01 Sep

Dial "0" for Operator

By the early 1900s, most cities in North America had a telephone exchange where calls were manually connected through a switchboard, with the help of an operator.

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Search the combined collections of the Office of the City Clerk, City of Burnaby Archives, the Burnaby Village Museum and the Burnaby Heritage Planning Program. Your search can be refined once you begin.

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Welcome to the Heritage Burnaby website where you can learn about Burnaby’s rich history through access to the combined collections. The website is an initiative of Burnaby’s Community Heritage Commission, and represents a unique civic partnership between the Office of the City Clerk, the Heritage Planning Program, the Burnaby Village Museum, the City of Burnaby Archives, and the Burnaby Public Library.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and interactive website that brings together the history of our citizens and municipal government to create a wider understanding and appreciation of our City’s “collective memory.” For more details, go to the “About Us” page.