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Cranbrook History Centre

57 Van Horne Street, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 1Y7, Canada
+1 250-489-3918
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Refurbished old train cars that are open for viewing...interesting to see how travel treated a... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
vikkicanada
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canada
Restored historical ballroom and trains

We visited on Mothers Day so the Argyle Diningroom on the train was closed to sightseeing as they... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
John E
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Enumclaw, Washington
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This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as many other restored Canadian trains.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“rail cars” (19 reviews)
“guided tour” (13 reviews)
“grand tour” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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57 Van Horne Street, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 1Y7, Canada
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Reviewed 22 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

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TammyM01, Manager at Cranbrook History Centre, 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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Reviewed 20 May 2017

We visited on Mothers Day so the Argyle Diningroom on the train was closed to sightseeing as they were having a "tea", which we could have joined had we had the time. However, just seeing the ballroom that was saved from destruction from an old...More

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TammyM01, Manager at Cranbrook History Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words ... the Royal Alexandra Hall is one of our pride and joys. We hope you will be able to come back some time soon to enjoy a train tour.

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We walked in the door and were told that everything was "by donation", so we donated $40.00, only to learn that a tour was $35.00 as well. Our tour was a bit half hearted and seemed entirely scripted. The exhibits are very interesting, but you...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great place to learn about the city and region. The museum was under some construction and hence we did not get to see the entire exhibit. The rail tour was good...there is cost but it was reasonable and went to ongoing upgrades.

Thank Richard A
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TammyM01, Manager at Cranbrook History Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our staff work hard to make sure each guest has a great experience.

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

We've been here twice and each time there's been something new to see. Renovations are slow ($100,000/car) but done painstakingly accurate. There's several different tours to take. Ours took just under an hour but was advertised as 35 minutes. The guide was informed and her...More

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TammyM01, Manager at Cranbrook History Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your comments. The staff try to ensure they are as up on their information and knowledge about the not only the trains but the era in which train travel took place. We hope you can join us again to see all the...More

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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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Reviewed 22 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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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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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...More

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Reviewed 5 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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gailv231
2 October 2016|
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Response from Debbie P | Reviewed this property |
Yes but limited hours
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Lois M
25 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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