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

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

All memberships include our quarterly newsletter. The Annual Membership + Pass option includes Railway Museum 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

Member Benefits

All memberships include the quarterly newsletter, 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

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-meetings in 2022

WCRA has conducted  Membership meetings ONLINE using the ZOOM e-meeting platform since November 2020.

Until we resume in-person meetings we will continue to conduct Online meetings. 

Our NEXT meeting will be Tuesday, August 9 2022, at 7:00 pm PST.

An invitation will be 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!

NOTICE OF GENERAL Membership MEETING AUGUST 9, 2022 & ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

In addition to the business conducted at the General Meeting, there will be one additional piece of business on the Agenda at this meeting,  the nomination and selection of candidates to fill two WCRA elected Director Positions.

For position 1: The incumbent is at the end of his 2nd term, but is eligible to be re-elected to a third, 3-year term.

For position 2: This 3 year term is currently vacant. The incumbent was appointed to the position in September 2020 by the Board until the upcoming AGM.

Nominations will be accepted from members in good standing during the meeting.

NOTICE OF Annual General Meeting August 30, 2022

Members of the West Coast Railway Association are hereby advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Tuesday, August 30th at 7:00 pm.

The meeting will be conducted on ZOOM and will commence at 7:00 pm Pacific Time. 

An invitation with details will be sent by email to members 1 – 2 weeks before the meeting.