Farmer's Market TrainsEnjoy the Journey!
We are running Farmer’s Market Trains on Thursdays and Saturdays from April to October.
Tuesday: July 2nd-August 27th
Thursday: April 18th-October 24th
Saturday: April 6th-October 26th
See you onboard!
Schedule & Route
4 Stations to Board and Depart
1. WATERLOO (NORTHFIELD) STATION
90 Northfield Drive West
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 5A6
GPS: 43.498000, -80.543663
- Connection to the LRT.
- This is a pick up and departure stop only.
- No Parking
Purchase Tickets: Buy Tickets online. Tickets are also available for purchase aboard the train.
2. FARMER'S MARKET STATION
330 Farmer’s Market Road
Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 4G8
GPS: 43.5097, -80.5514
- Next to Value Village
- Across the tracks from St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market
- Special experiences like the Crazy Caboose Parties and Train Engineer Experience board and depart here.
- Parking at Value Village
Purchase Tickets: This station accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), Debit or cash.
3. ST. JACOBS VILLAGE STATION
50 Isabella Street
St. Jacobs, Ontario, N0B 2N0
GPS: 43.538140, -80.556965
- Gift Shop.
- Train Restoration Shop.
Purchase Tickets: This station accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), debit or cash.
4. ELMIRA STATION
155 Howard Avenue
Elmira, Ontario, N3B 2E2
GPS: 43.589369, -80.550786
- Take a wagon ride from the train to the town!
- Please wait behind the stop sign for the train to arrive.
- The Station is approximately 1.5km from the town.
Purchase Tickets: Upon boarding; this station accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), debit or cash.
Hop On & Hop Off
We only offer the “Hop Off” option on our 10AM and 12PM Farmer’s Market Trains. Please see our schedule for further clarification on departure times from each stop and select the correct ticket type for your experience.
We offer many different Hop On & Off experiences, here are the experiences we offer through our ticketing.
Ride to the town of Elmira where you’ll climb aboard a Mennonite farm wagon and travel to experience the close-knit Mennonite community from their farmhouse kitchen table.
Thursdays on the 10AM train from May 2nd to August 29th. Ticket sales end 48 hours prior to the event.
Rail N Ale
Ride the train and enjoy a leisurely walk to Block 3 Brewing Co. where you’ll have a paddle tasting of beer samplings on tap.
Thursdays & Saturdays on the 12PM train from May to September.
Kitchen Kutting's Taste Testing
Ride the train and board the wagon for an old time tractor and wagon ride to Kitchen Kuttings. This will bring back memories of yester-year while you enjoy some of the “Old Fashioned Waterloo County Food”.
Saturdays on the 10AM train from May 4th to August 31st. Ticket sales end 48 hours prior to the event.
Train + Tea: The High Tea Experience
Ride the train and walk over to Homewood Suites to enjoy an English Authentic High Tea Experience.
Saturdays on the 10AM train from June 1st to August 31st. Ticket sales end 48 hours prior to the event.
T(rain) or Shine: Mini Golf or Driving Range
Ride the train and enjoy a game of mini golf or hit up the Driving Range in Max’s Dome Indoor or Outdoor areas.
Thursdays & Saturdays on the 10AM & 12PM train from May to September.
Fall Colours Tractor Tour + Lunch
Take a scenic train ride through the country side to Elmira. Hop on a tractor pulled wagon ride to see the beautiful fall colours and enjoy a packed lunch.
Saturdays on the 10AM train in September and Oct 5th & 12th. Ticket sales end 48 hours prior to the event.
Model Train + Ride
Ride the train and visit St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway to see an O scale model railway.
Saturdays on the 10AM train from May 4th to August 31st.
Elmira Wagon Ride
Ride the train to Elmira for a wagon ride into town! The wagon ride has commentary about the town and is pulled by a tractor for added excitement and adventure! The wagon drops you off in town and will take you on a return trip back to the platform.
All 10AM & 12PM trains from May to October.
Food & Drink
You may bring your own food and drink aboard. There’s also drinks and snacks available on the train when the snack bar is open. Please tidy your seats and deposit all garbage in the proper receptacles upon departure.
We have a snack bar on board where you can purchase snacks and drinks to enjoy while experiencing the train.
Washrooms are available on board during our Farmer’s Market Trains.
For special events, there is washrooms available for use on the railway property.
We can accommodate strollers on our regular day trains. For the safety of our passengers and crew, all strollers must be collapsed for storage. Children may not ride in strollers while on board.
Alcohol on Board
Alcohol is permitted on the train for your event or party with the proper permits and licensing in hand. We do not permit that you bring your own alcoholic beverages onto our train. If you are interested in having alcohol as a part of your event or party on the train, please contact us.
Our historical train has very narrow steps up into the train and narrow aisles through the cars which do not allow for a wheelchair to pass. If the person is able to take steps we have volunteers that can offer a helping hand to assist to get them seated. However, we will help in any way possible to accommodate.
No smoking is allowed in any vehicle or in any building on our property, for the protection of our equipment, and in accordance with local bylaws and provincial legislation.
This is a seated activity with blocks of 4 seats facing each other and due to seat constrictions and very close quarters in our historical trains we would not recommend that pets be brought onboard.
Special Train Ride Experiences
Extra fun on the rails!