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Canadian Museum of Rail Travel

57 Van Horne Street South, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 1Y7, Canada
+1 250-489-3918
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Worth the time and money

To find a museum of this caliber in a city as mid-size as Cranbrook is truly astonishing. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Idaho_Mark
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Lewiston, Idaho
Fascinating, especially the working model railroad displays.

Lots of history compressed into a small space. I particularly like the model railroad displays... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dougwcooper
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Portland, Oregon
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This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as many other restored Canadian trains.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tour guide” (11 reviews)
“grand tour” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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57 Van Horne Street South, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 1Y7, Canada
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+1 250-489-3918
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To find a museum of this caliber in a city as mid-size as Cranbrook is truly astonishing. It is well worth your time to devote a few hours to this place. It is free (by donation) to visit most of the museum's displays (which is...More

1  Thank Idaho_Mark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history compressed into a small space. I particularly like the model railroad displays. Also, the area of the Gift Shop has an exhibit of how they restored the interiors of the railroad cars they have on display. The museum is free / donation...More

1  Thank dougwcooper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and the museum and restorations are so well done. Well worth your time if you like Canadian history....and trains!

1  Thank niecey1988
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really impressed with the early Nineties rail cars. It has a history and how the cars were made wooden then steel and luxury cars. In the early century of 1900 one train was going from Vancouver to Montreal and one from Montreal to...More

1  Thank 811chanders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the Grand Tour that took about 1.5 hours. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, informative and very animated. (Ken) It was an amazing trip down history lane with fantastic artifacts. The museum is doing a great job restoring and preserving these trains for everyone to...More

1  Thank Gordtgr
Reviewed 8 July 2017

this museum is so amazing. the tour guides are all fun and interactive. the grand tour is highly recommended! snacks are also recommended as there is no food here. the gift shop has some really neat items though!

1  Thank travelgirl19992017
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I quite enjoyed the museum we did the transCanada tour which takes you through the only front to back first class car. The walnut finishing was beautiful and so was a look into how first class travel was back in the 1920's.

1  Thank Skeld
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop if you like railway history. We took the 1.5 hr tour and enjoyed it. The Guide really knew his railroad history. Lots of cars to see and enjoy.

1  Thank westerley
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I love this museum! The changes to the cars over is amazing.ome of them are dry posh with mahogany walls. The dining care with their linen and Crystal are really beautiful. There always seems to be a new restoration in progress. I'll go here again

1  Thank notjustclassicrock
TammyM01, Manager at Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at the Museum. We are constantly growing and there are many new things in the works!!!! Can't wait to have you back.

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Refurbished old train cars that are open for viewing...interesting to see how travel treated a tourist many years ago as one crossed Canada. The Museum building houses the interior of the restaurant from the old CP Hotel in Winnipeg . It was salvaged and preserved...More

1  Thank vikkicanada
TammyM01, Manager at Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at the Museum .... watch for future displays that are up and coming.

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gailv231
3 October 2016|
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Response from Debbie P | Reviewed this property |
Yes but limited hours
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Lois M
26 June 2016|
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Response from mjhullah | Reviewed this property |
They offer three levels of tour from 1-2 hours. Also allow time for the station museum.
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