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. The Carousel is currently closed. We anticipate to reopen the Carousel during Step 4 of BC's Restart Plan.
Next to the Carousel, shop for unique, historical finds and sweet treats at the Carousel gift shop (1 household allowed in the gift shop at one time, contactless payment only)
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.