Regional District Fraser-Fort George
Province British Columbia
|Land district Cariboo Land District|
Area code(s) 250, 778
Local time Sunday 6:39 AM
|Weather -3°C, Wind E at 8 km/h, 87% Humidity|
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Penny is a community located between Longworth and Dome Creek on the north bank of the Fraser River in central British Columbia, Canada. It was established as a station on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 1914. Penny Post Office opened 1 February 1916 with Nels Pederson as postmaster. Today, Penny is said to be the only community in Canada that still relies on the railroad for postal service. This service to the Penny railway station is provided by Via Rail's thrice weekly Jasper – Prince Rupert train. The railway station burned down in 1947 and was replaced by a station originally built in Lindup in 1914. This station was then moved to Prince George in 1988 and is the present home of the Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum.