Themed Train ExperiencesJoin in the fun!
Entertainment on the Rails!Our Themed Train Experiences add an additional element of fun and excitement to an already enjoyable ride!
Themed Train Experiences will thrill all ages. We offer these Themed Train Experiences on some of our Regularly Scheduled Day Trains as well as Special Event Trains which will be announced months prior. In addition, our Long-Weekend Steam Train excursions will satisfy your desire to see and ride in our No. 9 Historic Steam Engine. Always check our Ticketing Platform for new additions! We also offer our Themed Train Experiences as Group Themed Experience Packages. Tell your friends, get your tickets, and climb aboard! We look forward to seeing you!
Themed Train Experiences
For more details about each event, see the Event News below.
St Patrick’s Night Train
Enjoy a non-stop leisurely ride to the St. Jacob’s Market, then the town of Elmira and back again totalling about 90 minutes of St. Patrick’s Day fun.
Vimy Ridge Steam Train
This special train ride is dedicated to Vimy Ridge and it’s veterans. A portion of your ticket purchase will be donated to the Canadian Veterans.
Maple Syrup Festival Trains
Enjoy the taste of Canada. Take the train to Elmira and beat the traffic going to the festival.
Easter Bunny Trains
Looking for something special to do with the kids for Easter? The Easter bunny will make an appearance riding aboard our train.
Mother’s Day Train
Give mom a unique experience for Mother’s Day with a free ride on our diesel train. She deserves to relax and enjoy the countryside views.
Victoria Day Steam Trains
Take a ride on our historic steam train for Victoria Day. Something fun and exciting to do with the family on the long weekend!
Father’s Day Train
Have an awesome day out with dad! Father’s get a free ride on our diesel train for Father’s Day.
Father’s Day Steam Trains
A rare experience for dad to enjoy! Father’s ride for free on our impressive 94 year old steam train for Father’s Day.
Canada Day Steam Fest 150
Feeling patriotic? Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary with us! We will have our 94 year old steam train running for this special anniversary!
Enjoy World Class Entertainment by Drew Ripley, Canada’s own incredible balloon artist who will be onboard to entertain all ages with his unique creature creations!
Great Train Robbery
Join us for our exciting train ride where we will be travelling with large quantities of gold to the bank in Elmira. You never know what could happen transporting something so valuable! The kids will leave with a golden treat!
Mennonite Farm Tours
Take a scenic train ride to Elmira where you can get onto our bus and tour the Mennonite Farm. Or your bus, if you’re a tour group. Get a glimpse inside Mennonite Country! See here for more details.
Christmas in July
You better watch out, you better not cry! Gather the kids and enjoy a ride with our guest of honour, Santa! It will feel like Christmas in July!
Come on out and enjoy a slice of delicious pizza and a leisurely train ride. Pizza is complimentary with the purchase of an all ages pass!
Summer Jazz Train
Labour Day Steam Trains
Blow off some steam on your Labour Day long weekend! Take a ride on our 94 year old steam train!
Grandparent’s Day Train
Show Grandma and Grandpa some love! Bring them on a unique train ride where they will ride free for Grandparent’s Day!
Pumpkin Patch Trains
Get to the pumpkin patch with a unique twist! Take a train ride to the patch and go home with pumpkins for the kids! Get ready for Halloween!
Festival of Colours Trains
The perfect train ride for artists and photographers! Take a ride through the Waterloo Region countryside and photograph the beautiful fall colours!
Halloween Dress Up Train
Join us for this FUN AND SPOOKY train ride where you’re invited to dress up in your favourite Halloween costume. Don’t worry, our conductor and crew will protect you from any wandering goblins and ghouls.
Thanksgiving Steam Trains
Give thanks while riding the rails! We will have our historic steam train out and running for Thanksgiving!
Frosh Week Trains
Bring the kids out for a fun train ride with Santa! They can sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what is on their wish list for Christmas!
Take some time for yourself, or with family at the St. Jacob’s Sparkle Weekend! Experience the spirit of holiday shopping surrounded by twinkling lights!
Remembrance Day Train
Lest we forget. Remember those who fought for our freedom with a moment of silence while aboard our commemorative historic train. A portion of your ticket purchase will be donated to the Canadian Veterans.
Boy Scouts of Canada receive a special rate to ride on the historic train. A fun and adventurous activity for the Boy Scouts to enjoy!
Winter Night Trains
Bundle up and experience a night time winter adventure on the train! The winter night train is something fun for the whole family!
Jazz Night Train
Come out and catch a wonderful night of jazz on the train where you'll enjoy 1930's style Parisian café music while riding our historical train!
Enjoy a romantic train ride with that special person in your life! You deserve to take a relaxing and romantic ride together for Valentine’s Day!
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Special Event News
Events to create memories for a lifetime!
Don’t miss this special visit from Santa!read more
Don’t miss this historic return-trip through the countryside with many great photo and video opportunities.read more
Time: 2:00PM When: August 7th Duration: 2 Hours Leaving From: St Jacobs Market Station Don't miss this scenic return trip through the countryside with many great photo and video opportunities. This round-trip excursion will not stop in the St. Jacobs...read more
When: September 30th Departure: 8AM, 10AM, 12PM Night Train Departure: 8PM Leaving from: St Jacobs Market Station The festival portion of the event will take place on the Waterloo Central Railway Museum Station grounds (St. Jacobs Village Station at 50 Isabella St.)...read more
Time: 2:00PM When: July 1st Duration: 2 Hours Leaving From: St Jacobs Market Station More Experiences at the Market! We are offering Jigger Rides, Engineer Experiences and steamed cooked food from Engine 9! You can purchase this online in advance to avoid lineups. You...read more
When: July 4th, 11th and 25th August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th Departure: 10:00am Market Day Train Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes Train Ride + 2 hour Mennonite Farm Tour Leaving From: St. Jacob's Market Station Route: Round-trip from the St. Jacobs Market Station...read more
HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS! We’re carrying a substantial amount of GOLD to the Elmira bank and YOU are invited to go along for the ride!read more