Histories of Burnaby's diverse communities are packed into a 10-acre site at Burnaby Village Museum.

Planning your visit

Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore.

Patrons are free to wander the streets and explore the 38 exhibits at their own pace during our open season, while our interpreters and educators welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, shops and businesses.

Interested in participating in a program or booking a group tour? These are available all year round! We also offer a variety of school programs during the school year – check out our school programs page to learn more. 

Read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

Our exhibits

The village is an open-air museum with 38 exhibits to explore, including period-specific homes, businesses and a traditional schoolhouse. 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.

To see the whole site, visit our interactive map.

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.

Museum guidelines and reminders 

  • Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not permitted on site.
  • The museum is a non-smoking, non-vaping site.
  • Bicycles, scooters, tricycles, skateboards, 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.
  • Parents and/or guardians must accompany their children at all times.


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