This past weekend my husband and I took our 3 year old son to The Burnaby Village Museum and it was one of the best days we’ve had despite the rain.
If you haven’t been then you need to check this place out. The best part is it’s free admission! Seriously, where can you take your kids for a fun outing now that’s free?!
If you’ve never been, Burnaby Village Museum is a replica of a typical small town in BC reflecting our earliest times. You are able to enter the majority of the buildings and there are people in traditional costume there to educate you about the buildings and the history.
They also have an old steam engine to view and the Interurban tram car 1223 that has been fully restored to its original splendour. You are able to board the tram car as well where it is housed in its brand new tram barn.
The best part I think is the 1912 carousel that entertains children and parents daily. Rides are $2.30 each but if you’re standing with your young child then you are free. They even have miniature horses on it that don’t go up and down for the little ones.
There is also a small gift shop and restaurant. But there is lots of open green space so feel free to bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it.
For more information visit www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca.