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CN 6520 and Budd RDC-1 BC-21 at Station

Come ride with us! BC-21 Budd Rail Diesel Car, Track Speeder and Mini-Rail.

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

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This Budd is for you! Come ride with us.

Regular departures all day at Squamish Station.

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

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

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Railway Museum of British Columbia

Saturday July 20

Calling all Volunteers!

Join us for a celebration and appreciation of all that you do for us! 

BBQ outside the CN Roundhouse 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Special event – RSVP required.
Please confirm attendance to chrissy@wcra.org

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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

Open for the 2024 regular season April 20!

Operating hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Outside, historic 1950’s passenger train diesels CN 6520 and CP 4069 are regular displays. 

Other new exhibits include an operating Print Shop and Blacksmith Shop. 

Check out the Brightbill House, 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 2024

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

  • Select Thursdays: Group Tour events Special Access – FREE admission for Seniors. See ‘What’s on’ for dates.  
  • 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 Maintenance-of-way 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.
  • Shop for gifts and Railway logo-wear in our Giftshop.
  • Visit Engine #374 at the the historic Yaletown Roundhouse in downtown Vancouver.
  • Nov 23-24, Nov 30-Dec 1, Dec 7-8, 14-15, 2024: Ride with us on the North Pole Express to visit Santa.

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. Departures at 10:30 am, 11:00, 12:00 noon, 1:00pm, 2:00, 2:30

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

The Railway Museum of British Columbia is a proud participant of the Access2 Program.

The Access2 Program is for individuals with a permanent disability who require the assistance of a support person. Access2 support persons are entitled to FREE Admission.