Buy Local Burnaby Heights

When you buy local, you support businesses that supports an eco-system of other local businesses in the community — from farmers and growers to makers and manufacturers, to business support service providers, like graphic designers and credit unions. So many of the businesses in Burnaby Heights are committed to buying local and supporting a strong community — discover the stories of howBurnaby Heights businesses keep your community strong!

The B.C. Buy Local campaign encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of their spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product. If all consumers make a 1% shift, it will create 3,100 jobs and sends $94M in wages to workers in B.C. Check out more reasons to buy local.

About Burnaby Heights

The Heights is one of the best kept secrets in the Lower Mainland – a community with a big heart that feels like a small town. With a strong sense of community and history, beautiful views, parks and trails, recreational amenities, and a thriving business district all within walking distance, on the Heights, life is as it should be. Explore the Heights and make this place your own.

About 150 years ago, the Heights was part of the rolling landscape that would one day be Greater Vancouver. North Burnaby’s early development was in a sense, an extension of Vancouver. The Heights commercial area has been a street-level community shopping area for over 100 years now, and still retains much of its unique flavour. In the early 1900’s thousands of immigrants came to the west coast of B.C. With the opening of Hastings Street in 1902, and the arrival of the streetcar in North Burnaby in 1908, Burnaby was finally open for larger settlement, and with population growth, the first merchants soon appeared.

Merchants have worked together to promote the area, organize public events and lobby the government since 1954, and in 1994 the Heights Merchants Business Improvement Area (BIA) was formed, the first BIA in Burnaby. The diversity, history, and unique partnership between the community at large and the merchants continue to make the Heights one of the few communities in the Lower Mainland that truly feels like a small town with a big heart.

#BCBuyLocal Burnaby Heights

Vancity has generously sponsored a buy local campaign for the Burnaby Heights area, to support area businesses with online marketing and to promote how they support the community. The Heights Merchants Association is helping to promote the program. Read the stories of how the area’s businesses impact the community – excepts below or the full stories can be found here.

Sponsors & Partners

  • Vancity
  • Heights Merchants Association

Businesses

Top Ten Produce

Top Ten Produce offers a range of staples and fresh produce. They carry a great selection of fresh produce, bread, fish and dairy, spices and seasonings, drinks, canned and packaged goods, frozen foods and snacks. This... Continue reading »

Urban Yarns

Urban Yarns is a full service knitting and crochet retail company with two locations and an online store, carrying a large selection and range of yarns, needles, notions, patterns, and books. “Always Something New” is the Urban Yarns motto, which... Continue reading »

Hewer Home Hardware

Hewer Home Hardware is the Point Grey location started by the Hewer Family in 1913. It’s now a second generation business owned by Bernard Lau. He grew up working in the store with his father and uncle... Continue reading »

van Yperen Jewellers

van Yperen Jewellers is a Vancouver jewelry studio that designs and manufacturers almost everything in house. Almost everything is handmade on the premises other than manufactured silver and gold chains. They design, manufacture and retail all the products, and... Continue reading »

Kaboodles

Kaboodles Toy Store is an award-winning, locally owned, independent toy store. We’re toy experts! We carry all sorts of fun toys, from traditional and classic to downright zany! All our toys are staff-tested and approved by our amazing team. We have... Continue reading »

ENIGMA Urban Eatery

ENIGMA Restaurant is newly renovated community restaurant in West Point Grey, providing delicious food at affordable prices. Our Chefs are passionate about local, sustainable, high quality food with a creative, innovative approach. Our dishes not only satisfy you, but... Continue reading »

Plush Floral Studio

Plush Floral Studio is an award-winning, locally owned floral studio that offers an array of fresh, trendy, minimalist and contemporary designs to compliment all occasions and budgets (with gifts starting at just $10). Located in the heart of North Burnaby Heights; we... Continue reading »

Spain Gourmet Canada

Spain Gourmet Canada is a family company based in Vancouver that imports organic and gourmet food products from Spain. We are also distributors and agents for high quality products from Spain and Canada. We work with family companies... Continue reading »

Stan’s Pizza

Stan’s Pizza Joint has been making award winning pizzas for over 20 years! Fully licensed, we have 50 seats, 10 of them around our interactive bar. Come and watch the game – TV’s are everywhere in our friendly comfortable... Continue reading »

604CLEANIT.COM

604CLEANIT.COM provides professional cleaning services to Burnaby, Vancouver and North Vancouver residents. 604CLEANIT.COM specializes in exterior home maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about it or risk it! “Creating Healthier Homes” is more... Continue reading »

Valley Bakery

Valley Bakery has been in business over 60 years, and is renowned for offering an extensive selection of baked items, pastries, and delicious cookies that will delight the senses. We are committed to the craft of exceptional baking and are... Continue reading »

Muckabout Gift Gallery

Muckabout Gift Gallery represents over 70 local artists and crafters, including artisan foods. We’ve been voted Best Gift Store in the Burnaby Now “Best of Burnaby” Awards, recognized on the A-list, given the label of “Best Boutique – Gift”... Continue reading »