Theme days

  • Railroad Jobs

    January 13, 2017 to April 30, 2017

    In our Grand Gallery you can experience a variety of railroad jobs. Along with our tour guide, try your hand at the brakeman’s job, learn how he coupled cars and applied the brakes. Become a carman and inspect hot boxes on a truck or a track-man working on building a section of railroad track or a motorman and operate the streetcar controls. 

    These activities are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and at 3:00 pm. 

  • Circus Train

    March 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017

    See the buzz of excitement surrounding the Circus Train in America.  While visiting the Grand Gallery, see beautiful miniature train layouts and poster exhibition. Search for the circus animals and performers hiding in various vehicles.

    Join the Ringmaster and participate in fun activities for children: Juggling with Chinese spinning plates, balls and diabolo, presented at 11 am, 2 pm and 3:30 pm.

    Climb aboard the Canadian Pacific Neville sleeper car and discover how circus staff and performers travelled during the last century. Tours of the sleeper-car will be presented in English at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm and in French at 10:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

  • Rail Safety Week

    April 28, 2017 to April 30, 2017

    During Rail Safety Week 2017 visitors will have the opportunity to participate in several activities from April 28th to 30th.

    Stop, Look and Listen: Incoming Train?, Exporail’s exhibit on railway safety, is open from 10:30 am to 4 pm at Hays Station. 

    A five-minute-long animated film Follow the Right Path, with Vagabond the Rabbit, will be shown continuously in the lobby of the Angus Pavilion between 10 am and noon, and between 1 and 4 pm.

    An activity for the whole family called Detect the Danger, aided by a facilitator, will help identify potentially dangerous points around railways and railway vehicles.  This will be presented between Tracks 11 and 12 in the Angus Pavilion at 10:30 and 11:30 am, and again at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.

    The Operation Lifesaver Kiosk, located in the lobby of the Angus Pavilion, will offer visitors a chance to try out a new VR (virtual reality) awareness training tool from 10 am to noon and again from 1 to 4 pm.  Operation Lifesaver videos will be shown and information pamphlets will be distributed.

Consult our brochure 2016-2017

Schedule and admission fees

Consult all necessary information on the schedule and admission fees section.


Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum is a project of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association (CRHA)