Burnaby Village: Back To The 1920s

It is possible to step back to the booming years of the 1920s by visiting a vintage village near Vancouver. Rather than just sticking a few photographs and information boards together to form a mediocre display, a more fun and interactive attraction was established in the city of Burnaby in 1971.

Initially called the Heritage Village, the name was later changed to the Burnaby Heritage Museum.

As a fan of anything vintage, I was in my element walking down a street that was lined with shops ranging from a bakery and post office to a tobacconist and Chinese herbalist.

There was even a cinema playing a Charlie Chaplain film, a vintage carousel and a restored electric tram, complete with a station. What made this place extra special were the volunteers dressed in 1920s clothing that provided information on each of the buildings.

Take a look at some of the photographs I captured here…

What do you think of Burnaby Heritage Museum and Carousel? Have you ever visited here or somewhere similar?


  1. July 19, 2012 / 17:53

    Burnaby Village Museum has always had a special place in my heart. I think it is such a cool experience. I love taking Vancouver visitors on a tour of the village. It is an especially remarkable place now that the admission has been free for the past two years.

    Amazing pictures. Hope the rest of your trip is fabulous!

    • July 23, 2012 / 03:34

      It’s amazing and I wouldn’t have known to go there unless a girl I met at a hostel randomly mentioned it. Such a gem of a place to visit.

  2. July 24, 2012 / 22:17

    Everything looks so beautiful. I’m a fan of everything vintage as well so this seems so fun.