Halton County Radial Railway
If your kids love riding the rails, take them on a historic streetcar ride at the Halton County Radial Railway. The museum offers a fun day out for all ages!
The Halton County Radial Railway is Ontario's first and largest electric railway and museum, featuring full-size electric railcars operating on two kilometers of scenic track. Included with your admission are unlimited rides for the day, as well as access to two display barns and the railway station. Stop by the gift store for all kinds of unique items. And for Thomas & Friends fans, the museum is an authorized dealer of products.
The Halton County Radial Railway was originally created in 1954 by a group who wanted to save Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar 1326 from being sent to the scrap yard. After the donation of this streetcar and with plans to expand, they acquired land that used to be a part of the Toronto Suburban Railway in Nassagaweya Township. Many other street and radial cars were rescued, and the museum officially opened in 1972. Since then, many volunteers continue to restore and maintain the streetcars and rails that you can ride on today!
To add to the fun, the HCRR hosts many special events during their operating season. Mark your calendar for these dates:
Family Day – Saturday, July 18
Family Day is an event not to be missed. Come ride the streetcars, play games, see the displays and eat some great food. This year features Jane Mullis, author of Paul the Pigeon. There will be a reading and book signing, so bring your copy or buy one in the Gift Shop.
Community Heritage Day – Saturday, August 15
Celebrate the HCRR history and the community with a visit to the streetcar museum. Come find out who's turning 100 this year!
Autumn Colour Weekends – September 19-20 & 26-27
Enjoy scenic views and fall colours while riding along in a streetcar.
Halloween Spooktacular – Saturday, October 17 & Saturday, October 24, 6:30pm-10pm
Walk through the haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline. Enjoy some hot apple cider and scary snacks. If you’re a Halloween fan, this is definitely a spooky experience not to be missed! Costumes are encouraged.
Closing Day – Sunday, November 1
This is the last day of regular operations for the season. Visit one last time before the gates close.
Christmas on the Rails – Saturday, December 5 & Saturday, December 12, 1pm-8pm
Ride into the holiday season.The HCRR opens its doors one last time until the spring for a unique seasonal experience. There’s nothing like riding the rails through the woods with snow on the trees and Christmas carols in the air and a visit from Santa!
The Halton County Radial Railway is a unique and fun experience kids won’t soon forget. The attraction is open from May to November with a Christmas event in December. It is located at 13629 Guelph Line in Milton, just a short drive west of Toronto. Free parking is also available. For more information, visit: www.hcry.org.