Make Tracks to Railway Day August 20

All aboard! The Parksville Museum is the destination for family-friendly fun on Saturday, August 20.

You can visit the train “station” between 10 – 4:00, with admission by donation. The event features model

railway displays, demonstrations, swap and shop railway related merchandise, memorabilia, food trucks, music and more.

“It’s also the first chance for the community to check out the newest addition to our exhibits. One of our

heritage cabins now showcases a terrific display about the E&N Railway”said Susan Wismer, Museum President.

Wismer added that many area residents may be surprised to learn that the E&N (Esquimalt and Nanaimo)

Railway, a passenger and freight train that travelled from Victoria to Courtenay, was linked to the agreement

that made BC a province of Canada in 1871. Railway access on Vancouver Island was a requirement for joining

confederation.

“We’re pretty excited about Railway Day at the Parksville Museum,” said Chris Bruckshaw, model

railroader. “Railway enthusiasts are a friendly bunch who enjoy sharing our passion with the public – especially kids.”

The Parksville Museum is located on the corner of Highway 19A and Northwest Bay Road, adjacent to the

City’s Visitor Centre. Parking is available along the shoulders of Northwest Bay Road and Franklin’s Gull Road, or

in the gravel parking lot at the corner of Northwest Bay Road and Franklin’s Gull Road.

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Heritage Buildings are now closed for the season.

 

The grounds are always open to enjoy.

 

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$5 per person
$10 per family/group

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The Parksville Museum is located on the unceded, traditional, & ancestral lands of the Coast Salish, Hul’q’umi’num’ speaking people including the Snaw-naw-as and Snuneymuxw people.

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Heritage Buildings are now closed for the 2022 season.

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