If you have never made it out to Confederation Park to ride trains with the Burnaby Central Railway Association, you will have to check it out.
And if you are brave enough, it is worth going on a grey/rainy day. The crowds are non-existent and the kind engineers tend to give extra long rides as there is no line-up of waiting guests.
At Confederation Park you will find over 2km of tracks with 70 switches combined with an ever changing selection of locomotives which guarantee a new adventure everytime you visit. The trains are 1/8 scale, which in layman's terms means big enough for kids and adults to ride on. The tracks wind through a 7 acre plot of land which has been landscaped to entertain kids. Around every corner and tucked in amongst the grass and trees are little critters: Mickey Mouse, a parrot, a family of geese, Humpty Dumpty, turtles and more. The tracks wind through tunnels and over bridges.
Burnaby Central Railway is celebrating their 20th year at Confederation Park; they were at Burnaby Heritage Village for 17 years before that. The actual club is 85 years old.
Visiting the model trains is free, riding the big trains cost $2.50 per ride for anyone over the age of 3. There is a package deal for $25. which gets you 12 rides. The rides are generally 10 minutes in length. There are cover and uncovered picnic tables so you can make a day of it. The trains run from 11am to 5pm Saturdays, Sunday & holidays until Thanksgiving.