The smell of mini donuts permeates the air as I step out of the heritage carousel pavilion at Burnaby Village Museum. I usually enter the back way, through the gift shop, and past the Elworth house toward the Interurban Tram Barn. Suddenly I’m in old timey Burnaby, passing carollers on Hill Street and catching a show at the bandstand next to the Concord Social sleigh.
Photos from Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village
There’s a hum of activity inside the Ice Cream Parlour, at supper time on a weekend, and Burnaby Lake General Store is hopping. Evergreen boughs line the street, and lights twinkle in the trees.
It’s craft time in the old real estate office and when John and I loop down Brookfield lane, past Bell’s Dry Goods, we hear the bubble of a rain-fuelled Deer Lake Brook. We cross the bridge and enjoy a musical performance at the Orientation Plaza, before taking in more light displays in the orchard.
Crossing back over the bridge, we spot some HBC stripes on some bears behind Tom Irvine’s house then we duck into the Interurban Tram Barn for an interpretive history talk.
Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum is not only a fun and festive light display, it’s a stroll down memory lane and a lively lesson in local history.
Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum
Admission: FREE! Carousel rides are $2.65
Address: 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
When: Now until December 14, 2018 Monday to Friday, 1:00pm to 5:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1:00pm to 9:00pm. December 15, 2018 to January 4, 2019 Daily 1:00pm to 9:00pm, closed December 24 & 25.
Miss604 is a proud sponsor of Heritage Christmas 2018-2019