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. Until it got cancelled due to COVID-19, it was going to celebrate its 38th year in 2020.
Hours and Admission
In 2021 the Model Train Expo is scheduled to happen on the weekend of November 6th and 7th. In 2019 the event took place on the Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and on the Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. 2021 hours of operation will likely be similar.
The event is held at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street in Vancouver.
Admission prices to this event in 2019 were as follows (and 2021 prices will likely be similar):
- Adult – $12.00
- Youth (ages 6 to 15) – $6.00
- Seniors (ages 60+) – $10.00
- Children (ages 5 and under) – Free
- Families (maximum 2 adults) – $30.00
(Note: The event only accepts cash or tap credit/debit cards. There is an ATM available on-site.)
Parking is also an additional charge. It costs $13 to park in the PNE parking lot for this event.
TIP: Parking is usually free for shoppers on the Sunday between 10 am and 2 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!
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.
For more information about this event check out the Vancouver Train Expo website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver’s November Calendar
- Free Events in November
- West Coast Heritage Railway Museum
- Polar Express Christmas Train Rides in Squamish
- Lower Mainland Remembrance Day Events