Let loose in a caboose, ride on a train and tour an antique steam engine. Join us for Heritage Park Railway Days where our extraordinary rail collection takes centre stage for the weekend. Catch a rare glimpse of the turntable in action, enjoy a special demonstrations of a double-headed steam engine and spend some time with Heritage Park’s very own Telegraphy club.
When: September 3 and 4, 2022
Venue: Throughout Heritage Park
Pricing: Free Event with General Admission to Heritage Park
Child (3-6) $14.95
Youth (7-15) $19.95
General (16-64) $29.95
Senior (65+) $22.95
*Caboose ride is extra
Calgary Caboose Rides
Enjoy a Calgary train ride aboard Heritage Park's little red caboose! A brightly painted caboose, topped by a little observation cupola, brought up the rear of every freight train. This wooden caboose was built in 1912 by the Canadian Pacific Railway at Angus Shops in Montreal. During the 1990s cabooses were retired from North American railways and replaced with electronic end-of-train units. Ride the Upper Caboose and enjoy a spectacular prairie view. Or take a ride in the Lower Caboose and feel the rumble of the train chugging along the tracks.
Limited Caboose Ride tickets will be available on the day of.
Railway Days Activities for Calgary Train Lovers
Double headed steam train - 10am-11:30am
Turntable demonstration - 11:30am & 12:30pm
Engine Cab Tours - 11:50am-12:20pm
Steam Crane Interpretation
Speeder demos (weather permitting)
Handcar rides (weather permitting) - 11am-4pm
Taking on water at the water tower demonstration
Rail Pavilion featuring model train displays
Kid’s Railway Challenge – interactive activities for kids and a chance to win prize pack
Performances by The Executives Quartet - 12-4pm
CP RailSense booth
Send telegrams from station to station and view telegraphy demonstrations with volunteer and former operators - 11am-4pm
Check out our Railway Days Activity Guides:
You can access all of these amazing Railway Days experiences with your regular park admission.
Railway Days Photo Contest
Make sure you enter in our Railway Days photo contest, which takes place prior to the event, and have a shot at getting your photos displayed at the Railway Days on September 3 - 4!