Charting Change Atlas
The legacy of Burnaby's history can be seen in every corner of our city. Charting Change: An Interactive Atlas of Burnaby's Heritage charts the natural and cultural heritage of our community through the use of four interactive maps linking history and geography to reveal community.
On each map, Burnaby's heritage landmarks, historic buildings, and neighbourhoods are plotted and linked to historic photographs, artifacts, and neighbourhood histories. Tools and resources from all of Burnaby's Heritage partners - the City Archives, the Burnaby Village Museum, the Burnaby Planning Department and the Burnaby Historical Society - are combined to provide a unique perspective of Burnaby.
The atlas also makes use of Google Street View capabilities, allowing users to zoom into many of our sites to view them in their present context offering a rare glimpse of how the landscape of our city has evolved.
- Teachers can use, modify, reproduce and distribute the educational resources found on this website for non-commercial purposes without having to request additional permission.
- Educational institutions, teachers and students can reproduce, communicate by telecommunications, perform, publish, exhibit, crop, reverse, translate, archive and use any content found on this website for non-commercial purposes.
- For more information on copyright clearance, usage, permission and restrictions, please contact the City of Burnaby Archives.
Up to 1904
Explore First Nations uses of the land and the impact of non-Native settlers and industry.
Learn about Burnaby's first real estate boom and the early development of the municipality.
Discover the impact of the Depression, Second World War, and post-war era of suburban development.
1955 - 2008
Research sites and events in the present era of urban growth.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Program.