Rail Attractions

Rail Attractions

Here are some transportation related attractions for you to see if you have time.
Vancouver Maritime Museum


1905 Ogden Point in Vanier Park Vancouver

Waterfront Station

This is a busy commuter hub, attached to the former CPR passenger terminal building for the CPR transcontinental trains. There is still a freight yard here, mostly servicing the container traffic to and from the ocean-going freighters in the harbour. A glass-walled bridge over the yards leads to the Seabus terminal, and for a view of the harbour take the Seabus ferry ride to North Vancouver and back. Waterfront station is the western terminus of the West Coast Express commuter trains, which run in from Mission out in the Fraser River valley, by means of the CPR tracks. The station is also the northern terminus for the Skytrain rapid transit system.

The Burnaby Central Railway

is operated by the BC Scale Model Engineers;

>The West Coast Railway Association's Heritage Park

The Britannia Mine Museum

This multi-award winning Museum offers guided tours and engaging exhibits.
Just like miners did, visitors climb aboard a mine train and rumble into an authentic tunnel. Entertaining guides describe the workings of drills and tools from the past century. Every visit includes gold panning with the chance to take home real gold! Play areas for children keep young ones entertained.
Located on highway 99 north of West Vancouver

The Tourism Vancouver Site

http://www.tourismvancouver.com/

Tourism British Columbia
http://www.hellobc.com/

  • Central Hobbies

    Roundhouse and Engine #374

    This was the first passenger loco to enter Vancouver, in 1879. The locomotive was restored by volunteers in time for Expo86 world's fair. It is now on display in a community centre, converted from the CPR roundhouse, on the CPR yards on False Creek, which became part of the Expo86 site. To get there from the hotel, use a car, or else the Skytrain transit system. Walk from the hotel 0.5 miles east to the Gilmore station, and take the Millenium line to Waterfront. Switch to the Canada line, and get off at Yaletown-Roundhouse. The display is roughly a hundred yards south of the station at the intersection of Davie Street and Pacific Boulevard.

  • The Fraser Valley Railway Heritage Society

    Number 1225 is running weekends and holidays from June 22 to October 14th from cloverdale to sullivan. The run is about 1/2 hour.