IOCO Ghost Town Day, Sunday October 5th, 2014

IMG_0360Noon till 4:00 pm

Best Dressed Pet Parade

Rebel Haunt Theatre Group

Pumpkin Pageant

Reno Schembri

 Hourglass Cabaret

Imperial Oil Display

Home Learners Association

Caulfied School of Dance

Pony Rides

IOCO Church Tours

and much, MUCH, much MORE!

Please note that this year due to unforeseen circumstances the Model A Ford Club will have a Show & Shine, rather than provide rides. Our sincere regrets as we know this was a highlight for many of you. The Model A Ford Club is working on a solution but until then we want to ensure we respect these changes and enjoy the event!


Download the Ioco Ghost Down Day 2014 Flyer


Fall 2011 Home Learner Programs


The Port Moody Station Museum is once again offering programs to families who participate in home learning. These programs give individual families the opportunity to attend educational programs normally reserved for groups.

This year we are offering two of our most popular programs in fall.

Look for additional programs in Spring 2012 including a featured program “Chinese Legacies & the CPR”. This program will be offered in conjunction with the travelling exhibit “Chinese Legacies” which will be on at the Museum May to August 2012.  The program Chinese Legacies & the CPR  is recommended for ages 10-14 and will be offered Thurs., May 24th – 10-11:30am.

We also offer other educational programs which may be available if enough families are interested. Please call for more information.

Programs for home learning families are delivered with parent participation in mind. Young children are welcome to come but may not be suitable to participate in all aspects of the program. The cost for 90 min. programs is $6 for 1 adult & 1 child, $2 for each additional child. We hope you can join us!

Students are Animating History at the Station Museum

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This Spring, classes from across the Lower Mainland came to the Port Moody Station Museum to learn the story of building the CPR in a new and exciting way – through animation. Using paper cut out animation techniques taught by a professional animator during the workshop, each class created a series of scenes based on the story of John A. MacDonald’s dream to unite Canada by railway. Our partner organization Reel 2 Real helps provide a quality animation experience with the use of computers and cameras. By the end of the 4.5 hour workshop, classes have created a 1-2 minute film illustrating the classic Canadian story.
In the process of creating the film, students learn about MacDonald’s dream and the politics and work that it took to make it come true. Scenes often included depict surveying the West, Chinese workers blasting tunnels in BC, hammering the last spike and Lady MacDonald riding the cowcatcher. Students have the opportunity to go deeper into the history and think about what life would have looked like 130 years ago. What would people wear? How would they travel and communicate? Teachers comment that students who are often disinterested in history, become engaged. The workshop is also a great opportunity for students to practice teamwork and appreciate the many skills it takes to create an animated film.
Check out the videos that these groups made above.
For more details on the workshop go to the Animating History section on our School Programs page.

Port Moody Station Museum Education Programs – Building a Community in Pioneer Times (grades 2-4)

Our education programs are designed to be interactive hands-on experiences for youth and adults.

Youth programs for school classes and community youth groups.

Adult tours for ESL schools and adult community groups.

To book your program now – click here.

Industry and Community is a Half Day program that you can book for your school class or community youth group. A special day has been set aside for home school families on April 1st for this program.

Building a Community in Pioneer Times (grades 2-4)

What does it take to start a community? Participate in an art activity, recreating the budding town of Port Moody in 1907. Examine objects from turn-of-the-century facilities such as the pharmacy, the school, and the general store. Explore the Museum displays in a guided scavenger hunt.

*Art activity available as a do-it-yourself kit.


Program for home school families offered Friday, June 12th, 2009 from 10:00-11:30am


Teacher Resources

Pre-Visit Activity

Post-Visit Resource


Click here for booking information.