Summer Season

May 4 to September 2

11 am-4:30 pm (last admission 4 pm), Tuesday to Sunday plus statutory holidays 

Admission is free. Carousel rides $2.52 + tax (last ride 4:15 pm). 

Please note: Main entrance closed due to bridge construction. Please enter through the carousel entrance. View map [PDF - 2 MB].

Burnaby Village Museum opens its summer season on May 4. Visit our feature exhibit: Truths Not Often Told: Being South Asian in Burnaby and the traveling exhibit: OVERCASTE curated by the Public Justice Society.

Explore historical exhibits and live demonstrations including seeing and smelling coffee beans ground by hand at the Burnaby Lake General Store. Play Mahjong, a Chinese game of strategy, skill, and summation at the Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee herbalist shop. Watch the blacksmith heat and hammer metal objects in Wagner’s Blacksmith Shop. Take a ride on the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel and enjoy a picnic lunch in the meadow or grab a meal or snack at Mai’s Cafe.

Daily activities include:

Scavenger Hunt
Throughout the site
Pick up your scavenger hunt at the gates and explore the scents of South Asia.

Bell’s Basics
Bell’s Dry Goods
Learn about matching, measuring and patterning fabrics.

Coffee Grinding
General Store
See and smell the coffee beans ground by hand.

Cedar Basket
Love Farmhouse
Learn about Hazel’s cedar basket.

Ruby’s Lunch
Seaforth School
What is in Ruby’s lunch? Find out at the schoolhouse.

Blacksmithing
Blacksmith Shop
Watch the metalsmith heat and hammer metal objects.

Weekly activities include:

Gardener in Residence
Orchard
Plant, pull, weed and seed seasonal veggies in the market garden.
Sundays 12-4 pm

Bell’s Basics with The Quilters
Bell’s Dry Goods
Learn about matching, measuring and patterning fabrics with The Quilters’ Guild as they showcase their knowledge and talents.
Tuesdays (times tbc)

Storytime
Indigenous Learning House
Engage imaginations through story telling
Tuesdays 2 pm

Steam Demo
Steam Shed
Learn about how steam pressure runs machinery.
Wednesdays throughout the day.

Indigenous Outdoor Games
Meadow
Participate in a variety of fun hands-on sports games.
Thursdays 2 pm

Mahjong
Herbalist
Participate in this Chinese game of strategy, skill, and summation.
Fridays 1-3 pm

Coast Salish Seed Balls
Brookfield Hall
Make a seed  ball with Coast Salish plant seeds.
Saturdays 2:15 pm

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