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A stream and a short bridge separate Burnaby Village Museum from the outside world. Crossing over is like stepping into a time machine, one that transports visitors back to a tram-stop community in the early 20th century. In fact, an original electric tram is still there, as is an entire town of living, breathing historical characters.

  • Size: a 10-acre living history town, with approximately 40 attractions and more than 50,000 artifacts that bring the the roaring 1920s back to life
  • Eye Catchers: Townsfolk?dressed in period costumes?who chat with visitors, give blacksmithing demonstrations, and show how to operate a printing press without a single lifehack
  • Crown Jewel: the C.W. Parker Carousel, a restored attraction from 1912 that sends riders around at 7 mph and plays music via a 1925 Wurlitzer Military band organ
  • Where to Eat: the old-fashioned ice cream parlor
  • Iconic Building: the 1893 Love Farmhouse, which is the oldest building in Burnaby
  • Special Programs: tours, black-and-white movie screenings, and seasonal Market Mondays that sell locally made goods
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby,
BC
CA

Nothing can stop the call of adventure. Not snow. Not water. Not even the normal limitations of gravity. No, the guides at The Adventure Group pull excitement out of any season and outdoor location. They send people soaring on zip lines high above Cougar Mountain and white-water rafting down towards the Cheakamus River during both summer and winter, when most people are confined to swimming pools filled with eggnog.

Colder months means snowshoe hikes and snowmobile drives across the Whistler terrain. When that snow melts, ATVs take over, roaring down back-country trails surrounded by towering trees.

211-4293 Mountain Sq.
Whistler,
BC
CA

Since 1983, three-time Canadian bowling champion Richard Grubb has owned and operated North Shore Bowl and ensured that the lanes live up to his elite standards. The alley itself has welcomed bowlers since 1961 and offers 16 lanes of traditional five-pin bowling with open hours seven days a week. The lanes, which host men's, women's, and seniors' leagues, welcome luminescent bowlers each weekend for glow bowling. North Shore Bowl also hosts a collection of classic arcade games and a party room so that groups can sing privately to cakes before eating them.

141 3rd Street West
North Vancouver,
BC
CA

Tasked with the preservation of British Columbia’s rich railroading history, the West Coast Railway Association’s train enthusiasts curate and maintain a collection of vintage rolling stock and artifacts. The heart of the 90-piece collection lies in the scenic confines of the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. Visitors are free to wonder the space’s wide-open tracks, visiting locomotives including the Royal Hudson, along with rarities such as an 1890 business car and a gently snoring 1905 sleeping car. A miniature railway affords pleasant rides around the 12 acres of grounds. With many pieces of operational equipment still on hand, the association also offers frequent train tours to destinations across British Columbia.

39645 Government Rd.
Squamish,
BC
CA