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Burnaby Village Museum and Carousel ​
Where History Comes to Life


Step back in time and take a stroll down the streets of our 1920s community. Costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Learn about Chinese Canadian history at the Across the Pacific exhibit, Market Garden and Herbalist medicine shop. Explore Indigenous ways of knowing and learning with our Indigenous educators at the Learning House. Wander through the gardens, take a ride on the vintage 1912 C.W. Parker carousel and treat yourself at the Ice Cream Parlour.

Free admission. Carousel rides are $2.65 each.

Enhance your experience by purchasing an Adventure Guide. Adventurers will experience some of the daily routines and tasks of the 1920s as well as hands-on activities, crafts and puzzles. Plus enjoy a carousel ride! Available for purchase at the gates for $6 each. 

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Please note that effective today, Burnaby Village Museum is closed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. #burnabyvillagemuseum
Renaming a Lake⁣: Settlers’ knowledge of local geography came directly from the deep knowledge of the land held by hənq̓ə̓minə̓m̓ and Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh people. In March of 1859, Indigenous⁣ guides helped Robert Burnaby, Colonel Moody’s personal secretary, and several Royal Engineers up the Brunette River and into the forest to investigate a lake. Although⁣ Indigenous people had used the lake for thousands of years, Colonel Moody named the lake “Burnaby” after the⁣ man he believed discovered it. Robert Burnaby soon moved away, leaving a colonial legacy on a small lake.⁣ ⁣ Burnaby Lake, ca. 1900⁣ Image Source: Heritage Burnaby - BV003.61.3⁣ ⁣ #burnabyvillage #burnabyvillagemuseum #wherehistorycomestolife #burnaby365 #exploreburnaby
Hear the whistle blow! Over Spring Break watch staff demonstrate the type of steam equipment that would have been used to power heavy equipment in sawmills and other industries in early Burnaby.⁣ ⁣ Steam demos take place on Mar 17 & 24. ⁣ ⁣ Spring Break is proudly sponsored by @GlobalBC⁣ ⁣ #explorebc #burnabyvillagemuseum #burnabyvillage #burnaby365 #springbreak #wherehistorycomestolife
During Spring Break, stop by the Indigenous Learning House and learn from Indigenous educators who will be sharing their knowledge of Coast Salish history and culture in Burnaby.⁣ ⁣ Our Indigenous educators will be on-site Tuesdays and Thursdays (March 17, 19, 24 & 26) as well as Saturday and Sunday (March 21 & 22).⁣ ⁣ More information - http://bit.ly/BVM-SpringBreak2020⁣ ⁣ Spring Break is proudly sponsored by @GlobalBC⁣ ⁣ #burnabyvillage #burnabyvillagemuseum


  • Take exit 33 from Hwy 1 to Canada Way, left on Canada Way, right on Deer Lake Ave
  • Transit: Bus 144,123 or 129


Hours and Dates of Operation

2020 Summer Season

May 4 – September 1, Tuesday-Sunday and Statutory Holidays (closed all non-holiday Mondays)

Heritage Christmas 2019:

Nov 23-Dec 13, Monday-Friday
Dec 2 - 1-4:30pm
Saturday & Sun 1-9pm

Dec 14–Jan 3,2020 Daily 1-9pm (closed Dec 24 & 25)

2020 Spring Break:

March 16-27, 11am-4:30pm

Calendar of Events


Phone: 604.297.4565
Website: burnabyvillagemuseum.ca
Email: bvm@burnaby.ca
Address: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T6

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