Simon Fraser University and University of
British Columbia (UBC) are the two major universities in Metro
Vancouver. UBC is located at the west end of the city of Vancouver
(actually, on province-administered University Endowment Lands), while
the main campus of Simon Fraser is on top of Burnaby Mountain in the town of Burnaby, which
borders Vancouver on the East.
Getting to the SFU campus could be challenging,
as it is on top of a mountain, and a very long climb is required to get
there. Perhaps, that is why we saw very few bicycles on campus,
especially compared to UBC. Those who do not live on campus, either
drive, or take a transit bus. Besides, there are not too many roads at
the campus, which is fairly compact. The campus is dominated by a huge
square-shaped building containing very long hallways, with classrooms,
study spaces, eateries, and offices contained therein.
1. First, we have taken Skytrain
one stop from Lougheed Town Centre to Production Way - University
Station. We jumped on the train pictured below, and ended up going the wrong way :)
Lougheed Town Centre Skytrain Station Burnaby BC Canada
2. At the Production Way -
University station we took bus 145 going to the SFU campus. The students
lined up before the bus arrived, and boarded in an orderly fashion.
Translink bus 145 at the Production Way - University Skytrain station
3. The bus ride took about 15
minutes, and it was a slow affair, with the packed bus going at most
30-35 km/h up the mountain. Eventually, we exited at the SFU campus and
came to the common area, where some sort of a healthy living fair was
Simon Fraser University Campus Burnaby BC Canada
4. The show had several booths
with enthusiastic folks engaging the passers-by in conversations, or
just sitting there and waiting for questions to be asked.
Exhibition at the SFU Campus Burnaby Province of BC Canada
5. Then, we went to the main
library and found some students working on computers.
Simon Fraser University Main Library
6. While another was reading
next to the wall containing the photos of past SFU chancellors.
SFU Library Burnaby BC Canada
7. Right outside the main
library, there was a huge board with all sorts of ads. The photo captured
about half the length of that enormous board.
Simon Fraser Campus Ad Poster Board
8. This square structure
dominates the campus.
Simon Fraser University Main Campus - Burnaby Mountain Province of BC
9. A fine sunny day calls for
10. I really liked various art
at the SFU campus. Here is a painting making an art piece out of an
otherwise grey wall.
Art at the SFU Campus Burnaby British Columbia Canada
11. A brief walk connects the
square building to the upper campus and the main bus loop, where the
students were sitting on the stairs, eating sandwiches, and listening to
Performers at the SFU Campus Burnaby BC Canada
12. The man at the keyboard
could be Kenny Wayne, who is well-known in Vancouver.
Photo of performers on campus of Simon Fraser University - Burnaby BC
13. Then, we returned to the
square building and started walking along its very long hallways.
SFU Long Hallway - Burnaby British Columbia Canada
14. This lady looks at people
descending on one of the stairwells.
Art at the SFU campus Burnaby British Columbia Canada
15. And this painting is in one
of the side hallways.
Art in Simon Fraser University - Town of Burnaby Province of BC Canada
If you have some time to spare, visiting SFU Burnaby
campus could result in an art tour of sorts.