Burnaby Village Museum celebrates Victoria Day

Have you been to Burnaby Village Museum yet this year?

The village is open again for the season, and if you’re looking for a good excuse to go, why not check out the Victoria Day fun? The village throws open the gates on Monday, May 21 for its annual salute to Queen Victoria.

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Families can drop in to check out a day full of free activities from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can check out the platen press in action at the Burnaby Post, watch the blacksmith working in the forge, chat with the teacher at the schoolhouse and spend some time watching classic movies in the Central Park Theatre.

There will also be a market event, featuring vendors including Iron Dog Books, Mabee Baby, TeaCup and Macarons and Slavic Rolls.

Entertainment will happen around the village throughout the day. Watch for the Tiddley Cove Morris Dancers, the British Columbia Regiment Band and a piper, among others. And, of course, don’t miss the Queen’s procession at 1:45 followed by formal ceremonies in the bandstand at 2 p.m. and cupcakes at 2:20.

Gate admission is free; rides on the heritage carousel are $2.65 each. Check out www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca for all the details.

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