One of the most affordable, laid-back, family-friendly places to spend a few hours at in Burnaby, BC is at the Burnaby Village Museum. The Museum was built in 1971 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of British Columbia joining the Confederation of Canada. You can enjoy an entertaining and informative experience at the Burnaby Village Museum.
The site has continued to grow over the years to encompass more buildings and exhibit spaces. Today, the Burnaby Village Museum provides an immersive “life in the 1920s” experience. Discover Burnaby’s historical roots and cultural identity of today through 38 exhibits on 10 acres of park land.
Throughout the year, there are special events and annual holiday celebrations held at the Burnaby Village Museum. This year-round attraction can also be visited at quieter times of the year.
On the grounds, there is a 1912 CW Parker Carousel that provides rides for only $2.65 each. There is also an old-fashioned Ice Cream Parlour, which provides a perfect ending to your day of exploring the village.
While visiting during good weather, you may want to bring a picnic meal for your family, which is encouraged. Most of the Burnaby Village Museum area is located outdoors, however, some of the exhibits have interiors that guests are welcome to explore.
The Ice Cream Parlour can be rented out for private occasions, as can the Carousal Pavilion. There are also private rooms and even an open field available for weddings and other rentals.
For those wishing to purchase a membership to support the Burnaby Village Museum and its efforts, there are some great incentives – including unlimited free carousel rides and discounts at the gift shop.
Best of all, the Burnaby Village Museum makes for an inexpensive day out for families. There is no charge for admission. Check the website for the current operating hours, as they change with the seasons and holidays.