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Burnaby Village Museum

Address: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3T6, Canada
Phone Number: 604-297-4565
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Burnaby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Where History Comes to Life - stroll down the streets of our 1920s community. Our village is a...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Oldham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Spent a VERY rainy afternoon in the past. It takes you back to the 1920s Buildings, clothes,furniture, as though it was still that time. Staff are in costume and very knowledgeable particularly the lady in the printshop. Great Christmas decor, sheep in wooly jumpers!And a carousel, great fun for all the family.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went to Burnaby Village in December, to visit the Heritage Christmas event, and it was beautiful. The village is all decorated and festive, there was live music in three places, and of course the carrousel was a must. The only downside was the coffee shop, we ate there and found the food overpriced and sub-par.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great Place to bring the family ,charming and lots to see and do. A ride on the hundred year-old carousel is a must.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I've lived in burnaby all my life and I never been to The Burnaby Village Museum and I'm glad I got to experience it. I went for the Halloween Haunted Village and it was a very fun night, picturesque village and very knowledgeable and friendly staff. We rode the 102 year old wooden carasoul which was pretty amazing.

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Burnaby, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a great place for young and old. It's has two small streets with old buildings and artifacts from days of yore. Take your time to enjoy the activities, see the sights and grab a bite to eat. Folks are dressed in period costumes and many exhibits are working. Don't miss it!

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Burnaby, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our children love going to the Burnaby Village Museum. We go at least once a year and always enjoy imagining our family living in that time period. The buildings are beautiful and filled with many interesting displays that always capture our interest. There is a great ice cream parlour and it is a perfect place to visit at the end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We took the bus from metro town which was quick and straightford. Arriving well before the doors opened we decided to walk around Deer Lake which was absolutely beautiful. The site is lovely and you truly step back in time. My ten year old thought it was great, not just the buildings but watching the printing press at work and... More 

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went as a family during a visit out west visiting family and what a great way to spend the day. It is such a great find and wasn't that expensive at all. My wife spent the time going through the shops and house and comparing stuff to what they have to what her moms have. It really is a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Locked in time. Beautiful village setting from over one hundred years ago. Great spot on Canada Day or summer evenings for ice cream floats. Across from Dear lake. Great date or family outing.

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