VIA Rail’s westbound train passes the Beaver Mountain

Events begin at 4 pm Saturday July 4 with a parade of local vintage vehicles touring nearly all the streets of McBride. See the map for where to spot them. Then at 4:30 pm, visit McBride’s Heritage Railway Station for an outdoor reading from her new book Song of Sadrack by author Sheilagh Foster. Please note that physical distancing is in effect for all events.

Some of the cars at the 2019 McBride Show N Shine

Our passenger train is coming back! Come by the station across from the Dunster General Store before 2 pm or the station in McBride at 2:30 pm Sunday July 5 to help wave the flags and greet our local passenger train as it pulls in for the first time after a long absence. Vintage vehicles will be on show at the McBride platform too. If you have one, bring it along! Passenger service between Jasper and Prince Rupert, serving many rural and remote communities, is being partially restored with westbound trains on Sundays and eastbound on Thursdays. Please note that masks are required to be worn while on board and at VIA Rail stations such as at Jasper and Prince George.

Greeting the train is a long time tradition in McBride. This is how it looked 100 years ago. Courtesy Valley Museum and Archives