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 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

+ pass
Adult (19–59 years)
Senior (60+ years)
Student (12–25 years)

All memberships include our quarterly newsletter. The Annual Membership + Pass option includes 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 meetings have been cancelled during 2020 and 2021.  Due to  2020 Covid-19 Public Health Officer directives for health and safety protocols requirements, 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 7:30 pm in Burnaby, at Rainbow Creek Station in Confederation Park. Members will be advised when in-person meetings will resume.

ZOOM membership e-meetings in 2021

WCRA conducted our first ever Membership meetings ONLINE using the ZOOM e-meeting platform in November 2020, then January, March, May, July and September 2021.

Until further notice, we will conduct Online meetings. 

Our NEXT meeting will be Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 7:00 pm PDT.

An invitation will be sent by email to members in early to mid-November. Instructions will be sent with the invite. Keep an eye on your inbox!