Theme days


  • Suspect wanted: The train robber

    November 2, 2018 to November 18, 2018

    Trusty notepad in hand, look for clues left behind in the Grand Gallery by the notorious early 20th century “gentleman bandit” Bill Miner.

    Born in the U.S.A., this natural leader and his partners in crime were involved in many robberies on the West Coast. He was captured and escaped from jail several times. Miner was involved in the first train robbery in Canada where the famous phrase “Hands Up” was first coined. The Mounties made their mark on law enforcement and were highly valued after capturing this renowned bandit in 1906.

    Then, go to the children's craft workshop to share what you have found and make your own policeman's badge.

  • Railway Christmas

    November 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019

    Rediscover Holiday magic in the Grand Gallery decorated with a train car filled with toys, a model train chugging under the Christmas tree and a festively lit locomotive. Hunt for Christmas stockings hidden throughout the Grand Gallery. Test your talents at our Christmas craft workshop from 10 am to 11:30 am, 2 pm to 3:30 pm. Decorate your Christmas cookie from 10:30 to 11:30 am and from 2:00 to 3 pm.

    Mail your letter to Santa from our mail car and visit with him on Saturdays and Sundays from Sunday, November 24 to December 22, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 3 pm. 

    Exporail Christmas Train

    Board the Exporail Christmas Train at Hays Station. During the ride, the children will have the chance to meet Santa Claus. Departures take place at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm, on Sundays, November 25 and December 2, 2018. The cost for the ride is $2 per child and $3 per adult plus taxes.The seats are limited. Book your tickets online or by phone at 450-638-1522, ext. 230. To book your tickets online, click on the "Buy Online" tab, click on the calendar icon to change the date, select the date November 25th or December 2nd, then in the "Exporail’s Christmas Train ride" section select the train departure time and enter the desired number of tickets for each category "Adult" or "Child".

    For more details about Railway Christmas>>