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Historic Fort Langley & Burnaby Village Museum Make Spring Break Fun for Families Visiting East Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, BC

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Family time

Make spring break vacation plans for East Vancouver’s historic sites.

Two historic areas of the East Vancouver and the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia are getting ready for the coming of spring break this March with events that are fun for all ages and will make for a family vacation to remember fondly.

Don’t miss out.  Plan your BC family vacation travel now and book your accommodations at the unique East Vancouver lodging of our member bed and breakfast inns to make the most of your stay while enjoying the spring break activities that are happening at Burnaby Village and Fort Langley in the East Vancouver region of BC.

Check out what’s happening!

Burnaby Village Museum
Spring Break Scavenger Hunt – Storybooks

Burnaby Vilage

The Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is a themed attraction and a full-service museum all rolled into one.  Visitors experience the heritage of Burnaby and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia in a historic community that offers up:

  • Burnaby Village Carousel flowery baroque horseIndoor & outdoor exhibits
  • Over 50,000 historic objects
  • Gallery
  • Gift shop
  • Historic 1912 C.W. Parker carousel
  • Restored Interurban tram #1223
  • and much more.

Burnaby Village will celebrate the 2013 Spring Break with a storybook character-themed scavenger hunt.  Participants may search the village for clues left behind by the storybook characters then come to the village’s real estate office to see if they’ve won a reward.

Need a break during your hunt? Storytelling Showtimes at Brookfield Hall happen at 1, 2 & 3 PM.  Stop by the Ice Cream Parlour for light lunches and yummy treats.

Tickets: $7.30 (with taxes) at the door for ages 2+ – includes carousel rides, crafts & entertainment.

More information on the Burnaby Village Museum website.


Fort Langley National Historic Site
Spring Break

CN Fort Langley Station

Over 150 years ago, Fort Langley became the historic site where the Hudson’s Bay Company, the mega-corporation in the fur trade of the day, built a small outpost to trade with Canada’s First Nations on the West Coast.  This outpost led to an expanding enterprise that influenced Canadian history with the creation of the British Columbia colony.

Spend spring break at Fort Langley and enjoy access to a world of activities, including:

  • Introductory Tour: A costumed interpreter introduces the history of fur trade at Fort Langley.
  • Historic Treasures: The fort’s Collections Officer presents a variety of Fort Langley artifacts and their unique history.
  • Fur Trade Wedding: See what a traditional wedding might have looked like between a Fort Langley fur trader and a First Nations bride.
  • Historic Weapons: A costumed interpreter presents the workings of a period musket.
  • Campfire Stories: Learn about the famous figures of Fort Langley through an oral history presentation.
  • BlacksmithingBlacksmith Presentation: Hear the anvil ring as a blacksmith transforms metal into tools and more.

More information on the Fort Langley National Historic Site website.

Choose East Vancouver Lodging That Personalizes Your Family’s Spring Break Experience

The comfortable accommodations of East Vancouver Bed & Breakfast Inns

Get a good night’s rest before and after your day of family activities at Burnaby Village and Fort Langley when you choose East Vancouver bed & breakfast inns.

Our East Vancouver Bed and Breakfast inns and Fraser Valley inns provide custom lodging for your family vacation to help you get the most out of the spring break events at Burnaby Village, Fort Langley as well as all the other activities and attractions the East Vancouver region and Fraser Valley of British Columbia have to offer.

There are many breakfast options for your family, relaxing and cozy guest rooms, and the personal attention to service and area knowledge of the innkeepers at locations all across the East Vancouver and Fraser Valleyareas.

What’s Your East Vancouver/Fraser Valley Spring Break Expectation or Experience?

Burnaby Village and Fort Langley have drawn families on spring break vacation for years.  What do you remember of past family vacations or anticipate for this year’s spring break?

Please share your plans for Spring Break and memories of past visits to Burnaby Village in East Vancouver and Fort Langley in the Fraser Valley, BC.

Eastside Culture Crawl Connects East Vancouver Artists with Art Lovers

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Eastside Culture Crawl

Eastside Culture Crawl logo
Participating artists in the Eastside Culture Crawl open the doors of their studios to the public.

The 2012 Eastside Culture Crawl will be held November 16-18 all across East Vancouver, BC. This three-day visual arts event connects hundreds of East Vancouver Artists with art lovers by allowing event goers to see the art and meet the artists in their studios.

Over 15,000 attendees are expected for this free exhibition, so now is a good time to secure your East Vancouver lodging.

Vancouver’s Eastside Artists Present a World of Art Mediums

Over 370 Vancouver artists, ranging from emerging to internationally recognized, are scheduled to display their works and methods at Eastside Culture Crawl. Mediums on display include:

  • Furniture
  • Jewelry
  • Glass
  • Music

Flower Glass Cup


  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Printing
  • Sculpture
  • Weaving
  • Writing
  • and Much More

CREATION II: Birth of a sculpture

Eastside Culture Crawl Covers East Vancouver Visual Arts Scene

The event locations are bound by Victoria Drive and Main Street north of First Avenue in the east side of Vancouver, Canada.  77 individual studios, galleries and other venues will open their doors to the art-appreciating public. (more…)