Burnaby Heights, officially known as Vancouver Heights and commonly referred to as The Heights, is a quiet, prestigious residential neighbourhood in North Burnaby between Boundary Road to the west, Gamma Avenue to the east and bounded by Hastings Street to the south. Its northern edge facing the North Shore Mountains comes down rather steeply to the shores of Burrard Inlet. This area boasts some of the nicest street shopping in Burnaby. The retail community of the Heights host a few events during the year which maintains their strong community spirit like Light up the Heights, Hats Off Days, Giro di Burnaby, Lunar New Year, and Halloween on the Heights.
Capitol Hill is a hill in North Burnaby and also is the name of the neighbourhood spanning the summit of the hill. Standing on the north side of Hastings Street and bounded by Willingdon Avenue to the west and Fell Avenue in the east, this neighbourhood is known for its extensive multicultural communities as well as being a student area in connection with the nearby Simon Fraser University.
There are several apartment and condo buildings in the area, mostly along Hastings Street. Although the majority of housing is single-family, the size and value of land increase towards the top of the hill as does the views of downtown Vancouver, the mountains and the water. To the east, Capitol Hill boasts spectacular views of Indian Arm, Burnaby Mountain and Mount Baker
The neighbourhood is served by a bus providing connections with the popular Heights shopping district along Hastings Street, Eileen Dailly Fitness Centre, the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library and Brentwood Town Centre Mall to the south. Area parks include, Capitol Hill Conservation Reserve, Confederation Park, George Green Park, Stratford Park, Harbour View Park
Willingdon Heights is located between two major north-south roads – Boundary Road in the west and Willingdon Avenue in the east.
Its northern border lies along Hastings Street while the Lougheed Highway marks its southern limits. It is named after a major Burnaby thoroughfare Willingdon Avenue connecting North Burnaby with Kingsway and the Metrotown area in the south. The closest SkyTrain stations are Brentwood Station and Gilmore Station. Willingdon Heights is located close to just below the Heights shopping district and close to Brentwood Town Centre Mall. Several big box stores Staples, Office Depot and Costco are located nearby.
The majority is detached housing although some townhouses and condos are available in the Heights.