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President Walt Laurie and Crew Celebrate Canada Day

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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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Let the Season Begin!

OPEN THIS WEEKEND!! Come on down and support our wonderful streetcar, starting this Friday, May 21st. Because of Covid, we are working on a reduced schedule, so the tram will be operational 7 days a week from 11 am till 3 pm (we will keep you updated if that changes as the summer progresses). Unfortunately there is no wheelchair service during Covid protocols, and pets, strollers, buggies and carts can’t be brought on board. Everyone over 5 years of age must wear a mask, and we are at 1/2 available seating to allow distancing. Finally, we are unable to make change so the ride is by donation, and because we are completely volunteer-driven and all funding is by donation and grants, we ask that you be generous! Thank you Nelsonites who love our living piece of history!!

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