Live Here


Burnaby Mountain is a complete community where residents can enjoy the qualities and services of a modern urban neighbourhood and backyard access to one of the largest protected wilderness areas in the region.

Today, over 3,500 residents call UniverCity home. At the end of the day, 10,000 or more, residents will live on Burnaby Mountain. Already, this award-winning community developed by SFU Community Trust has become a safe place where 95% of residents say they are happy living here because of the sense of community, convenient access to SFU and a wide range of amenities, unique sustainability features, stunning natural setting, and more.

Something for Everyone

UniverCity has its own elementary school, two childcare facilities, an urban park, and a host of local shops and services. Residents also have access to SFU’s wide array of recreational and cultural amenities and to 23 kilometres of multi-use trails in the Burnaby Mountain Park Conservation Area.
Live Close to Studies, Work and Play
UniverCity offers homes that are among the most affordable in the region, ranging from concrete high-rises, to wood-frame condominiums and townhomes within walking distance to SFU’s Burnaby campus. Visit the Sales Centres located on University High Street to find out about new homes now being offered in the community and for information about re-sales, rentals and other student, staff and faculty housing options.

Convenient Transportation

Bicycle trails and pedestrian pathways connect homes to the campus and the rest of the community, and convenient transit and community automobiles provide sustainable options for travel off the mountain.

Sustainable Living

Surrounded by hundreds of hectares of protected wilderness area, UniverCity is a model of sustainable living. Building materials are carefully chosen to improve indoor air quality in homes. A new District Energy System provides clean, affordable, and reliable heat and hot water to all new buildings, and new homes are at least 30% more energy efficient and 40% more water efficient than conventional buildings. The health of streams and waterways are protected by an award-winning storm water management system.