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Burnaby Village Museum
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Burnaby
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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.

Thank Joanne R
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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.

Thank Ludwig K
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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 ( seriously!) it was beautiful and the chaps who run it were friendly and gave us an interesting history of it. Also ( and a bigger concern for me,) they didn't make a childless middle-aged couple feel silly for wanting to ride on it! For which I am thankful. I love carousels but often feel a bit daft wanting to have a ride on them when I don't have a small child with me as an excuse!
The Village itself is in a nice sort of park area and its an interesting venue for a few hours.
The only downside was the coffee shop coffee, which was also probably brewed circa 1920!!, bitter and quite undrinkable it was the worst coffee we had in the whole of our 17 day Canadian adventure. Sorry guys, its not personal, but neither is it palatable. Improve that and it is 5 stars.

1  Thank Karen J
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bbyvillage, Public Relations Manager at Burnaby Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

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.

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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.

Thank valueseeker604
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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 view of a very different time in Burnaby, all in one. AND there is the 1912 carousel! It's $2.50 a ride, and the ride is a very decent length - you definitely get your money's worth. We were the oldest three people on, but that was no matter. Ride the carousel, and then walk the streets of the old village and take in the way that life worked and played at the time. Excellent way to spend part of your afternoon.

Thank WileyFrench
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