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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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Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I found this museum by chance when looking at free places to visit during a stay in Vancouver. We visited the museum during a Sunday afternoon. It was reasonably quiet with a few visitors but not an overwhelming number. The village is beautifully kept and arranged in a believable manner which gives it a lived in quality. A number of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Burnaby Village is typical of many town museums -several restored buildings which have all been moved to one spot and some replicas. We took the sky train and a bus from Vancouver to get there and it is mostly sort of a school field trip sort of place. Everyone was extremely nice, but nothing we haven't seen many other places.... More

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

Disappointed to read your time with us here at the Village wasn’t a better experience. We strive to interact and engage our visitors; to find the stories and conversations that resonate. It seems we missed this mark on your visit. Thanks for your feedback. More

Corpus Christi, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The 1912 vintage carousel is just outside the village. We made a special trip just to see it because it is truly a classic. All are horses, but look carefully for the other little animals carved in. There are not many carousels left like this one (if any at all). Maybe the one in Golden Gate :Park San Francisco is... More

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Port Coquitlam-BC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Looking for something completely different to do- The Village is a quaint 19th Century depiction of life as it was. Blacksmith shop, community store, sometimes even an antique car rolls by. There is a rideable carousel, & sweet shop. Picnic tables to relax, & grassy areas to sit aspell. Nice family outing. You would like it.

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