Fun fact: North Road, which is the main thoroughfare through Burquitlam, was the first road built in the Lower Mainland.

It was constructed in 1859 to connect the capital city at the time (New Westminster) with port facilities in Port Moody. The road was cleared for wagon traffic in 1861 and today marks the boundary between Burnaby and Coquitlam. Hop off at Burquitlam SkyTrain station to explore this bustling commercial hub. While exiting the station, be sure to take a look at the public art featured throughout. You’ll find a mixture of retail shops and services in the area. Afterward, take a stroll down North Road – and bring your appetite! The North Road corridor is dotted with restaurants and retailers, with a hotel conveniently located at the south end.