GEC Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Guide

July 18, 2022   |   3 Min. Read

GEC Burnaby Heights is not only designed for students but also welcomes families and professionals. It features contemporary furnishings and modern amenities, with balconies overlooking the city and the North Shore Mountains. Locating in a quaint neighborhood, it offers numerous shops, restaurants, and community events in your footstep. In this blog, we are here to give you an ultimate neighborhood guide of GEC Burnaby Heights.


Cafes Near GEC Burnaby Heights

You will find so many surprise while living at GEC Burnaby Heights, as there are countless restaurants and cafes located along with the Hastings St. We have selected a few popular cafes nearby.

Chez Christophe

πŸ“4717 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2K8

⏲️1 min walk

This place is definitely a dessert lover heaven, offering lunch, pastries, and chocolates. You should not miss out on their signature – Croissant Cube!

outside view of Chez Christophe in Burnaby Heights.

Nuvola Gelato & Dolci

πŸ“4712 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2K7

⏲️2 mins walk

If you are caving for some delicious ice cream near your residence, daily-made gelato is just a few steps away from you, and it offers a various flavors for you to choose from.

outside view of Nuvola Gelato & Dolci in Burnaby Heights.


πŸ“4569 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2K3

⏲️7 mins walk

Calling for all bubble tea lovers! Yes, there is one of the best bubble tea shop around the corner. For me, personally, I would highly recommend their brown sugar milk tea!

outside view of Chatime in Burnaby Heights.

Caffe Artigiano

πŸ“4359 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2J7

⏲️11 mins walk

We believe Artigiano should be one of the best coffee shops in most people’s minds as of its popularity (13 locations in Vancouver). Because of its convenient location, you can enjoy good quality coffee and pastries within walking distance.

outside view of Caffe Artigiano in Burnaby Heights.

Restaurants Near GEC Burnaby Heights

You can discover loads of dining places on Hastings Street. From Asian styles like Japanese and Chinese food to European cuisine like Greek food – you name it!

Sushi Bar Kilala

πŸ“4749 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2K8

⏲️1 mins walk

After a busy school/work day, looking for some fast and affordable sushi takeaway? Sushi Bar Kilala is just right next to your residence!

the inside view of Kilala in Burnaby.

Lu Lu kitchen

πŸ“4660 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2K8

⏲️3 mins walk

Looking for some Chinese BBQ strewers? Hit Lu Lu Chicken for some traditional Northern Chinese food, and it’s also a good option as your late night snacks (operates till 11:30 pm)!

the logo of Lu Lu Kitchen in Burnaby Heights.

Suren Persian cuisine

πŸ“4624 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2K5

⏲️6 mins walk

If you are a big fan of Persian cuisine, you should try this place. Offering a variety of choices of Persian food in big portions at a reasonable price!

The outside view of Suren, with the logo, in Burnaby.

Don Oso’s Restaurant

πŸ“4421 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2K1

⏲️10 mins walk

A family run restaurant gives you the best taco in Burnaby Heights!

Outside view of Don Oso's Restaurant.

Grocery Stores Near GEC Burnaby Heights

Residents art GEC Burnaby Heights can easily access the supermarkets and stores nearby within walking distance.

Safeway Burnaby Heights

πŸ“4440 E Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5K 2A9

⏲️10 mins walk

Safeway is one of the biggest supermarket chains in Vancouver, you can find almost everything you need here!

the outside view of Safeway at Burnaby.

Triple A Fresh Produce

πŸ“4356 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2J9

⏲️11 mins walk

If you want to purchase some good quality vegetables and fruits, this is the place you should visit!

The outside view of the Triple A market.

Sungiven Foods (Burnaby Hastings Store)

πŸ“4106 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2J4

⏲️18 mins walk

Most of the products and selections are from Asia, and all the product descriptions are written in both Chinese and English.

Inside of Sungiven store at Burnaby.

Parks and Community Center Near GEC Burnaby Heights

Living at GEC Burnaby Heights, you will find this neighborhood has everything you need. Especially if you are looking for some recreation area, there are parks, community centres, swimming pools and more!

Burnaby Public Library, McGill Branch

4595 Albert St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2G6

7 mins walk

You can just borrow some books and spend the whole afternoon at this public library!

this is the picture taken inside the Burnaby library.

Confederation Park

250 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5C 5E9

9 mins walk

This park accommodates a wide range of activities, and there are lots of spaces like a soccer field, lacrosse Box, and basketball court for you to enjoy and play sports here!

this is the view of the Confederation Park in Burnaby heights.

Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool & Fitness Centre

240 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5C 5E9

9 mins walk

The facility features a 25-metre lap pool, waterslide, children’s water play area, fitness classes and more!

This is a swimming pool at Burnaby Heights.