Celebrate Our Local Waterways World Rivers Day celebrations return to the Burnaby Village Museum on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 11:00am to 4:30pm with entertainment, demonstrations, displays, tours, plus lots of activities for children and adults. Environmental exhibitors with hand-on… more
Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel
- 6501 Deer Lake Ave
- Burnaby, BC V5G 3T6
- Phone: 604.297.4565
Where history comes to life – Stroll down the streets of the 1920s village exploring at your own pace. The village is an open-air museum on a 10-acre site that represents at the typical tram-stop community. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses, and shops. Popular stops include the blacksmith, the print shop, the garden at the farmhouse, and the General Store.
Enjoy the elegance of the recently restored Interurban #1223 tram. It is part of the area’s rich public transportation history. An exciting must for every visitor is a whirl on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel. Rides are accompanied by music from a 1925 Wurlitzer band organ.
Amenities include picnic tables, a gift shop, and an ice-cream parlor which offers a menu for light meals and snacks. The site is wheelchair accessible.
Special Events, Heritage Programs
The museum is open seasonally for the general public and year-round for pre-booked tours. Special events include a Spring Break Scavenger Hunt, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day Fair & Heritage Christmas.
Celebrate 150: Red Serge Days - every Tuesday in July & August, 12noon-2pm, put yourself in a picture with members of Burnaby's RCMP in their splendid red serge
Model T Rides - on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-3pm, our volunteers offer rides around our Village in a 1924 Model T (weather permitting)
First Nations Activities - every Friday in July & August, 12noon-4pm, Coast Salish educators use stories, puppets and maps to depict the importance of Burnaby lands to local First Nations
Butter Churning - every Thursday in July & August, 11am-3pm, help churn then get to taste the butter
Steam Demos - every Friday, 2 & 3:30pm, see and hear the power of steam
Tin Smith Demos - every Sunday, 2 & 3:30pm, metal is cut, curled and crimped.
Gardener-in-Residence - every Tuesday & Wednesday in July & August, come chat with our gardener
First Nations Cultural Presentations - Saturdays in July & August, 12noon-4pm, local Coast Salish community members share their Indigenous culture and history.
Village Tours - Tuesday-Friday, 2pm, join one of our afternoon tours to get the stories behind the history