Where History Comes to Life – stroll down the streets of our 1920s tram-stop community. Our village is a combination of heritage and replica buildings on a 10-acre site. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses, and shops. Popular stops include a chat with the teacher in the schoolhouse, demonstrations in the print shop and a visit with the clerk at the General store. The restored Interurban #1223 is a must see and a whirl on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel is a thrill. Amenities include picnic tables, a gift shop and an ice-cream parlour offering light meals and snacks.
Spring Break Opening
Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is throwing open their gates for 11 fun days this Spring Break, March 19-29, 2018. Gate admission is free and carousel rides are only $2.65 each. Stroll down the streets of their 1920s village, explore the gardens, chat with costumed townsfolk, and take in a demonstration or two. Enjoy a ride on the vintage carousel and top your visit off with a treat from the Ice Cream Parlour.
Every day during Spring Break
- explore the interurban tram, pick up a take-home craft
- hear and smell coffee being ground in the General Store
- Ruby’s Lunch (Seaforth School) learn about a ‘lunch pail’ and what it would have contained
- step into the Multipurpose Room to enjoy some toys and books
Burnaby Village Museum has two awesome add-ons to enhance your visit. Add an Adventure Guide for only $6. The Guide will lead Adventurers through hands-on activities, crafts, and puzzles. There is matching, exploring, and creating activities around the Village. The Guide includes one carousel ride. Recommended for ages 8+ (or 5+ with an adults help).
For extra fun, try the brand new Village Adventure Pack. For $19.50 you get all the goodies in the Adventure Guide, plus two rides on the carousel (because one is never enough), a large ice cream cone from the authentic Ice Cream Parlour, a canvas adventure bag, carousel magnet, and reusable Burnaby Village Museum water bottle. It’s a great keepsake of your visit to the Village.
Consider the benefits of membership! Annual memberships include unlimited carousel rides, 15% discount on Gift Shop purchases, free admission to Haunted Village and invitations to members-only events.
There are all sorts of special events happening daily at the Village Museum, from hands-on crafts and demonstrations to fun activities like butter making.