Train Rides Sunday every Sunday from April 28. 2019 until end September

12:30 - 2:30 pm,   $2 per ride

 Special days:

 Fathers day June 16 - Fathers Ride Free!

Sat - Sunday Sep 15-16,  Fall Fair - noon to 5 pm

We have a winner!!                              2017

Catherine Johnston of Powell River was pleased to get the call after the draw at 4 pm, Sunday Aug 20, on the Arts Alive stage.

We sold out of  tickets early Sunday Aug 20 when we reached the total authorized: $3,000.

The raffle generated $2,300 profit, which will be shared between PRFHS projects and the PRHMA Forestry Museum program.

Many thanks to all the ticket buyers who supported us through this raffle; and special thanks to the PR Museum for selling their most-ever tickets at their events and from the two museums.

Our star ticket seller continues to be Debra Bevaart, the prize's sculptor, who sold over $1,500 in tickets from her Tug Ghum gallery at Lund, For this tremendous support over the past eight years we list Tug Ghum Gallery as a Silver Sponsor in our recognition program.

The ticket sales for the 2017 fundraiser began at the PRHMA kiosk during the Lund Shellfish festival May 26-27. The next big sale weekend was from the PRFHS display at Logger Sports, and then Blackberry fest weekend: $250 in sales at the PRHMA kiosk at the street party, then $400 in sales Saturday Aug 19 at Arts Alive, enhanced by the presence of Betty Wilson with her Traditional use of the Forest demonstration, and Ron Hunter carving axes. 

The new pricing option of 5 tickets for $20 attracted much interest; more than half the tickets were sold at 5 for $20.

The upgraded prize to a Sea Lion was also popular with regular ticket buyers.

Tickets were sold at the Historical Museum, Forestry Museum beginnng mid June, and at the Railroad each Sunday.

PosterRaffle 2017 sea lion lund

2016 Updates:

a and w2- Many thanks to A&W for providing lunch for the track expansion  crew at the Railroad on July 12, for use of their gazebo tent on July 17 and power washer for Trail equipment cleaning on July 20.  

 t&rT&R has kindly continued their support to PRFHS this year by deeply discounting the gravel and sand we use on the Railroad expansion project - a gold level contribution for 2016 


  • cottage creek bakeshopSpecial shout out to  Cottage Creek Bakeshop.  Over the past five years owner Janet Lyon has often donated delicious baked goods to volunteer train crews on Sundays at the farmers market.


Min forest logoThanks to the PR office of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Forest Operations for donating three culverts for our Willingdon Beach Trail work in March 2016.

See the full list of Friends and Sponsors below.

 Sea Fair 2016 has been cancelled See the Peak story here




  2015   We sold three books of  raffle tickets at our Sea Fair display Friday and Saturday.

bring back loggers sportsWe hosted PRLiving's "Bring back Logger Sports" petition Saturday and collected well over 100 signatures in a few hours. PR Living Ferns and Fallers

See more photos here.

We started an annual newsletter in 2011.

Readers are welcome to read the newsletter online, or download and print it for free.  

We issue a free printed version of each newsletter to Silver-level and higher level sponsors, and to our active members donating more than 15 hours per year of their time to the PRFMS.

To help support issuing printed versions, Interested readers may like to donate $5 or more to the PRFMS. 
(online donations come with an income tax receipt)

Issue 5 December 2015   8 page .pdf

Issue 4 December 2014   8 page .pdf

Issue 3 October 2013  8 page .pdf

Issue 2 November 2012   8 page .pdf

Issue 1 November 2011   8 page .pdf

Versions suitable for printing on 11x17 paper (booklet format) are available by email request.

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We enjoyed Arts Alive in the Park, Willingdon Beach Aug 15/16, 2015: a demonstration of use of the cedar tree by Betty Wilson, a Tla’amin Nation elder and cedar root weaver at 1:30 Sunday, along with Ron Hunter carving axes for the kids.


Powell River Living the 2015 edition of ferns and fallers is out

Congratulations to PRLiving for this excellent insert.

click here to see it online

 read more below abt the 2014 edition which featured the forestry museum on page 43



Forestry Heritage Society History 

Dave Florence prepared a graphic to be placed in the Forestry Museum that provides the history since 1986 and puts the PRFHS and PRFMS in context.



Farewell to Rudi van Zwaaij.

At an dinner event attended by 32 Forestry Museum Society members and friends, we said our formal goodbye to Rudi.

We inducted him as an honorary member. (plaque to the right)

More photos here. Thanks to Stephen and Dave for the photos


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Shellfish Festival

At Lund's Shell fest 2014 Saturday, set up and ready - lots of folks showed up to view the photos at our tent.

Bert's "guess this item" display was very popular.

more photos here