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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 2013
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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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I love going to Burnaby Village Museum. For me it's like stepping back into the time when my Mom and Dad were young. The Modern Store there is the same as the one that was in my Mom's New Westminster neighbourhood when she was growing up. Walking through the different buildings, gives you insight into how far we've come. They... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit. The staff are dressed in period costume and all are very informative. Something for everyone to enjoy including a carousel, a small church where small private weddings are performed in the chaple, a blacksmith, bank, printing machines and much more.

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Burnaby, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Some original buildings and some replicas in a park-like setting. Nicely restored carousel and band organ. Staff in period costumes doing blacksmith ing etc. Fun for kids, even teens, too.

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Winnipeg
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

It's free and includes an excellent exhibit of the old trolley line. We were there at Christmas and the lights were excellent..

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This place was amazing it really took us back through history and the carrousel was extremely fun. The houses were well preserved and the employees were very informative.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

It is an amazing place to spend a day especially with kids. The Burnaby Village Museum has its own spirit with the old cinema theatre, mechanical piano, play room for kids, steam machine and many other must sees. We go there at least once a year and also on special occasions like Canada Day, Christmas etc. Highly recommended and any... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This place will never disappoint you, regardless of how many times you visit. There is always lots to keep you interested. I never grow tired of the carousel rides. We take all our visitors just for that special treat. The people who work there are wonderful and make the experience worthwhile.

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Burnaby, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

No admission price means you feel more free to enjoy the treats inside like the ice cream shop. Well worth a visit. Christmas time with lights and groups doing music is good too. Just avoid rainy days as it can be quite muddy and you are outside a lot.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A small heritage village but with quite a lot of historical significance for the area. Some activities for kids and interpretations done by volunteers. Highlight of the Museum is a working carousel that is a thrill for kids and parents alike.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a GREAT place to visit... Family friendly and so much to see and do. For us Grandparents it's a family tradition. We go at Christmas. The Burnaby Village has so much to offer. The vintage carrousel is a mystery see and do activity. The charge for the experience us minimal and you will have fun! The exhibits are... More

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