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President Walt Laurie and Crew Celebrate Canada Day

President Walt Laurie and Crew Celebrate Canada Day

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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Nelson BC, For six years the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) have been making a donation to the Nelson Electric Tramway Society (NETS) for free rides on Streetcar #23 and admission to the Trolley Barn Museum on Canada Day and it is a win win for everyone.

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society sets out with the task of generating enough revenue each year to keep Streetcar #23 and the Trolley Bar Museum open. This is done with the love and help of volunteers, but although the passion of people helps keep the society alive it also needs funds for maintenance, upgrades and supplies. With the donation from the Nelson and District Credit Union the Tramway Society is able to bring smiles to people on Canada Day with free rides and admission to the museum and use the money to help keep Streetcar #23 on the rails.

The NDCU recognize the significance of having StreetCar#23 as an attraction in Nelson. It provides visitors will another reason to visit this beautiful region, is a destination experience for enthusiasts and fun experience for the family. NETS also provide opportunities people to stay active and contribute to the continuing growth and beauty of our community.

This year NETS is working with the NDCU to bring even more smiles to Canada Day. Streetcar #23 and the Museum will be open for extended hours. Watch for fun surprises at the Trolley Barn. Every year the Museum grows with additional treasures from local residents. It is always changing. Along with the Birney Car 400 there will also be some classic vehicles on display.

“The Nelson and District Credit Union have a passion to keep history alive . . .” says Tom Atkins of NDCU “. . .the volunteers at the Nelson Electric Tramway Society work hard to preserve our local heritage and we like to help them as much as we can.”

Once again, thanks to the Nelson and District Credit Union, at the July 1 Canada Day Celebration in Lakeside Park, there will be free rides on Streetcar #23, and free admission to the Trolley Barn Museum.

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