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Vancouver Model Train Expo at the PNE

Vancouver Train Expo

The Vancouver Train Expo features model trains and railway exhibits at the PNE Forum on the weekend either just before or after Remembrance Day in November.


Vancouver Train Expo at the PNE Forum

The Vancouver Train Expo is put on by volunteers from the Lower Mainland Train Expo Society. The event showcases model trains, miniature railway displays, product vendors, kids’ activities and more. The event didn’t happen in the previous three years. It was back in 2023, however, and will likely be again this year.


Hours and Admission

The 2023 event took place on the weekend of November 4th and 5th. It ran from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm on the Saturday. Sunday hours were from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event was at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street in Vancouver. 2024 details will likely be similar, but with exact details to be confirmed.

Admission prices to the Vancouver Train Expo in 2023 were as follows:

  • Adults – $15.00
  • Youth (ages 6 to 15) – $5.00
  • Seniors (ages 60+) – $10.00
  • Children (ages 5 and under) – Free
  • Families (maximum 2 adults) – $35.00

(Note: Tickets could only be purchased with cash. There was, however, an ATM available on-site.)

Parking was an additional charge. It cost $15 to park in the PNE parking lot for this event.

TIP: Parking is usually free for shoppers on the Sunday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market (which is also at the PNE). So before heading to the Vancouver Train Expo, be a shopper at the market.


Remembrance Day Weekend Activities


Train Expo Activities

As the name might suggest, the Expo is all about model trains and miniature railways. There are booths set up with a variety of model trains, educational displays and sometimes even close-to-life-size model train cars.

Also within the event is a marketplace where folk can purchase model railway products, toy trains and accessories.

There are even some family-friendly activities available. Kids – or folk of any ages – can enjoy the Lego displays, mini train rides and a play area with model trains.


Model Railway at Vancouver Train Expo


Other Information

For more information about this event, visit the Vancouver Train Expo website.

For a list of other events this month see Vancouver’s November Calendar or click Festivals & Events.

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