All aboard! Take a ride back in time on the fully restored Streetcar Number 23, once part of the Nelson Street Railway that served the city from 1925 to 1949. Savour the views of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake as you meander along its shore to beautiful Lakeside Park.
Streetcar Number 23 is a seasonal attraction that typically operates from May long weekend until Thanksgiving, depending on weather and refit schedules. From Easter to mid-June and from Labour Day to close of season, operations run weekends and by special charter service only. Service runs seven days a week from mid-June to Labour Day.
This is a seasonal service. Service may be suspended at any time due to severe weather conditions.
The first run starts at 11:10 am at the Wray Suffredine station at the foot of Hall Street and proceeds eastbound past Chahko Mika Mall and along the waterfront to Lakeside Park Station, adjacent to the orange bridge.
Westbound service departs Lakeside Park Station at 11:30 am and every half hour until 2:10 pm.
Routine stops included Hall Street, Chahko Mika Mall and Lakeside, with flag stops available at the Lyle Ward Memorial Car Barn, the soccer fields and the power shed.
In 2021, the fares are by donation as they are unable to give change.
Typical Fee: Adult fare is $3, seniors and youth (ages 6 to 12 years) is $2 and under 6 years with an adult is free. Maximum family fare is $8.
Tour groups and other organizations can charter Streetcar No. 23
Groups of 30 or more pay a flat rate and groups less than 30 people pay an individual tariff. Reservations must be made at least a week in advance of the date required.
Call us at 250-352-7672.
For more information about the history of Street Car Number 23, season passes and more, please visit the Nelson Electric Tramway Society website.