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Burnaby Village Museum

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Address: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3T6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-297-4565
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Where History Comes to Life - Stroll down the streets of our 1920s...

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. Take a ride on the 1912 CW Parker Carousel, explore the restored 1912 Interurban Tram, and enjoy a treat in the Ice Cream Parlour.

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Time travel...

Can't think of a better way to learn about Burnaby's past! Nestled right behind the busy Canada Way, as you enter and cross the bridge over the little brook, you enter the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't think of a better way to learn about Burnaby's past! Nestled right behind the busy Canada Way, as you enter and cross the bridge over the little brook, you enter the recreation of a typical village along the tram line about a hundred years ago. Picturesque, relaxing and informative - I managed to go on a quiet day and... More 

Thank VivIPianist
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a gem. The history of what used to be is amazingly reconstructed. If you have time, you should check out the near by Ceperley house and Deer Lake. Definitely worth your time

Thank Kerri-Ann R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A day at the Village is great for all. I have been here all seasons. Christmas light twinkle during the winter, a special day for mothers day, or any time. Having a guide helps you paint the picture of the times. The cafe has great food, the settings all supported by knowledge of the area they are telling about. The... More 

Thank julie c
Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the ice cream shop to the blacksmith shop, you will be immersed in years gone by. All in a park setting.

Thank gramahas5
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What life was like 100 years ago in Burnaby, plus a vintage carousel (small fee) - lovely grounds and adjacent to art gallery, lake, live theatre

Thank oyjay
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is laid out as a little village in the 1920s and is well maintained. An easy walk about town with many buildings knowledgeable staff who readily engage with you in presenting info. I particularly liked the farmhouse, dry goods store, tram and the bank. The aim is to present life back in that time period. It was quite enjoyable... More 

Thank jim t
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm amazed that this place is free. It is a reconstructed village from the 1920 - shops, houses, tram, carousel - and all run by volunteers. It's enchanting and the custodians are very well informed and willnig to pass on their knowledge. You could spend an afternoon there, easyn and in any weather

Thank SMBurns
Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing trip into Burnaby 100 years ago. Well laid out and super informative. Be sure to arrive when there is not a holiday crush. Bus loads of kids are often there, but they stay in groups with kids activities. Do not be put off if you see them arrive when you are there.

Thank Paul W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some local attractions are pretty expensive so it becomes hard to take out families for a nice outing. This place is beautifully kept and manned by some of the friendliest people who dress of the period and are a wealth of knowledge. The best part is that it's free admission and free parking so one only has to worry about... More 

Thank Brad S
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere but unfortunately it is small and only took a little more than 1.5 hour to finish. Very educational for kids. It was free entrance in the summer. But the carousel ride is $6.

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

Thanks for visiting and taking time to submit your review! Did you purchased our 'Adventure Guide' for $6 which includes a carousel ride as one of the activities? Just to clarify - individual carousel ride tickets are $2.60 this year. Thanks again, Nancy. More 

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