Sea to Sky Model Train and Hobby Show

Saturday October 15, 2022 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday October 16, 2022 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Railway Museum of British Columbia
39645 Government Road  Squamish B.C.

Thanks for coming to the show! 

Image of O scale Royal Hudson 2860

Thank you modelers, train buffs, hobbyists and families!

Staff and volunteers organized a full weekend train show event for model railroaders, hobbyists and families to enjoy in our Museum CN Roundhouse and Car shop exhibit spaces. We hope you enjoyed being surrounded by trains of all sizes, including our famous Royal Hudson #2860 and other historic steam locomotives, cabooses and luxury passenger cars.


Join us for a fun weekend filled with lots of trains to see. We’ll have 17 Vendors with new and used model trains, toys and hobby items for sale. 

Lots of hands-on activities for children of all ages.

Model Railway Layout Displays and activities in the large Roundhouse and Car Shop facilities. 

  • Ride the Mini-Rail train – $3 for 20 min ride around Museum grounds

  • Race remote control cars on the race track, try the remote-control truck hill climb course

  • Operate toy and model trains, with sounds and animation, try a train switching layout puzzle

  • Model tree and building clinics 

  • Operating Layouts in N, HO, O, G scale

  • Harry Potter village and trains 

  • Circus and Carnival train village display

  • Many vendors selling new and used trains & equipment, hobby tools & supplies, diecast models, plastic model kits, RC cars & trucks and other toys. 

  • Wooden Thomas train tables, Battery Thomas train tables.

2022 Exhibitors

Victoria Model Railway Club – HO layout

Vancouver LEGO Club – Canadian Trains, cars, skyscrapers and neighbourhood buildings, all built with LEGO!

Canadian Toy Train Association – featuring O gauge trains and operating controls for the children to run Thomas and other trains. 

Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club – G scale trains and live steam.

British Columbia Society of Model Engineers.

Kelly’s Kaboose – Kamloops area Model Train dealer

Ingestre and Weston – British O scale layout

CN Police Operation Lifesaver –Rail Safety

North American Railcar Corporation – previewing production samples of new N & HO scale boxcars and cylindrical hoppers 

Fraser Valley Autism – large hands-on Thomas Trains layout

RC Pitstop – RC Racetrack and Hill Climb Crawler Track for kids to run remote control vehicles.

The Pacific Great Eastern –  British Columbia Railway Modelers group. Display features highly detailed custom built scale train models.

Swaraj Enterprises – Fine Hobby Tools 

Automotive Model Builders – Collectors of Greater Vancouver

Rusty Creek Rail 

The Dewdney Alouette Railway Society.

T-Trak model railway – N scale trains running through a scenic layout.

Great Northern Railway Historical Society.

Plan your visit

It is under an hour drive from Vancouver to Squamish.

Plan for a minimum of 2 – 3 hours to take in all the attractions, ride the mini rail and enjoy all the model railroad displays and Train Show sales. 

A Food Truck will be on site for hot meals. Snacks are available. Feel free to bring your own food & non-alchoholic drinks.

Weather can be variable so clothing options are recommended.

Parking is by donation, across the road from our museum with a short walk. We have a very limited # of parking spaces available closer for those with mobility difficulties.

Plan to leave early to enjoy a relaxing drive and amazing views on the Sea-to-Sky highway. You may wish to visit the parks and attractions along the way.

Vancouver Lego Club

Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club

RC Pitstop

Canadian Toy Train Association

Victoria Model Railway Club

Vendors and Exhibitors

Exhibitor Roundhouse Floor Map

View or download map of show vendors and exhibitors in the CN Roundhouse.

Exhibitor Map Index

View or download this index with map to locate vendors and exhibitors on the show floor. 

Please contact us at trainshow@wcra.org for any information or if you have questions or feedback! 

Oct 16, 2022: Exhibitors, Staff and Volunteers wish to THANK YOU for joining us and making our first ever train show a great success!

Aug 8, 2022: The Volunteers and Staff of the Railway Museum of BC, on behalf of the West Coast Railway Association, are pleased to welcome you to participate in the first Sea to Sky Model Train and Hobby Show! We are looking for model train layouts, model railway exhibits, railroad memorabilia,  and other vendors of railway, model train and hobby related merchandise. 

 

WHY THE RAILWAY MUSEUM OF BRITISH COLUMBIA IN SQUAMISH?

Some of the regular model train shows have been cancelled again this year, due to the challenges we have been facing as well as finding a suitable affordable venue. The Railway Museum of British Columbia (RMBC) in Squamish is available this fall.

The RMBC offers additional attractions: our mini rail train rides around the museum site, the Royal Hudson on display in the roundhouse, a rail car open for display with model railway displays and an operating layout.

The RMBC has been building a strong social media following and an e-mail list of families interested in activities at the museum. When we announce events, like our North Pole Express train rides, Thomas the Tank engine days, and Dinner trains, they sell out well ahead of time.

Families are looking for a fun event to attend and we would like to share the model railway hobby with the community. RMBC expects that through our advertising we will have good attendance at the show. Our open days on summer Saturdays are always busy.