Railway Days

Event at Heritage Park Historical Village

Tagged in: Kids, Concerts, Weekend

There is fun for the whole family at Railway Days! As one of the few sites in North America with two steam locomotives, our trains take centre stage for two days with demonstrations, hands-on activities, and exciting exhibits.

Rare Steam and Rail Experiences

Double-heading of Heritage Park’s two steam locomotives
Unveiling & inaugural start up of the recently completed CP Rail Steam Railway Crane, the only working 100 ton locomotive crane in Canada!
Demonstrations of all Heritage Park’s steam equipment – the Case 65 steam engine, the Watrous Steam Roller and the Oilwell Supply stationary steam engine
Demonstrations with original 1907 turntable
Taking on water from a 1902-model tower
Hand & whistle signal presentation
Caboose rides, with a few special cupola seats
IT’S BACK! - Send a real telegraph from one rail station, and pick it up at another – keep the free souvenir!
Hooping orders to the engineer on our moving train
Fascinating Storytelling

Rail Car Shop: Tour some of the rarest rail cars in Canada. Learn their stories of immigrants, royalty, and rail tycoons.
Plow & Spreader showcase: Find out how you keep a train running through snowed-in mountain passes.
Model Rail Exhibits
Come see exciting displays from model rail clubs, with new locations around the Park!

Kids’ Railway Challenge
Try four rail activities, collect four stamps and enter to win a $500 prize pack, including a Heritage Park ‘Family & Friends’ Annual Pass Plus and a $200 gift card for Trains and Such. Activities include:

Caboose Rides
Pre-purchase your ride in Heritage Park’s very own caboose. Once a year, lucky guests can enjoy the rare experience of riding in this special rail car! Limited cupola seats and regular caboose tickets are available. Call 403-268-8500 to purchase Fall 2017. All rides depart from Laggan Station. Latecomers may not be accommodated.

Engineer For A Day
Enter our free draw to win a ride for you and a guest in our historical steam locomotive! Get behind the scenes as you don crew costuming, join the crew to prepare the train for the day, ride in the steam locomotive cab and much more.

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