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Open Saturdays All Summer!

Explore our collection in the spectacular mountainside setting of Squamish.
Food services and picnic area on site. See you soon!

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COME ON IN!

Inside the CN Roundhouse you can explore restored steam locomotives and luxury passenger cars.

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VIEWS FROM THE ENGINEER'S SEAT!

Climb aboard and come inside the cab of our operating and display locomotives.

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Railway Museum of British Columbia

We’re very excited to welcome you back this Summer! We celebrated Canada Day and our new name as the ‘Railway Museum of British Columbia’ when we reopened on July 1st.
 
Join us on Saturdays throughout the summer from July 3rd to September 18th. 
While only open on Saturdays, we’ve extended our hours – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
Here 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.
 
The health and safety of our staff and our guests is the highest priority, and we will be operating with all appropriate Covid-19 health protocols in place. 
 
We look forward to seeing you!

New this season

We are excited to announce a number of new exhibits this year!

Visit an operating Print Shop and Blacksmith Shop. 

Check out the new 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 2021

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

  • 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. 

Come along for a Speeder Ride

Day out with Thomas - August 2021

Returning in Spring of 2022 - A Day Out With Thomas

Take a Ride on our Mini-Rail

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.