Practical information

Find in this section all the practical information.

Practical information

We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy Exporail safely!

A safe and pleasant visit

Visitors must reserve the day and time slot to enter the museum. Tickets are available online only on the museum website for the month of January, according to the scheduled opening time. We do not take ticket reservations over the phone.

Access to the ticket booth

Access to the museum is via the temporary P1 parking lot located near the railroad tracks, with about 50 parking spaces. The ticket office closes at 4:00 pm.


The vaccination passport isn’t required to enter at Exporail.

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The health measures put in place following the recommendations issued by the Public Health Department and the best practices developed by Exporail will allow visitors to explore the museum in safety.

Sanitary measures

Visitors with symptoms must postpone their visit. Exporail counts on the cooperation of its visitors and reminds them of the importance of following these preventative measures.

Guided tours and animation

Exporail provides guided tours of its permanent exhibition entitled Reliving Canada’s Railway Adventure. Take advantage of this tour to discover the milestones and founders of Canada’s railway system, the living conditions of railway workers, and the birth of urban transportation in Montréal with the arrival of the streetcar.

Guided tours in English are available on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2:30 p.m. (approximate duration of 75 minutes).

Schedules are subject to change without prior notice. All guided and animated tours are also available in French.


Wheelchair Access

Part of the facilities at Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum, are wheelchair accessible.

The Angus Pavilion, open all year long, with washroom and two platforms enable you to view the interior of many railway vehicles. Since these are vintage vehicles they are not equipped to allow wheelchair access to the interior like today’s trains.

The Discovery Trail, paved outdoor, seasonal access from mid-May to October. Please note, a few tracks are on the pathway.

Open storage in Building No. 5, seasonal access from mid-May to October.

Main floor of the Hays Station, seasonal access from mid-May to October.

Accessibility for guide dogs only.

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