Wed, 2 November 2016 (11-2pm)

What is Winterfest? 

Each November we host the annual SFU Burnaby "Winterfest".  The focus of the event is to help everyone on campus know what to expect from winter on the 'hill' and how to stay safe and healthy throughout the winter season.  

November 2nd from 11am - 2pm
in Convocation Mall

Click here for a list of the 2015 prizes.

Over 22 prizes were won last year!

Winterfest Photos

We're getting ready for winter, are you? 

Know what what to do and where to go in the snow...

  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Make back-up plans for childcare, elder care, and pet care
  • Remember your medication needs and carry enough for at least 24 hours
  • Attend “Winterfest”, an event held annually each November to encourage winter preparedness.

Winterfest 2015 Highlights

Those that stopped by the event last year took part in interactive activities, picked up safety material/give aways, and of course had the chance to win tons of prizes. 

Activities & Attractions include

  • Distracted driving/Distracted walking obstacle course- Test out your texting while walking skills! 
  • Emergency supplies vendor-  Get those items you've been meaning to get!
  • SFU Alerts sign up

ICBC Winter Driving Tips

At SFU in Winter weather:


Be patient.  Severe weather events at SFU are usually short in duration. The best option for your own safety is to stay where you are until conditions improve and for snow crews to plow roads.

Dress appropriately for winter weather.

“Know before you go”- know weather, road conditions and public transit status before heading out .

Winterize your vehicle and store an emergency kit in your car.

Drive safe—know the basics of safe winter driving:
1. Stay Alert: be aware of your surroundings
2. Slow Down: Especially before corners, DON’T tailgate.
3. Stay in Control: Turn off cruise control and be sensitive to the condition of the road and how your car moves.  

Choose main access paths when walking on campus and use  indoor travel routes as much as possible.

Make back-up plans and emergency plans for childcare, eldercare and pets and carry enough medication for at least 24 hours.

In an emergency, look for the SFU Emergency Volunteer Team for information on conditions and services. 


DON’T walk down Burnaby Mountain— it puts you and others at risk.

DON’T call someone to come pick you up.

DON’T drive in a non-winterized vehicle during snowy weather, particularly if you are not experienced with driving on slippery roads.