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One of Burnaby’s most beloved attractions has confirmed its reopening for the summer season.
Burnaby Village Museum will officially open on May 1 and run through September 6, during the day. Although it is free, to permit social distancing, the event is asking people to book reservations online.
The entire village charm is still there, showcasing life in the 1920’s with your favourite exhibits open. There is always a lot to learn and interact with at Burnaby Village.
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Some Things To Do at Burnaby Village Museum
Shop Like the 1920s
Some of the attractions that have reopened include the Burnaby Lake General Store, where you can learn about popular store purchases in the 1920’s. As well as the newly renovated Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. Herbalist shop, where you can learn the role Chinese medicine has played in shaping communities like Burnaby.
Then get a treat at the Ice Cream Parlour (limited to-go menu items, contactless payment only). As well as shop for unique finds at the Carousel gift shop (1 household allowed in the gift shop at one time, contactless payment only).
Lessons in History
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You can visit the Jesse Love Farmhouse to see what a historical family home looked like. Also, explore the feature exhibit “Across the Pacific”, in The Stride Studios, to learn about Chinese-Canadians in Burnaby. As well, there is an outdoor exhibit called, “Agents of Change” at the Carousel Plaza to share stories of those that took a stand to promote or support social justice.
You can also learn about schooling at the Seaforth School. Many also enjoy visiting the Learning House where Indigenous Educators share their knowledge of Coast Salish history and culture (Not open daily).
Machinery and More
Learn all about what a blacksmith does at Wagner’s Blacksmith Shop. You can also learn about steam power, how it started and its impact today at the Steam Shed (open on Tuesdays).
Furthermore, you can take a look at the Interurban Tram Car #1223 in the Tram Barn. You can also do a self-guided fun and educational scavenger hunt through the village, which you can download before your visit.
Planning Your Visit
Entrance is set to every hour, starting at 11am and ending at 3pm. Online ticket reservation prior to visiting is recommended. Visitors without reservations will only be allowed to enter if there is space available.
Group bookings are restricted to a maximum of six people, and group members should only be of their household or core bubble.
Face masks are recommended at all times, as there indoor exhibits and outdoor areas where physical distancing may not be maintained.
- Exhibits and details are subject to change.
- The Carousel remains closed.
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Burnaby Village Museum Summer 2021
Location: 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Admission is free. Advance online reservations are required.
Time: 11 AM - 4:30 PM
Date: Saturday May 1st, 2021 - Monday September 6th, 2021