School Programs

Station Master

Programs – 60 -75 minutes depending on the program)
Available Mon-Fri choose morning and/or afternoon

A minimum of 1 adult chaperone for every 10 children is required and chaperones receive free admission.

Maximum 25 children per program ( call us if you have more). Minimum based on 10 children. Larger groups can be accommodated upon request.

To Book a program call 604-939-1648 or email requesting a program

Box Car Kids (preschool-K) Hat

Take a tour through a real train station and then learn all about trains.

Kids will build a railway track then become a train with our boxcar kids train costumes.

Explore the Station Museum with a scavenger hunt for railways tools and objects.

We will then go onto a 1921 Train car and hear a train story.

$5 per student


Sea Adventurers  Ages 3-6 (75 minutes)


The Port Moody Station Museum is excited to offer our new Sea Adventurers program!

Experience the exciting world of the Sea in this interactive hands-on program. Learn about different boats and about how the sea has always played an important role in our local history! Learn about what a fisherman does and have fun catching a bunch of fish. Explore different hands on activity stations as you learn about different sea creatures; all the while learning about the important environmental choices we must make to preserve the ocean.

Raising Salmon in your classroom? This would be an excellent program for your class as a portion of the program is dedicated to the importance of salmon in our environment.

A minimum of 1 adult chaperone for every 10 children is required and chaperones receive free admission. Maximum 25 children per program. $7 per student, which includes a boat activity and $5 per student with no boat activity.

 $5 for program without boat activity, $7 for programs with boat activity

Riding the Rails 60 minutes (Grades 2-4) 

Get a tour through the 1908 Train Station. Learn to send a telegraph and signal a train in an historical CPR station with real railway artifacts. Then choose between two activities: Hammer a spike into the railway to see how hard the men worked building the railway or take a ride on the hand car! The Program will end with a scavenger hunt. $5 per student

Teacher Resources
Connect the Dots activity page
Station Wordsearch activity page


Building a Community in Pioneer Times: 60 minutes

(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. Students will then go through Activity Stations where they will be able to handle objects.  Explore the Museum displays in a guided scavenger hunt. ($5 per student)
Teacher Resources
Building a Community Pre-visit Activity
Building a Community Post Visit Activity

Industry and Community (grades 4-6) 1 hour program  ($5 per student)

How about the Industries and Community of Port moody in the 1900’s. Learn about the railroad, lumber mills, and fur trade as you tour around the Museum. Then participate in  hammering a spike into the railway.  We will end the Program with a Scavenger Hunt.

Joining a Nation

Joining a Nation (grades 9-12) 1 hour program ( $5 per student)

Tour a CPR office and station master quarters from the 1920s. Discuss the role of Port Moody in the fur trade and the creation of the trans-Canada railway. Examine artifacts from railway history and explore the Museum’s exhibits with a guided question sheet.

Teacher Resources
Guided question sheet
Question sheet answer key

“Engine 371”
Engine 371 is a 9 minute animated film that explores the construction of Canada’s transcontinental railroad by examining the relationship between man, machine and nature. A film without words. Visit “Film Collection – National Film Board of Canada – Engine 371” for more information and teacher resources.


A MINDFUL WALK AT THE MUSEUM ( Middle and High School) 90 minutes   $5 per student

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A MINDFUL WALK AT THE MUSEUM is a 90 minute earth conscious experience for middle and high school youth, designed to inspire awareness and intention around earth stewardship.

Outdoors, students practice silence and the heightened awareness of their senses. They are introduced to natural elements in the landscape: the earth, trees, sky, in relation to themselves. This awareness fosters a connection to nature with feelings of being part of nature.

The grounds of the museum from east to west, support a vast replica of a WW1 Trench and a Meditation Garden that are side by side. The symbolic contrast between a garden that invites peace and contemplation and an example of trench warfare that left deep scars on the earth raise these questions: How do we support the earth today through our attitudes, choices, decisions, actions? … And how can we walk more lightly on the earth to preserve it, protect it?

Inside the museum, in a seated circle, students participate in guided mindfulness practices: 1) grounding, feel the firm ground under your feet, 2) aligning your spine vertically between the earth and the sky, and 3) conscious, mindful breathing. These practices support a calm, relaxed, physical and mental state.

Slides of Canadian artists’ paintings of forest trees, present contrasting representations. These speak to humans’ ambiguous relationship with nature, one of domination over it and one of appreciation for it. How do we reconcile these opposing attitudes towards nature?

Outdoors, the students embark upon a long, slow, silent walk through the underground trench and up the ladder, one by one, to the garden. The students are asked what feeling they would like to imprint upon the earth with each step as they walk, one of: peace, gratitude, respect, non-violence, protection, awareness, action…

Students then move inside the Venosta, the railway car on the grounds where they can sit down and reflect upon their experience. They can express their feelings and their visions with simple art materials that are provided. A collective display is assembled and presented by the group to their peers, sealing their experience in an aesthetic and meaningful way.

