Burnaby Village Museum and Carousel

Canada, British Columbia: Vancouver

Address: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC, V5G 3T6
Information: (604) 293 6501
Phone: (604) 293 6500
Opening hours:
May 4-Sept. 2: 11-16:30
Nov. 23-Dec. 13 & Dec. 31-Jan. 4: 12-17:30
Dec. 14-30: 12-20
Closed Dec. 24 & 25

A visit to Burnaby Village Museum is like stepping into a time machine. This 4-hectare (10-acre) open-air museum features a village, a farmhouse and historic CW Parker Carousel. One will love wondering through its streets, where costumed townspeople welcome into more than 30 picturesque shops and homes. Tour a one-room school-house, a Chinese herbalist store and a blacksmith's shop. Demonstrations, exhibits and displays reveal life as it was in Burnaby back in 1925.

The city's civic museum, Burnaby Village Museum is now one of the largest in BC. The collection was mainly acquired through donations and consists of more than 40,000 artifacts. Some are particularly significant to Burnaby's history, while others represent day-to-day items found in a home or store in the early 1900's.

CW Parker Carousel
One of fewer than 200 hand-carved woven carousels still operating in North America, CW Parker Carousel, was built in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1912. Today, the carousel carries 36 horses, four cat aluminum ponies, a chariot and wheelchair. It was lovingly rebuilt by a volunteer group, Friends of the Carousel, and is accompanied by a 1925 Wurlitzer military band organ. A ride on this stunning carousel, housed in Don Wrigley Pavilion, is an essential part of any visit to Burnaby Village Museum.

Burnaby Village Museum has a permanent gallery space, located in the center of the village, at Stride Studios. Gallery hosts a variety of fascinating theme displays. As you wander around the village, you'll also find window displays and other seasonal exhibits that are changed regularly. The museum also has traveling exhibits for loan.

Heritage Gardens
A walking tour of the Burnaby Village Museum grounds includes the beautifully re-created market garden at the Love Farmhouse and the flower gardens surrounding the stately Elworth residence. Many of the trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables are prize-winning originals and descendants of seeds first planted in the 1920s.

Special Events
Burnaby Village Museum has a calendar filled with specially created family events throughout the year. There will find wonderful live entertainment, heritage crafts, fascinating demonstrations and other great family activities, all included in the price of admission. Event Schedule are as follows:

"Language of Love" Tours February
Carousel Capers March
Opening Weekend May
Mother's Day May
Victoria Day Weekend May
Collector's Weekend June
Father's Day June
Canada Day (free admission) July1
Senior's Weekend July
Summer Camps July & August
BC Day Weekend August
Labor Day Weekend September
Fall Fair/Closing Weekend September
Haunted Deer Lake Tours October
Heritage Christmas November-January


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