Special Events

Christmas Electric Express

The Electric Express 2021

Shake the snow globe and travel back in time with the Electric Express to 1921. See the characters, hear the Christmas music, experience the stories of the Fraser Valley one hundred years ago.

Feel the magic of Christmas as we visit Father’s Christmas in his secret workshop. You will want to bring your whole family to enjoy our theatrical event that is sure to warm your heart and make you laugh.

This is a heritage railway theatrical experience that takes place on the train run on our 1/2-mile section of our track, with a destination visit to the secret workshop of Father Christmas. Please note the train does not run to Sullivan Station, it travels a short distance up our spur line and back to Father Christmas’s Secret Workshop. The Electric Express experience is approximately 50 minutes long.

This experience will set the scene for the start of a wonderful Christmas season.

Receive a souvenir button! Sat. Dec. 11 and Sun. Dec.12 – 4 trips each day – All tickets must be purchased online here:

*Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

First Responder’s Day

Due to the provincial directives related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 First Responder’s Day was cancelled. A revised version in 2021 will depend on Public Health Office directives and restrictions in May and June 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 2021 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.

Paint the Train: Version 3 for 2021

Paint the Train, version 3

Back after a year-long wait is the juried exhibition with the Arts Council of Surrey, and this year adding the Langley Arts Council.

The artist’s submissions were on display at the Newton Cultural Centre in November, 2021. Winners will travel to the Langley Civic Gallery in December and be on display to the end of January, 2022.

See the Paint the Train ver.3 2021 page for more information and the winners list.

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. REVISED

No operating season in 2020

We plan on returning September 2021

Ride the Interurban on the weekend Sullivan Excursion!

As of August 5, we plan to start a short 2021 season on Saturday September 4th.  We will be running only on Saturdays until October 9th.  We will not have the full Discovery tour, but Speeder rides will be available.

We will monitor any changes to provincial health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic and revise the schedule as needed. Please check back here for updates.

Online booking of tickets should be available about mid-August, booking  can be done on our Ticket Information page.

For our regular season: 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.