Electric Express:

The 2020 Electric Express

COVID pandemic notice

While the dates are set to offer Electric Express 2020, the conditions related to COVID exposure and Provincial Health Office Orders do not allow us to offer the same experience as before.

We are examining ways to modify the event and maintain safety for all guests and volunteers.

Please check back for more information in November.

A holiday tradition for Lower Mainland families. Come with us on a journey through time and experience what Christmas was like 100 years ago in Cloverdale.

See the characters, listen to the festive music, and travel the Electric Express back in time to 1920 to visit the special workshop of Father Christmas. A theatrical experience for all the family.

This year there are four days to catch a journey to Christmas 1920: Two evenings mid-week and one weekend.

On both Wednesday Dec 9th & Thursday Dec 10th, there will be two one-hour experiences:

  • first experience departs at 6pm
  • second experience departs at 7pm (returns by 8pm)

For Saturday Dec 12th & Sunday Dec 13th, there will be six one-hour experiences on each day. Events start on the hour on both Saturday and Sunday:

  • 10AM – first experience of the day
  • 11AM
  • 12PM
  • 1PM
  • 2PM
  • 3PM – last experience of the day (returns by 4pm)

Adults: $20, Seniors/Students (11-18): $15, Youth (3-10): $10, Kids under 3: Free

Online bookings will be cut off 14 hours before the event. Remaining tickets may be sold at the gate on the event day 15 min. before train departure time.

Electric Express experience starts in the Cloverdale Station. Boarding the Electric Express from the platform for a ride on our spur then travel to Farther Christmas’ workshop in the Discovery Centre. Return via the journey over our spur and return to Cloverdale Station. (We do not go on the SRY – BCER –  mainline; we do not travel to Sullivan.)

Electric Express Photos

The Electric Express experience takes place in the station, where there is live music and carols, on a short train ride on our own track, followed by a visit to Father Christmas’s workshop in the Discovery Centre. Check out some photos from our previous events below.

About The Electric Express

The Electric Express is operated by the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society.

The experience takes place in the station, where there is live music and carols, on a short train ride on our own track, followed by a visit to Father Christmas’s workshop in the Car Barn.

There is limited accessibility to this event, there are stairs to get on the train and between the station and the Car Barn.

These run up the spur line in Cloverdale, they do not run to Sullivan. Only water allowed on the train. The total time for each event will be approx. 50mins.

Bookings will be cut off 14 hours before the event. Refunds may be given out up to 24 hours before the event.