Situated along the lakefront, in beautiful, Nelson, BC lies a historical marvel.  Streetcar #23 is a fully functional streetcar that was once in use here in Nelson in the first half of the 20th century.  Once the backup streetcar for the defunct Nelson Street Railway, it has had a colourful history.

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society, along with The Chamber of Commerce, Royal Bank, and Selkirk College restored this Streetcar, and  the Society provides a scenic ride along Nelson’s waterfront.  The society is all volunteer driven, and our streetcar is one of Nelson’s most interesting attractions.

We invite you to come for a ride, and share in the wonderful history of the Queen’s City.  Young and old, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Check out our links at the top for more information on our streetcars, and the society.  Also, don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook!

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2015 Streetcar Season NOW OPEN

2015 Streetcar Season NOW OPEN (well starting this Friday)

The tracks are clean, the drivers are excited and we are ready to roll for our 2015 Season.  Streetcar#23 will be in full time operation 7 days a week starting this Friday May 15th from 11am to 4:30pm.

This year the Rotary Conference in Nelson got a sneak peak at some of this years specialty charters, including excerpts from the Haunted Heritage Tour

This year the Rotary Conference in Nelson got a sneak peak at some of this years specialty charters, including excerpts from the Haunted Heritage Tour

This year promises to be the most exciting yet as there are going to be more specialty tours, family fun events and community fundraisers.  A schedule of our special events will be posted ASAP.

You will definitely want to check out our New Museum that will be in open this Friday and on weekends while we are in operation(we also might be open some weekdays), exactly what times and dates you ask?…good question, but we don’t know yet…we are planning a soft opening of the museum this Friday and are getting our displays and tours in order.  We will keep you informed to specific dates and times as we figure them out.  We are planning a big grande opening celebration in early August.

We could use your help, if you would like to volunteer for Museum, the Barn or the Streetcar, come on down and meet our crew and sign up.

If you have any Trolley treasures in your basement and would like to see them displayed in our museum, we would be more them happy to help make that happen.

We look forward to seeing on the rails!

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  9. SUMMER CLOSURE – Sun July 13 Comments Off