South Simcoe Railway Tottenham
Where is it at?
South Simcoe Railway
South Simcoe Railway Station
21-31 Mill St W
Tel: 905 936-5815
Where are we going today?
Choo Choo! All aboard - it's time to take a ride on a classic steam train from the 1920's...the South Simcoe Railway infact!
This historic steam train will take you on an unforgettable journey through the Beeton Creek Valley, over the rails of a branch-line over 100 years old! How incredible is that!
This line once connected Hamilton with Barrie and Collingwood, and now is there to take families just like your through the rolling countryside.
The round trip gives you just under an hour of fun, but it's the perfect amount to give kids those train loving kids a chance to experience a real, vintage locomotive.
Throughout the journey, you will hear the Conductor tell you all about the area, and the history of the very train you are riding!
It's an amazing way to realise how ancestors would have travelled. As you travel, just picture yourself 100 years ago on a locomotive chugging along those very rails. Where you would have been going? Perhaps to search for a new life!
It was railways like these that made Canada what it is today, and it's a great way for kids to learn about history. After all, what better place to learn about something than actually ON it!
South Simcoe Railway not only has the scenic tours that you can enjoy, but then they have seasonal excursions such as the Haunted Halloween Adventure, and of course that Santa Claus Express. Don't forget to be good all year just in case you get to meet Santa!
Great locomotive and historic fun for the whole family in Ontario!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$14 Scenic Tour
- Children$8 (ages 3 to 15)
- Free Under: 3 years, not occupying a seat
When can we go?
10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm and 3pm scenic tour departures
Scenic Tours: Sunday/holiday Mondays until Oct 18, then other tour schedules apply
They offer reservations for regular excursions for groups of 20 or more. Take a break from the classroom and take to the rails!.
No food or drink is allowed on the train, so bring something to eat prior or pick something up in the area..
Bottled water is allowed on the train.
Any Top Tips?
There is no need to reserve in advance for the regular scenic tours, except for some special events.
Doing our bit
History is really brought to life from the restoration and care the team dedicated to the locomotives. A great way to keep history alive. .
Need a little extra help?
There is handicapped parking near the platform, and washrooms are accessible. The train does have stairs to get into the coach..
There are no facilities to de-train during the trip at the moment, but they are working on raising funds to make this possible.
What people are saying?
by Liam Cann
Brilliant coaches, amazing facility, a joy to teach, train and be part of such a place. Friendly atmosphere even with such a large size and training/equipment range available! Not enough good things to say
by Adam Thomas
I go to fit 24 everyday i do my sessions there and i love it..yeah we do have problems with the lockers and thats it but there getting fixed 2nd of july as theyve had to do wakefield 1st...yeah they are losing customers due to the lockers but for 5 pound a week isnt that bad its got a huge gym and cardio area and a relaxation room and a decent sunbed machine and also a wet room and a absolute amazing sauna and the showers do work.... The only bad comment i have are the lockers but there getting done.....
by Neil Dennison
Seems to have closed down over Christmas 2012. Was meant to re-open Jan 3rd 2013 with notice on door saying "under new management", however Harlands are willing to cancel membership direct debits. This happened with no warning. Pretty annoying.
by billy white
gyms ok showers not been working for 2 years
by A Google User
Very good gym and very friendly. Suits all levels of training from beginner to professional. The price is very good at £20 pcm but for this you will have to make sure you tidy up after yourself as there is only one member of staff working.