Tours, Activities & Demos

There's Lots to See and Do

Scheduled Activities      Pop Up Activities

Scheduled Activities

Village Tour
Tuesday - Friday, 2pm
Enjoy a guided tour of the Village. Topics change daily. 30-45 minutes, space is limited, sign up at the Main Village Entrance.

Red Serge Days
Tuesdays, 12noon-2pm,  July and August
Put Yourself in a Picture! Burnaby RCMP in their splendid red serge will on site and ready to meet, greet and pose with visitors.

Indigenous ActivitiesIndigenous Activities
Fridays, 12noon-4pm, July & August 
Learn from our Coast Salish educators about the importance of Burnaby lands to local first nations through stories, puppets and maps.

Model T Car Rides
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm, all season 
Enjoy a ride around the Village (weather permitting). By donation.

Steam Equipment Demos
Fridays & Saturdays, all day 
See and hear the power of steam firsthand.

School Days
Saturdays & Sundays, 12noon & 3pm.
Be a student in a 1920s one-room schoolhouse.

Staying Stylish at Bell's Dry Goods
Sundays, all day

Tinsmith Demos
Tuesday-Friday, all day.
Watch our tinsmith cut, crimp, curl.

Quilting Demos
Various Saturdays & Sundays, 12noon-4pm, May & June
Watch Pacific Spirit Quilter Guild members showcase their talents.

Saturdays, 11am-3pm, May & June
Wednesdays, 11am -3pm, July & August
Drop-in on our Gardener-in-Residence and learn how to seed, plant, grow, tackle pests, and ensure bountiful harvests.

Chinese Calligraphy Activity
Fridays, 12-4pm, August
Explore the beauty of this ancient art and create your own calligraphy master piece.

Butter Churning
Thursdays, 11am-3pm, July & August
Here's your chance to churn AND taste butter!

Burnaby Summer Theatre
Thursdays, 12noon & 1:30pm, July 5-August 2
Join us for a show based on the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. In partnership with Burnaby Arts Council.

Pop Up Activities

Chances are you'll discover some of these special activities on site throughout the season:Wash Day

  • grinding coffee
  • using stereoscope to visit far away places
  • schoolyard games
  • washing clothes with an old-fashioned washboard
  • a Model T apprentice mechanic 
  • a close shave in the Barbershop