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Burnaby Village Museum

6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3T6, Canada
604-297-4565
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As featured in Vancouver for young kids
Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Burnaby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We loved this charming old village style museum. Quaint and charming. The onsite restaurant was lovely, and we had a number of great walks in the area.

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Burnaby, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Burnaby Village museum is a must for every traveller to Burnaby. You can get a taste of what is like in our community when it was settled. The village is a reproduction of rural life in a past by gone era. It also has a wonderfully restored carousel that would appeal to young children and adults alike.

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Yorkshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Being UK visitors, the Village is ( to us) not terribly old, but it is a nice attraction and the volunteers are friendly and enthusiastic and should be commended for getting this attraction up and running and keeping it going. For me the best part was the carousel, which goes in a different direction from the ones in the UK... More

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

I'm delighted you enjoyed your carousel ride but embarrassed that the coffee we served you was not, at all, up to par. My sincerely apologies. The "fresh coffee" policy will be reviewed with staff. Thanks for your review. More

british columbia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visit the various buildings and ask questions of staff in old time wardrobe. Ride the restored carousel. Great place to spend a couple of hours looking back at the past.

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Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Burnaby Village museum in Deer Lake Park is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Excellently-re-created and maintained shops, businesses and two residences of the period (late 1800s-early 1900s), set it gorgeous Deer Lake Park. It's all free, and the volunteers on the site are very knowledgeable should you have any questions. It's an oasis and a... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Our family visited on Sunday, July 27, 2014 @ 1PM A) We (2 adults / 2 kids) live about 20KM away in North Vancouver. B) As "locals" we visit the Burnaby Village Museum every 18 months - the content doesn't change - but you always end up visiting with fresh eyes - as though you have never been there before.... More

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calgary, ab
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A small limited exhibit especially when compared to Eastern US and Canada places. Better than Fort Langley and interesting on the whole. The guides provide good information and are dedicated to their craft.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited this wondrous place with our 5 year-old Canadian grandson yesterday-we are visiting from England. We couldn't fault it. Everything is free, apart from rides on the fabulous carousel-which, to their credit, the staff have made accessible for very small children and wheelchair users, too. The enthusiastic volunteers are dressed in period costume of the 20s and are passionate... More

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Surrey, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Burnaby Village Museum is possibly the best museum in the Greater Vancouver Area. This attraction is located in Burnaby which is about 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. The facility is centered around an 1880s recreation of a small town street. Several of the buildings are original restorations. Some are from this site and some have been moved there. Exhibits include... More

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Vancouver BC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place to take a family during the summer or at Christmas. Many of the people that work there are volunteers and are very knowledgeable about the history of Burnaby and B.C.

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