RBC’s Burnaby Main Branch is celebrating 100 Years in the community of Burnaby, BC


The Burnaby Board of Trade would like to congratulate it’s member, Royal Bank of Canada, for the 100th anniversary of their Burnaby Main Branch.

Royal Bank of Canada was the first national bank to open a branch in Burnaby when it opened its branch at Kingsway and McKay Avenue on July 7, 1921 – right across the street from where the Burnaby Board of Trade offices are today!

Starting with just two employees, RBC’s Burnaby Main branch has grown and evolved over time. In 1952, the branch name was changed to South Burnaby, Kingsway & McKay and it was located at 4000 Kingsway, South Burnaby. In 1954, a new building was erected at the same location. On June 26, 1958, the branch became Burnaby’s main branch after the opening of two additional RBC branches in the city. Finally, in 1984, the RBC Burnaby Main branch moved into its current location at Kingsway and Kathleen.

RBC is an valued member of the Burnaby Board of Trade and our business community, and we send our congratulations on 100 years in Burnaby!

And we applaud their community-minded celebrations! To mark their long-standing history in Burnaby, RBC has made a donation of $5,000 to the Burnaby Public Library and another $5,000 to the Burnaby Neighbourhood House, two great local BBOT-member community groups!