Heritage Rail
Adventure

Heritage
Rail Adventure

About the Adventure

Come to Cloverdale and experience the Heritage Rail Adventure!

It all starts at the Cloverdale railway station. This station is the exact replica of the original station built in 1910. In the station you may meet characters from the past telling you their story. You will see “Bill’s Corner Store” selling goods that can only be bought here.

On the outside patio you may experience some live musical performances – some amateur and some professional. Then there are the trains! You will board a fully restored B.C. Electric Interurban Railcar, and ride on a short journey, where you’ll be given the history of the car and told the story of the car’s restoration before returning to the station.

The adventure continues as you get off the train and enter the Discovery Centre world. The learning part of your adventure is seeing our movie in the #1207 theatre. Ring some bells, toot some horns and see the graphics on the story boards.

Buzz down the tracks on the Honey Bee Express. Enjoy the Family Quad Car. Earn your distinguished button by riding the Velocipede. A very rare experience!

The time goes quickly. About an hour. You are guided out of the centre past our Honey Bee hives and our wildflower meadow back to the Cloverdale Station.

A wonderful, unique railway adventure!

Adventure Schedule

The Heritage Rail Adventure is now closed for the 2023 season.

Our 2024 season starts May 4th – check back at the end of March 2024 for updates!

Buying Tickets

Our 2023 Electric Express Christmas event is full steam ahead! “Christmas in Cloverdale, 100 Years Ago” will take place December 9th and 10th. There will only be 4 trains per day, and tickets are selling out fast – don’t wait, get yours today!

About the Adventure

Come to Cloverdale and experience the Heritage Rail Adventure!

It all starts at the Cloverdale railway station. This station is the exact replica of the original station built in 1910. In the station you may meet characters from the past telling you their story. You will see “Bill’s Corner Store” selling goods that can only be bought here.

On the outside patio you may experience some live musical performances – some amateur and some professional. Then there are the trains! You will board a fully restored B.C. Electric Interurban Railcar, and ride on a short journey, where you’ll be given the history of the car and told the story of the car’s restoration before returning to the station.

The adventure continues as you get off the train and enter the Discovery Centre world. The learning part of your adventure is seeing our movie in the #1207 theatre. Ring some bells, toot some horns and see the graphics on the story boards.

Buzz down the tracks on the Honey Bee Express. Enjoy the Family Quad Car. Earn your distinguished button by riding the Velocipede. A very rare experience!

The time goes quickly. About an hour. You are guided out of the centre past our Honey Bee hives and our wildflower meadow back to the Cloverdale Station.

A wonderful, unique railway adventure!

Adventure Schedule

Our 2023 season starts May 6, 2023 and ends October 1, 2023 Saturday and Sunday ONLY:

Saturday Adventures:

  1. First Adventure: 10:00 AM
  2. Second Adventure: 11:30 AM
  3. Third Adventure: 1:30 PM
  4. Fourth and Last Adventure: 3 PM

Sunday Adventures:

  1. First Adventure: 10:00 AM
  2. Second Adventure: 11:30 AM
  3. Third and Last Adventure: 1:30 PM

Buying Tickets

Adults: $25.00

Seniors & Students: $18.00

Children 3-11: $12.00

Infants 2 and under: FREE

Is it still educational when it’s this much fun?
Below are some of the activities you can experience on the Heritage Rail Adventure:

Is it still educational when it’s this much fun? Below are some of the activities you can experience on the Heritage Rail Adventure:

The Motorman’s Simulator

Experience the thrill of driving an electric railcar. Sit in the seat of our latest exhibit. The Motorman’s Simulator is a mock-up of the controls of an interurban railcar. The speed controller, brake handle, whistle, bell and a large screen where video simulates the trains movement.

A virtual experience you will never forget!

The Motorman’s Simulator

Experience the thrill of driving an electric railcar. Sit in the seat of our latest exhibit. The Motorman’s Simulator is a mock-up of the controls of an interurban railcar. The speed controller, brake handle, whistle, bell and a large screen where video simulates the trains movement.

A virtual experience you will never forget!

The Quad Car

Our volunteers designed and built a family hand-operated cart. The Family Quad Car is geared to ensure vigorous, yet safe, fun for the family. Operating the hand levers, families direct the cart safely down the tracks. Sometimes it’s hard to stop the laughter.

Come give it a try!

Video courtesy of Angie Lowis, Vancouver Lifestyle Influencer. Website angielowis.com   |   Instagram @angielowis

The Quad Car

Our volunteers designed and built a family hand-operated cart. The Family Quad Car is geared to ensure vigorous, yet safe, fun for the family. Operating the hand levers, families direct the cart safely down the tracks. Sometimes it’s hard to stop the laughter.

Come give it a try!

Video courtesy of Angie Lowis, Vancouver Lifestyle Influencer. Website angielowis.com   |   Instagram @angielowis

The Honey Bee Express

Buzz down the tracks on the Honey Bee Express!

The Honey Bee Express is a refurbished speeder which originally was used by maintenance people on the railway. We built passenger cars for it to pull and therefore it becomes the Honey Bee Express.

Come and experience a close-to-the-track ride!

