Tours, Activities & Demos

There is lots to see and do on-site this summer: new tours, activities and demonstrations. Summer Handout [PDF - 1.2 MB]

Adventure Guide

Everyday 
Explore the Village with our new Adventure Guide. $6 per guide includes activities, puzzles, and a carousel ride.

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.

Celebrate 150: Red Serge Days

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

First Nations Activities

Tuesdays-Fridays, 11am-2pm, May & June
Saturdays, 12noon-4pm, May & June
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
1-3pm, all season 
Enjoy a ride around the Village (weather permitting). By donation.

Steam Equipment Demos

Fridays, 2 & 3:30 all season
See the power of steam firsthand.

School Days

Saturdays and Sundays, 12noon & 3pm, all season
Be a student in a 1920s one-room schoolhouse.

Tinsmithing Demos

Sundays 2 & 3:30pm, all season
Watch our tinsmith cut, crimp, curl.

Quilting Demos

Sundays, 12noon-4pm, May and June
Watch Pacific Spirit Quilter Guild members showcase their talents.

Gardener-in-Residence

Sundays, 12noon-4pm, all season
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 12noon-4pm, July and August
Drop-in on our Gardener-in-Residence and learn how to see, plant, grow, tackle pests, and ensure bountiful harvests.

Pop-Up Library

Fridays, 11am-2pm, July
Come browse, borrow and return library materials

Chinese Calligraphy Activity

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

Auto Shop Apprentice

Tuesdays, 12noon & 1:30pm, July-August 
Join us at the corner garage to learn about vintage mechanics, classic car culture and the Model T Ford.

First Nations Cultural Presentations

Saturdays, 12noon-4pm, July and August
Coast Salish community members share their knowledge about different aspects of Indigenous culture and history.

July 8, Wayne Point, Indigenous Archeology, (Musqueam First Nation)
July 15, T’uy’tanat-Cease Wyss, Aboriginal Medicinal Plant Tours, (Takaya Tours, Tsleil-Waututh First Nation)
July 22, Wayne Point, Indigenous Archeology, (Musqueam First Nation)
July 29, Rickard Fillardeau & Helen Carr, Beading & Wool Weaving, (Kwantlen First Nation)
August 5, T’uy’tanat-Cease Wyss, Aboriginal Medicinal Plant Tours, (Takaya Tours, Tsleil-Waututh First Nation)
August 12, Wayne Point, Indigenous Archeology, (Musqueam First Nation)
August 19, T’uy’tanat-Cease Wyss, Aboriginal Medicinal Plant Tours, (Takaya Tours, Tsleil-Waututh First Nation)
August 26, Rickard Fillardeau & Helen Carr, Beading & Wool Weaving, (Kwantlen First Nation)
September 2, Weaving

 

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