About the area:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is the city immediately east of Vancouver. The word "Metrotown" has now come to apply to the parts of Burnaby that surround the Metrotown Shopping Centre, particularly the commercial and residential areas for several kilometres east and west along Kingsway.
Major technology firms such as Electronic Arts, Creo (now part of Eastman Kodak), Ballard Power Systems and Telus base their operations in Burnaby; heavy industry includes Chevron Corporation and Petro-Canada petroleum refineries on the shores of Burrard Inlet. Other companies such as eBay, Future Shop and Nokia have significant facilities in Burnaby as well. The City features high density residential areas, major commercial town centres, rapid transit, high technology research and business parks, movie and TV studio facilities and comprehensive industrial estates.