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

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

Burnaby Village Museum Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Address: 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T6, Canada

Phone: (604) 297-4565

Official Website: Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Museum Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating We're huge fans of the Burnaby Village Museum and are very grateful to the city, staff, and volunteers that run it and keep it so welcoming/interesting! In the summer, it's a peaceful place to walk around. In the fall, there is the super Halloween event and then of course, at Christmas, it's the best. Each time we go, we learn a little bit more about life in Burnaby 100 years or so ago & have so much fun going into the little shops and chatting with staff. My only suggestion to the museum is that for the Halloween and Christmas events, have music playing in the background throughout the village. And for visitors, this year, the wait for the carousel was an hour at Christmas time - I suggest going on it in the summer when there isn't as long as a wait. Overall, highly recommend the Burnaby Village Museum, this is a huge hidden gem!!!!
Mike M - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Great attractive museum, good for families. The museum presents a reconstruction of institutions from over a hundred years ago, such as a bank, the post office, a train station, movie teather (show movie without sound like in the past) and more. I visited here during the weekend of December 2023 and the place decorated nicely for the Christmas. The entrance is for free. There is a carousel (also reconstruction) for children that cost money. The line to the carousel was long (approximately one hour). They told us that it's because we came on December and on May for example no line at all. There is also a line to see Santa. There are coffee houses in the museum. There is a parking lot for free and its full. Hard to find parking spots. Really nice and recommended to visit.
Gal N - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Great attractive museum, good for families. The museum reconstructs the Burnaby community and institutions from the 1920s, such as a bank, the post office, a train station, a house, a cabin, a school, a bakeshop and more. I visited here in December 2023 and the place was decorated nicely for the Christmas season. The entrance is free. There is a carousel. It's worth a visit.
Melody A. - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating My daughter and I went to Heritage Village for the Christmas vibe. Really enjoyed ourselves as we always do. It was nice to get out in the fresh air and see so many pretty lights. We really enjoyed the popcorn and apples. Very tasty and surprisingly decent priced .
Mandy M - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating It is fun to be able to see what things have been like in the past, it has a very good atmosphere. You can see people explaining to you what you see and giving you curious facts. Everything is well signposted and clean. There were many children on my visit, so you had to be careful not to bump into any of them. There are many things to see and learn.
Mario Tovilla - 4 months ago

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Skytrain and Bus Line Nearest Station Walking Time
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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