Special Events

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.

Entry deadline is 3:00pm, Saturday, August 21, 2021.

See the Paint the Train 2021 page for more information and access to the entry form.

Christmas Electric Express

The Electric Express

We will decide in October 2021  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. 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.

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.