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Abandoned Railway in BC

Our trip to the Midway Museum was a fantastic walk back in time. With a fully restored caboose and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jo-ann & Bob R
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Surrey
STOP NOW! "Hidden gem" is an understatement!

I've passed by this spot multiple times over the years always thinking I needed to stop in. This... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Jason H
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Kelowna, Canada
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Highway No 3 | West End of Town on North Side of Highway 3, Midway, British Columbia V0H 1M0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our trip to the Midway Museum was a fantastic walk back in time. With a fully restored caboose and original station with period furniture and equipment the railway fantasy came to life. The museum has a wonderful collection from the surrounding ranching and farming community....More

Thank Jo-ann & Bob R
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Based on the previous reviews, I was looking forward to something special. However, I didn't see anything that sets this apart from the many old railway stations throughout BC. If you haven't seen a CP station or caboose before, this will interest you. Similarly, some...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I've passed by this spot multiple times over the years always thinking I needed to stop in. This time I made a specific trip to come here and I was not disappointed! For a small museum; it's clean, very well maintained, clearly marked and labelled...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

On our annual cross country motorcycle trip I happened to pull into this parking lot. My wife decided we should visit the museum. I am glad we did. The displays were professionally arranged and labeled. The artifacts were very interesting. I especially enjoyed touring the...More

1  Thank Fred N
Reviewed July 4, 2018

This is a nice stop on Hwy 3 with a great collection of historical artifacts. People behind this museum have clearly went at great lengths to preserve even the smallest artifacts like matchboxes and mails. I would highly recommend paying a visit when in the...More

1  Thank drnpharm
Reviewed November 12, 2017

On our vacation we stopped in to see this place. What we found was a gem . It’s a small place but it has so much history packed into it. From bunk house which you cannot enter but peer into it only to how the...More

Thank Marie J
Reviewed October 10, 2017

I finally had the time to stop in and check this place out. I must've driven past this museum 100 times but was always either working or in a rush to get to Point B. I'm so glad that I did. What a treat. Very...More

Thank Saint_Johnny
Reviewed August 25, 2017

We stopped here on the way back east, having ridden the Kettle Valley Railway in Summerland the day before. And earlier in our trip we'd learned at Fort Steele about the role of the RCMP in securing the border. It seems the KV Railway also...More

Thank HertfordRoadRunners
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Really easy to spot when you are driving through the area. Worth stopping for a break and an insight into local history. The main building has quite a lot in it and some is set up in little scenarios, like the school room. In the...More

Thank Ann R
Reviewed June 2, 2017

We almost drove by this Museum without stopping, but decided at the last moment to check it out. Although it is not a large museum, we found the displays more interesting than you'd expect for a small town like Midway. We learned a lot about...More

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