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Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum revives Prince George's captivating history back to

an era when the railway was the region's lifeline and forestry was becoming BC's future.

 

The Museum presents an interesting and fun industrial heritage attraction in a spacious

park-like setting, where visitors are free to enjoy a "hands on - climb aboard" experience.

  

 Take a virtual tour of the museum!

 

Annual General Meeting

 

 

 

Interested in learning more about the

Railway and Forestry Museum?

 

We are  holding our Annual General Meeting 

 

Wednesday November 27 at 6:00 pm.

 
Light refreshments will be served.
 
* Must be a member in good standing to vote.
 
To RSVP, or if you have questions, please email admin@pgrfm.bc.ca
 

Former BC Rail Auxiliary Crew Members meet at CBCRFM

Have you ever wondered what happened after a train accident?

A crew, known as the Auxiliary, was called in to clean up and put the trains back on track. Members of the crew were often gone for weeks at a time and sometimes had to work around the clock to make sure the track was clear! 

On November 2nd, our curator Deidre and archivist Maria had the pleasure of interviewing five retired members of the BC Rail Auxiliary: Janusz Palanin, Bruce Minchin, Joseph E. Vivier, Harlod Sandberg and Antonio Barata about their experience working for the BC Rail Auxiliary. 

Located at the Museum are the diner, bunk, tool cars, and crane that these men worked and lived in. These interviews are the basis for a future exhibit about the Auxiliary and we are honoured that we have the opportunity to share their stories.

            
J. Palanin, B. Minchin, J. E. Vivier, H. Sandberg, A. Barata                        J. E. Vivier tracing his name on bunk 
                                       

Plan Your Visit

Fall and Winter Hours

Sep 2, 2019 - May 17, 2020

OPEN Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

**The Museum will be CLOSED from December 31, 2019 - January 14, 2020. We open with regular winter hours on January 15, 2020.

The Cottonwood Minirail Train runs on the weekends (weather permitting), every half an hour starting at 11:30 am running until 3:30 pm.

 

Summer Hours

starting May 18, 2020

  OPEN 7 days a week
  from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cottonwood Minirail Train runs daily (weather permitting) every 30 minutes, beginning at 10:30 am, ending at 4:30 pm.

 

Admission*

$26.00* Family (2 adults & up to 3 children (3-12 years old))

$8.00* Adults

$7.00* Seniors (65+) and Students with ID

$5.00* Children (3-12). Children under 3 enjoy free admission. 

Rides on the Cottonwood Minirail Train are $3.00 per person per ride.

*For information on group rates and field trips, please call (250) 563-7351.

*Plus applicable taxes. Subject to change. 

Upcoming events

Fall and Winter Hours 2019/2020 - September 2, 2019 to May 17, 2020

Hours of Operations - Fall and Winter Hours (click on more>>)

CLOSED - November 25, 2019

CLOSED - November 26, 2019


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