Level two maternity care services provided to admitted expectant mothers managing low to high risk birth; includes labour, obstetrics, delivery and maternal care.
Please note: As of April 1, 2020 maternity tours are cancelled until further notice.
Drop-in only. No pre-booking required.
The first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Meet at the main entrance on the first floor. No charge.
For additional information regarding the tour, contact the clinical nurse educator at 604-412-6239.
View the Burnaby Hospital maternity tour online.
- Burnaby Hospital Maternity - English
- Burnaby Hospital Maternity - Mandarin
- Burnaby Hospital Maternity - Punjabi
View the Burnaby Hospital neonatal intensive care (NICU) unit tour online. Learn about what to expect in the NICU.
- Burnaby Hospital NICU tour - English
- Burnaby Hospital NICU tour - Mandarin
- Burnaby Hospital NICU tour - Punjabi
Checklists and resources to prepare for your hospital stay
At about 14 weeks, register online with our Best Beginnings public health program.
- Go directly to Admitting (1st floor). Please call the Labour & Delivery unit before coming to the hospital.
- After-hours, proceed to Emergency to check in.
- A nurse will assess your labour, listen to your baby, check your vital signs and do a vaginal exam. After the assessment, it may be determined for you to return home for awhile or stay in the hospital.
- You will have your baby in a private delivery room and you and your baby will be transferred to a different room after the baby is born.
- Private rooms (one family, spouse/partners may stay in separate hospital bed) - $195/night
- Semi-private rooms (two families, spouse/partner cots available) -$165/night
- Ward rooms (three families, no cots available due to limited space and fire regulations) - free
- Private and semi-private rooms are available on first-come, first-serve basis. Check your extended health insurance before coming to the hospital.
- Matching ID bracelets are given to both mom and baby at the time of delivery. Some hospitals have a bracelet security system that will alarm if babies leave the maternity unit.
- Never leave your baby unattended. Accompany your baby for any procedures or tests required outside of your room (such as x-rays).
- It is okay to ask for hospital ID from any health care personnel caring for your baby.
- It is okay to ask health care staff and visitors to clean their hands.
Discharge teaching classes
- Offered between 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Length of stay
Your hospital stay depends on your health and your baby’s health.
- Vaginal birth: 24-48 hours
- C-section birth: 48-72 hours
- Know how to use your car seat before coming to the hospital. Your partner or family should bring the infant car seat to the unit when you are ready for discharge. Find car seat safety tips.
- Visit your doctor or midwife within 7 days after you return home.
- A public health nurse will follow-up with a call within 24-48 hours after discharge. Write down your questions or concerns so you can remember to ask them when they call. Learn more about the first days at home.
604-412-6293 (Labour and Delivery)
Currently the South Entrance is closed due to COVID-19.
Please use the Main Entrance near the Parkade, unless you require Emergency.
Parking and Transportation
|Parking rate||Main lot||Emergency lot|
|Mobile payment: HangTag||Burnaby Hospital Parkade||Burnaby Hospital Emergency|
|Each additional hour||$3.50||$4.25|
|Seniors 1-week permit||$33.00||n/a|
|Seniors 2-week permit||$60.25||n/a|
|Seniors 1-month permit||$120.00||n/a|
*If you have difficulty paying for parking, financial hardship permits may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please talk to your unit social worker for more information or contact Parking Administration at 604-930-5440 (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) or email LMCParking@fraserhealth.ca.
Hours of operation
Labour and Delivery: Open Hours
Maternity: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Partners are encouraged to stay anytime. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, towels and meals.
- It is important that mom and baby get enough rest to recover.
- Designate a friend or family member to keep others informed of your progress. This will help reduce the number of calls to the nurses' station.
- Visitors should not come if they have flu-like symptoms, colds or other communicable diseases (ie. chicken pox)
Language (s) Offered
English, with translation services available.