Canada Day

Date: July 1, 2018 (11:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Canada Day Cupcakes

It's a Party!

Burnaby Village Museum hosts Burnaby's Official Canada Day celebrations offering visitors the backdrop of its 1920s village streets, multi-cultural family entertainment including musicians, entertainers, displays & demonstrations. Admission is free. (Carousel rides are $2.65)

Be sure to bring your camera and pose for a picture with our 1920s roving characters or with members of the Burnaby RCMP detachment, in their splendid red serge uniforms. Join the album on Instagram; post using #CelebrateBurnaby

All Day Fun

  • Display – Then and Now: Stride Studios
  • Enjoy a ride on the carousel. Last ride at 4:15
  • Heritage Milestones: Carousel Ride Line
  • Canada 150 Quilt Challenge Display by Pacific Spirit Quilters' Guild
  • Take home personal birthday wishes to Canada presented by Tian-Jin Temple
  • Face Painting by Volunteer Burnaby
  • First Nations Activity Centre
  • Film: Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia at Central Park Theatre
  • Hear the platen press in action: The Burnaby Post
  • Watch the blacksmith working in the forge: Wagner’s Blacksmith Shop
  • Chat with the teacher in the school house: Seaforth School
  • Photo Ops with 1920s Characters - ranger, bathing beauties & Homesteaders
  • Recycling Demonstrations

Timed Activities and Entertainment*




11:15-12noon Coastal Wolf Pack
(Salish Singers & Dancers)
Vorce Stage
12noon Academie Duello Sword Demos Elworth Lawn
12-12:30pm Rene Hugo Sanchez & Friends Orchard Stage
12:15-12:40pm Tian-Jin Temple
(Chinese Drums & Dancers)
Hill Street
12:45-1:30pm Kokoma African Heritage Ensemble
(African Drums & Dancers)
Vorce Stage
1:00-1:45pm Celtic Lasses - Fiddling Orchard Stage
1:15pm Academie Duello Sword Demos Elworth Lawn
1:45-1:55pm Parade - Colour Party
led by piper Jim Leonard
Village Streets
1:55-2:25pm Official Ceremonies Vorce Stage
2:30-3:30pm Cupcakes Meadow
2:15-2:45pm Rene Huogo Sanchez & Friends Orchard Stage
2:30pm Academie Duello Sword Demos Elworth Lawn
2:45-3:30pm  Will Stroet Vorce Stage
3:15-4:00pm Celtic Lasses - Fiddling Orchard Stage
3:45-4:15pm Rene Huogo Sanchez & Friends Vorce Stage
4:15pm Last Carousel Ride  
4:30pm Site Closes  


*Subject to change without notice.

Complete information on our celebration, including printable schedule and artists bios, use this link [PDF - 1.2 MB].