Theme days

  • Railroad Jobs

    January 10, 2015 to April 26, 2015

    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 Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m. 

  • Circus Train

    March 1, 2015 to April 26, 2015

    See the buzz of excitement surrounding the Circus Train thanks to two beauful miniature train layouts crafted by Guy Beausoleil and Jacques Brouillette. While visiting the Grand Gallery search for the circus animals hiding in various vehicles.

    Join the Ringmaster and participate in fun activities for children: Juggling, Chinese spinning plates and diabolo, presented at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    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 in English at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and in French at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

    The Circus Train activity will be presented every weekend from March 1st to April 26th and during Spring Break from March 4-6, 2015.

  • March Break

    March 4, 2015 to March 8, 2015

    Exporail invites the whole family to live an unique experience during March Break.

    Exporail provides parents and children with the opportunity of exploring the Angus Pavilion. The tour is available in English everyday from 2:30 pm and lasts approx. 75 minutes. Children are invited to take part in Juggling act activities. 

    Public can visit the temporary exhibition Built the road to victory. The model train exhibit room is open from 10:30 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 4:30 pm.

    To stretch their legs and get some fresh air, public can also try an outdoor miniature train ride at 11:30 am, 1 pm or 3 pm.

Consult our brochure 2014-2015

The largest railway museum in Canada


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)