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Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum

110, Saint-Pierre Street, Saint-Constant, Quebec J5A 1B6, Canada
+1 450-632-2410
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: With more than 150 locomotives, cars, and railway vehicles, this unique museum is for rail fans, train spotters, history buffs and families alike.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband is a model train collector and he loved Exporail. The kids and I also had a great time. The collection is excellent and extensive, both inside the facility and outside. Museum quality exhibits. We did the free guided tour and it was excellent (thank you Stephanie!). It lasted more than an hour, it was very interesting, we learned... More

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La Prairie, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice train museum. Lot to see and many train to climb in. Great for kids. There is a actual Montreal Tramway car that do the shuttle between the museum stations. There's a mini-train you can ride on, on Sunday there's a 15min train ride and some Sunday there's a Steam Train demonstration and a Observatory Tramway. You can send and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a wonderful museum for anyone with a passion for, or even a like of trains. Everything is well-described, well-illustrated and caters to all ages. The kids will love the mini ride-on train, the hands-on activities in certain cars and the tram that circles the entire site. Th e adults will enjoy the exhibits steeped in Canadian train history,... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Perfect half-day visit for train enthusiasts. Our two-year-old twin boys absolutely loved this place - and it looked many other visitors were also there because of their kids' interest in trains. Our boys kept on saying "train" "train" as they wandered around the various trains on display, from model trains to life-sized ones. The indoor model train exhibit and the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

All types of trains and history surround this museum. It is for all ages. There is even a steam train ride that the kids will enjoy.

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place is the place to be if you love trains! There are trains of all kinds and from the different years! The kids will enjoy going here. You learn a lot about how trains began and their evolution. Very informative! Worth the trip!

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

If you live nearby and you have young kids I would definitely recommend buying an annual pass. Kids 3 and under are free. CAA members get 15% off. It's a cool musuem with indoor and outdoor attractions. They even offer free train rides.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lots of exhibits and panels giving more info. Real steam locomotives can be seen in action some times.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a gem for kids and their parents. You can take various train rides, especially in the summer, and go inside trains and locomotives. Simply great!

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Visit on a Saturday morning when it is pay as you wish. Maybe we were expecting more from all the hyped up reviews but the train museum is actually pretty small. There are 10-12 trains in the hanger-like museums and a small train model room. There is also a actual train shuttle running which was swamped with kids on the... More

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