June 21

Date: June 21, 2017 (11:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

NOTE: Starting at 2pm today, there will be a partial-site closure.

Displays, demonstrations and exhibits along Hill Street will not be available after 2pm today. This includes the Blacksmith, Printshop, General Store, Multi-purpose Room, Royal Bank, Stride Studio and the Chinese Herbalist.

The Victorians are coming!

We are hosting two special guests this afternoon. Gabriel and Sarah Chrisman will be visiting the Village between 2-4pm. The Chrisman's follow a Victorian-Era lifestyle, corsets and all, and will be hopping in the Model T for a ride around the Village (weather permitting). Gabriel and Sarah will be available to interact with visitors and will be happy to answer questions about their Victorian lifestyle.

Although, our era is the 1920s and not ‘Victorian’, we are looking forward to comparing and contrasting the two time periods.

Burnaby Celebrates 125 Years

Visit our Stride Studios gallery to see Burnaby Then and Now, a display of historic photographs showing how the community has changed over the past 125 years. The exhibition features historic photographs of well-known landmarks, presented alongside present-day photographs of the same locations.

Every Day Activities


  • Climb on board the electric tram: Interurban Tram Barn
  • Enjoy a ride on the Carousel (last ride at 4:15pm)
  • Scavenger hunt activity: Pick up a clue sheet at the Main Gate or the Carousel Entrance (until 2pm)
  • Hear the platen press in action: The Burnaby Post (until 2pm)
  • Watch the blacksmith: Wagner's Blacksmith Shop (until 2pm)
  • Visit the teacher in the school house: Seaforth School
  • Stop in at the Love Farmhouse plus wander through the surrounding gardens
  • Note all the 'modern' amenities original to the 1922 Elworth House



Time Activity Location
11am-2pm First Nations Activities Multi-Purpose Room
1-3pm Model T Car Rides
(by donation)
at the Tram Plaza
*weather permitting
2pm Village Tour (free) Sign up at the Main Entrance

A Guide to our Whole Summer

We've collected lots of information on our demonstrations, activities, special events, and programs into one spot. Guide to the Summer [PDF - 1.2 MB]

*Subject to change without notice