Experience a Part of Our Rich History

March 8, 2021 – COVID-19 news update

The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) has returned to work in the Cloverdale Car Barn using updated COVID-19 protocols to provide protection for our volunteers.

We are watching carefully the reports from the Public Health Office for trends and indications for modifications on reducing the restrictions on gatherings in the future.

The Board of Directors anticipate opening for the 2021 season in June. Check back in April for further information. We do look forward to welcoming members of the public back to Cloverdale Station and Surrey’s Heritage Rail Experience.

Preparing for a reduced season, we are now expanding the Cloverdale Station with a platform patio for social distancing and boarding both the regular Sullivan excursion and the enhanced two—car consist configuration. This is preparation for an expected limit of 50% loading for each Interurban car. We are tending to the Wildflower Meadow and restocking with pollinator friendly plants, anticipating the return of the honeybee hives.

The FVHRS is continuing other internal functions at this time: Restoration work on BCER 1231, rolling stock maintenance and Operator training are all underway as scheduled.

The Paint the Train, version 3, returns this summer with entry deadline of Sat. Aug 21. For more details please see our Paint the Train page.

In 2021, the FVHRS celebrates its 20th anniversary, a milestone for our heritage railway society. Celebratory events, as appropriate, are being planned throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you back to continue with us on the heritage railway Journey Through Time.

Much has been accomplished since 2001 when we started. There is a great deal more to look forward to as we move forward and complete the vision.

John Sprung, Chair FVHRS, on behalf of the Board of Directors.

View of rail yard, tracks and buildings in Cloverdale, around 1910

BCER Cloverdale Station
circa 1910
Surrey Archives collection

So Much to See and Do

Experience history first-hand in our interactive exhibits.

Rumble The Speeder

Experience The Simulator

Hours of Operation

Due to COVID-19 pandemic we are closed to the public at this time.

Plan Your Visit

Our neighbourhood is rich with places to explore. Why not make a half-day of it? Check out some of our favourite neighbours and experience everything that historic Cloverdale has to offer.

NEW: The Wildflower Meadow

What’s new at the railway? Come and check out our new Wildflower Meadow, designed in partnership with the Honeybee Centre. This amazing exhibit is eco-friendly and reflective of a simpler time. Click Here to Learn More.

“Wildflower meadows were once common in the UK, but have mostly been lost due to agricultural intensification since the 1940’s. Although these habitats have been lost forever, existing grassland can be managed to improve its species diversity and new wildflower areas, which have much in common with traditional meadows, can be created.”

-sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk

“Loved it! We had such a great time, the trains are beautiful and you can see the pride they take in their restoration. We will be back soon!”

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This rail car at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society will be raised for the next 12 - 24 months while the motor and other technical parts are restored to working order.

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All aboard!  If you’re looking for a fun weekend activity, consider taking a ride on The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway.  All trains depart from the Cloverdale Station (Hwy 10 & 176A St) on Saturday and Sunday. The route goes from Cloverdale to Sullivan Station returns to Cloverdale.  While you’re there, be sure to check out honeybeecentre bee hotel that is helping make the beautiful meadow bloom with their hard working pollinators. 📸: honeybeecentre ...

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We Are 100% Volunteer Run

We are always looking for volunteers to help support the activities and operations of the society. You don’t need to be an engineer to get involved!