After your ride on Car 1225, take a guided tour of the Carbarn and see the restoration process underway!
During the Carbarn Tour, you will: Learn all about the history of the Interurban as it used to run throughout Vancouver and the Fraser Valley; See the restoration of Car 1225, and what was done to get it ready for operation; Find Car 1304, currently being restored by our team of volunteer craftsman; Experience the restored Velocipede, the self-propelled vehicle that was used on the track many years ago; and Ride the Speeder down the spur.
Click on Fraser Valley Heritage Rail to learn more about the Interurban railway.
In 2001 the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) was formed to acquire, restore and operate the remaining BCER Interurban cars. The original Fraser Valley rail line still exists in the valley from New Westminster as far East as Chilliwack. Some adjustments to the tracks have been made in the past 50 years, but most of the original track is still there. The Fraser Valley interurban line last carried passengers in 1955, a special trip from Chilliwack for Miss J. E. Fowlie and her grade 3 class from Yarrow. The original BCER Fraser Valley line remains a forgotten jewel in the valley.
Date: September 29, 2017 Subject to confirmation at this time.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: Member $35.00 Non –Member $45.00
Location: 32444 7th Ave. Mission V2V 2B5
Meet at LLCS office and bus departure at stated time.
For all bus tours, pre-register early.
Lunch or dinner is not included, dining out options always available. Unless otherwise indicated.
Wear good walking shoes, bring a camera and dress for the weather.
Fee includes bus trip and tickets, admissions or concert tickets. Lunches or dinners are extra.
See date of bus tour for detailed description or phone the office.
All Tours leave from the Lifetime Learning Centre Office at 32444 7th Ave. Mission.
Return times are approximate due to traffic considerations.
A full refund will be provided up to 5 working days before the bus tour. After that time, a substitute participant is allowed, or credit for LTLC will be issued