High-school students

The train, founder of a nation

The completion of Canada’s railway system and its major railway companies were at the heart of the development of the Canadian confederation during the 19th and 20th centuries. During their visit, students are introduced to the contributions of the important figures and workers from various cultural communities who developed Canada’s railway. They also discover the various railway vehicles used to introduce topics such as technological innovation, human settlements, the confederation, industrialization and urbanization.

In compliment, Rocky Mountain Express movie propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building the nation's first transcontinental railway.

Capacity: 100 students

Tour duration:  120 minutes for the guided tour. Add 45 minutes to see the  "Rocky Mountain Express" movie.