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Burnaby is one of British Columbia's most diverse communities.

Its museums enable visitors to learn about early 20th-century life in Burnaby, the contributions of different ethnic groups and the flair of its local artists.

Burnaby Village Museum

The Burnaby Village Museum is a 4ha/10ac, open-air collection of heritage and replica buildings in Deer Lake Park that recaptures life in the 1920s. Climb aboard the restored Interurban Tram #1223, pick up a snack at the ice cream parlour, or interact with costumed interpretive guides at the general store, smithy or print shop. Don't forget to take a ride on the 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel, which swirls with 36 brightly coloured horses to the tune of a 1925 Wurlitzer organ.

The Burnaby Village Museum is located at 6501 Deer Lake Avenue. It's open from May to early September.  There are also special "Haunted Village" (pre-Halloween) and "Heritage Christmas" (late November to early January) events.

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17 Museums in Burnaby

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Beaty Biodiversity Museum - Vancouver

2212 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6T 1Z4
Websitehttp://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-827-4955

Fall in love with the diversity of life as you explore over 500 natural history exhibits & stare through the jaws of the largest creature ever to live on Earth, a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton! The museum houses six major collections including fish, fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians & plant specimens from around British Columbia & the world. Drop-in public programs include activity stations, tours, crafts, puppet shows & more. The museum also hosts interesting lectures, workshops & temporary art exhibits. Visit our website for more information. Also check out UBC Botanical Garden & Greenheart Canopy Walkway.

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Burnaby Village Museum - Burnaby

6501 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby, British Columbia
V5G 3T6
Websitehttp://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-297-4565

Where history comes to life. Stroll down the streets of our 1920s village exploring the heritage & replica buildings. Period costumed townsfolk give demonstrations in the homes, businesses & shops: watch the blacksmith at forge, listen to the rhythm of the platen press, mind the teacher in the schoolhouse, catch an old movie in the theatre & hear stories about the Love family and their Farmhouse. Be sure to take in the elegance of the Interurban #1223; a mode of transportation ahead of its time. A ride on the 1912 CW Parker Carousel is sure to please both the young and the young at heart. The village grounds include gardens, and grassy meadow and fish-bearing brook.

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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site - Richmond

12138 Fourth Ave
Richmond, British Columbia
V7E 3J1
Websitehttp://www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com
Toll-free
Phone604-664-9009

Situated atop wooden pilings over the mighty Fraser River, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is one of the few remaining 19th century salmon canneries in BC. In its heyday, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was the largest building of its kind & the leading producer of canned salmon in BC. Now a dynamic fishing museum, step inside & become immersed in the sights, sounds & stories of the West Coast fishing industry. Guided tours & interactive exhibits will help you explore Canada's West Coast fishing industry. Leave some time to browse the wide selection of merchandise in our Gift Shop.

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Museum of Anthropology - Vancouver

6393 NW Marine Dr
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6T 1Z2
Websitehttp://www.moa.ubc.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-827-5932

The Museum of Anthropology houses one of the world's finest displays of First Nations art in a spectacular building overlooking mountains & sea. We also host major temporary exhibits & display over 10,000 objects from around the world in our new Multiversity Galleries. Enjoy gallery tours (free with admission), exciting public programs, an elegant shop, Cafe MOA & our beautiful new outdoor reflecting pool.

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Museum of Vancouver - Vancouver

1100 Chestnut St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 3J9
Websitehttp://www.museumofvancouver.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-736-4431

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions & programs that encourage dynamic conversations about what Vancouver was, is & can be. Permanent exhibitions tell the city's stories from the early 1900s to the late 1970s. At the MOV you'll experience art, contemporary issues & history. Tours of exhibitions take place the first Thursday of each month. The MOV is located in Kitsilano's scenic Vanier Park along with the HR MacMillan Space Centre & Vancouver Maritime Museum, our beautiful 1960s building is a must-see for architecture lovers & is set against a spectacular vista of ocean, city skyline & mountains.

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Roedde House Museum - Vancouver

1415 Barclay St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6G 1J6
Websitehttp://www.roeddehouse.org
Toll-free
Phone604-684-7040

Roedde House Museum, in Vancouver's West End, is a late-Victorian house in the Queen Anne revival style. Built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde, the city's first bookbinder, it has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-to-day life of a middle class pioneer family at the turn of the last century. Unlike many heritage houses, the rooms are not roped off or behind glass & some of the artifacts may be handled with care.

The Museum offers guided Tea & Tour Sundays, concerts series, & other cultural events. Check our website for events & exceptional closures.

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Vancouver Art Gallery - Vancouver

750 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2H7
Websitehttp://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-662-4700

A world-class art encounter waits at the Vancouver Art Gallery. From historical masters to groundbreaking contemporary artists, this internationally acclaimed art museum in the heart of the city offers Vancouver's top cultural experience. Be sure to save time for the locally-loved Gallery Café and fabulous Gallery Store!

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Vancouver Maritime Museum - Vancouver

1905 Ogden Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1A3
Websitehttp://www.vanmaritime.com
Toll-free
Phone604-257-8300

Discover the history & maritime traditions of the Pacific Coast. Step back in time to 1944 on board St Roch, Canada's celebrated RCMP Arctic schooner. Wander the ship's narrow corridors where you are one of the crew on her second & most famous voyage through the treacherous Northwest Passage. Explore many exhibits such as shipwrecks, early fur trade, deep ocean exploration & more. Young at heart will entertain & experience the fun of Children's Maritime Discovery Centre & classic vessels in Heritage Harbour. Minutes from downtown at south end of Burrard St Bridge & a short stroll to Granville Island.

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Arts & Cultural Guide to British Columbia - New Westminster

Websitehttp://www.art-bc.com
Toll-free888-981-9886
Phone604-521-7887

The Arts & Cultural Guide to BC is a free bi-annual full-colour guide to over 400 art galleries, museums, studios, gardens, wineries, heritage & cultural sites found in BC. Copies of this indispensable guide for the culture-loving traveller can be found at over 700 locations throughout BC; at visitor information centres, airports, BC Ferries & over 400 arts & cultural locations displaying the 'ART-BC Recommended' logo on premises...your assurance of an authentic experience.

For the lover of theatre, music, art walks, exhibits, museums & wine, the on-line guide is only as far away as your mobile device. The Arts & Cultural Guide to BC is your resource to create your own self-guided discovery of the unique cultural footprints of BC's diverse communities. Our communities, our culture, yours to discover!

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Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art - Vancouver

639 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 2G3
Websitehttp://www.billreidgallery.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-682-3455

A public gallery for Contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northwest Coast named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). The Gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid alongside changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art. Highlights include stunning gold & silver jewelry, monumental sculptures & a towering totem pole by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Visit the Gallery Gift Shop for a selection of original works & prints by local Northwest Coast artists, distinctive jewelry, accessories, books, cards & more. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver & Canada Line skytrain.

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