About Us

We are a place Where History Comes to Life – stroll down the streets of our 1920s tram-stop community. 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 and a visit with the clerk at the General store. The restored Interurban #1223 is a must see and a whirl on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel is a thrill. Amenities include picnic tables, a gift shop and an ice-cream parlour offering meals and snacks.


The Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel (BVM) was established in 1971 as Heritage Village and the name was officially changed to Burnaby Village Museum in 1984. Originally governed by a society, the museum became part of the City's Parks and Recreation Department in 1990. Learn more by checking out our History page.


The museum has significant relationships with Canadiana Costume Society, Friends of the Carousel, and the Burnaby Historical Society.


There are several videos from around the village; from a 3Rs school program to the history of the carousel.


Volunteering at the Village is educational, rewarding, challenging and fun! Find out more.


The museum has several publications from its Policy document to Annual Reports and Newsletters.


Financial support from the community allows us to be a unique resource and service for residents and visitors in preserving, celebrating and interpreting our local cultural heritage. Learn more about making a donation today.

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Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is a place where history comes to life – Stroll down the streets of a 1920s village exploring at your own pace.