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Railway & Forestry Museum


The Celebration of Lights


December 18th to 23rd 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

December 24th 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

December 27 to 30 4:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m


It’s all about the traditions of Christmas. Enjoy over 100,000 lights as you tour eight acres of winter wonderland and be amazed as you travel by mini-rail ‘round the park. Sing carols with visiting choirs, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, roast hotdogs and s’mores over a bonfire and discover the new Christmas village display in our accessible Russell House.








Exciting New Exhibit

Roy Groeneveld:  A Man and His Models

Roy worked as a C.N.R. Locomotive Crane Operator 1957-1966. At home he enjoyed a Lionel Model Railroad – unable to obtain a model of his Wellman Crane he decided to build it. This was successful and inspired him to build Railroad Stations and Equipment. Visit the Museum and see over 30 handcrafted intricate models of bridges, trains and forestry operations/equipment.





June 21 Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast

July 17 Cottonwood Minirail Train at Summerfest

July 22-24 Friends of Thomas Days

August 18-21 Cottonwwood Minirail Train
to BC Northern Exhibition

August 27 Family Fun Day

October 29 Halloween Fairy Tale Event

December 18-24, 27-30 Celebration of Lights


Plan Your Visit

Fall and Winter Hours 

September 4, 2016 until May 20, 2017
Tuesday to Saturday
11am - 4pm

The Cottonwood Minirail Train runs on Saturdays only (weather permitting)

CLOSED on Sundays and Mondays

Summer Hours

CLOSED Canada Day, Friday, July 1, 2016

May 21 until September 3, 2016

Seven Days a Week

10am - 5pm

 The Cottonwood Minirail Train runs daily (weather permitting), every 30 minutes beginning at 10:30 am. Last ride of the day is at 4:30 pm


$26.00 Family (2 adults & up to 3 children)

$8.00 Adults
$7.00 Seniors (65+) and Youth (13-17)
$5.00 Children (3-12) Under 3 is free

*Plus applicable taxes. Subject to change without notice 

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