The 2020 Nanaimo Christmas Train Needs Your Help
Updated: Jul 9
The 2019 event was jointly sponsored by the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) and the Southern Railway of Vancouver Island (SVI), the rail operator who currently runs rail service on the line. The ICF, SVI, and the E&N Division of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association volunteers, decorated and provided the Cafe Lounge Car for the 2019 Christmas Train and will do so again in 2020. The VITCC has been asked for help and will also work on the 2020 event. The dates have not yet been announced and discussions are underway to determine the times.
The generous donations of gifts and SVI employees time and effort in 2019 is greatly appreciated. The people who put this event on were above and beyond the call of generosity.
Any families and children are welcome to attend however we ask that all attendees heed the current Covid-19 safety precautions from the BC Government's website. In addition, the staff on hand will be organizing all attendees into socially distanced groups.
If you are able to volunteer your time or help with a donation, please contact Andrea Thomas at the ICF. More news will be coming shortly on the 2020 Christmas Train activities for Vancouver Island.