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Burnaby Village Museum

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Address: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3T6, Canada
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+1 604-297-4565
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Where History Comes to Life - Stroll down the streets of our 1920s...

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. Take a ride on the 1912 CW Parker Carousel, explore the restored 1912 Interurban Tram, and enjoy a treat in the Ice Cream Parlour.

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beautiful place and a lot of history

Visited with child. It is the place where Vancouver first started. And would recommend this place. Very scenic and tells a lot of history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Ningbo, China
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Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited with child. It is the place where Vancouver first started. And would recommend this place. Very scenic and tells a lot of history.

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Thank rodjin
Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the many places steeped in history of those who lived before,, their lifestyle and beauty abounds all through the park. From the school to the merry go round.. the carousel was a big hit.. the shops and flowers to the home and old fashioned sweet shop. All we fun and to see how things were done.. the print shop... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's fun to take a walk through time with the grandkids. First of all, they love the carousel ride and so do I. The horses are all so beautifully painted and each one is different. Then you stroll along the streets, watching the blacksmith doing his work, something none of us would ever know a thing about. Peeking into the... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a good time spent if you want a relaxing and interesting afternoon with a friend or your family. A place to walk around and old heritage spots to explore with nice grounds for an outing.

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Thank travelst708
Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Whether you're a visitor to the Vancouver Lower Mainland or someone who lives here regularly - you should always make it a point to go to the Burnaby Village Museum. The carousel is awesome (2nd fastest in the world), the food is good, and the historical sites are fantastic. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. AND.... Super affordable!

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Thank ToastyinCad
Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I recall visiting this museum as a child, marvelling at all the old stuff that I could see and touch. As an adult, I enjoy looking at the old automobiles and locomotives that they have on display, and I like to go to the general store and see which antique tins I can recognize from my grandparents' house. There are... More 

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Thank spreston
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful to walk through at Christmas. The carousal is fabulous, worth a wait and is very inexpensive.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Sorry for the tacky statement but this place really is fun, educational, and has a little bit of everything for everyone. The history of Burnaby is interesting and everyone knows and plays their roles well... and is super friendly. The village is well kept, beautiful lit up at night, and overall a great experience for date night, families, tourists, or... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Honestly, I did not expect such a blast when I came to this place with my wife and out guest. We never been there before and were amazed by the place! It is big, beautiful, with many different areas, museums and places to enjoy, including working cinema with black and white mute movie going on! Country general store, railway station,... More 

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San Marino, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

It is a place (particularly for kids but for adults too) where you feel immersed in a 1800s atmosphere, reproduction of a little town with nice old-style shops and the cool Burnaby train. During Christmas time the lights give it a more fascinating look.

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