Burnaby Village Museum

Take a trip back in time at the Burnaby Village Museum

Barbershop in Burnaby Village Museum
Barbershop in Burnaby Village Museum cc licensed photo by Pentaboxes

Burnaby Village Museum is located at the northeast corner of Deer Lake Park. in the centre of Burnaby. This 10 acre site is a fun place for the whole family to explore. The staff are dressed up in authentic looking costumes which, combined with the historic buildings, will almost convince you that you've been transported back in time almost 100 years.

The village is a replica of the BC Electric Railway tram stop from the 1920s complete with homes, shops and businesses. Adding to immersion of this time period there is even an ice-cream parlour that offers light meals and snacks. The museum is home to a beautifully restored 1912 Carousel that visitors can enjoy riding for a small fee. You'll also see the oldest building in Burnaby still standing, the 1893 Love Farmhouse.

After undergoing a complete restoration project, the 1912 Interurban #1223 Tram is back at the museum. You'll be amazed at the rich interior of lined with hardwoods and brass hardware of this historic transit vehicle that ran through these parts until late in the 1950s.

With over 50,000 artefacts, you'll feel like you are in another era as you explore this fantastic museum — a museum that many visitors to Vancouver never see. With free admission, you have absolutely no reason not to visit this charming village.

Nearby you will find the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and fine dining at the Hart House Restaurant.

Off Season Events

Even though the Burnaby Village Museum operates seasonally from early May through Labour Day (first Monday in September), it also has a couple of off-season openings. For a few days in late October it opens for Haunted Village Theme and in from the last week in November through New Years Day visitors can enjoy the Heritage Christmas. Admission to the latter is free with the exception of carousel rides making this one of the best value family Christmas activities available.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Burnaby Village Museum

Fee: There is no entry fee, however, there is a nominal fee to ride the restored 1912 Carousel

Category: Museums

Address: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3T6

Phone: +1 604-297-4565


Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 44 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating I wish more museums were like this -- things that you can dig into and completely immerse yourself instead of only reading placards inside a hall. There... Read More

Mr. B. Feb-18-2019

3 Star Rating We were in here Just after the re-opening from Covid. Most of the buildings were in accessible in that you couldn't go in to them just stand and look... Read More

Adam B. Aug-09-2020

5 Star Rating Super cool place learned a lot in the printshop too the movie theatre us creepy like a setting for a horror story the drug store is my favorite so many... Read More

Odie O. Nov-29-2019

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Expo LineMetrotown Station1 Minute
Millennium LineSperling Station1 Minute

How to get to Burnaby Village Museum by Skytrain and Bus

From Metrotown Station take the #144 SFU bus and get off at the Heritage Village Stop.

From Sperling Station take the #144 Metrotown bus to the same stop. Note: if boarding at Sperling Station be sure to take the 144 Metrotown, not the 144 SFU - they both pick up in the same bay.

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