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Ride the Kamloops Heritage Railway — Spirit of Kamloops 2141 Steam Locomotive

One of the top things to do in Kamloops, BC — the Kamloops Heritage Railway — Spirit of Kamloops rail tour! When we were filming the video at the end of my post, I experienced six train rides within the span of two weeks, and each ride was different.

Orville, Kamloops Heritage Railway steam engine 2141, Kamloops, BC

Step into history when you arrive at the train station. I was greeted by the friendly staff and volunteers dressed in period costumes with big grins on their faces! Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable about Kamloops and the history of the 2141 steam locomotive.

The 2141 steam locomotive, which consists of the steam engine, passenger coach 403, café lounge, and caboose, has been beautifully restored.

Summer rail tours are usually a “full house.” You’re free to walk the train and visit each of the cars, check out the restorations, and talk to the volunteers about the history of the 2141. We were entertained by dance performances, as well as a fantastic band performance and amazing sunsets!  🙂

One of the stops on the summer rail tours is visiting St. Joseph’s Church. You’ll detrain and go on a guided tour of the beautiful church.

Kamloops Heritage Railway St. Joseph's Church, Kamloops, BC

If you’re looking for something to do at Halloween each year, ride the Ghost Train and take part in the festivities by riding the unique Spirit of Christmas train. Ho ho ho!

Kamloops Heritage Railway Christmas Train

Video project collaboration by: Sherri King, Brandon Olds, Suraj Shah, and Milap Dadlani.

For more information on the Kamloops Heritage Railway and all that it offers, please visit their website at kamloopsheritagerailway.com

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    1. Thanks Elise! It is a great experience! There is so much to see in BC, and I am fortunate to live in a central area. So much to do within a few hours of home.

  1. I’m obsessed with the video Sherri! This looks like such a fabulous experience. I need to place the Kamloops Heritage Railway on my list for 2017! I just love trains. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Kristen! It is a great experience and the staff on the train is amazing and very knowledgeable about the steam locomotive.

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