Christine Wiebe conducts walking tour of Clayburn Village attractions during Heritage Day activities.

Christine Wiebe conducts walking tour of Clayburn Village attractions during Heritage Day activities.

Clayburn Heritage Day a trip back in time

Clayburn Heritage Day includes tours of historic homes, artisans and a vintage fashion show



Historic Clayburn Village was buzzing Sunday afternoon in celebration of Heritage Day, an annual summer event that recognizes the area’s rich history.

Despite the early morning rain, the streets of Clayburn Village quickly filled with people perusing the outdoor vendor booths and vintage cars. Others enjoyed the quaint tea room and silent auction inside the church and schoolhouse.

The event ran from 11 a.m until 5 p.m. and featured hourly stage entertainment, including a trio of Highland dancers, the Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers, and the Valley Echoes chorus.

Kids enjoyed games and face painting, while adults explored the historic buildings, museum and church.

Informational tours led guests through eight private homes, two community buildings and the village brick factory.

Before leaving the event, most visitors made a quick trip into the Clayburn Village store, which opened in 1912, and continues to offer an abundance of candy, freshly baked goods, and small town charm.