125th CPR Train Anniversary Celebration

1st Passenger Train Arrives in Port Moody - July 4th, 1886

1st Passenger Train Arrives in Port Moody – July 4th, 1886

Friday, July 1st – Sunday, July 3rd
11am-4pm

This year the Port Moody Station Museum celebrates the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the 1st trans-Canada passenger train. July 4th, 1886 was a hallmark event for Canada and Port Moody. To celebrate the occasion, the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club will have a display of its G Scale model trains on July 1st. On July 2nd and 3rd the Vancouver Lego Club will have a train display inside the Museum.

heritage actors

Costumed heritage actors

Throughout the weekend, costumed heritage actors will be on site to delight you with stories from 1886. The Morse Telegraph Society will demonstrate their telegraphy skills and artist J Peachywill be doing live painting. Lots of free activities for the family to enjoy including our popular Golden Spike Scavenger Hunt, costume photos on our rail car, railway crafts and the opportunity to personalize your own Museum rail tie. Free cake every day!

Also find our booth at the Golden Spike Days Festival to see our model train and map of old Port Moody.

model steam train

Heritage Actors Needed!

costumed girls
costumed girls

Costumed girls at Art For U Day

The Port Moody Station Museum needs enthusiastic and engaging young actors to volunteer at our 125th CPR Train Anniversary and Canada Day Celebrations! We are looking for thespians between 13 and 18 to take on roles as characters from 1886, when the first CPR passenger train arrived in Port Moody. Volunteers will circulate in small groups around the Museum grounds and at the Golden Spike Days Festival in Rocky Point Park on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from noon to 4pm.

Period costumes and a heritage acting workshop will be provided free to volunteers by Angela Brown. Volunteers must attend one of two workshops, Monday, June 6th or 27th from 3:30-5:30 at the Port Moody Station Museum, where Angela will teach 1880s-specific character acting and techniques for roving performances. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

To participate in this fun and educational experience or for more information, please contact Laurel or Rebecca at the Port Moody Station Museum: 604-939-1648 or info@portmoodymuseum.org.