July 09, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Burns Lake, Museums
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The Lakes District Museum is located on the Yellowhead Highway right beside the Burns Lake Visitor Information Centre; often people get the buildings confused. The Museum is also the "Old Foresrty Home", which was built in 1919, and is part of the in-town Heritage Walking Tour. As you are walking the grounds outside the Museum, you will come to an old building known as the "Bucket of Blood". This old building was originally owned by Barney Mulvaney who was a packer, trapper, and an adventurer who later became a Magistrate. Originally this building was a gambling den and then later served as a home to a number of families in the past. If you go on into the Museum you can learn about why the building is now known as the "Bucket of Blood" and other interesting facts about Burns Lake from the 1940's era and prior. If you are looking for something to fill an afternoon or more, visit the Burns Lake Museum.