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Heritage Hopper

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First Class Seat Ages 2+
First Class Lap Child (Under 2) Must sit on Adult's lap
Adult (Ages 12+) Coach Car
Child (Ages 2 to 11) Coach Car
Child (Under 2 years) Free on adult's lap
Seniors (Ages 65+) Coach Car
Families of 4 2 Adults and 2 Children
Caboose Rental

Hop-On/Hop-Off Service

Join us and travel back in time for an authentic heritage train ride through Woolwich Township and Waterloo Regions’ famous Mennonite farm country on our historic rail line that has been in service since the 1880s.

Sit back and relax as you travel through the picturesque countryside and beautiful farming landscape, we are so proud of. Choose your preferred accommodation, either standard coach seating or first-class lounge seating.

Whether you’re a returning guest or visiting us for the first time, we look forward to you riding with us at the Waterloo Central Railway, dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of Canadian heritage railway equipment.

Our regular train rides, departing from either our Northfield Drive or Farmers Market stations, are a round trip journey, approximately 1 hour and 45-minutes in length, returning on the same track.

Hope on and off at our stations!

With our Heritage Hopper day pass, you can use our entire daily train schedule to plan your day along our line! For example, you may wish to board our 10:10 train at the Farmers Market station, detrain at St. Jacobs for a stroll through the village and lunch, then catch the next northbound train to Elmira before returning to the market. You can board at Northfield Drive, detrain at the Market, then catch the next train to St. Jacobs for a late lunch before returning to Northfield Drive. Your day pass gives you total flexibility and freedom to tailor your day along the communities served by the Waterloo Central Railway. See below for details on each of our stops!

Trivia Train
Thursday, July 18, 2024

It’s time for another Trivia Train on the Heritage Hopper! Get ready to test your knowledge about Waterloo Central Railway for your chance to win a variety of fun prizes, all while enjoying a scenic train ride!
Book your July 18 tickets and join in on the fun!

Freezie Train
Thursday, July 25, 2024

Thursday, July 25 is our next Freezie Train! Hop on the Heritage Hopper that day for a free cool treat*!
Book your July 25 Heritage Hopper tickets today!

*while supplies last

The Ice Cream Train
Tuesday, July 23, 2024

What’s better than ice cream? Ice Cream on the train! Join us Tuesday, July 23 for our Ice Cream Train! Hop on the July 23 Heritage Hopper  for a free cool treat*!

*While supplies last. Available only with those with a paid ticket

Colour Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Join us Tuesday, July 30 for our Colour Scavenger Hunt! Fun for kids of all ages,  spot items of different colors outside the train to win a prize!
Book your July 30 Heritage Hopper tickets today!

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, August 3, 2024

Join us Saturday, August 3 for our Picture Scavenger Hunt! Fun for kids of all ages,  spot the different items throughout your train ride to win a prize!
Book your August 3 Heritage Hopper tickets today!

Story Time Train with Carolyn Mills
Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Join us August 6 for a magical Story Time Train Ride with local author Carolyn Mills. Delight in story time featuring tales from “Grandpa’s Stars”  and “The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain” . Engage with Carolyn during an author Q&A session, where she will chat with kids about stories and creativity. Kids can also enjoy decorating snap bracelets and a connect-the-dots coloring page inspired by “Grandpa’s Stars.” Don’t miss the chance to purchase signed copies of Carolyn’s books.
Book your August 6, 10:00AM Heritage Hopper tickets today!

Teddy Bear Train
Saturday, August 10, 2024

All aboard the Teddy Bear Train on August 10! Bring your favorite stuffy for a delightful train ride and meet our big Teddy. Don’t miss this special opportunity to create magical memories with your little ones.

Book your August 10 Heritage Hopper tickets today and join us for an unforgettable adventure with Teddy!

What to Explore at Our Four Train Stations: