Become a Burnaby Beacon Insider member

A Burnaby Beacon Insider membership is for anyone who wants to learn about their community, their neighbours, and themselves.

It's for anyone who believes that Burnaby is a diverse, fascinating, exciting place, and that learning about this place will help us continue to make it better. The Beacon is dedicated to producing a daily newsletter and journalism focused on informing our community, sharing its successes, and demonstrating how it can continue to grow, evolve, and improve.

And it’s only $8.25 per month (on an annual membership).

A Beacon membership means you're playing your part in that. But it also provides a convenient and easy way to discover more about your community.

Beyond our daily newsletters and web stories, members will gain access to:

Access to every piece of journalism we publish

We’re known for our hyper-local, quality reporting. You’ll have access to everything, without the worry of ever being paywalled.

Local deals and discounts

We’ll do the legwork and find the best local deals and discounts, and put them in the newsletter each day.

Food and drink recommendations

Discover new places to eat and drink in Burnaby, all highlighted in the daily newsletter.

All the events

Want to know what’s going on in our community? Members get exclusive access to all our event listings, concert and event announcements, sporting events, and a special weekly roundup just before the weekend hits – all in the daily newsletter.

A special weekend edition newsletter

We get it. You’re busy, and you’re not going to read every email in your inbox. So we’ll send you an email every Saturday with a roundup of our key stories, crucial stories and events you might’ve missed from the past week. Great for a sleepy Saturday (or Sunday).

As a member, you'll play a key role in the continued existence and growth of Burnaby’s most ambitious and dynamic media organization. We can't do this without you. But we can do A LOT with you.


Is a Beacon Insider membership tax deductible?

Not yet, but it should be soon! One of our sister publications has been approved for the federal digital news subscription tax credit, which gets you 15% back. Once approved, a Beacon Insider membership will drop down to just $7.01 monthly (or just $1.62 per week!).

Thank you to some of our amazing members 🫶 

I joined to support a local business, and especially journalism today, which is under fire on several fronts.

- Catherine C

I like knowing more about our Burnaby. Keep up the good reporting!

- Wendy L

I like the Burnaby Beacon because it gives me good information about local politics, places to go and things to do. Much of this I would otherwise miss. I like that it is online and quick and easy to read as well.

- Lois B

I really like reading your newsletter with local content. I love information on the restaurants.

- Emy M

I enjoy reading the BB every weekday and so I wanted access to more info and also weekend newsletters. My main motivation though, is to support young journalists like you and the written word.

- Louise L

I appreciate the focus on small independent businesses and activities in Burnaby. The Beacon recognizes the special components that create the special Burnaby character.

- Maxine W

I became an Insider because I value local journalism and local coverage of events. Without publications like yours and Burnaby Now, we would have very little local coverage and commentary on local events. Keep up the good work and I hope many more sign up so that you can expand your network and coverage.

- David I