Welcome to
the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum

Take a virtual tour of the museum!


We are now on our Summer hours!

Open seven days a week from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

The Cottonwood Minitrain runs daily from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm- every half hour*. 

*Weather permitting

Celebration of Lights

Join us as at the Railway and Forestry Museum as we step back in time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Holiday Season! 


Celebration of Lights

December 18-23 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

December 24 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

December 27-30 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Take a walk through time as you enjoy over 100,000 lights and displays throughout the eight acre park. Several rail cars and coaches will be lit both inside and outside for you to enjoy!
Of course, don't forget to take a ride on the Cottonwood Minitrain and see the lightshow from the comfort of our little train.
OR come on inside, and relax in the Gallery, with music from local choirs and musicians, and visit with the Big Guy in the Red Suit! We may even have a visit from some fun furry four legged friends from Caring K9 Institute!
*On December 18, admission is FREE with a non perishable food donation. Let's help out our community and fill the shelves!
Each night there will be train rides, a concession (you can either roast your own hot dog on the bonfire, or let us cook one for you), s'mores, and hot chocolate (for purchase).
All A'Board for some Winter Fun!!

Plan Your Visit

Fall and Winter Hours

September 4 - May 17, 2019

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

**The Museum will be CLOSED from December 31, 2018 - January 15, 2019. We open with regular hours on January 16.

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

Summer Hours Hours

May 18, 2019  - Sept 2, 2019

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



$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 per ride

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

*Plus applicable taxes. Subject to change without notice 

Upcoming events

Penny Days - July 19, 2019 to July 21, 2019

Family Fun Day - August 24, 2019

Halloween Event - October 26, 2019

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