Co-leader      Linda Moncur MA, Community Artist, Yoga and Meditation teacher with Fine Arts and Education background

Co-leader      Markus Fahrner, Manager/ Curator Port Moody Station Museum


This program is available to be booked for Tuesday and Friday mornings please email the Museum at or call to book at 604-939-1648



Take a tour of the McKnight Trench : Daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Take a tour of the McKnight Trench

Trench Programs (grades 4-12)  1 hour program ( $5 per student)

Learn about Canadian involvement in the First World War and get a detailed tour of the McKnight trench. Trench programs engage and develop students’ abilities to reflect on difficult times and the sacrifices that soldiers made for Canada. Activities and discussions bring awareness to the roles and impact WWI had on the soldiers and on our community.

Program is adjusted depending on grade level, older students will get a more detailed tour.

Trench Tours can be customized and/or combined with a Station Museum tour

All programs are 60 min. $5/student.


The Trench tour will talk about Life in the Trenches but teachers will also be able to add a special focus for our guide to talk about. Please see special topics below:

Canadians in the Great War

Tour the Trench and learn about the trench system, life in the trenches, Canadian Uniforms and Canadian involvement in the war.

Animals and the Great War

Tour the Trench and learn about the use of animals in the Great War. Hear some amazing stories about some rather unusual soldiers.

Shell Shock

While touring the trench, students will learn about the dramatic impact the war had on the mental well-being of all those involved in the war.


Enjoy a short tour of the Trench then learn about how they communicated during the Great War with Morse Code, telegraphs, flags, heliographs and messengers such as Runners, Dogs, and Pigeons. Students will get a chance to use a Heliograph to send and receive a Morse Code message.

Art in the Great War

Enjoy a short tour of the trench then learn about different forms of art during WWI. Canada had the biggest War Art program of any nation and the Great War inspired some of the artists of the Group of Seven. Students will get a chance to recreate and make their own Great War art, such as a headless tree.

What are teachers and students say about the trench program, our suitcase and other educational programs? Have a look at the amazing Rethink website from Burnaby North Secondary.

When I Get Home: Student Film 
CBC News Article on the students about the Student Film Project:
 What was life like for WWI Soldiers in the Trenches?
Trench Field Trip 
January 2020 
Braving the extreme cold and snowy conditions, Ms. Jolliffe’s Social Studies 10 classes spent their afternoons in the trenches at the Port Moody Station Museum learning about life in the trenches during World War I. Markus, their tour guide, is an expert on World War I and gave in-depth trench tours while also touching on communication during the war and in the involvement of animals. To make the experience even more realistic, the snow and conditions were discussed to show the realities the soldiers went through. A special thanks goes out to Ms. Jolliffe and Markus Fahrner from the Port Moody Station Museum for organizing and making this special weather-realistic experience happen for our students! 
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Full-day program – (9:30am – 2:00pm)

Animating History (grades 4-8)- $15 per students

$15 per student

Offered Monday – Friday 9:30am-2:00pm

Animating History is an innovative hands-on workshop that connects media literacy and storytelling through the creative exploration of BC history. During the workshop, youth create a 1-2 minute animated film based on the story of the building of the trans-Canada railway. Students work cooperatively with a professional animator and museum interpreter to experience BC history and the stop-motion animation process. The goals of the workshop are to:

    • promote an understanding of how animation works
    • learn how to develop a story and create characters
    • learn the tools and techniques for creating an animated film using cut-out animation
    • understand the concept of historical fiction and
    • develop a better understanding of events in BC history.

Teacher Resources

In partnership with: R2R Logo FINAL




Easter Program (2)


Easter Program  (Preschool-Grade 1) 

Runs March 23-April 10

The Easter Bunny will be visiting the Museum from March 23-April 10th for a special program! There will be basket making, Easter Egg decorating, Easter Egg hunt, catching rubber duckie activity and finally a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny, so bring your camera! Please book this program by emailing

$10 per kid ( Minimum charge of 10 students)














Students will have fun at the Museum shaking their tambourines while singing Christmas Songs! They will then have a Christmas scavenger hunt. Then its time to climb aboard our decorated train and decorate cookies while listening to Christmas Carols. Santa will then surprise all the kids and read a story! Bring your cameras because Santa will stay to have pictures taken. $10 per student ( minimum charge of 10 students)  


NEW PROGRAMS  coming in 2020

The Port Moody Station Museum will begin offering the following  new programs in the New year.

Sustainability Program ( all ages)– Learn about Ecosystems, Recycling , balance of life in ecosystems, and create a terrarium. Students will create their own ecosystem that they can take home and take care of.  ( Students will be asked to bring their own container for the terrarium).

The history of Immigration in Canada ( grade 1-12)- Introduction to the history of immigration in  Canada, online tools shown , oral histories shared and an introduction to different scenarios of why people immigrate and an activity at the end

Nature Program-( Preschool- grade 1)- Learn about nature, camping, animals and trees , have fun during this interactive indoor program!