The Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station in North Vancouver was an important link to the interior of the province.
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station located at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue is a remnant of the railway which operated throughout the province between 1912 and 2004 when it was then sold to the Canadian National Railway. This small museum located in a railway station is operated by the North Vancouver Museums and Archives which opens it to visitors throughout the year to learn about the railway which was an important link to rural British Columbia.
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station museum is housed in the original 1913 building which was a rail link between North Vancouver, westwards through Howe Sound and into the interior of the province. It was closed in 1928 and served as home to a variety of businesses until it was purchased and moved to Mahon Park to become the city's first Museum. in 1997 it was returned to its current and original location on the waterfront.
Inside the PGE Railway Station, visitors can see the restored interior which was a hub of activity - serving as a meeting place for the Railway, Ferry to Vancouver, and streetcars which once criss-crossed North Vancouver. There are many photos and artifacts to enjoy and the North Vancouver Museums and Archives also offers interpreter sessions where a historian dressed in period costumes teach visitors about the railway and the historic waterfront.
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway was an important park of British Columbia's history and continues to be celebrated at the Railway Station which has been restored to teach visitors about the locale and the surrounding waterfront.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Pacific Great Eastern (PGE) Railway StationThe Railway Station is located at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue beside the Lonsdale Quay.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region