Attractions

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.

Village

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

Carousel

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.

Interurban Tram

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.

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