Experience a Part of Our Rich History

July 10, 2020 – COVID-19 news update

Over the past few weeks the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) Board of Directors has prepared and reviewed various COVID-19 protocols to provide protection for both the public and our volunteers. The Board has decided NOT to open to the public during July and August this year, due to the uncertainty surrounding the increased activity under level 3 of the RestartBC protocols and to respect the feelings of our all Volunteer Group who fall within the highest risk category for COVID-19 infection.

The Board will reassess options in mid-August reviewing the ‘ Covid-19 conditions’ at that time, with a view to possibly opening to the public in some limited capacity during September.

For now, the Board is preparing innovative ideas and options to share its extensive BC Electric Railway (BCER) heritage collection with the local community.

The FVHRS is continuing other internal functions at this time: Restoration work on BCER 1231 and on the Clayburn mine carts and loco; rolling stock maintenance; Building & Grounds upgrading and Operator training are all underway as scheduled.

Our priority throughout this challenging time is to provide a safe environment for our Volunteers and the Public. The Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society will continue to provide a rich and entertaining heritage experience and plan for the future as part of BC’s railway heritage.

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.

Cloverdale substation

BCER power substation, Cloverdale
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

We are open 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday,

Opening for 2020 to be determined, through to the end of Sunday Oct 4th 2020.
– FIRST TRAM: 10AM, SECOND TRAM: 11:15AM, THIRD TRAM: 12:30PM, FOURTH TRAM: 1:45PM, LAST TRAM: 3PM –
Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Trams start boarding 10 minutes prior to departure.

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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Fragments
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The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway has always been a landmark with a lot of history. The conductors and volunteers on site share their knowledge of the Surrey Heritage Rail through stories told, making them come to life before one’s eyes. To this day, it is through their hardship and passion that generations are able to enjoy a nostalgic ride on a piece of history. This painting aims to capture these special moments in time, of both past and present. It tells of the journey over the years and helps the audience to reminisce in the memory of its legacy.This is an original acrylic painting. .
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surrey adventure.
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In 1913 this was rapid transit from Vancouver to Chilliwack and the track still exists from NWest to Wack - superior to current rapid transit to the Valley - 100 years behind it seems - this runs on weekend by the Heritage Railway Society #explorebc #electrictrain #railway #fraservalleyheritagerailway #train #cloverdale #surrey #traincrossing #vintagetrain #bcelectricrailway #car1225 ...

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Got a rare trip on the old Interurban line. These are a few of the volunteers who are restoring it.
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#interurban #fraservalleyheritagerailway #documentary #vancouverfilm #bchistory #vancouverhistory #railhistory
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The Westminster railcar number 1225 of the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society built in 1912. #fraservalleyheritagerailway #fvhrs #cloverdalebc #surreybc #explorebc #beautifulbritishcolumbia ...

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Mya: Riding the 🚂 rails at the #FraserValleyHeritageRailway! / Halle: Check them out this Saturday for free rides on the BCER 1304, the Connaught, during its launch. 🇨🇦 #Canada150 surrey604 ...

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Just lucked into a personal tour of the #fraservalleyheritagerailway museum. Even rode a railcar they were rolling out. Put this on your #summerbucketlist so cool! ...

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We are strong believers that in addition to telling stories and watching videos about history, we need to help kids experience history first hand. On this photo Cosmos.adventure is exploring the oldest electric rail tram in Vancouver - this tram car is 100+ years old! Surrey Heritage Rail have done a fantastic job restoring it to almost perfect "how it used to be". Even the poster commercials are the same! .
To read about our visit and to see more photos - go to our blog PerfectDayToPlay.com (link in the bio)
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My first train piece completed out of three. This is the first contest I’m taking part in called Paint the Train. #train #interurbanrailway #paintings #opusartsupplies #watercolors#qorwatercolor#winsorandnewtonwatercolors #danialsmithwatercolor #archeswatercolorpaper #fabercastellpittartistpens#fraservalleyheritagerailway #cloverdalesurreybc #railway#beenestinghouse #bcflowers#trainstation ...

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The final painting for paint the train contest. #train#interurbanrailway #painting #archeswatercolorpaper #qorwatercolors #winsorandnewtonwatercolors #danialsmithwatercolor #inkpens #castellfaberpens#fraservalleyheritagerailway #cloverdalesurreybc #railway#trainstation ...

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Thank you to #fraservalleyheritagerailway and thecityofsurrey for taking us Heritage #volunteers on a ride on the tram today! Complete with a #coyote escort! If you haven't been, it's a fantastic museum and in the progress of being even better! #truesurrey #surreybc #cloverdale ...

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Special guests dropped by the Steveston Tram yesterday. Ray and Allen, Directors representing the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society, gifted the Steveston Tram with an interpretive information panel. It has history about the Steveston Line and the Interurban tram cars that once ran along it. We will use the panel during special events. A huge thank you to the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society for their generosity and kindness. #stevestontram #fraservalleyheritagerailway #stevestonvillage #stevestonbc #heritagerailway #explorerichmondbc #discoverrichmondbc ...

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Enjoying the views from the train. #train #trainride #views #beautifulbc #fraservalleyheritagerailway #railway #funafternoon #summer #fouryearsold ...

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A Railway Halloween🚂 #fraservalleyheritagerailway #cloverdalebc #beautifulbc #happyhalloween #welcomeaboard 🎃👻🙀 ...

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nothing but aisle
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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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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!