Trains at RBG

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


Rock Garden Escarpment Train Exhibit

Specified Dates, 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.

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.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

Upcoming Dates:

  • Father's Day Weekend (June 16 and 17)
  • Canada Day Weekend (June 30 to July 2)
  • Labour Day Weekend (September 1 to 3)

model train on track surrounded by poinsettias

Botanical Train Display

Closed for the season; RBG Centre

Constructed from over seven tons of cedar slabs, 3,000 pounds of rock and 250 feet of track, the Botanical Train Show features famous Canadian landmarks from coast to coast! The Botanical Train is constructed each November at RBG Centre; see you in the winter!

large, colourful, ride-along train drives along a path surrounded by snow

RBG Express

Closed for the season; Hendrie Park

The RBG Express is part of Santa's Signature Experience, running seasonally as part of Holiday Traditions. See you in the winter!