Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, Saint-Constant

4.6
#19 of 321 in Museums in Quebec
Learn the history of Canada's railways at Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum. Founded in 1961, the country's largest railway museum was built close to Canada's first railway, which began operation in 1836. Retrace these beginnings and examine artifacts and locomotives in permanent, temporary, and virtual exhibits that weave together the story of the railway. Hop on the heritage streetcar line or railway and take a trip around the museum grounds, then head to the cafe for a bite to eat. Youngsters can explore the renovated 1913 Pacific Railway baggage car, now transformed into an interactive learning space for three to seven year olds. Plan to visit Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum during your Saint-Constant vacation using our convenient Saint-Constant itinerary planner .
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  • The visit takes us back in time especially if we take the guide for the visit. Very nice course especially to do with the children
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  • Very interesting and informative exhibition that makes us see the locomotives and trains of yesteryear. I loved my visit
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  • It's a great place to stay in Canada. The classic train you've seen in the yonal movie is cool, but it's not my taste, but it's recommended for those who like the classic atmosphere.
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  • The place is great. Lots of trains and information. The trolley was not working, and the mini train had a wet bin to store purses that couldn't be taken on the ride. Parking is convenient, but the lot is muddy and not paved. There is wheel chair access inside to get to the boardwalk to see inside the trains though. The model train wasn't running today. Overall it was still a good experience.
  • Great place to bring the family. Lots of exhibits and things to see. There are some interactive elements but not many. Great to see engineering from a different era. Don't forget to check out the model train room. Amazing how many hours they put into this exhibit.
  • Lots of (loud) kids screaming and running around the trains (and everywhere else). But the museum is really interesting (guided tours are 5 stars) and those locomotives are such impressive beasts. Considering the fact that you can easily spend 3 hours on the site, it's a good (family) attraction for the money ($23 per adult or $60 for a family of 4). If you have kids, I recommend.
  • Perfect day full of wonderful cherished memories of my father working for the railroad. Would of preferred being able to go on more cars. The place has a little of everything for everyone.
  • A great experience for the whole family! Although you can visit at your own pace, I strongly suggest to follow one of the scheduled tours as they add so much more details, context and quite many fun fact and historical anecdotes you wouldn't get otherwise. Furthermore, it's free for Delson and Saint-Constant residents! Thank you very much for the ride!
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