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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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Really great place for kids and families

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Burnaby, Canada
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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Heather0488
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank TheNike
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During Christmas you can enjoy this place with your kids. It's a kind of historical museum with some old building and old school.

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wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very cute heritage village with lots of great things for families to do and explore. I visited in December, which meant I could get the full benefit of the lovely Christmas lights in the grounds! With a child's carousel, a small cafe, lots of guides in appropriate costume, and authentic reproductions of school rooms, barbers, music shops... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely a great place to see while visiting in Burnaby! The staff are lovely and accommodating. Love all the events that take place. Would absolutely recommend checking it out!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bring our 4-year old son here a couple times a year - summer, Halloween, Christmas to see the old village and the festive decorations appropriate for the time of year. We love to learn about the history of our area and see what things were like 100 years ago. Our son's great-grandpa was a blacksmith so seeing the demonstrations... More 

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