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Off-campus Housing


BCIT does not assume any responsibility for agreements made between students and private landlords or hotels. BCIT does not screen, inspect, warrant or approve any landlord or off-campus accommodation. BCIT provides this resource as a listing service only. We encourage all students seeking off-campus accommodation to search with caution and know their rights as tenants.

Seeking off-campus housing

Looking for a new home is an exciting experience! Before you start your search, it is important to equip yourself with the necessary knowledge. We have provided some helpful tips to get you started.

Neighbourhoods near BCIT

Public Transit

Student Housing is conveniently located between two major train lines, The Millennium Line (Brentwood Town Centre Station) and the Expo Line (Metrotown Station). Translink maps can show you the closest route to campus.

  • Once you have determined where you will be living, use Translink’s Public Trip Planning Feature to see what public transit options are available.


BCIT is located in North Burnaby and is easily accessible by the following neighbourhoods:

  • Brentwood
  • Buckingham Heights
  • Deer Lake
  • Edmonds
  • Metrotown
  • Willingdon Heights

Housing Resources

The Housing Office provides students with free access to off-campus accommodation listings available in the community. The following links are all resources to aid your search for off-campus accommodation.

Hotels in the Burnaby and Metro Vancouver area

The following list of hotels are all within driving distance of the BCIT Burnaby campus.

Other Short-Term Options

Other options for short-term and long-term housing include:

Search Engines

These websites are provided only as a listing resource for students. BCIT is not responsible for any interactions that may occur on these websites.

Other Resources

Check out the BCIT International Student Housing Guide for more useful housing resources. Connect with other BCIT students through our Housing Discussion forum on the myBCIT mobile app.

For general information about tenancy agreements or dispute resolution, contact the Residential Tenancy Branch.