We are a non-profit British Columbia society, registered as a Canadian charity.

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The West Coast Railway Association is an historical group dedicated to the preservation of the railway history of British Columbia. We operate the Railway Museum of British Columbia.

Membership is open to all people with an interest in railways past and present. 

The West Coast Railway Association presents the story of how the railways were a catalyst in the creation of Western Canadian communities and their economies. This is done primarily at the Railway Museum of British Columbia (formerly the  West Coast Railway Heritage Park) in Squamish, BC, where the collection of 95 heritage railway locomotives and cars are exhibited in a typical small community setting.

WCRA also operates specialty rail tours and the Locomotive 374 Pavilion in Vancouver.

Our Mission

Preserving British Columbia’s Railway Heritage.

Become a Member

Annual
Membership
Annual
Membership
+ museum pass
Adult (19–59 years)
$75
$99
Senior (60+ years)
$50
$80
Student (12–25 years)
$45
$75

Annual Membership + Museum Pass

This option includes season long Railway Museum admission (except Special Events), unlimited Mini Rail, Track Speeder and Budd Car rides and discounts on food and merchandise.

Apply by sending a membership request by email to WCRA Membership or on our membership page. Choose WCRA membership or by mail to WCRA, PO Box 2387 Stn. Main, Squamish, BC, V8B 0B6

Basic Membership benefits

All memberships include the quarterly newsletter magazine,  subscription to our email newsletter, invitations to in-person and online Membership meetings, and voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and any Membership meetings.  Basic Membership does NOT include Railway Museum admission or Special Events. 

Apply by sending a membership request by email to WCRA Membership or on our membership page. Choose WCRA membership or by mail to WCRA, PO Box 2387 Stn. Main, Squamish, BC, V8B 0B6

Membership meetings

Next General Membership meeting is :
Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 7:00 PM PT, online using ZOOM

Invitations are sent by email to members 1 – 2 weeks before the Membership meeting. Instructions will be sent with the invite.
Keep an eye on your inbox!

Pre-COVID, The Association held its meetings in person in Burnaby at Rainbow Creek Station in Confederation Park. Members will be advised when in-person meetings will resume.

Currently, the Association holds membership meetings online using ZOOM. Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of every second month at 7:00 pm PT.

Last meeting:
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023, at 7:00 pm PT.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2023 took place on Wednesday, December 6. 

There was NO QUORUM on the November 21st AGM meeting attempt so a make up meeting was necessary in December.