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Spend March Break at Exporail the Canadian Rail Museum

Spend March Break at Exporail the Canadian Rail Museum

SAINT-CONSTANT – Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum will be open to the public during March break from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Saturday and Sunday, February 25 & 26, and March 1-5 and 8-12, 2017. Children and their parents will have access to the snow trains during a last weekend and there will be a variety of family activities to make the visit even more fun during Circus Train.

February 25 & 26, 2017 – Iron and Ice : Trains in the snow Last chance to visit the snow trains !

The public is invited to climb aboard the Rotary Snowplow, discover its fascinating history and how it works. Visits of the rotary snowplow’s cab are organised at 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. By visiting a Canadian Pacific passenger car, visitors can learn about the snow trains that brought thousands of skiers to the Laurentian hill stations. Visit of the CPR 1554 passenger car : 11 : 00 a.m. and 14 : 30 p.m.

From March 1 st to April 30th, 2017 : Circus Train

To get into the mood of circus, the visitors will see several posters and three beautiful miniature train layouts crafted by Guy Beausoleil, Jacques Brouillette and Stan Smaill. After that, they can 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 English at 11 a.m. 1 :30 p.m. and 3 : 30 p.m.

While visiting the Grand Gallery search for the circus people and animals hiding on various vehicles. Join the Ringmaster and participate in fun activities for children: Juggling with Chinese spinning plates, balls and diabolo, presented at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Express

The movie propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. Presented daily in English at 1:30 p.m.

Regular Activities

  • A guided tour is available in English at 2:30 p.m.
  •  Along with a Museum guide, young visitors will learn about various railroad jobs through customized interactive experiences. These activities are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., 11 :30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and last about 20 minutes.
  • Our model train room is open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The outdoor miniature railway will be back on track for the occasion (March 2 to 6) with fiveminute rides! The public can try an outdoor miniature train ride at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.

Until May 28, 2017: Voices from the Engraver

In this travelling exhibition, produced by the Bank of Canada Museum, visitors have the opportunity to experience the creative process, the technical skill and the sheer artistry that underlies every series of Canadian stamps and bank notes from concept to final product. Original art, printing plates, videos, interactives, rare stamps, and money—lots of money—are waiting for you in this fun, informative and enriching look into the beauty and intricacy of Canadian stamps and bank notes.

Aimed at youth, families and adults, this exhibition is rich with artifacts and hands-on interactives and is accompanied by school and general programming.

Design your own currency or stamps, reproduce the beautifully elaborate patterns of classic bank notes and browse through a millennium’s worth of engravers and engraving history.

A travelling exhibition from the Bank of Canada Museum in partnership with the Canadian Museum of History.

Useful Information Until May 21, 2017: open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Open for groups only during the week, reservations required (Outdoor site is closed). Schedule during March Break : open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. From Wednesday through Sunday on March 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2017.

Admission fees: http://www.exporail.org/en/plan-your-visit/schedule-and-admission-fees/

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