Government Road Neighbourhood Info

By Staff
July 12, 2012

The Government Road neighbourhood is located in east Burnaby in an enviable, central location nestled between Burnaby Lake and Burnaby Mountain. It is named for the Government Road street which runs through the neighbourhood from east to west. Government Road lies between the Trans-Canada Highway, the Lougheed Highway and the scenic north edge of Burnaby Lake. The community has fast and frequent links to downtown Vancouver as it lies along the Skytrain tracks.

Government Road is an attractive, residential community adjacent to beautiful parklands and recreational trails and facilities around Burnaby Lake. The real estate is mostly single-family homes with some semi-detached houses and townhouses.

Government Road apartments range from $299,000 to $369,000; townhouses from $499,000 to $688,000; and houses average $920,000 to $1,348,000. View Government Road MLS Listings and upcoming open houses

Government Road Amenities

Government Road Shopping

The nearby Lougheed Town Centre has 185 shops and services including The Bay, London Drugs, Safeway, Wal-Mart and Sport Chek. There are also a number of big box stores along Lougheed Highway like Staples, PetSmart and Office Depot. Brentwood Town Centre is also close by and has over 110 shops and services and a Sears and Zellers.

Schools and Education in Government Road

Elementary schools Secondary Schools

Government Road Cafes and Restaurants

Government Road enjoys access to the many multicultural cuisines found in the city. Horizons Restaurant on Burnaby Mountain is renowned for its Pacific cuisine and breathtaking views of the city.

Government Road Sports and Recreation

Nestled between Burnaby Lake and Burnaby Mountain, Government Road comes with many advantages for residents. The stunning forests of Burnaby Lake Park are only moments away and offer a wildlife sanctuary, a rowing course for canoeing and kayaking, tennis courts, a nature house and a Sports Complex with a pool, arena and gym. There is also the Burnaby Equestrian Centre on the east side of Burnaby Lake Park.

Burnaby Mountain offers breathtaking views of the city and mountains, walking and hiking trails, cycling and picnic sites.

Government Road Transportation

Government Road offers fast access to downtown Vancouver and surrounding suburbs with three SkyTrain stations; Sperling, Lake City, and Production Way-University. There are also a number of bus links from Government Road to Metrotown and Vancouver.

Government Road Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $960,000
Townhouses $520,000
Apartments $329,000
*Source: BC Real Estate Association

Government Road Demographics

Population* -2,325 *Source: BC Stats
60+ 18.6%
40 to 59 32.2%
20 to 39 25.7%
5 to 19 18.5%
0 to 4 4.6%
*Source: BC Stats
Fully owned 92%
Rented 8.5%
*Source: BC Stats
Detached 85.7%
Apartments 14.3%
*Source: BC Stats

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