Centuries of history are packed into a 10-acre site at Burnaby Village Museum.
The village is an open-air museum with 38 exhibits to explore, including period-specific homes, businesses and a traditional schoolhouse.
The Museum also offers a space for visitors to learn about First Nations, whose relationship with the land predates the arrival of colonial settlers. At the Indigenous learning house, visitors will form a better understanding of the significance of the land from an Indigenous perspective.
The village may look like an authentic tram-stop community from the 1920s, but it is actually a faithful re-creation.
Every building is decorated with period-appropriate accessories to entertain and educate visitors both young and old. As you tour the village, watch for these businesses of a bygone era:
- Wagner's Blacksmith Shop
- Way Sang Yeun Wat Kee, Chinese Herbalist
- Seaforth School
- Treble Clef Phonographs
The crown jewel of the Burnaby Village Museum is the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel, which visitors can ride for $2.65.
Next to the carousel, visitors can browse the gift shop for historical trinkets and treasures.
More than half a century after it carried people across the Lower Mainland, the majestic Interurban tram car 1223 now resides in a special display area at Burnaby Village Museum.