Sightseeing in Burnaby

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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

Climb onto the driver's seat of an all-terrain vehicle and set out on a bounding exploration of the Callaghan Valley with the Call of the Wild tour. With one of Canadian All Terrain Adventures' experienced guides leading the way, guests will traverse the single-track terrain, enjoying sights such as the Northair gold-mine site, where the ghosts of ore deposits still roam. The valley is also haunted by the spirit of the 2010 Winter Olympics, which hosted its Nordic events among the alpine environs, waterfalls, and lookouts. Tours leave at 9 a.m.; shuttle transportation to and from the valley is provided. Together with 25 minutes of shuttle time each way, the journey lasts about three hours.

4282 Mountain Square
Whistler,
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