Welcome to
the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum

Take a virtual tour of the museum!

 New Exhibit:

"Hope in the North" by Rene Jaspers

The art project "Hope in the North" is fueled by Rene's passion to help others.  She loves the northern parts of BC and seeks to show everyone the beauty here.  Starting at Prince George, Rene travelled 25 km, limited herself to no more than 5 steps from the car and snapped some photos.  With this limited vision she found a beautiful world that exists along our Highway 16 corridor.  This project is meant to encourage tourists and locals to go out and experience the north.  Funds from the sale of the paintings will go toward helping others to receive their drivers license and safer transportation along the Highway of Hope!



Community Building Project
Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum
**  Railcar Display Pavilion  **

Fabrication Phase  -->  ​May 22 - June 2
Fab & Raising Phase  -->  July 17-28

Prince George, British Columbia - Canada     2017

Members of the Guild will soon gather in Prince George to cut and raise a large timber frame structure for the Museum - you can join the Crew to participate in great training opportunities, and the typical exuberant camaraderie that infects these events.  Links at the website below are for Crew Signup Form, Guild membership, and video summary of a previous project.  The purpose of this website is to describe the project for all interested - and give you an opportunity to sign up to participate (as well as support the Guild with your membership). Please tell your friends about it also.  








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, and during special events (weather permitting)

CLOSED on Sundays and Mondays

In addition to regular business hours the museum is open during the Celebration of Lights Dec. 18-23 from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm, Dec. 24 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The museum is open Dec. 27-30 from 4:30pm -7:30 pm only.

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

Rides on the Cottonwood Minirail Train are $3.00 per person

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

*Plus applicable taxes. Subject to change without notice 

Upcoming events

Display Pavilion Fabrication Phase - May 22, 2017 to June 2, 2017

Display Pavilion Fabrication and Raising Phase - July 17, 2017 to July 28, 2017

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