10 things to do in Burnaby in November

Nov 5 2017, 9:20 am

November is in full swing in Burnaby, and there are many great events happening around the city. From SPIN to Heritage Christmas and more, here is our checklist of 10 things to do around Burnaby this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Life in Residential Care: Presented by the Alzheimer Society of BC

  • What: ​This workshop will focus on the process of adjustment after a person with dementia has moved into a residential care facility. Learn about the changes to your role as a caregiver that this transition can bring, and how to enhance your visits.  The session will also review strategies for working effectively with a care team and offers tips for acting as an advocate within a residential care setting.
  • When: Monday, November 6, 2017
  • Time: 6 to 7:45 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Public Library McGill Branch – 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby
  • Price: Free but pre-registration is required. Call the Alzheimer Society of BC at 604-298-0780 or email [email protected]

City of Burnaby 5th Annual Wedding Show & Swap


  • What: Planning a wedding? Know someone who is planning a wedding? Swap and visit with a full range of vendors offering new and used items as well as any service you might need for that special day.
  • When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Riverway Clubhouse – 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby
  • TicketsOnline, Free

Fall Mason Beekeeping

  • What: ​Help harvest mason bee cocoons and prepare the bee house for spring.
  • When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to noon
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Nature House – 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
  • Price: Free

Sylvia Tait: Journey – Opening Reception

  • What: The opening reception for the latest exhibit by renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait.
  • When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free


  • What: Theatrical innovator Evalyn Parry takes her audience on a unique theatrical and musical journey in SPIN, her tribute to the bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent for social change. Spinning a web of stories that travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st Century consumer culture, SPIN is inspired by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry – the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1895.
  • When: November 16 to 18, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Price: Online, $15-$36

HR NOW 2017

  • What: This conference features four workshops that will highlight latest changes in the growing industry from exploring international recruitment to its interaction with other disciplines in the workplace. HR NOW 2017 will also feature a keynote speaker to kickstart the day as well an industry panel and networking sessions.
  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Simon Fraser University – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$30

In Circulation

  • What: In Circulation is a mixed program of Company 605’s current repertoire, consisting of excerpts from two recent full-length works, Albatross and Vital Few, as well as the premiere of a brand new short piece. Each of these distinct works circle around the same present interests of 605’s artists: individuals united, a shared experience held between separate bodies, moving as one.
  • When: November 22 to 25, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Price: Online, $15-$36

Finding, Keeping and Engaging Employees – Trends in Talent Management

  • What: A  discussion on emerging workplace recruitment, retention and engagement trends. Uncover what top companies are doing to keep and motivate staff and what lessons might be transferrable to businesses of all sizes. And hear thoughts on the impact of staff turnover and potential benefits and programs businesses can use to keep and support employees.
  • When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
  • Time: 8 am to 10 am
  • Where: Element Metrotown Hotel – 5988 Willingdon, Burnaby
  • Price: $29 (BBOT Members), $49 (Non Members) Call 604-412-0100, email [email protected], or sign up online.

Deer Lake Craft Festival

  • What: ​The 46th annual event will feature more than 60 artisans, all of whom have been juried into the show and selected for their high-quality handcrafted creations. Glass blowers, sculptors, potters, fashion and jewellery designers, woodworkers and more will be among those assembled for the show. Visitors will also be able to choose from a wide selection of foodstuffs – chocolate, spices, Christmas cakes, cookies, jams and jellies, chutneys and designer honey, to name a few.
  • When: November 24 to 26, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm (Friday), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Heritage Christmas

Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel

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  • What: ​Heritage Christmas with old-fashioned fun. Special entertainment is scheduled throughout the season including theatre performances, community choirs, street characters and musicians.
  • When: November 25 to January 5, 2017
  • Time: November 25 to December 15: Monday to Friday 1 to 5:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 9 pm; December 16 to January 5: daily  1 to 9 pm (closed December 24 and 25)
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free
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