Burnaby Tourist Attractions
Now mostly just a continuation of Vancouver, the city of Burnaby is the home of Simon Fraser University. The university campus, another of Vancouver architect Arthur Erickson's striking designs, occupies a beautiful site in Burnaby Mountain Park - atop Burnaby Mountain from which magnificent panoramic views unfold over the south-west mainland of British Columbia.Burnaby is largely residential with many residents living here and commuting to Vancouver for work.
Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
The Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology displays the results of research into the about 10,000 years of Indian settlement in the province. There are also a number of totem poles and everyday items of contemporary North-west Coast Indian culture, together with a small ethnographic collection. In addition to mounting special exhibitions of contemporary art at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the Simon Fraser Gallery owns an large and impressive collection of works by Inuit artists.Although the museum focuses on Canadian and British Columbia archaeology, there are also collections from other parts of the world at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Burnaby.
Burnaby Village Museum
With its 30 or so replica buildings the open-air Burnaby Village Museum on the north side of Deer Lake offers an insight into British Columbian life in the years between 1890 and 1925.Costumed interpreters bring the Burnaby Village Museum to Life while visitors meander about the village and farmhouse on a self guided tour. Watch for special events presented at the village throughout the summer months.A restored 1912 CW Parker Carousel offers rides for an additional fee. There is also a snack bar and gift shop on site.
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