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Great Place To Go

We loved going through all the buildings and speaking to the staff (blacksmith) to see what things... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
catherinesB6761ER
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Burnaby, Canada
A living, breathing, museum

I wish more museums were like this -- things that you can dig into and completely immerse yourself... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2019
walkingaroundintown
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San Francisco, California
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3T6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved going through all the buildings and speaking to the staff (blacksmith) to see what things were like. Loved the Carousel!! - It's a must do!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank catherinesB6761ER
bbyvillage, Social Media Coordinator at Burnaby Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! And we're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Village and our recently renovated and re-opened Blacksmith shop. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed February 18, 2019

I wish more museums were like this -- things that you can dig into and completely immerse yourself instead of only reading placards inside a hall. There is so much love in the carefully detailed replicas of life in the early days. Homes, skools, grocery...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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bbyvillage, Social Media Coordinator at Burnaby Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2019

Thank you for such a thoughtful review! We definitely love what we do and we love sharing the history of Burnaby with our visitors!

Reviewed February 3, 2019

The Christmas lights display combined historical facts of the community to open a window to the beautiful past of its community

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carlos B
bbyvillage, Public Relations Manager at Burnaby Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. Our Heritage Christmas event is definitely a wonderful time to visit!

Reviewed January 22, 2019

Situated in a nice park. The building is nice, I could not get inside as it had a closed sign up but the internet site said it should be open. Maybe staff was not available. I walked around and was able to look in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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bbyvillage, Public Relations Manager at Burnaby Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Hi Chris - We're so sorry that you were disappointed. We are open seasonally, and our Heritage Christmas event ended on January 4. Can you let us know when you attempted to visit, and where on our website it stated that we were open, as...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Always a great visit during the Christmas season. They have a small Christmas play during December, The Village is nicely decorated. Always fun to go on the traditional Merry Go Round.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank julie c
bbyvillage, Social Media Coordinator at Burnaby Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review and we're so glad that you enjoyed your visit during our Heritage Christmas event! Hope to see you again in the summer!

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful Christmas experience!!! Went there with my brother & his family one evening for an amazing Christmas dinner!!! Then walked around the beautifully lite grounds & went through all the vintage stores & buildings. There were Christmas carrollers singing & strolling through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diane M
bbyvillage, Social Media Coordinator at Burnaby Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you took advantage of our Christmas dinner special. Thank you for your lovely review and can't wait to welcome you again.

Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

What a find! No admission cost. Riding a 107 year old, magnificent, carousel for $2.65. Two to three hours is enough time to see the sights. Steam power in action, a blacksmith at work, old houses, shops and a school. One of the old, Vancouver-to-the-Fraser...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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bbyvillage, Social Media Coordinator at Burnaby Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We are very proud of being able to offer such a wonderful experience with no admission fee. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

This place offers a bit of well nourished history with life actors wearing authentic clothes. There is also a lot of activities for kids. I can imagine it takes a lot of funding to run a place like this, but visitors can enter for free....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

A wide range of sets from the early 1920s which inspire great conversation. The printing press, school, blacksmiths’ were most interesting. There is a Christmas theme running through the whole village as it would have been in the 1920s during the festive season. The guides/curators...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Every year it is our family tradition to take our grandchildren to Burnaby village. While there, grandma enjoys the merry go round ride as much as the grandchildren. This is followed by a walk to enjoy the lights and the pioneer village dressed in its...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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bbyvillage, Public Relations Manager at Burnaby Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you for wonderful detailed review. It's great to know that your family visits at Christmas are a tradition! Would love to hear your ideas on what to improve to make your experiences with us a 5-star. Please email bvm@burnaby.ca ~ thanks so much.

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Anat M
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Response from bbyvillage | Property representative |
Hello! We are only open seasonally to the public. Our next public opening is for a one day World Rivers Day event on September 27. After this, we are open for our Heritage Christmas season from Nov 21 - Jan 1. Our 2016... More
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