The Association manages the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish, a 12-acre site replicating a turn-of –the-century railway town including multiple historic buildings, train station, mini-rail, and the CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre. There is a significant collection of railway artifacts and the second largest collection of vintage locomotives in Canada at over 90 pieces. The Heritage Park represents the vital role railways played in the development of B.C. with Canada, and how railways perform today.
The Heritage Park and Conference Centre offer year-round educational opportunities to schools and is a popular venue for parties, weddings and conferences and events such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Polar Express. It is also home to the historic Royal Hudson steam train.
The Association has also leased the former B.C. Rail shops complex from B.C.R. Properties and is the base to maintain the WCRA’s operating fleet, and home to railway educational training and contract maintenance work.