Special Events

Paint the Train: Version 3 for 2021

Paint the Train ver. 3 2021

Arriving Summer 2021

We return, post-COVID, with the third version of Paint the train. Save the date: Entry deadline is August 21, 2021. Expanded scope to include BC Electric and Steam trains in the Surrey and Langley area.

More information will be added here when it has been confirmed.

No Paint the Train in 2020

Just like many other venues and events, we have cancelled the 2020 Paint the Train competition.

The 2nd Annual Paint the Train Competition, 2019

The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) and the Arts Council of Surrey presented this multi-medium art competition to celebrate Surrey’s Artists and the Heritage Railway.

Awards were announced at the Awards reception on Thursday Sept. 26th. 2019

To see the Winners and more information, click here.

Follow us on Facebook for announcements on the 2020 Paint the Train Competition!

Christmas Electric Express

The Electric Express

We will decide in October 2020  if the COVID pandemic conditions will allow some modified form of the Electric Express. Please check back for updates.

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 where you can visit the special workshop of Father Christmas. Six experiences each day.

For more information, click here.

First Responder’s Day

Due to the provincial directives related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 First Responder’s Day was cancelled. We do plan on having a revised version in 2021. Please check back on developments.

We salute First Responders with a special day.

Our first First Responder’s Day was in June 2019.

On June 29th, 2019 the Surrey Firefighters Pipe & Drum band helped us honour members of Surrey Fire Hall #8 on behalf of all First Responders.

There were antique fire engines and an ambulance, and at least one police vehicle on site for viewing.

Follow us on Facebook for information on the 2020 First Responder’s Day!

Halloween Experience: Cancelled for 2020

The 2020 event

The 2020 Hallowe’en event has been cancelled due to conflict with other FVHRS events.

Please check in the fall for more information on the future of this event.

2019 was Super Heroes, Super Villains

One of our most anticipated events of the year – our annual Halloween experience is the perfect way to enjoy our railway while getting into the Halloween spirit!

Dress up and join us for the family-friendly event. There are six one-hour adventures each day, with times running from 10AM until 4PM.

For more information, click here.

Ongoing Events

School Visits & Fieldtrips

2020 School Season Visits

All school visits were cancelled for the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

We anticipate there will not be any school visits for the fall of 2020 and we will review plans for 2021 in the new year.

Through discussion with the FVHRS visits can be tailored to fit a particular lesson or unit on some aspect of public rail transportation that is centered on the BCER, or rail safety in general.

Please see the School Visits page for more information and the Field Trip Reservation Form.

2021 Operating Season: May – Sept.

No operating season in 2020

We do plan on returning in May 2021

Ride the Interurban on the weekend Sullivan Excursion!

We will monitor any changes to provincial health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic as we plan our 2021 Operating Season. Our normal start of the season is May but may be modified depending on conditions at that time. Please check back here for updates.

Online booking of tickets can be done on our Ticket Information page.

Book tickets up to six weeks ahead one our regular Interurban ride. Book tickets for the Discovery Centre tours as well.

Choose the day (Saturday or Sunday) and the start time from the 5 trains each day. Bring your booking order to the Ticket Booth to receive your Boarding Pass.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time to ensure boarding. Note: Closed on Holiday Mondays.