UniverCity: Live the high life

UniverCity is a sustainable, urban community adjacent to the Burnaby campus on Burnaby Mountain. It includes all of the amenities you’d expect from a transit-oriented, urban neighbourhood, but is located in a mountaintop, protected forest area. Currently home to over 3,000 residents, the community will eventually grow to 10,000 people.

Sustainability is a cornerstone of the community, with buildings powered using energy efficient systems, and amenities that include power points for electric vehicles. Learn more and find accommodation at www.univercity.ca.


East Highlands

A beautiful, accessible and convenient collection of residences within easy walking distance to everything.

University High Street

A bustling residential and commercial village-style community – including a Town Square for events.

West Highlands

Offering dramatic views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains, this community is conveniently located next to University High Street.

South Neighbourhood

A future neighbourhood, preliminary designs anticipate a mix of university and residential uses.


Affordable housing

Rental and ownership housing options are available to make the community accessible to all.

Convenient transport links

Residents are served by four bus routes and car sharing is available.


The UniverCity Childcare facility has 50 spaces for 3-5 year old UniverCity toddlers.


The University Highlands Elementary School has space for 40 Kindergarten and 315 elementary students.



All residents can use a Community Card that gives them access to SFU facilities, and a pedestrian and biking network links the entire community. During the year, there is a Farmers’ Market, busking and other events for residents.

Shops and services

University High Street provides coffee shops, a bank, two licensed restaurants, a 23,000-square-foot, full-service grocery store, a dental office, an organic deli, and a pharmacy.

Arts and culture

Interesting and inspiring public art installations are a feature of life at UniverCity.