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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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Celebrating #BCHeritageWeek - February 18 - 24. Today we're sharing a photograph of the Ross Service Station, located at Douglas Road and Grandview Highway (now Canada Way). The station was built, owned and operated by Fred Ross. Fred built, owned and operated the Ross Service Station on Douglas Road, established in 1922 or 1923. The station property ran from Douglas Road up to the Douglas Road School’s fence line. After the municipality appropriated part of the property in the 1930s to create a junction for the new Grandview Highway and existing Douglas Road, Fred got permission to build an upper station with two more pumps. The driveway curved down to the station from where Sprott Street now joins Canada Way and rejoined that road near its junction with Douglas Road. At Ross Service Station, Fred did automobile repairs and used the family car, a Studebaker Commander, as a towing vehicle. He created a garden north of the service station on the upper level where he grew chrysanthemums and daises. Source: Heritage Burnaby, Item No. 358-001 -- #explorebc #explorecanada #burnaby364 #heritageburnaby #heritagebc
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Celebrating #BCHeritageWeek from February 18 - 24. As it's snowing today, we thought we'd share a snowy scene from the archives! This photo was taken in 1923, looking over Deer Lake and the snow-covered ground towards the Frederick and Alice Hart mansion known as the Avalon Estate, known today as the Hart House Restaurant. In the foreground the Hart's cottage is visible; it was built near Deer Lake in 1904 as a summer retreat for the Hart family. Eventually, the family decided to reside at Deer Lake year-round and began building the large estate visible in the centre of the photograph. In 1917, Mr. and Mrs. Hart were devastated when their son, Kingsley was killed in World War I and so they sold Avalon to Montague and Ethel Moore. The Moore's continued with improvements to the estate and renamed it Rosedale Gardens. Just to the right of the estate can be seen a home at 5140 Sperling Avenue which later became the Gayton house. To the right of that, what was originally the cottage belonging to Harriet and Maude Woodward is visible. At the time of this photograph, the cottage was being used as the Burnaby Lake United Church. Source: HeritageBurnaby. Item No. 020-003 -- #explorebc #explorecanada #burnaby365 #heritageburnaby
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We're celebrating #BCHeritageWeek from February 18 - 24. One of the most notorious landmarks in Burnaby was the Royal Oak Hotel, constructed around 1891 at the present-day northeast corner of Kingsway and Royal Oak. Levis Morrison built the hotel, then sold out to Charles Cridland, whose poor hotel reputation prompted Burnaby council to hire its second police constable. The hotel continued to operate until 1973 when it was demolished to build a Safeway store. For more information about British Columbia's Heritage Week please visit: https://heritagebc.ca/events-activities/heritage-week/ Source: HeritageBurnaby -- #heritagebc #bcheritage #heritageburnaby #burnabyvillage #burnabyvillagemuseum
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It’s BC Heritage Week and from February 18 – 24 we’ll be celebrating by sharing a daily photo from Burnaby's history. The theme of this year's heritage week is “The Tie That Binds." Today's photograph was taken between 1925 and 1930, looking east along Dundas Street with 3738 Dundas Street the first home visible. Those trees are definitely a lot taller now! (source: http://HeritageBurnaby.ca, Item No. 476-007, Accession Number BHS2005-8) For more information about British Columbia's Heritage Week please visit: @heritagebccanada -- #heritagebc #burnabyvillage #burnabyvillagemuseum #heritageburnaby

Directions

  • 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

Heritage Christmas 2018:
November 24 – December 14, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm -5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm-9:00pm
December 15-January 4, 2019, Daily, 1:00pm-9:00pm
Closed December 24 and 25

2019 Spring Break:
March 18-29, 11am-4:30pm

2019 Summer Season
May 5 – September 2, Tuesday-Sunday and Statutory Holidays (closed all non-holiday Mondays)
11am-4:30pm
Calendar of Events


Contact

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

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