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Explore the hidden local business haven at the heart of Burnaby

Start exploring this local business haven in Burnaby
Browse our spotlight of businesses in The Heights to get started.

Located at the heart of Burnaby, The Heights neighbourhood is one of the best-kept secrets of the Lower Mainland. Marked by the instantly recognizable neon sign of Helen the Swinging Girl, an iconic landmark of the community since 1956, this North Burnaby neighbourhood is well known for its local businesses.

Taking a walk along Hastings Street in The Heights, it’s easy to get lost in the special small-town charm that has lasted for over 100 years as this neighbourhood has evolved. 

The central commercial area, established when Hastings Street opened in 1902, has grown into a vibrant business district. The Heights is filled with thriving locally-owned businesses serving the needs of the community for years.

Wondering where to get started on exploring the best of what The Heights has to offer? Browse our spotlight of businesses in The Heights to get started on exploring this local-business haven.

Locally owned, award-winning wood flooring specialists, Casa Madera Floors has been a household name in The Heights for over 15 years. Celebrating 55 years, United Optical has been serving generations of families in this community with exceptional optical care services. Valley Bakery is one of the most beloved neighbourhood favourites for delectable European baked treats for over six decades. Locally-owned Global Pet Foods has been serving the pets of this neighbourhood since 2019 with natural, holistic pet foods and supplements for every type of pet, from dogs and cats to birds and small animals. The independent, family-owned Kearney Funeral Services, are known in the community for personalized services delivered with care. Custom Mortgages on Hasting Streets are ready to help you achieve your goals.

Need some legal advice? Look no further than Cobbet & Cotton Lawyers, serving the legal needs of this community for over 60 years. From food to healthcare and pet-care, there’s a local business for every need in this community. 

With a strong sense of community and history, shopping, restaurants, beautiful views, parks and trails, recreational amenities and a thriving business district all within walking distance – in The Heights, life is as it should be.