Visitor Guide

Please note: There are new safety procedures and policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be limited access to inside of exhibit buildings, reduced visitor capacity, and controlled traffic flow through select exhibits. The carousel and gift shop remain closed. View more details »

Information to help plan and enjoy a visit with us.

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Our Village

We’ve created a 1920s Village for you to explore. Costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, shops and businesses. Highlights include:

  • chatting with the teacher in the School house
  • listening to the rhythm of the platen press at the Print Shop
  • watching the blacksmith working at the Forge
  • wandering through the gardens at the Love Farmhouse
  • taking a spin on our 1912 vintage carousel
  • enjoying the elegance of the restored Interuban 1223


Getting Here

Public Transit:

Buses #144, 123 or 129 bring you right by.


on-line map searches using our address will take you to the carousel entrance. Search “Burnaby Village Museum” instead.


From Highway #1,
- take Exit 33 south to Canada Way
- turn left on Canada Way for one block
- turn right on Deer Lake Avenue
- the Museum parking lot is on the right-hand side


Free 3-hour parking is located in the museum parking lot off of Deer Lake Avenue. Parking is limited; please see our website for alternative parking locations.


•   Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not permitted within the site.

Visitor Facilities

•  The Main Entrance and Carousel Pavilion provide reception, information services and washroom facilities. Carousel ticket sales may be purchased at either location. A gift shop is located within the Carousel Pavilion.
•  Light menu options and sweet treats are available for purchase in the Ice Cream Parlour. View Menu »
•  Open-air picnic tables are located throughout the site primarily in our Meadow. No barbeques allowed.


•   Most of the facilities meet wheelchair accessibility standards for ground floors, including washrooms in the Orientation Plaza, Carousel Pavilion and Tram Barn.
•   A paved roadway connects the buildings on the historic grounds, and benches are located throughout the site where you can relax and enjoy the scenery.
•   A wheelchair (manually operated by a companion) is available on loan from the Orientation Plaza.

Language Services

 •   Translations of our Visitor Site map are available in:
Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese & Chinese. 


•  Visitors are welcome to take pictures for personal use only. Photographs cannot be sold, reproduced, transferred,
distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.
•  Visitors taking photos in a way that is considered inappropriate, unsafe, or which impedes other visitor‘s experiences will be asked to refrain from taking photos. Visitors may not use flash inside exhibits.
•  Visitors are allowed to take photos on the Carousel as long as they each pay for a ticket to ride. Non-booked wedding parties/groups do not have exclusive use of the Carousel and should not impede visitor enjoyment of the Carousel. Booked groups may be given up to 2 minutes before the ride begins. 

Contact 604.297.4552 for inquiries about booked photo sessions and prices. more information

General Museum Rules

•   Bicycles, scooters, tricycles, skate boards, roller/in-line skates or shoes with wheels are not permitted on the Museum site.
•  Food is NOT permitted inside the exhibits and display areas.
•  Only alcoholic beverages purchased on premises are permitted and may only be consumed in the designated licensed area.
•  The museum is a non-smoking, non-vaping site.
•  Respect all artifacts on display by not touching them.
•  Parents and/or Guardians must accompany their children at all times.

Social Media

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  • Twitter @bbyvillage
  • Facebook @burnabyvillagemuseum
  • Instagram @burnabyvillagemuseum

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