Welcome to North Road!
North Road is home to the largest Korean shopping district in Canada, with over 180 Korean businesses and services, spas and medicine clinics-all waiting to serve you. While some people refer to us as "K-Town" others call us "Coffee City" because we have so many on-trend specialty cafes to enjoy. We think these are just some of the components that make us "Uniquely Cool".
Do you remember the show "Wok with Yan"? We are home to his famous, award winning eatery - Yan's Chinese Garden Restaurant, along with 20 other international restaurants - all up and down North Road. If you want to escape your home and have a vintage dining experience with the family, White Spot still features an old school drive-in restaurant with car hops. Another fan favourite is Pho Japolo & Sushi- chef Jacki has been serving up a ton of delicious favourites for more than 20 years. All of our restaurants are currently open for pick up / delivery during this time of lock down.
We have a ton of social media contests going on right now - where you can enter to win gift cards to some of our businesses like our BC Signature Liquor Store, Save On Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, our restaurants and services. How would you like to win $100 to put toward a car repair or to get your accounting done? Click on one of the social media icons to see what we have going on this week.
Location, location, location! We are a popular destination for those looking to relocate from all corners of the world because of our variety of international businesses and services, as well as our close proximity to many elementary, secondary and post secondary schools. While most are within walking distance, world class Simon Fraser University is just a couple of stops away by skytrain!
North Road is the dividing line between the cities of Burnaby (to the west) and Coquitlam (to the east), and both cities on either side of the road are working hard to accomodate the estimated 3,000 people who have been moving to the GVRD every month by building homes for you to rent or buy, in every budget category.
It is easy to live here and enjoy a great lifestyle. You can get to your school or place of employment and enjoy an easy commute by skytrain or car. If you're on foot, you can take the skytrain to the Lougheed stop, walk over one block to North Road and there you are! Additionally, we are on the major arterials Lougheed Hwy and North Road, so accessibility by car is easy. Come see for yourself why we are surprising, rewarding, Uniquely Cool North Road.
The people behind the North Road BIA:
Executive Director Carolyn Orazietti – promoter of town centres, champion of community partnerships, First Nations advocate, Youth supporter, classical music nerd.
Carolyn has a BFA in Fine Arts (Theatre / UVIC) and a Provincial Teaching Diploma (PIDP / VCC) and has worked at the Burnaby North Road BIA for over 10 years. During those years she has developed great community partnerships and programs with the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby RCMP; Transit Police, Cameron Rec, many business groups as well as local Burnaby schools.
Carolyn started out with BIA’s, working to set up the Downtown Vancouver BIA all those years ago and developed her passion for strengthening communities at that time. She is lucky enough to have a Board of Directors whom she considers rock stars and relies on their passion, dedication and commitment to the BIA to consistently take things to a higher level. A believer in a strategic plan, Carolyn has successfully taken the association through two renewals,. In the past, Carolyn has worked as a publicist, singing and acting teacher, director of youth music theatre programs and speech instructor. Currently she serves as an Indigenous Elder with the Ministry of Children and Families and brings her communication skills to this important community.
Advertising & Marketing
After graduating from BCIT with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Tourism Marketing, Leslie started her own Marketing Consulting company to help small businesses gain traction in an increasingly technology driven world. She loves working with the North Road business community and helping them achieve success. In a former life she brought sets to life in theatre and film. In her spare time, she enjoys playing board games, testing out the local craft beer scene, and enjoying the beautiful local parks with her dog, Lola.
Owner/ Lead Pharmacist of Shoppers Drug Mart
104-3343 North Road, Burnaby, BC
Owner Ace Investment Group.
#103 – 4501 North Road, Burnaby, BC
Asset Manager, Winson Estates Ltd.
North Road Plaza I 4327 – 4341 North Road, Burnaby BC
Owner/Manager ALS Property Management
#323A – 4501 North Road, Burnaby, BC
Community Partners and Programs
Community Partners are important groups who really invest in the growth and development of an area by contributing to programming. We are well served by significant community partners like the City of Burnaby, the Burnaby RCMP, Transit Police and the Burnaby Board of Trade. We also have a long and mutually beneficial relationship with local highschool Burnaby Mountain and Cameron Rec and support programs in turn.
Cameron Recreation Complex & Library
9523 Cameron Street
Whether you’re 5 or 95, we have programs for you to be active, right in your neighbourhood. Drop by and play a game of squash or racquetball in our racquet courts, take a spin in our cycling studio, play tennis in our indoor courts or pump some iron in our weight room. Be sure to check out the many programs from gymnastics to summer camps for children, along with the many social activities for seniors. You can find these programs and activities along with a complete listing from across the City in our Leisure Guide. While you’re here, be sure to check out the Cameron branch of the Burnaby Public Library, a new children’s outdoor play area, an outdoor fitness circuit for adults, walking paths and an Eco-sculpture in the shape of dragon! Whether it’s indoors or out, Cameron Complex is a great place to make new friends, stay healthy and be part of the community. There is something for everyone!
City of Burnaby
4949 Canada Way
V5G 1M2 Burnaby