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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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English first
Burnaby, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a charming village set in a park like setting. Well worth the visit. Stroll through the many displays - ride in an antique car. Bring your camera!

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Excellent family adventure in history. docents are dressing in period costume. Xmas is special with lights, etc.

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Burnaby, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Educational and entertaining. Great for the whole family. Every time, we have out of town guests, we try to take them there. The museum allows us to walk through history of early Burnaby living. Lots of staff and volunteers keep this place running wonderfully. Our family have visited many times and still are not tired of doing so. Deer Lake... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

No where else in Vancouver does such an attraction exist. shows all the early days of the municipality of Burnaby's birth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must visit place in Burnaby. A wonderful pioneer village. Great for the whole family. Really well done, be sure to visit the fantastic restored carousel.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 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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