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Burnaby Village Museum

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Address: 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3T6, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 604-297-4565
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Amazing experience, fabulous seeings especially the tram and the carousel. Have had enjoyed the carousel's music.

Reviewed 31 December 2015
Amr M
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Amazing experience, fabulous seeings especially the tram and the carousel. Have had enjoyed the carousel's music.

Thank Amr M
Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

I've visited this place repeatedly during the years I lived in Burnaby. Visiting the lit-up Christmas village and going to the carousel was a neat tradition at Christmas time. I also took the 1-day introduction to blacksmithing course. It's taught right in the blacksmith's shop in the village and it was incredibly fun. I highly recommend it.

Thank Nicki H
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Reviewed 25 December 2015

If you have not been to Burnaby Village Museum, you are in for a treat. It is located very close to Deer Lake Park, Burnaby City Hall and is a short bus ride away from Metrotown (where you can catch a bus). If you're here in the summer, you can spend all day here and go from display to display,... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Good place for visit with family. Kids loved! Beautiful lights on the trees! Great carousel a piece of history!

Thank Fernanda O
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Visited with my family back on A public holiday and it was CROWDED, but beautiful crowded. There were different activities all over, and we definitely enjoyed the carousel. I'm happy that they host the Burnaby farmers market too! Looking forward to visiting them again on Christmas where they hold a special theme.

Thank Jadzo
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Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Despite the rain, the place is awesome. Staff in costumes, with welcoming smiles. Lots of ppl. Decorated with Christmas lights. Shd stop n listen to the carols.

Thank Owl W
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

We visited the village over the Christmas season and reminded ourselves what a wonderful way to spend the evening. Lots of lights and educational exhibits. The most amazing feature in this day and age is it is open to the public at no charge and with free parking. This is a great help to families with limited budgets at this... More 

Thank Jeff C
Burnaby, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

What a treat to go back in time & see how it was, whether it be a bank, an ice cream parlour, or a general store. Then there is a real carousel...loved it.

Thank DMGdiane
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Ok....so you're just chilling looking for a fun thing to do with the family or you have guests in town and want a charming INEXPENSIVE way to pass some time....go to the Burnaby village museum. ...especially at holiday times. There is a carousel to ride for a fee but the museum is open to look around and at night with... More 

Thank Darrenmonette
Ashcroft, Canada
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

My kids and their grandmother and I all loved this place. Safe environment for the kids to run around a bit and they were intrigued by seeing what everything looked like back in Grandma's day. They LOVED the vintage carousel, which is really glorious.

Thank Cynthia N

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