Experience a Part of Our Rich History
A time for rest
One hundred years ago, 1920, saw many changes. The Treaty of Versailles ended The Great War, now called World War I. The League of Nations started up and in Canada, the Prime Minister was Robert Borden. In British Columbia the Premier was John Oliver – a Surrey resident and farmer. In February the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the Dominion Police merged to become the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Locally the BCER provided reliable transportation in the Fraser Valley and connections to the cities of New Westminster and Vancouver. However, the growing communities were starting to embrace the flexibility of automobiles.
For the winter of 2019-2020 we are resting the heritage Interurban cars and our Volunteers. We offer heartfelt thanks for all our guests who came for a ride with us, or toured the Heritage Discovery Centre this past year. We are preparing for our 2020 Operating Season with some new offerings and two regularly scheduled Interurban cars.
Please check back in March 2020 for news and opportunities to become part of the FVHRS family.
Our 2020 Operating Season will start Saturday, May 2nd, 2020. We hope to see you soon.
BCER Station, Cloverdale ca. 1920
Surrey Archives collection