Burnaby Village Museum
Burnaby Village Museum
4.5
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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I9917TWbarbaram
26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This is a 'town' of 1920's historical buildings that have been restored to their former glory, inside and out. You can enter and walk around (a few you could only see inside through the windows). There was a nice variety of buildings and they were well done on the insides. There were some 'town folks' in some of the buildings to answer questions.

There is a larger version of this near where I live and they add the element of having working stores as part of their park. For example, the candy store sells real candy (old fashion types of course), a working ice cream parlor, etc. This adds to the fun of visiting. Still, this was well worth the visit.
Written August 20, 2023
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Anna Cullen
Fort St. John, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I've always loved Burnaby Village Museum, but returning with my children was magical. Not only have they done a fabulous job incorporating an inclusive approach to Burnaby's diverse history, but their carousel is awesome.
My toddler daughter is a huge fan of Canadian 90s children's rockstar, Charlotte Diamond, and one of her music videos was filmed at that carousel back in the 80s. We have been talking about visiting the "Charlotte Diamond carousel" for months, and our visit yesterday was magical. I've never seen her smile so big. Thank you so much ❤️
Written July 1, 2023
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Ed N
Delta, Canada1,856 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is one of the best "free" attractions in the Vancouver area. Well worth a visit any time of the year. Parking is a bit sparse, so come early.

A great time to come is when all the Christmas decorations are on display. It made for a very festive experience. Thank you for all the volunteers who made our time so much more fun.
Written December 20, 2022
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tony l
Vancouver, Canada3,709 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It is a little gem of the city of Burnaby , village about 10 acre sit ,it is a little open air museum , great job for the X'mas decoration , lovely lighting , wonderful way to mailing around the old building with the family and kids , my grandson from Edmonton little disappointing then the Marry Go Round still under repair , very enjoyable and hat's off to the volunteers , very helpful and friendly , it is free admission open till January 2 , still a lovely place to visit in holiday seasons with or with out the Marry Go Around ! Happy Holiday
Written December 17, 2022
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Laura C
West Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I went there after a nice lunch and it was interesting to see all the old-style buildings and all the decorations for this time of the year. Will be back again in the summer.
Written December 9, 2022
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deepakgupta5
Vancouver, Canada607 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Italy184 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Canada179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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