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Schedule of Railroad Events, Model Train Shows and other Events

Please note that this is not a complete list of events in the area. We list events that we will be attending or that are of interest to us.


The schedule for 2023 includes what we know (Nanaimo and Supertrain) and Speculation about possible shows.
Do not regard it as fact until confirmed!

Western Rails 2023

The former WCRA appears to have abandoned the Western Rails show in March so we do not expect it to happen.
It is not impossible that something local will appear in its time slot.

Central Hobbies will be attending

Nanaimo Model Railway Show 2023

Bill is planning on being there with a TT-Scale display.

Sunday April 2, 2023  Nanaimo MR Show 2023

Beban Park Recreation Centre, Nanaimo, BC
Free Parking

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Admission at the Door. NMRA Discount

Register for space at www.nanaimotrainshow.com

Central Hobbies will be attending

Supertrain 2023

Supertrain has announced their show for 2023.
Setup Friday 14. Show Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2023.
At the Genesis Center in Calgary.
They are restarting with a smaller show, about 2/3 the size of the last show.
More details as we receive them.

Railway Modellers Meet 2023

Railway Modellers Meet of BC.
May 26th to May 28th, 2023.
SFU Burnaby Campus
Details at: www.railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca

  • There will be an online component before the setup at SFU
  • Operating Sessions
  • Model and Protoype Clinics
  • Layout tours
  • Model Displays
  • Meet the Modeller and more.
More details as we receive them.

Railway Day at Parksville Museum

Sunday August 13, 2023
10 AM to 4 PM.

Parksville Museum
1245 East Island Highway

Admission by Donation

Layouts, swap tables, concessions and music.
Entry and swap table cost by donation. Further details forthcoming.
For swap tables and exhibits contact Colin Frame at frameasc@gmail.com

Victoria Show (Sidney) 2023

With the success of the 2022 show we expect there to be a show in 2023 in the same venue.

Edmonton 2023

Unless something happens I expect there to be a show in Edmonton in 2023.

Chilliwack 2023

We can hope that the Chilliwack show will return in 2023.

VTE 2023
Vancouver Train Expo

VTE has annouced Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th as the dates for VTE 2023 in the PNE Forum. Setup on Friday the 3rd.
More details as they are released.

Updated: MArch 10, 2023.

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