Canadian Railway Museum Saint-Constant
Where is it at?
Canadian Railway Museum
110, Rue Saint-Pierre
Where are we going today?
We understand how some kids love trains! The sounds, the smells, the steam chugging away on those old historic engines. If you LOVE trains, then you might want to visit the Canadian Railway Museum!
This museum is such an important feature in the history of the railroad. In fact, it's collection of materials and artifacts is the largest in the country, and incredibly one of the most important in the entire world!
The Canadian Railway Museum LOVES trains just as much as you do, so why not have an unforgettable railway experience with them!
Trains and all about traveling, and at the museum, you get to travel around the amazing exhibits that are great to teach you all about the history of the railroad! Did you know that the railroad fever hit Canada all the way back in the 1830s? Less than 100 years later, you could travel from ocean to ocean via railroad. Pretty impressive!
As soon as you enter the main gallery, it will be like you have been transported into a main train station. Right in front of you is a replica of the Dorchester steam locomotive - and then the adventure begins!
There are themed platforms for the kids to walk along, and a great collection of historic vehicles that you can get up close to. It will be like you are traveling with those famous and everyday folk that once rode the railroads all those years ago.
If you Choo Choo Choose to spend the day at the Canadian Railway Museum, you will certainly feel like you are on a locomotive adventure!
How much does it cost?
- Children$9 - $11 (ages 4 to 17)
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
Hours vary on the day and month
All year round. Outdoor site closed seasonally.
They offer guided tours on weekends, and great programs for schools that include mini train or streetcar rides with your tour if you want!.
There is a cafe open from June to September, with muffins, cookies, desserts and drinks.
The cafe has healthy options such as salads and sandwiches.
Any Top Tips?
They have fun family activities, as well as a Little Railroaders Car for kids 3 to 7 with games and train fun!.
Doing our bit
They have created an amazing collection which honours the history of the amazing railroad history.
Need a little extra help?
Parts of the museum are accessible. some of the vintage vehicles are not equipped for wheelchairs due to their age.
Can I get one of those?
There is a great souvenir gift shop where you can pick up a host of merchandise and train goodies!.
If you love the museum and think you might be going back frequently, consider getting an annual pass.
What people are saying?
by Adrian Dunn
Great place to burn a morning or afternoon with the kids, especially when the weather isn't great. Tons of old trains with a bunch of areas geared towards children - a little Thomas track to play with, an old mail car with games, uniforms to get dressed in, and other activities, a HUGE model train that the kids love watching go around a very detailed landscape. When the weather is warm enough there are also two outdoor trains offering rides (included in your ticket price) - one is an old trolley car that does a tour of the grounds, and the other...Read More
by Marion Cabral
Greatest place on Earth. You definitely need a few hours to go through the entire exhibit. Unfortunately I was pressed for time as I took the AMT train to St. Constant and the schedule only allowed for 3 hours to walk around. If you can, ironically, drive to the museum.
by Michael E
One of the best railway museums in North America, Exporail has a vast collection of locomotives and rolling stock spanning the 19th Century to modern times, including many vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces of equipment. Some trains in the main exhibit can be climbed into (or under) and they are complemented by a model railroad, exterior garden railroad and trolley line. A fantastic and informative place for both families and train enthusiasts.
by Peter Pankratz
Great place for the Kids and Gradparents. Nice train rides
by Jacob Gabrielson
Kids loved it. Best train museum I've been to.
by Adrian Dunn
Great place to burn a morning or afternoon with the kids, especially when the weather isn't great. Tons of old trains with a bunch of areas geared towards children - a little Thomas track to play with, an old mail car with games, uniforms to get dressed in, and other activities, a HUGE model train that the kids love watching go around a very detailed landscape. When the weather is warm enough there are also two outdoor trains offering rides (included in your ticket price) - one is an old trolley car that does a tour of the grounds, and the other is a small ride-on train that can take about 20 kids & adults on a fun ride through the woods, across a couple bridges and through a tunnel.
Always a hit with my boys. Hitting the Burger King just up the street for lunch with the huge 3-story play structure is icing on the cake for them!