Wed, 7 November 2018 (11am-2pm)

Know where to look for campus info when the snow hits? Got snow tires? Prepared your emergency kit? Have resources to stay safe and healthy this winter? Come get prepared!

What is Winterfest?

Each November we host the annual SFU Burnaby "Winterfest" 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.

Come visit over 15 vendors where you can purchase emergency kits, get discounts on winter tires, and enter to win scores to prizes including Canucks tickets!

Participating Groups & Vendors

  • SFU Emergency & Continuity Planning
  • SFU Traffic Safety
  • SFU Campus Safety & Security Services
  • SFU Facilities Services
  • SFU Emergency Volunteer Team
  • SFU Residence & Housing
  • SFU Athletics & Recreation
  • SFU Ski & Snowboard Club
  • SFU Health & Counseling Services
  • Hi Five
  • Pacific 1st Aid
  • Krasicki & Ward
  • F.A.S.T.
  • Coquitlam Search & Rescue
  • Goodyear Tires
  • ICBC Road Safety
  • Nesters, and more!

Know what to do when the snow hits

campus updates

Know before you go



  • Review the SFU Severe Weather Procedure page.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Winterize your vehicle and review winter driving tips and resources.
  • Drive safely
    • 1. Stay Alert: Be aware of our surroundings.
    • 2. Slow Down: Especially before corners. Don't tailgate.
    • 3. Stay in Control: Turn off cruise control and be sensitive to how your car moves in different road conditions.
  • Choose main access paths when walking on campus and use indoor travel routes as much as possible.
  • Build emergency kits for your home, office, and car.
  • Make back-up plans and emergency plans for childcare, elder care, and pet care.
  • Remember your medication needs and carry enough for at least 24 hours.
  • In an emergency on campus, look for the SFU Emergency Volunteer Team for inforamtion on conditions and services.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Winterfest Photos

ICBC Winter Driving Tips