School District 41 Burnabyoperates public elementary and secondary schools in the city. Examples of schools in the area include Armstrong, Brantford, Cascade Heights, Morley, Suncrest, Windsor, Nelson, Burnaby South, Burnaby North, Cariboo Hill, and Alpha. There are also a number of private school options in the city.
Post-secondary institutions in the city include Sprott Shaw College – Burnaby, Brighton College, Pacific Vocational College Ltd., MTI Community College, Douglas College, CDI College – Burnaby, Pacific Link College, and Simon Fraser University (offering undergraduate and graduate programs).
The Burnaby Village Museum is a living museum, with costumed townsfolk, picnic tables, a gift shop, an ice cream parlour, and demonstrations on various aspects of life in the 1920s. The museum includes over 50,000 artifacts, and its exhibits tell the story of what it was like to live nearly 100 years ago. One of the biggest draws at the museum is the restored 1912 carousel, which visitors can ride.
Burnaby is home to a number of parks, including Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, which has cycling and hiking trails, a rose garden, sculptures, and picnic sites; and Deer Lake Park, featuring gardens, picnic sites, walking trails, and an area where festivals and events are held each year.
The city also offers other parks, historic sites, and recreational opportunities.