Get ready for SUPERTRAIN! The Calgary Model Railway Society celebrates its 25th anniversary with Canada’s biggest and best annual Model Train Show on April 13 & 14, 2019. It’s back at the Genesis Centre, featuring over 60,000 sq. ft. of scale model trains, Lego and Thomas trains, model building demonstrations, historical associations, railroad art, hobby shops, manufacturers, and much more. Over 120 exhibitors will impress you with new exhibits, too. Plus, many of the returnees have made major changes to their displays.
Organized model railroading in Calgary goes back to 1934, when the first club, Calgary Model Trainmen, was started. In 1994, several model train clubs worked together to put on one major Model Train Show for the public. Now, 25 years later, you can see how this train show has grown and evolved into the amazing two days it is!
Even if you’re not passionate about model trains, you’ll find something here to appreciate. Take a free ride on the 1/8 scale trains from Iron Horse Park, plus, Canadian Pacific’s popular mini-train will be on site. Or you could check out the face painters, the henna tattoo artists, and a children’s storybook reader. There will also be a Children’s Play Area with large Thomas and Lego tables – all free and waiting to be enjoyed! At the South Bank Short Lines tables, kids can build their own model of a train station to take home for free, or you can check out presentations on how to get started in model railroading yourself.
Hungry? With food trucks onsite, you can make a day of it and enjoy a variety of treats and food options to help keep up your energy!
Even the parking is taken care of, making things as easy as possible. SUPERTRAIN has arranged for hundreds of free parking spaces at the McKnight-Westwinds CTrain Station, with free stroller-accessible shuttle buses to the door of the show. There is also free parking at the Genesis Centre. Or forget your car and just take the CTrain to SUPERTRAIN. It’s a short walk from the Saddletowne station or you can take the shuttle from McKnight-Westwinds.
Adult admission is $15 and children aged 15 years and younger get in for FREE! You can buy advance tickets online at www.supertrain.ca.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.