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.