Burnaby Village Museum

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Burnaby Village Museum
4.5
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Where History Comes to Life - Stroll down the streets of our 1920s community. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Visitors can feel the heat of the fire as the blacksmith works at the forge, hear the rhythm of the platen press at the Burnaby Post, smell freshly ground coffee in the General Store, be a 1920s student in a one-room schoolhouse, watch the tinsmith cut, crimp & curl flat sheets of tin into useful household items. Everyone is welcome to take a ride on the 1912 CW Parker Carousel, explore the restored 1912 Interurban Tram, and enjoy a treat in the Ice Cream Parlour. The Village is open seasonally (Spring Break in March, Summer Season- early May to Labour Day, and Heritage Christmas-late November to early January) and year-round for pre-booked groups and programs.
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TasteofTuscany
Portofino, Italy149 contributions
Charming
Jul 2021
Small, compact, Covid has diminished the ambiance. Worth the walk around and the close proximity of Deer lake. Not worth the traffic on a weekend though from either North Van, or South Burnaby.
Written July 12, 2021
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Il0verice
St. Albert, Canada132 contributions
Good place
Jun 2021 • Family
Took my 2 young kids here and they loved it! Admission is free, we spent about 1.5 hours. All the staffs were friendly. Due to covid you do have to pre book your admission.
Written June 24, 2021
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Sim_h19
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Awesome place! A must visit museum in Vancouver. Old world charm, well preserved heritage.
Dec 2020 • Friends
Awesome place! A must visit museum in Vancouver. Old world charm, well preserved heritage. Reminded me of my mom and grandma’s collection of home decorations. Holiday decorations were beautiful in 2019. Carousel was so much fun even for us adults!! Great service at the cafe’ and loved going into the old shops. Good place to spend 3-4 hours <3 My family and I are missing going there this year!
Written January 4, 2021
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Michelle zhou
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Great place, but here’s some warnings:
Feb 2020 • Solo
It’s an amazing place to visit, and a great experience. Here’s some advice for anyone thinking of coming over:

1. Be sure, VERY SURE to check if it’s open on the day that you’re planning to go and visit. Even as a local I’ve accidentally driven all the way there several times without realizing that either some or all of the buildings and attractions were closed- quite annoying to go somewhere only to realize it’s closed.

2. I would actually recommend not going with a tour guide- definitely follow one of you would like to know some more solid information, but I think one of the unique things about the Museum is that not much is off limits- and you can go in and experience the travel back in time for yourself. Especially when I had been able to go into some of the restricted areas during summer camp programs as a kid, it really feels like you are back in time- and I think that’s definitely a fun experience to try.

3. Be warned, the place can get crowded. Mostly due to the fact that its closed for a good chunk of time, and also Because there isn’t much entertainment for locals of Burnaby, the place can get really crowded. But if you don’t mind that, this is definitely a good spot to go to.
Written January 2, 2021
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Teddy
3 contributions
Friends visit
Nov 2019
A great place to show to your foreign visitors.it has a lot of stories to remember and be proud of being a residence of Burnaby.
Written March 5, 2020
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Daniel P
3 contributions
Travel back in time
Jan 2020 • Family
As a resident of Burnaby I don't know how I missed this must see attraction. An intriguing look and feel of Metro Vancouver during the early years of the 20th century. Authentic and beautifully restored. Our family will return and not just for the mini donuts.
Written February 16, 2020
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Angie K
United Kingdom129 contributions
Great place
Dec 2019 • Family
A great free place to visit just a stone throw from Vancouver. Free. Lots of interesting historical information to find in old homes and shops. Holiday time and the festive season was really busy but worth it to see the Christmas lights. Parking can be tricky at peak time also but there is a free undercover car park opposite the museum. The carousel is a nice to see but not worth queuing up for an hour. The trolley bus is worth it. All in all it is well worth visiting. We spent just over 2 hours but would have spent longer if it hadn't been so cold.
Written February 10, 2020
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Guide607881
7 contributions
Summer or at Christmas time!
Jul 2019
Love to ride the old-fashioned merry-go-round at Christmas, and wander the Village in the Summer...Several years ago we booked the church for my daughter's wedding! It was perfect!
Written February 10, 2020
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Anna Z
Vancouver, Canada80 contributions
Nice family place
Dec 2019
Multiple attractions, lot of space, love to come and imagine how was it here 100 years ago, when first, second, third generations of new comers arrived and built settlements. This small historic town slows time down.
Written January 27, 2020
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Terry P
Coquitlam, Canada335 contributions
great for local history
Dec 2019
come learn some loal history, take a step back in time, ground are imcaulate and staff are very knowledgable, must do activity, good anytime of year
Written January 26, 2020
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