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Canadian Museum of Rail Travel

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Address: Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
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This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as...

This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as many other restored Canadian trains.

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I didn't expect much from this museum but what to do with friends on a wet fall day. This was a real surprise. We did the whole tour and looked at all the various stages of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Cranbrook, Canada
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Humboldt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning!!!! Staff are friendly and engaging, and the train tour was amazing and the Model Trains in the basement were awesome and the kids loved it!!! And the Royal Alexandra Hall - WOW, it is gorgeous!!!! The overall experience was great and I highly recommend it to locals and tourists!!!! Will be back for sure. Thanks for an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It was a very exciting and informative visit and would recommend it to anyone else. The young man was very polite and very informative

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

What an amazing place!! The museum has done a superb job of re-creating 'life on the rails' with numerous train cars represented throughout history. Thank-you Canadian Museum of Rail Travel - we'll be back!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The full guided tour was extremely interesting; walking through beautifully restored cars with the impressively-informed guide was a treat.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I didn't expect much from this museum but what to do with friends on a wet fall day. This was a real surprise. We did the whole tour and looked at all the various stages of renovation. There are many examples of a by gone era showing how both rich and poor lived. a great day out for all the... More 

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Thank CabinBoy2392
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Took the 1 1/2 hour guided tour through the three trains. . . amazing restoration and interesting history. This is great, even if you aren't a train or restoration buff.

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Cranbrook
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We brought family from PEI to see the railway museum and they loved it. The staff were very friendly although talked a bit like robots repeating memorized lines. Would definitely recommend it for anyone with interest in trains at all.

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Green Valley Lake, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a great museum. The local history portion and the model railroad are free and accept donations. There is also an excellent guided tour... several actually. We did all of them. The tours are of old railway equipment in various stages of restoration. What awesome equipment! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the museum, and we highly recommend visiting.

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This attraction is a great place to stop, and take a step back in time. It has great displays, an ever enlightening tour and very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The Museum (or Trains Deluxe as they have branded themselves) has a large display of vintage rail cara. I am sure the displays are impressive but they make it way too hard to visit. Instead of being able to browse the rail cars you must take escorted tours. They are offered only at specific times. More confusing is there is... More 

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