Reopening the Railway and Forestry Museum

The Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum re-opened mid-June and is now in Phase 3 of its reopening plan.

Guests can explore the newly renovated Gift Shop, walk outside and through the industrial park. Access to heritage buildings and rail cars is limited to those that have a clear entrance and exit. All guests are asked to read and follow the instructions on the signage throughout the museum.

The operating hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) and regular admission rates apply.

The museum’s gallery is also host to the exhibit Beehive Burners Behind Us, a collection of oil paintings by Lou Englehart that depict beehive burners from across BC.

The Cottonwood Minirail Train will not be operating for the public until regulations to social and physical distancing are lifted.

On July 25 and 26, it’s time to celebrate Penny Days – On track to small town BC at the museum with visual storytelling, blacksmith demonstrations, live music, a story scavenger hunt, and other self-led activities.

Provincial regulations and restrictions on social and physical distancing and other health measures apply.

For more information about the event and the museum, please visit the museum’s website. Also check out the recently launched YouTube Channel, as well as Facebook and Instagram!