This afternoon we had a day off together (which is kind of rare these days), so we thought we’d take a walk into Burnaby Heights to check out a new shop that just opened called Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionary.

The store is located along East Hastings, near Gilmore Avenue. Tucked in among some unassuming shops lies this little gem — where you’ll be transported to another time! This really felt like an old school soda shoppe, with all the accoutrements.


Thirsty? Grab a bottle of Pop Shoppe pop, or a bottle or Organic Fair soda syrup to take home. Glenburn has a pretty cute retail selection.


We shared a classic Hot Fudge Sundae, which was presented beautifully with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry on top. We also opted for their seasonal fountain soda, which was the Lavender Lemon Balm “Lemonaid”. Total knockout! This sorta reminded us of a lighter, less sugarier version of ginger ale, in a way.

We should also mention they carry fresh pie from our friends Vancouver Pie Hole, so be sure to leave some room for a slice!


We absolutely adored the vibe and decor of Glenburn Soda, and judging by the volume of crowds — we weren’t alone on this one. The shop has only been open a handful of days, and already it’s clear they’re quickly becoming a neighbourhood favorite.

An old school soda and ice cream shop… really, what’s not to love?

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