Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby

4.6
Walk through a 1920’s Canadian town as you learn and observe the traditional trades at Burnaby Village Museum. The buildings of the town are a mix of original constructions and recreations of older buildings made to house artifacts of the early 20th century. Staff members dress in period clothing as they display traditional artisan skills and live as though it were the 1920s. Visitors can wander the town and view the artifacts, which includes a 1920’s carousel that is available to ride. A restaurant in the village provides food options. Make Burnaby Village Museum a centerpiece of your Burnaby vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Burnaby day trip planning app .
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  • Amazing job this City does every year! They are informative and welcoming and visually they do such a great job with the lights.  more »
  • The heritage village was decorated for Christmas and open after dark. The staff in period costumes were quite knowledgeable. The place is great for families.  more »
  • The Old Sanlitun Museum, free to enter, not a small place, there is a person in every building that matches the time, and the atmosphere
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  • Heritage Christmas is a festive and a must do for families during the holidays. Turn of the century village with period buildings is now decorated for Christmas. It's a great place to go with your loved ones for the holidays. Gate admission is free and lots of free parking. Vintage carousel is under $3/ride. There's a restaurant with hot drinks and light snack to warm you up from the cold and lots of small shops and buildings to explore. Lots of fun and full of history.
  • Such a great place to go! Was a family tradition growing up to come here every Christmas and now I take my husband. I love the live carolers and the costumed actors. They really set the mood. The little cafe is also a great place to stop for a hot drink if you come in the winter time. Make sure to get a ticket for the 100+year old carousel too!
  • An amazing place for the young and old. A must do for the families at Christmas time and even Halloween. The staff are always super helpful and you will learn a lot about history. My wife signed me up for beginner's blacksmithing at the forge here, and it was an unforgettable educational experience. I have a healthy respect for that particular trade, especially the labor involved in making simple things like nails, and hooks.
  • Very friendly staff. We went during the Halloween season where staff dressed the part and they were giving away candy at different "stations," which made it more interesting. I wish though that you could go into the exhibit train that they had, it was closed at the time. They have an indoor merry-go-round! Worth a visit, especially if you have kids.
  • Never disappointed when I come here. Nothing much ever changes but that is the beauty of it, a place frozen in time that is so detailed every visit brings a new surprise to your eye. The forge has got to be my favorite place to visit hands down. It is incredible how they can heat a piece of iron and with a few blows of a hammer and twists of the hand beautifully functional things can be made.

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