Summer – Fall 2020

A safe and pleasant visit

Until October 31, 2020: open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, reservation recommanded.

In order to minimize waiting time at the entrance and to control traffic on the site, all visitors to Exporail will have to reserve their ticket(s) in advance for a specific time via the online ticketing system, available on the museum’s website.

For free admission, a service fee of $0.55 will be charged upon reservation for the processing of credit card (Visa, Mastercard) transactions.

Access to the ticket booth

This summer, visitors will enter the museum through a new entrance with about 50 additional parking spaces.

The health measures put in place following the recommendations issued by the Public Health Department and the best practices developed by Exporail will allow visitors to explore the museum in safety.

Sanitary measures

Visitors with symptoms must postpone their visit. Exporail counts on the cooperation of its visitors and reminds them of the importance of following these preventative measures:

  • Wearing a mask or face shield covering the nose and mouth is obligatory inside the Angus Pavilion for persons age 10 years and over.
  • Respect the hygiene measures posted on site: hand washing, electronic payment, sneezing and coughing into one’s elbow, no gathering.
  • Respect signs and the separation of 2 metres.
  • Respect one-way traffic.
  • Hydroalcoholic gel will be distributed in the reception areas.

Places to visit

  • Artifact corridor.
  • Great gallery of the Angus Pavilion with access to the interior of certain vehicles.
  • Exhibition on mezzanine: CRHA Archives: Remnants of Our Memory.
  • Model train room.
  • Temporary exhibition room: Identity on the Land. Company Towns in Canada.
  • Projection room: The Trolley.
  • Open Reserve No. 5.
  • Miniature railway rides (outside): from Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Passenger train rides on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Gift and specialised book shop.


  • Guided tours.
  • Toddlers’ island.
  • Restaurant.
  • Locomotive driving simulator.
  • Tramway rides.
  • Demonstrations (steam locomotive, turntable, telegraphy).
  • Exhibits at Hays Station.
  • Archives Centre (no on-site researchers are accepted at this time).