Practical information and fees

Practical information on our educational programs.

Making tracks together!

Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, welcomes visit and groups throughout the year and provides children with a unique opportunity to relive the history of this major collection of full-size railway vehicles.

The visits help children develop their knowledge in the social universe field (history and geography) and allow them to learn more about:

  • Trains and streetcars as means of transporting freight and passengers in our society
  • The repercussions of these means of transportation on Québec society and the founding of Canada
  • Their impact on the arrival of new immigrants and community development
  • Railway workers and main founders of Canada’s railway system

 

Tailored tours

Exporail also offers tailored tours for preschool children (discovering the train), childcare centres as well as daycare centres (children aged 3 years and up). In December, take advantage of our Railway Christmas activities!

All tours are given by experienced, skilled and dynamic guides. Reserve your visit to Canada’s largest railway museum and give your students the unique opportunity to live an unforgettable experience.

 

Adding rides to your tour

  • From the end of May to end of October: A streetcar ride
  • From March to the end of December: A miniature train ride
  • All rides may be cancelled at any time and without prior notice due to storms or mechanical problems.  Should this be the case, additional activities will be added to your itinerary to compensate for the cancellation of the rides.

 

Useful Information

  • Cold lunches only (just one microwave).
  • Personnel from the daycare, school or childcare service are responsible for the children during the lunch hour.
  • Visits are tailored to the children’s ages and are offered in English and French.
  • The visit will take place, rain or shine.

Information and reservations:

Matthew Gauthier: 450 638-1522, ext. 248

Rates

Adults

Group rates

19.10 $

Inclusions for annual subscriptions

Unlimited access to all exhibitions

10% off at the store

10% discount on room rental for private events

Subscription to the museum newsletter

Visit with a free guest on the 1st Friday of the month

Adolescents13 to 17 years old

Group rates

11.45 $

Plus rate*

13.45 $

Inclusions for annual subscriptions

Unlimited access to all exhibitions

10% off at the store

10% discount on room rental for private events

Subscription to the museum newsletter

Visit with a free guest on the 1st Friday of the month

Children3 to 12 years old

Group rates

9.55 $

Plus rate*

11.55 $

Inclusions for annual subscriptions

Unlimited access to all exhibitions

Invitation in preview to workshops for children

1 souvenir gift per child

Group rates (taxes not included) valid until March 31, 2023.

*For 1 hour of complementary activities

Information request form - Children's group visit

Teaching tools

The Canadian Railway for Teachers!

Closely linked to the «Railway Witnesses: Memory of a Nation » traveling exhibition, the «Rail History » website is a valuable tool for teachers whose students are between the ages of 9 to 13. Its content was designed to help teachers convey basic railway concepts to their students. The site provides an overview of important times in Canadian railway history through six themes. The themes presented are Important Figures, the Road to Confederation, Great Canadian Engineering Feats, Immigration, Traveling Schools as well as Major Railway Companies. Various teaching activities supplement the information provided.

This project has been sponsored with the financial support of the department of Canadian Heritage, of the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, MRC de Roussillon and the Railway Association of Canada.

 

Teachers

Exporail’s animation team welcomes school groups throughout the year.

Reserve your visit to Canada’s largest railway museum and give your students the unique opportunity to live an unforgettable experience.

The Canadian Railway for Teachers!

Closely linked to the «Railway Witnesses: Memory of a Nation » traveling exhibition, the «Rail History » website provides an overview of important times in Canadian railway history and is a valuable tool for teachers whose students are between the ages of 9 to 13. Its content was designed to help teachers convey basic railway concepts to their students.

 

Games

Are your young ones still craving for more?

Games are designed for children aged 3 years and up.

These activities are also available in French.

Open the following documents for games and drawings to colour that showcase trains and Exporail’s collection.

 

Colour the MTC 1 streetcar
Colour the MSR 8 streetcar
Colour the steam locomotive
Printable games for children
Colour the MTC 1959 streetcar

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