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Trains at RBG

RBG loves trains! We are home to three separate locomotive attractions, typically running seasonally during Holiday Traditions.

  • Escarpment Train Exhibit
  • Botanical Train Display
  • RBG Express
Credit: Miller Photography

Escarpment Train Exhibit

Available specific dates – see schedule below

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rock Garden

RBG’s newest “G scale” model train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history. The Escarpment Train Exhibit illustrates three eras of locomotion history including the steam engines of the late 1800s, the streamliners of the 1930s and the powerful modern diesels of the 1960s up to present day.

2020 Dates: (check back for more!)

  • As part of Holiday Traditions, November – December (check back for exact dates!)

At Rock Garden (1185 York Boulevard). The exhibit is displayed indoors at the Robert Stipe Garden House, but requires walking through the outdoor Rock Garden to access.

Credit: Meaghan Eady Photography

Botanical Train Display

Available during Holiday Traditions

Constructed from over seven tons of cedar slabs, 3,000 pounds of rock and 250 feet of track, the Botanical Train Show features model trains amongst famous Canadian landmarks from coast to coast!

Finished for the season. Check back in November!

 Included in your General Admission or Membership


RBG Express

Available during Holiday Traditions

All aboard! Take a ride on the RBG Express through the winter beauty of Hendrie Park. The train accomodates up to 20 riders, and is available to and from Santa’s Cabin as part of RBG’s North Pole Experiences. The train is also available after Christmas for paid rides throughout the garden.

Finished for the season. Check back in November!

About Holiday Traditions

Experience the magic this holiday season with unique Santa Experiences, festive entertainment, train adventures and Winter Lights at the Rock Garden!

Some activities require special event tickets, while others are included in your General Admission or Membership; visit for full details!