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

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


General Membership

Senior: $50 ($52.50)
Individual: $55 ($57.75)
Family: $65 ($68.25)

E Members

Senior: $35 ($36.75)
Individual: $40 ($42.00)
Family: $50 ($52.50)

Other categories

Junior: (age 18 and under ) $30 ($31.50)
Sustaining: $100 (tax receipt) plus membership type regular fee
Life: $700 ($735) individual or $1,200 ($1,260) family

Become a member

All memberships include the quarterly newsletter, Heritage Park admission (except Special Events), mini rail, 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

Membership meetings

In person – Cancelled: Due to 2020 Covid-19 health and safety protocols in place, ALL in person membership meetings have been cancelled since March, 2020.

Normally, The Association holds a monthly meeting on the last Tuesday of the month at 1930 hours in Burnaby at Rainbow Creek Station in Confederation Park. Members will be advised when in-person meetings will resume.

ZOOM membership e-meeting

Beginning in October, 2020, the WCRA will reach out to members with an invite to participate in an online meeting using the ZOOM platform. Instructions will be sent with the invite. Keep an eye on your inbox!