Burnaby Village Museum
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Where History Comes to Life - Stroll down the streets of our 1920s community. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Visitors can feel the heat of the fire as the blacksmith works at the forge, hear the rhythm of the platen press at the Burnaby Post, smell freshly ground coffee in the General Store, be a 1920s student in a one-room schoolhouse, watch the tinsmith cut, crimp & curl flat sheets of tin into useful household items. Everyone is welcome to take a ride on the 1912 CW Parker Carousel, explore the restored 1912 Interurban Tram, and enjoy a treat in the Ice Cream Parlour. The Village is open seasonally (Spring Break in March, Summer Season- early May to Labour Day, and Heritage Christmas-late November to early January) and year-round for pre-booked groups and programs.
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deepakgupta5
Vancouver, Canada490 contributions
Oct. 2022
We went for the Eerie Illusions event where the Burnaby Village Museum is transformed into a Halloween park. This self-guided family friendly Halloween experience is good fun with kids. The museum has exhibits that are all laid out and you can visualise what a Canadian town looked like in the 1920s. For Halloween, all the exhibits are given a makeover with some really spooky exhibits added. Overall it was great fun
Written November 27, 2022
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jacqui43
Spalding, UK659 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
We paid a visit here today and it was super. The museum is free to go in and has some wonderful exhibits of houses with some dating back 120 years. The exhibits are all laid out and you can actually visualise what a Canadian town looked like back in the 1920s. My favourite was the Love farmhouse which was what I would consider grand for its time. We rode on the carousel which has been lovingly resorted by the volunteers. This is definitely worth a visit as it is so well presented and extremely interesting.
Written July 29, 2022
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Hopies5
London, UK8 contributions
Jul. 2022
A brilliant museum where you are made to feel most welcome. Lots to see and read about without being overwhelming, they have done an excellent job in depicting a 1920’s village. It’s so good that you although it has free entry well worth making a donation. They have a donation box for cash, or you can donate on line. We visited on a Sunday morning and there was plenty of free parking. Thank you so much
Written July 11, 2022
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TasteofTuscany
Portofino, Italy167 contributions
Jul. 2021
Small, compact, Covid has diminished the ambiance. Worth the walk around and the close proximity of Deer lake. Not worth the traffic on a weekend though from either North Van, or South Burnaby.
Written July 12, 2021
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Il0verice
St. Albert, Canada160 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Family
Took my 2 young kids here and they loved it! Admission is free, we spent about 1.5 hours. All the staffs were friendly. Due to covid you do have to pre book your admission.
Written June 24, 2021
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Sim_h19
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Friends
Awesome place! A must visit museum in Vancouver. Old world charm, well preserved heritage. Reminded me of my mom and grandma’s collection of home decorations. Holiday decorations were beautiful in 2019. Carousel was so much fun even for us adults!! Great service at the cafe’ and loved going into the old shops. Good place to spend 3-4 hours <3 My family and I are missing going there this year!
Written January 4, 2021
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Michelle zhou
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Feb. 2020 • Solo
It’s an amazing place to visit, and a great experience. Here’s some advice for anyone thinking of coming over:

1. Be sure, VERY SURE to check if it’s open on the day that you’re planning to go and visit. Even as a local I’ve accidentally driven all the way there several times without realizing that either some or all of the buildings and attractions were closed- quite annoying to go somewhere only to realize it’s closed.

2. I would actually recommend not going with a tour guide- definitely follow one of you would like to know some more solid information, but I think one of the unique things about the Museum is that not much is off limits- and you can go in and experience the travel back in time for yourself. Especially when I had been able to go into some of the restricted areas during summer camp programs as a kid, it really feels like you are back in time- and I think that’s definitely a fun experience to try.

3. Be warned, the place can get crowded. Mostly due to the fact that its closed for a good chunk of time, and also Because there isn’t much entertainment for locals of Burnaby, the place can get really crowded. But if you don’t mind that, this is definitely a good spot to go to.
Written January 2, 2021
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Teddy
3 contributions
Nov. 2019
A great place to show to your foreign visitors.it has a lot of stories to remember and be proud of being a residence of Burnaby.
Written March 5, 2020
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Daniel P
3 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
As a resident of Burnaby I don't know how I missed this must see attraction. An intriguing look and feel of Metro Vancouver during the early years of the 20th century. Authentic and beautifully restored. Our family will return and not just for the mini donuts.
Written February 16, 2020
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AMRK
United Kingdom132 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
A great free place to visit just a stone throw from Vancouver. Free. Lots of interesting historical information to find in old homes and shops. Holiday time and the festive season was really busy but worth it to see the Christmas lights. Parking can be tricky at peak time also but there is a free undercover car park opposite the museum. The carousel is a nice to see but not worth queuing up for an hour. The trolley bus is worth it. All in all it is well worth visiting. We spent just over 2 hours but would have spent longer if it hadn't been so cold.
Written February 10, 2020
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