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Railway Museum of British Columbia

For information on the North Pole Express and to purchase tickets, please visit the Railway Museum of British Columbia website


Home of the famous Royal Hudson steam locomotive, the Railway Museum of British Columbia is home to the largest collection of railway rolling stock in Western Canada.  Here you’ll find more than 90 pieces of heritage railway cars and artifacts, the oldest of which are the Canadian Pacific British Columbia Business Car (1890) and a rare Canadian Pacific Colonist Sleeper (1905).  Full steam ahead!

The 12-acre site represents a typical mid-20th century railway facility and town centre where you can hop aboard the Mini Rail, new Speeder car or big trains for rides, as well as wander through cabooses, and locomotives.  There are also a Print Shop and Blacksmith Shop, both in operation.  Here you can also explore the Firehall, or and Car Shop where you can walk through the CP Mail Car to see how the post was sorted and delivered, as well as the CP Colonist Sleeper that depicts how immigrants journeyed across Canada.

 

Speeder Car Rides

Speeder cars were once used as motorized maintenance vehicles to transport crews to their worksites along the tracks. Hop in with your family and go for a 1km ride to the north end of the Museum's beautiful property to catch views of Mount Garibaldi in the distance.

Mini Rail 

Venture on your family's first train ride aboard the Railway Museum of British Columbia's 3km Mini Rail. In addition to the Museum's existing mini rail train they now also have a fully steam-powered mini rail train!

Big Train Rides

Take a ride on the Henry Pickering Open Observation Car and see the south end of the Museum's property to the Restoration Centre across the street. 

Please refer to the Railway Museum of British Columbia for up-to-date ticket and event information, as well as current operating hours. 

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    North Pole Express

    Take a ride on everyone’s favourite Christmas train and be treated to hot chocolate, cookies, Christmas carols and stories, followed by a trip to the North Pole where a very special guest awaits.

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