Print companies in Burnaby
Situated near the west coast of Canada, Burnaby is the third largest city in the province of British Columbia. First serving as an agricultural supply location for the already established Vancouver and New Westminster, it became an important supply route between the coast and the country’s interior. From its rural beginnings, Burnaby is now a thriving suburban centre with plenty of opportunities for all kinds of businesses, from printing companies to TV production. Many major technology firms such as Electronic Arts and Telus have their bases here.
In fact, more than $2.3 billion dollars was invested in Burnaby by the TV and film industry between 2009 and 2010, making it the third largest production centre anywhere after New York and Los Angeles. It’s a magnet for production, and recent years have seen Stargate SG-1, Smallville, Snakes on a Plane, The Twilight Saga: New Moon as well as the latest Tom Cruise action epic, Mission Impossible IV, shot here. In fact, according to Ron Hrynuik of Bridge Studios, more than 20,000 people in the province are employed in the film industry, and the city has produced some fine acting talent – notably Michael J Fox and Carrie-Ann Moss.
Taking a trip along Kingsway, the main drag, you will come across lots of small businesses vying for your attention. Car dealerships, fitness centres and many restaurants compete for custom, with many of them using poster and banner printing to catch your eye. Further down the road, you will come to Metropolis at Metrotown. This sprawling mall is home to more than 450 shops and a 10 screen cinema, and is the largest in British Columbia. Access to the mall is served by a frequent bus service and the Skytrain, one of the longest, unmanned, elevated railways in the world.
Burnaby is not all about shopping. True to its rural roots, it has one of the highest parkland-to-resident ratios in the whole of North America, meaning that there’s plenty to do, whether it’s kayaking at Deer Lake or mountain biking at Burnaby Mountain.
Given that Burnaby is still considered an up-and-coming area, the opportunites for business are plenty. At Minuteman Press, we’re located right were the action is, and we’re on hand to help your business with the poster printing, flyers and business cards you’ll need to get ahead.