It was November 19, 1971 that the Burnaby Village Museum was opened by Governor General Roland Michener. The 1920’s village combines heritage and replica buildings in a typical “tram-stop community along the BC Electric Railway.” Costumed townfolk give demonstrations in homes, shops, and at the blacksmith’s, there’s a self-guided tour, and the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel for all to enjoy.
To celebrate their 40th anniversary year, the Burnaby Village Museum has had free admission for residents and visitors since March, 2011.
The village is known for hosting seasonal activities in particular its winter programming. Starting November 26th you can stop by to enjoy their Heritage Christmas.
Where Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Ave)
Tickets Admission is free for their anniversary year but tickets are needed for activities like guided tours ($6) and carousel rides ($2.25).
When November 26, 2011 to January 1, 2012. Open 12:00pm to 4:30pm until December 14, then 12:00pm to 8:00pm December 15 to January 1. The village will be closed December 24th and 25th.
Walk through the decorated village, adorned with boughs and bows, listen to carollers and participate in making some crafts with the kids. Father Christmas will be on hand for visits among storybook scenes and a new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer display. The Footlight Theatre will put on a children’s play and there will be scavenger hunt as well.