Simon Fraser University – Burnaby

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Retreat/Camps


Simon Fraser University offers conference and guest accommodations in beautiful Burnaby, British Columbia. We are proud to provide a variety of British Columbia accommodation and meeting room choices in a safe and comfortable environment. If you are looking for British Columbia retreat centres or wedding venues, then this is your location. With accommodations for up to 750 participants and Burnaby meeting spaces to hold 500, we have options to suit the budget needs of individual travelers as well as groups and associations.
Facilities are suitable for:

  • corporate retreats
  • training sessions
  • sports teams
  • youth camps
  • conferences
  • meetings
  • awards ceremonies
  • recitals and concerts
  • film screenings

We have years of experience working closely with group organizers in creating an experience that successfully meets the group’s many unique needs in a Burnaby event venue.

SFU is located a short distance to

  • Downtown Vancouver
  • Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, & New Westminster
  • shopping
  • golfing
  • sports facilities
  • dining
  • other area attractions

    Our Burnaby, British Columbia hotel rooms, meeting space, and dining facilities are available year round. Townhouse Quad Units and Private Residence towers with private single rooms are available May through August. Accommodation is also available at a number of nearby hotels.

  • Food & Beverage Options

    Residence Dining Hall

    The 4,500 square foot dining hall seats up to 299. During the fall and spring semesters, the Residence Dining Hall is open 24/7 and includes the new concepts “All you Care to Eat” featuring made-to-order cooking, and “My Pantry” where students and guests can cook their favourite meals themselves. An expanded fresh fruit and salad bar provides fresh, healthy, and local products. Groups are welcome to book meals in advance or drop in and pay the door rate (groups over 15 should book in advance). Coming back from a late night networking event? Not a problem, grab a snack at the dining hall! Heading out as the sun rises for an early morning retreat? Stop by and grab a delicious and hearty breakfast. The options are limitless! Staying with us during the summer? Hours of operations may vary and buffet service is an option.
    Seating Capacity: 299

    Catering Options

    Catering services

    SFU Dining Services offers a wide range of catering services at Burnaby Mountain. Our catering services include but are not limited to: working lunches, VIP cocktail receptions, buffet dinners, breakfast meetings, coffee services, outdoor barbecues and wedding receptions held at the Diamond Alumni Centre.


    • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 750
    • Number of Overnight Rooms: 750
    Overnight Room Attributes
    • Linens Provided
    • Kitchen Available
    • Refrigerator

    Private Residence Rooms

    Ideal as a casual meeting space for groups or a place to relax with friends, traditional style residence towers have community lounges with HDTV and microwave. Each room is equipped with a single bed, mini fridge, desk, and wireless internet access. Ideal for conference delegates, sports and educational groups and more!
    500 Rooms

    This accommodation has A/C

    The Simon Hotel

    Situated on the top floor of the highest building in the Vancouver area, the Simon Hotel offers panoramic views of Mount Baker in Washington State, the San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, the Straight of Georgia, the North Shore Mountains and Lower Mainland too! Rooms range in size from 250 to 400 square feet with either one queen bed (Queen Room) or one queen bed plus a double sofabed (Queen with Sofa Room). Each room features wireless internet, free local calls, a mini fridge, private washroom, Keurig coffee and tea brewing system & more!
    14 Rooms

    This accommodation has A/C

    Townhouse Quad Units

    Our 40 three-level Townhouse Quad Units are ideal for families and smaller groups. Situated near athletic fields, the townhouses offer guests their own self-contained “home away from home”. Each unit has 4 individually locking bedrooms (each with a single bed), 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. Wireless internet access is available in each Townhouese Unit.
    160 Rooms | 160 Beds

    This accommodation has A/C

    Floorplan Layout

    Featured Amenities

    Fitness Center
    In-House Catering
    Near Public Transit
    Overnight Rooms
    Paid Parking
    Running Trails
    Theater Seating

    Venue Location + Transportation


    8888 University Dr.,

    Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6



    Nearby Airport

    Vancouver - YVR - 45 minutes

    Nearby International Airport

    Vancouver International - 45 minutes

    Nearby Cities

    Vancouver, BC – 15 km; 30-45 min driving/public transit.
    Coquitlam, BC – 5 km.
    Port Coquitlam – 15 km
    Port Moody – 10 km
    New Westminster – 10 km
    Surrey, BC – 15 km.
    Richmond, BC – 35 km/45 min driving
    Victoria, BC – 135 Km; 3.5 hours driving and ferry.
    Whistler, BC – 135 kms; 2 hours driving.

    Things to Know


    Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

    Venue Policies

    Alcohol Consumption: Yes

    Smoking Permitted: No


    Burnaby, British Columbia meeting space at Simon Fraser University is equipped with data projectors. Wireless internet access across campus including meeting spaces and throughout SFU Conference and Guest Accommodations.

    Guest Wi-Fi: Free

    Onsite Tech Support: Yes

    Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen


    I would just like to commend your whole staff as well as the dining room staff for the cheerful demeanor and professionalism they put forward while we stayed there. I cannot speak more highly of SFU. It was an incredible weekend thanks to you and your staff!

    ~ Liam

    Thompson Okanagan U-14 Sports Team