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Railway Museum of British Columbia
the North Pole Express!
Come along on this exciting and immersive adventure to meet Santa Claus at the North Pole. Your journey begins at the Candyland Station where Hot Chocolate flows like a river and you are sure to bump into a few unique characters!
North Pole Express Schedule & Fares:
November 27, 28th
December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19th 2021Trains depart at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm.
6:00 pm Night Time Departure on Saturday only.
Wheelchair Accessibility info:
*Limited Availability – call us at 604-898-9336 for more info
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We look forward to seeing you!
The North Pole express returns for 2021
We are excited to announce the return of our Christmas and Holiday Train Ride Adventure this year!
See the Royal Hudson 2860 while you’re at the North Pole to visit Santa.
Canadian Pacific Railway Royal Hudson 2860
The Crown Jewel of our collection, 2860 is one of 65 ‘Hudson’ type 4-6-4 steam locomotives built for the CPR by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW).
This series of engines was numbered 2800 to 2864, and the first was delivered in 1929. Our engine 2860 was finished in June, 1940.
See this magnificent locomotive inside the CN Roundhouse. Climb into the cab, ring the bell!
Why does the Hudson have the ‘Royal’ designation? Visit us to find out. Or check the Exhibits page for more detailed information.
What’s happening at the Railway Museum for 2021
Train rides come in various sizes. All are kid and adult friendly!
- Come with us to find Santa aboard the North Pole Express! Weekend departures Nov. 27 through Dec. 19.
- Ride a BIG train – it could be the BC Rail Budd Diesel Rail Car, BC-21, or the Canadian Pacific Henry Pickering Observation Car No. 598.
- Ride the ever-popular Mini-Rail. Try something different and take a Track Speeder ride!
- Watch for our historic operational locomotives, CP F7A #4069, CN FP9A #6520 and PGE #561.
- See our operating HO Model Train layout and historic Toy Trains of all scales in the Patricia Anne.
Check out the ‘old time’ print shop with a vintage printing press in operation.
Visit the car Shop to check out the Post Office car and Colonist Sleeper Car.
Food and drinks are available, so be sure to pick up something from the Food Truck, and enjoy a picnic on the grounds.
Returning in Spring of 2022 - A Day Out With Thomas
Ride our Holiday Mini-Rail Train
Our very popular Mini-rail train has arrived at the North Pole. Come for a ride on our Special Holiday Mini-rail train.
One ride is included with your North Pole express Ticket. Meet Santa and Mrs. Clause along the way!
Remember, when you’re riding the train, it’s always fun to smile and wave at everyone along the way.