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Burnaby Village Museum and Carousel ​
Where History Comes to Life

Stroll down the streets of our 1920s village exploring heritage and replica buildings.  Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. 

Popular stops include a chat with the blacksmith, a demonstration in the print shop, a wander through the garden at the farmhouse and a visit with the clerk at the General Store.  Be sure to take in the elegance of the Interurban #1223.

An exciting must for every visitor is a whirl on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel. Rides are accompanied by music from a Wurlitzer Band Organ.

NEW  The Village Adventure Pack - To fully experience the Village, try our NEW Adventure Pack! The Adventure Guide leads you through hands on creative activities and exploration adventures at 6 locations.  Two rides on our marvelous 1912 CW Parker Wurlitzer Carousel (because one is never enough) are included, as well a large ice cream cone from our authentic Ice Cream Parlour, plenty of flavors to choose from!  At the end of the day, a canvas adventure bag, carousel magnet, Burnaby Village Museum reusable water bottle and, of course your completed Adventure Guide will make wonderful mementos. Purchase your Adventure Pack along with another attraction and save!

Amenities include picnic tables, a gift shop, and an ice-cream parlour which offers a menu for light meals and snacks.

Visit our website:  burnabyvillagemuseum.ca


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Happy #HeritageWeek! Today we're featuring what is possibly the most recognizable heritage house in Burnaby and one that many of you have visited to enjoy a fine-dining experience. The F.J. Hart Estate, 'Avalon,' includes 5.26 hectares of lakefront property now located within Deer Lake Park, an Arts and Crafts/Tudor Revival styled mansion and an associated later outbuilding. The mansion was built in 1912 for the family of Frederick John Hart, by Burnaby architect Frank William Macy and is now, in the true sense of standing the test of time, the home of Hart House Restaurant. -- #burnabyvillagemuseum #heritageweek #heritageburnaby @tourism_burnaby @hellobc
Happy #HeritageWeek! This municipal work crew was photographed on Edmonds Street at Humphries Avenue in 1912. The sign reads, "Corporation of Burnaby. Road Closed. By order of Board of Works." -- “Optimism is the word that applies to the whole community of East Burnaby. The many improvements carried out by the council during the past two years had been the means of making East Burnaby a thriving settlement, and hence one and all are optimistic as to its future. In the clearing and building line, many fine new homes are being erected. East Burnaby has an altitude of 600 feet above sea level and with the advantage ofa southerly aspect, cannot be beaten as a location forthe home-seeker who desires a first-rate site with every civic convenience. Real estate values have advanced with the times, and… a notable feature is the number of better-class houses that are being built in this locality, which proves that East Burnaby is becoming very much alive and elevated.” ~ The British Columbian : December 26, 1911 p. 26 “ East Burnaby’s Big Advance” -- #burnabyvillage #heritagebc #heritageburnaby @tourism_burnaby @cdnheritage @hellobc
Happy #HeritageWeek BC! We're featuring a "new" old photo everyday to celebrate! The theme this year is "Heritage Stands the Test of Time." --- St. John the Divine Church, located at 3891 Kingsway, is valued as a symbol of the traditions of early Burnaby pioneers and as the oldest surviving church building in the city. Established in 1899, St. John was the first church in the community and was located at a prominent intersection of the old Vancouver-Westminster Road (now Kingsway) and the British Columbia Electric Railway’s interurban station at Central Park. The first St. John church was destroyed by fire, and was rebuilt at the same location in 1904-05. Serving for many years as an Anglican church, it is currently the home of the International Faith Gospel Fellowship. -- #burnabyvillage #heritageweek @tourism_burnaby @cdnheritage
Join us, this upcoming Family Day, for some family fun at the carousel. We have organized a program with young families in mind: - Stories on Wheels- entertainment for the whole family - Children's Art Activities - Heritage Games - AND unlimited Carousel Rides Monday, February 12, 11am-2pm | $6.50 per person ($5.85 per member) Drop-ins are welcome provided there is space. Pre-register to avoid disappointment. To register: call 604-297-4565 (quote program code #456907) #burnabyvillagemuseum #burnabyvillage #cwparkercarousel #bcfamilyday #familyday #vancouverattractions @hellobc @tourism_burnaby @vancouverattractions


  • 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

2018 Spring Break:
March 12 - 25 - 11:00am - 4:30pm

2018 Summer Season:
May 5 - September 3  -Tuesday to Sunday, and Statutory Holidays (closed all non-holiday Mondays)    11:00am - 4:30pm

Heritage Christmas 2017:  Note later opening times
November 18 - December 8, Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm - 9:00pm
December 9 - January 1, 2018 Daily 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed December 24 and 25

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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