Yaletown Vancouver British Columbia - On 23 May 1887, this little engine that could pulled the first transcontinental train into Vancouver and sealed the deal for British Columbia joining Canada, completing a nation that spans from coast to coast.
130 years later, the public are invited to re-live the moment alongside the famous engine at its resting home in Yaletown's Roundhouse Turntable Plaza.
Vancouver families, friends, and history buffs alike will get the opportunity for an up-close look at Yaletown's famous Engine 374.
This free community event celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary as well as marks the 130th anniversary of Engine 374 arriving in British Columbia.
Brought to you by the West Coast Railway Association and sponsored by the Yaletown Business Improvement Association, the family-focused affair will offer children's activities and crafts, a brass band playing a rousing background score, and plenty of photo opportunities while kids of all ages play and interact with the locomotive.