Theme days

  • Railroad Days

    September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017

    Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum invites the public to the first edition of Railroad Days, an event intended for a wide audience. During these two days, everyone will have fun around the rails, without ever walking on them! Railway safety will be highlighted and several activities will be organized. A moving music show, performed by West Trainz, is not to be missed on Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm.

    Several family activities:

    - Switching movements in the yard near the Discovery Trail

    - For an extra $5 on the entrance fee, visitors will also be able to ride on a gasoline-powered speeder, originally owned by CN.

    - Music show will be held on Sunday, September 17 from 2 pm to 3 pm, near the museum’s turntable : West Trainz.

    The West Trainz project offers musical works inspired by the railway world and the project initiator’s travels, Erik West Millette. Five musicians perform on a convoy of trollies mounted with sound-sculptures. You will be transported through an initiatory and poetic journey where the trance-like experience created by the music urges you to dance.

    All aboard for Railroad Days!

  • Culture Days

    September 30, 2017 to October 1, 2017

    Tracking Heritage, discover the Museum during the 21st annual Culture Days Event and appreciate the various elements of our railway heritage.

    Whether you visit our exhibitions, participate in demonstrations or take a ride aboard our vehicles these activities are sure to please and delight everyone. This is an opportunity for volunteers and staff of the Museum to share their passion and knowledge with the public.

    Admission is free morning only from 10:00 am to noon.