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

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 1:00 – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 1:00 – 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 1:00 – 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 1:00 – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 1:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 – 9:00 PM

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

Phone: (604) 297-4565

Official Website: Burnaby Village Museum


Rated 4.6 out of 5Burnaby Village Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating Wonderful place to visit. Extremely well maintained museum. If you have kids is an fun way to take them back in time. It has a really old Vic be to it. Every season has its own charm. Summer has beautiful flower and veggie patches. Halloween decorations are fun and best are winter lights. This cool place is free to visit during a certain period. Best attractions are the Tram and Carousel 🎠. Intricately hand crafted carousel is a wonder to watch and enjoy. Ample parking space available. Obviously busy on weekends but is worth going at least once in every season. Highly recommended
Chitra Apte - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating A great place to go on weekends, free admission, spacious and interesting architecture with lots of history. Great for young families. Everything was well kept, clean and manicured. The staff there were friendly and actively made conversation and offered demonstrations for visitors. Would even better if there were more parking and food options. Only have a handful of parking at the centre, so you may have to look for residential street parking. Only one cafe there with a very simple menu of hotdogs, coffee and pastries.
Will W - 4 months ago

5 Star Rating Pretty nice experience. Staff were very knowledgeable, and there was a good remake of the town shops and heritage. The circus area was pretty fun too! Will strongly recommend a visit. Expect more than 4 hrs to finish everything.
Jason Foo - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating This Musium is a perfect place to spend a family time and have fun for all ages. Although most of the buildings are replica of the real buildings, but they perfectly shows that part of the history. Walkways and roads are nicely maintained and gardened with fabulous flowers. Carousel with organ music could be amusing for youngsters and nostalgic for older ones! Admission was free and so parking did. I recomend to allocate at least 2 hours for your visit. There was a gift shop next to the carousel. Not much options for food though.
Mehrdad Arastoo - 4 months ago

5 Star Rating Highly recommend, especially if you are interested in Canadian history. Loved all the details and antiques throughout each building. The movie theatre was even playing a silent film. Staff and volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. With free admission, you can’t go wrong. I can’t believe it was free, we would have paid. Spent a few hours here and only spent $10, two rides on the carousel and a couple drinks from the gift shop.
Stacey Sullivan - 6 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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