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.

Cloverdale Station ca 1920. Surrey Archives

BCER Station, Cloverdale ca. 1920
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 every Saturday and Sunday, beginning May 2nd 2020, 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!”

Join in on the Fun

Follow us on social media, and share your experiences with us!

Out for a Fall Spin. #SurreyBC #CityofSurrey #TrueSurrey #Cloverdale #fvhrs #FraserValley #FraserValleyHeritageRailway #trains_worldwide #thecanadiancollective #explorebc #exploreCanada #imagesofcanada #ilovebc ...

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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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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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Fraser Valley Heritage Rail director Allen Aubert reminds me to include the FVHR bee project in my next column. His promo worked! It's included! The society has wildflowers, bee hives and interurbans zipping around the car barn and heritage station in Cloverdale, BC. #travelinspiration #travelbc #travellingtimes #beesandtrains #SurreyBC #beesee #cloverdale #railguys #railsociety #railvolunteers #beepromo #surreyheritagerailway #fraservalleyheritagerailway #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety ...

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BCER Interurban 1225 crosses a trestle over the Serpentine River in Cloverdale. Originally constructed in 1910, the line was used by interurban cars such as this one would, making the 3 hour journey between Vancouver and Chilliwack. Service stopped in 1950 and is currently used by a freight railway. Over the last few years, the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) has been running a restored interurban along the line to let visitors experience another time.

The photo is actually a composite of two separate photos. The black and white image was taken by David Davies in 1965. I'm using the image for personal/educational use which is permitted. I've overlaid my image taken from today to show how very little the backdrop has changed on 50 years!

#bcer #fvhrs #surrey #Cloverdale #interurban #train #iliketrains #westcoast #cityofsurrey #museum #heritage #railway #railways_of_our_world #railfan #fraservalley #landscape #nature_brilliance #nature #mkexplore #trolley #flashback #throwback #trestle #yvr #604 #bcelectric #river #oldtimes #restoration #vintage
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One train piece down for, Paint the Train Contest. This is a bit different than my normal style. #train#interurbanrailway#painting#spraypaint#goldenacrylicpaints#goldenhighflow#poscapaintpens#fraservalleyheritagerailway posca_usa #cloverdalesurreybc#railway ...

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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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Interurban 1225. Rumour has it these things had reached speeds of up to 80 miles an hour back in the day. These days, they are legally limited to 15. Let's hope that changes one day!

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“Reflections” this is my second painting for the paint the train contest. #opusartsupplies#train #interurbanrailway #paintings #watercolors#archeswatercolorpaper #qorwatercolor #winsorandnewtonwatercolors #danielsmithwatercolors #fabercastellpittpens #fraservalleyheritagerailway #cloverdalesurreybc#railway#windowreflections ...

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We missed the main car, but got a ride in the little speed car. What a great experience put on by the #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety #Cloverdale #railway #connaught #Sullivan #experience #brooksideinnabbotsford #boutiquehotel #romantic #reservation #heritage #honeymoon #hotel #abbotsford #agritourism #tourismabbotsford #tripadvisor ...

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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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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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Photo 277/365: Urban landscape.
Went for a ride on Surrey's heritage rail today. Passed some railroad graffiti.
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Conductor
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Photo 282/365: Two random objects: phone + rope.
Old time phone and rope on display at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society car barn.
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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 #surrey604 #surreybc
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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!