|BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM
This was a favorite to bring our twin boys when
they were young. The museum recreates a
turn-of-the-20th-century town with houses, shops,
and a theater.
The entrance building houses a vintage 1912
carousel - the highlight for the kids. The carousel
has an interesting history, having started life in
Leavenworth, Kansas, traveled all around the US
and Canada with a carnival, and ended here in
The attic of one of the houses holds a playroom full
of wooden toys. The kids love it and the toys
remind you how kids used to play before
electricity, plastics, and video games. They are still
the best toys.
On busy weekends, the village features
entertainment. Pictured here was a very amusing
street entertainer singing funny songs. Another
time we saw a vaudeville show in the village's
End your visit at the cafe and ice cream parlour.
Burnaby Village Museum
by Bob Kelly