There’s a train whistle blowing in the distance. Can you hear it? Listen for the puffing engine and the clatter of its wheels as it comes closer! The thrill of the rails never gets old, as kids of all ages love trains, whether counting the freight cars as they pass or excitedly climbing aboard for a unique experience. Railway Days are coming to Heritage Park, with an entire weekend dedicated to the park’s collection of historic rolling stock trains. Did you know that Heritage Park is one of only a few places in North America with two steam engines? The extremely rare, double-headed steam train will be doing the first few runs in the morning and Heritage Park also has an accessible rail car, to open up options for everyone. This is your chance to see trains, ride trains, and discover everything you want to know about trains!

Heritage Park Railway Days (Family Fun Calgary)

What to Expect at Railway Days

Railway Days, from September 9 – 10, 2023, is one of Heritage Park’s most exciting annual events, offering your family all the fun you’ve come to expect from Heritage Park, plus a wide variety of unique activities that will fascinate rail enthusiasts. Trains take centre stage for two days of demonstrations, hands-on activities, and exciting exhibits.

Wondering what to expect at Railway Days? See model train displays, tour the cab of an antique steam engine, and catch a rare glimpse of  Heritage Park’s turntable in action. Send telegrams from station to station, ride the handcar, and watch the locomotive take on water. Children can join the Kids’ Railway Challenge for interactive activities for extra engagement.

Heritage Park Railway Days (Family Fun Calgary)

This September, step into history and watch trains in action as you create memories with your family. Find a Railway Days adventure for your little — and big! — train lovers. It’s all aboard for Railway Days and the ultimate railway extravaganza at Heritage Park!

Heritage Park Historical Village is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, from Victoria Day Weekend until Labour Day Weekend then weekends only until Thanksgiving. Gasoline Alley Museum is open daily, year-round (holiday exceptions may apply).

Heritage Park Railway Days (Family Fun Calgary)

Railway Days at Heritage Park:

When: September 9 – 10, 2023
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park
Address: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary, AB