Video courtesy of Angie Lowis, Vancouver Lifestyle Influencer. Website angielowis.com   |   Instagram @angielowis

The Honey Bee Express

Buzz down the tracks on the Honey Bee Express!

The Honey Bee Express is a refurbished speeder which originally was used by maintenance people on the railway. We built passenger cars for it to pull and therefore it becomes the Honey Bee Express.

Come and experience a close-to-the-track ride!

Video courtesy of Angie Lowis, Vancouver Lifestyle Influencer. Website angielowis.com   |   Instagram @angielowis

The Velocipede

The Velocipede is a one-person, self-propelled maintenance vehicle. We found ours sitting in a local garden holding flower pots. At first we did not know what it was. Doing the research we found pictures and determined how it was supposed to be used. A winter’s worth of work and we had a fully operational vehicle. As part of our tour you will get to drive the velocipede. If you have small children, they can safely ride as passengers. This is one of our most popular experiences.

As a unique souvenir you will earn a button that says ”I Rode The Velocipede”. Wear it with pride!

Children must be 4ft 6ins tall to ride the velocipede.

Video courtesy of Angie Lowis, Vancouver Lifestyle Influencer. Website angielowis.com   |   Instagram @angielowis

The Velocipede

The Velocipede is a one-person, self-propelled maintenance vehicle. We found ours sitting in a local garden holding flower pots. At first we did not know what it was. Doing the research we found pictures and determined how it was supposed to be used. A winter’s worth of work and we had a fully operational vehicle. As part of our tour you will get to drive the velocipede. If you have small children, they can safely ride as passengers. This is one of our most popular experiences. As a unique souvenir you will earn a button that says ”I Rode The Velocipede”. Wear it with pride!

Children must be 4ft 6ins tall to ride the velocipede.

Video courtesy of Angie Lowis, Vancouver Lifestyle Influencer. Website angielowis.com   |   Instagram @angielowis

Historical Artifacts

So many interesting things to see, do and learn. Come and check out our comprehensive collection of historical artifacts and learn more about the fascinating history of the B.C. Electric Railway!

Historical Artifacts

So many interesting things to see, do and learn. Come and check out our comprehensive collection of historical artifacts and learn more about the fascinating history of the B.C. Electric Railway!

FVHRS is 100% Volunteer-run

We are actively looking for volunteers to help support the activities and operations of the society.
You don’t need to be an engineer to get involved!  Click here to learn more.

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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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Our Christmas experience, the Electric Express 2021, has sold out! Thank you to all who purchased tickets! ...

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It’s really happening! We really are finally back on TRACK!

Rides on Surrey’s Heritage Rail will start on Saturday, September 4! We will run every Saturday until October 9. The 1225 Interurban will run four trips each Saturday from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station and back. This is approximately a 50-minute ride. In addition, you can also ride the Speeder on our Spur line.

We will also be hosting special Halloween Rides from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station on Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17. More information to follow, watch this space!

This is a fun family experience! Bring the kids, and bring Grandma and Grandpa too, they may have stories from when they rode the rails. Experience Surrey’s 110-year-old heritage rail history!

We want to get the word out, please SHARE this post on your Facebook page!

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org

Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

Purchase your tickets for the Halloween Train here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/surreys-heritage-railway-halloween-train-sullivan-haunted-station-oct-16-tickets-166012159839

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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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Take the Electric Express this Christmas! Get your tickets now before they sell out!

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 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 at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-the-electric-express-2021-tickets-192761323307

More information at www.fvhrs.org

*Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Please share this post with your friends! The Monster Express sold out last month, don`t miss this opportunity to get your tickets before they are gone!
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At the station
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Got your tickets for this Saturday’s (Sept. 4) ride on Surrey’s Heritage Railway from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station and back?! There`s still some left!

This is a fun family experience! Bring the kids and bring Grandma and Grandpa too!

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org
Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195?fbclid=IwAR3AsflLMMdEzZyaofXVeM5ovhTm-RJZOS2GefKGzAxsX-mqIbHd5Q95bbQ

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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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Happy National train day!

I’m celebrating the occasion by throwing it back… to 11 hours ago, when the 2nd trip of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society’s Connaught Car for the 2022 season passed through Surrey’s Sullivan neighbourhood.

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STOP! and get your tickets for this Saturday! Conductor Colin says, bring the whole family! We`re kid friendly!

Tickets purchased online only.

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org
Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

Please share this post with your friends!

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On the Monster Express riding by the Witches Coven! ...

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Tickets still available for this Saturday Sept. 11. Ride history on Surrey’s Heritage Railway Car 1225 from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station and back.

This is a fun family experience! Bring the kids and bring Grandma and Grandpa too! Please share this post with your friends!

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org
Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

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A morning at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway. This rail car was originally built in 1912 and now restored and running. What I found fascinating was that it is powered by and electric generator. Love that feeling of nostalgia. #railcar #railway #cloverdalebc #restoredcar #nostalgic #nostalgia #explorebc #travelbc #daytrips #vancouverdaytrip #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada #fraservalleyheritagerailway ...

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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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Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets to the Monster Express! It is now sold out! However, you have one last chance to ride Surrey`s Heritage Rail this season, and that`s, this Saturday, October 9, we still have a few tickets left! All aboard! ...

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