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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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May 7, 2020

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society has requested funds from Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives to help complete our substation upgrade and would appreciate your support in this matter.  Click  http://forms.ourtrust.org/cip-rdck-online-engagement-form/  and select “Area Nelson CIP”, choose “Nelson Electric Tramway Society” and leave a positive comment.  You can do this every day for maximum exposure, thank you for your support!

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