Summer season starts May 4, 2019
11:00am – 4:30pm, daily
Burnaby Village Museum
6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Cost: Free admission, carousel rides $2.65 each.
If you’re looking for some fun activities this summer that won’t break the bank, make sure to put the Burnaby Village Museum on your summer bucket list!
Staring May 4, the Burnaby Village Museum opens for their summer season and families are welcome to explore this fascinating heritage village. There are so many things to discover with each visit: from checking out the blacksmithing shop, learning about the Coast Salish history, testing their green thumb in the market gardens and visiting a traditional Chinese herbal medicine shop, to experiencing life in a 1920’s schoolhouse, churning your own butter and even using an old-fashioned washboard, wringer and sock stretcher to do laundry! Kids will love getting hands-on and parents will appreciate the summer history lessons, too!
This year, the Burnaby Village Museum is excited to launch a new exhibition called Across the Pacific, which features stories, photographs, and artifacts illustrating the history and legacy of Chinese migration to Burnaby from the 1880s to 1970s. Visitors can experience the stories of Burnaby’s Chinese-Canadian families in English, Chinese and Cantonese village dialect.
A visit to the Burnaby Village Museum is not complete without cooling off in the ice cream parlour for some light snacks and sweet treats! And don’t forget to take a couple spins on the restored C.W. Parker Carousel from 1912 (carousel rides are $2.65).
With free gate admission and tons of daily and pop-up activities and demonstrations, the Burnaby Village Museum is a must-do (more than once!) this summer.
Before you visit, make sure to check out their website for up-to-date information on daily activities and demonstrations.