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Ride the North Pole Express this November & December!

Coach and First Class seats on all trains SOLD OUT!

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Ride with us on the North Pole Express in 2022!

All Coach, First Class & Night Time seats SOLD OUT.

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Everything you need to know about the North Pole Express is here!

See our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Tickets available for Private Alberta car ONLY.

Trains run Saturday & Sunday from November 26 to Dec 18.

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Railway Museum of British Columbia

The North Pole Express returns this Christmas!

Beginning November 26-27 then every weekend through  December 17-18.

All trains SOLD OUT! Limited tickets still available for Private Alberta Car departures ONLY.

Seat selection available during checkout when booking (subject to availability). 

Hey! Let’s take a ride on the North Pole Express!

Hey! Let’s spread some joy and Happiness!

History is alive at the Railway Museum of BC

Here at the Museum, you can see, hear, touch and experience the actual trains, locomotives and equipment that are part of British Columbia’s railway history and heritage. This is railway equipment that helped build BC and Canada.

Enjoy unlimited rides on our Mini-Rail Train, Track Speeders and the big BC-21 Budd Rail Diesel car!

What to see at the Museum

We open for the 2023 season on Canada Day,  July 1, then every Saturday. We close for the season Sept 4.

Operating hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See the Royal Hudson 2860 while you’re inside the Roundhouse. 

Other new exhibits added this year include an operating Print Shop and Blacksmith Shop. 

Check out the General Store and Fire Trucks in the PGE Firehall.

Operating HO model railway and Toy Trains display in the Patricia Anne.  

Royal Hudson 2860 Steam Locomotive

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 2022-2023

Train rides come in various sizes. All are kid and adult friendly!

  • Nov 26-27, Dec 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18: Ride with us on the North Pole Express to visit Santa.
  • 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 as often as you like!
  • 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.
  • Visit the Car Shop to check out the Post Office car and Colonist Sleeper Car.
  • Check out the ‘old time’ print shop with a vintage printing press in operation.
  • May/June 2023: Ride with us on a Day Out With Thomas.
  • July 1, 2023 Museum opens for Summer Season.

Food Services truck, snacks and refreshments, Ice Cream Shoppe and picnic area on site.

PLEASE NOTE that exhibits and equipment may sometimes be unavailable due to required maintenance.

Take a ride on our Mini-Rail Train

Our mini-rail rides are very popular! A great way to see most of the park grounds, this 20 minute ride covers over 2km of track and takes riders from one end of the grounds to the other.

Departing from Silver Fox Station, the train makes its way past Twin Cedars, then the Garden Railway, to Wilkie Station where the engine is turned. The ride goes all the way around to Mason Station before returning to Silver Fox Station.

All aboard! And remember, when you’re riding the train, it’s always fun to smile and wave at everyone along the way.

Ride the rails with us!

BC-21 Budd Rail Diesel Car. Hourly departures 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Maintenance-of-way Track Speeder. Every 10-15 minutes all day.