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Close-up of Burnaby's Metrotown skyline, where many of the city's tallest buildings are located.

This list of tallest buildings in Burnaby refers to the tallest buildings in the City of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Burnaby is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia located in Metro Vancouver. With an estimated population of 223,218 in 2011, it is British Columbia's third-most populous municipality. The city is in the midst of a massive construction boom which continues to drastically alter the city's skyline. As of 2020, Burnaby has 6 skyscrapers (over 150 metres) more than any other city within British Columbia.

Having developed as a suburb of Vancouver, Burnaby's growth is attributed to its proximity to that city. However, due to the price of doing business in Vancouver over the last several decades, Burnaby has developed a rather large corporate culture. Burnaby's extensive corporate employment opportunities differentiate it from most suburban bedroom communities.

Burnaby has an easily identifiable skyline with approximately 30 buildings over 100 m (328 ft) tall including under construction/proposed. The city has 4 separate skylines, of which Metrotown is by far the largest and is currently seeing the most development, the others are Highgate-Edmonds, Brentwood, and Lougheed. The tallest completed building is Altus at 187.8 m (including spire) tying it for 2nd tallest building in British Columbia.

Unlike neighbouring Vancouver, which limits building height to 200 meters in order to preserve sight-lines from the city out toward the Pacific Ranges, Burnaby does not limit building height, so long as the overall density of an area is within the city's limits.

Burnaby is currently in the midst of a building boom, with each of the four town centers seeing massive amounts of developments.

In Metrotown Town Center, the Station Square re-development adds 5 towers (the tallest at 52 floors). The proposed Concord Metrotown re-development will add 7 towers up to 65 floors tall. There are also numerous “twin tower” and single developments everywhere.

In Brentwood Town Center, The Amazing Brentwood completely transforms the Brentwood Shopping Mall with 11 new towers. Nearby, Appia Developments has 4 towers, named SOLO District, under construction. Concord Brentwood includes 11 more residential towers, and Gilmore Place by Onni is under construction, to add 7 more towers, the tallest of which is 214.8 Meters tall. Along with Metrotown, Brentwood also has numerous other towers under construction or proposed.

Lougheed Town Center is currently being re-developed into a new shopping mall, along with 20 residential towers. Nearby, SOCO is to bring 5 more towers to the center, and YMCA Burquitlam is planning an 8 tower development.

In Edmonds, King’s Crossing is a three tower development at the intersection between Kingsway and Edmonds. Southgate City is proposed to bring 20 residential towers to Edmonds.

Tallest buildings

This list ranks buildings in Burnaby that stand at least 100 metres (328 ft) tall, based on CTBUH height measurement standards. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Completed Notes Ref
1 Altus
(Solo District 2)
187.8 m (616 ft) 49 2017 Tallest building in Burnaby and tied with the Trump International Hotel and Tower for the second tallest building in British Columbia.
2= Brentwood One 186.2 m (611 ft) 56 2019 Topped out.
2= Brentwood Two 186.2 m (611 ft) 56 2019 Topped out.
4 4670 Assembly Way
(Station Square III)
163 m (535 ft) 48 2018
5 Sovereign Sovereign tower.jpg 155.9 m (511 ft) 45 2014 Tallest building in Burnaby from 2014 to 2017.
6 Gold House North 152.4 m (500 ft) 41 2019 Topped out. The building is located south of Metrotown Mall.
7 Stratus
(Solo District 1)
Solo District Development 2016.jpg 149.1 m (489 ft) 45 2016
8 Metroplace 141.1 m (463 ft) 46 2014 Total redevelopment of the city south of Metrotown Mall.
9 6890 Station Street
(Station Square V)
138 m (453 ft) 38 2017
10 The Park Metrotown 133 m (436 ft) 39 2017 One of the buildings east of Bonsor Recreation Center.
11 The Met 2 132.6 m (435 ft) 38 2017 One of The Met twin towers.
12 Silver 127 m (417 ft) 38 2015 Part of the ongoing redevelopment of the area south of Metrotown Mall.
13 The Met 117.8 m (386 ft) 34 2015 One of The Met twin towers.
14 Metrotower II Metropolis at Metrotown.jpg 111 m (364 ft) 30 1991 Tallest building in Burnaby from 1991 to 2014.
15 Chancellor Chancellor.jpg 110 m (360 ft) 37 2013
16 Metrotower III 109 m (358 ft) 27 2014
17 Centrepointe 108.6 m (356 ft) 32 2008
18 Station Square I 108 m (354 ft) 35 2015
19 Metrotower I Metropolis at Metrotown.jpg 104 m (341 ft) 28 1989 Tallest building in Burnaby from 1989 to 1991. First skyscraper in Burnaby to exceed 100 m (328 ft) in height.
20 Reflections 100 m (330 ft) 33 2012


These lists display the projects of 100 m (328 ft) tall and over that are under construction, approved, on-hold and proposed in the city of Burnaby.

Under Construction

Building Height Floors Year Notes Ref
Two Gilmore Place 215.8 m (708 ft) 64 2024 When completed, Two Gilmore Place will become the tallest building in British Columbia, as well as the first in the province to exceed 200 metres in height.
Brentwood Three 182 m (597 ft) 55 2020
Station Square III 175 m (574 ft) 57 2019 West of Metrotown Mall.
Sun Towers Metrotown I 130.6 m (428 ft) 41 2021
Station Square II 108 m (354 ft) 35 2018 West of Metrotown Mall.


Building Height Floors Year Notes Ref
9858-9898 Gatineau Place 250 m (820 ft) 82 2019 If built, would be the tallest building west of Toronto. Official height is AT LEAST 250 meters tall.
Concord Metrotown Two 219.5 m (720 ft) 65  ?
Station Square IV 160 m (520 ft) 52 2020
Solo District IV 122 m (400 ft) 39 2016
Wilson Avenue 102 m (335 ft) 30 2017
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