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Burnaby Village Museum

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Address: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3T6, Canada
Phone Number: 604-297-4565
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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. Our village is a combination of heritage and replica buildings on a 10-acre site. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Two of our large artifacts are now over 100 years old - enjoy a ride on the 1912 CW Parker Carousel and explore the restored 1912 Interurban Tram, part of a transportation system before its time.
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A fun place in any season

Although their advertising is often aimed t kids, this is really an interesting place to visit for adults also. Always something going on, especially displays of period... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Although their advertising is often aimed t kids, this is really an interesting place to visit for adults also. Always something going on, especially displays of period activities by well versed workers in period costumes. And of course no one should miss a ride on the Carousel! At Christmas, the lighting is impressive, and well worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A lively historical village with knowledgeable volunteers acting and dressing the part in the shops, school house, printing press, bank, blacksmith shop, farmhouse, and so on. There are often family activities going on, but lots to see even if you don't have kids. And a beautiful historic carousel and a fully restored inter-urban tram to boot. The wooden chapel can... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Burnaby Village Museum has attractions for every member of the family. The carousel is specifically worth mentioning. It's good fun.

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Vancouver bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

BVM is a very will kept and interesting place to take the family. It is safe for children of all ages. They can run around and have lots of fun in the museum. There is a carousel that cost a few dollars to ride and its very beautiful with the lovely restored horses. The Christmas decorations are beautiful and Halloween... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was a bit skeptical of this place when we first moved to the area but several things have really made this a great family field trip destination. We go several times a year. 1. Price: free! The City of Burnaby has made this free to visitors, but it's only open certain periods during the year (Christmas, Spring break and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was fun for the whole family. We had a relax walk and picked up new information of what pioneer life was like. The entrance fee is reasonable

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Delta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I would not say it is great, but it is ok to visit, especially when it is free entrance and you want to have a quiet and cheerful afternoon by yourself or with your friends or family.

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bbyvillage, Public Relations Manager at Burnaby Village Museum, responded to this review

So pleased you visited last summer and took time to share your experience. We strive to be better than 'ok' or even 'very good'; we aim for excellence. What can we do to make your next visit more enjoyable? More 

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Village has free admission in 2015, the carousel rides require a ticket purchase. Check the date you are visiting as the museum is not open year-round. You can expand your visit with a walk to Deer Lake which is less than a block away. This can be a very reasonable family fun day if you avoid buying food or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visited here right after Christmas and they still had all the lights up. Admission was free that day but you had to buy tickets to ride the carousel. There was also a scavenger hunt the kids could participate in. We toured a good portion of the village and there were some demonstrations going on like in the blacksmith shop... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My family visited the Burnaby Village Museum this past December for its Christmas festivities, and we had a splendid time. As many reviewers have pointed out, the museum features heritage buildings and other exhibits dating back to the 1920s (or older). We arrived a little late, and with a young toddler who needed to have dinner and sleep soon, we... More 

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