UPDATE: Convention registration is now open!

Hello GNRHS members:

Tom and Francina Carr have been very busy reorganizing the postponed 2020 Nelson BC (Canada) convention, working closely with our friends at Canadian Pacific Historical Association:

• New dates are Saturday September 17 through Wednesday Sept 21, 2022.
• Full registration package is in the March GOAT magazine, and also available online. Click here for a preliminary timecard. If you prefer to pay by check, you may click here to download a registration form.
• We have organized various speaker presentations; time for showing and discussing train models and pictures; optional bus-tours (historical rail and non-rail) of this very interesting and historically significant area; a Meet and Greet Friday evening, a Burger buffet Monday evening, and a Convention banquet on Wednesday evening. The Nelson Heritage tramway will be available for free rides to our attendees throughout the convention
• There will be a very interesting full-day historical rail bus-tour on Saturday Sept 17th, so you should arrive Friday Sept 16th if you wish to partake

Hotel Reservations:
• Tell them you are booking for: “GNRHS – Nelson 2022” or “Great Northern Railway”
• Call the phone numbers below to access the reduced-price room block – do not try to book online
• Reservation block prices are valid for Check-in Friday September 16th to Check-out Thursday September 22nd, and don’t include taxes
• Special note: these hotels honour the member cards for Best Western Hotels + Prestige Hotels.

Main hotel: Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre – 74 rooms blocked – centre of all activities and tour starts – SOLD OUT
Telephone 250-352-7222
• Toll-free 1-833-606-7269 (Select 3 “Kootenay Rockies” then 4 “Prestige Lakeside”)
• Or email them at nelson@prestigehotels.ca

  • Deluxe Mountain view (35) $159.95 CAD (~$127.20 USD)
  • Deluxe Lake view (39) $179.95 CAD (~$143.10 USD)

Alternate hotel: Prestige Inn – 20 rooms blocked – Short drive or 6-10 min. level walk to the Resort / Convention Centre
• Telephone #: 250-352-3595
• Toll-free 1-833-606-7269 (Select 3 “Kootenay Rockies” then 5 “Prestige Inn”)
• or email them at lakeview@prestigehotels.ca

  • Deluxe Mountain view (10) $119.95 CAD (~$95.40 USD*)
  • Deluxe Lake view (10) $139.95 CAD (~$111.30 USD*)

*PLEASE NOTE that USD prices are subject to fluctuation with the US/Canadian exchange rate.