The Cranbrook History Centre is the perfect stop for large groups and tour buses travelling through the East Kootenay Region. We currently offer two options tour groups:
The Trans Canada Tour and Museum Visit
Suggested length of visit: 1 hour to 1.5 hours (dependant on the size of the group)
Take a step back in time to the golden age of rail travel with the Trans-Canada Limited. This luxury train rolled across Canada in the 1920s, carrying the world’s most elite passengers. Bring your group on a 45-minute tour where they will learn about the experiences of the passengers and staff. This package also includes a visit to our galleries. During their gallery visit, guests will discover Cranbrook’s history, the interactive Model Railway exhibit, and the Paleontology gallery.
This package is best suited for larger groups such as summer camps, wedding parties, bus tours, and sports teams.
* The Trans Canada tour is 45 minutes and can take 8 people at a time. Scheduling will be worked out with the operations assistant.
The Trans Canada Tour and Museum Visit with Lunch in the Royal Alexandra Hall
Suggested length of visit: 2 hours to 2.5 hours (dependant on the size of the group)
Organizing lunch for large groups can time consuming, but we can help! In collaboration with local cafe Aunty Barb’s Bakery, we can provide custom lunch options that every guest is sure to enjoy. Guests will enjoy their pre-selected lunch in the luxurious Royal Alexandra Hall before joining us for the Trans-Canada Limited railcar tour and museum visit.
For more information or Group Tours rates, contact the Cranbrook History Centre by phone or through the contact form below. Our Business Manager is always happy to discuss your group’s needs and make any accommodations that your group requires.
This package is best suited for larger groups such as summer camps, bus tours, and sports teams.
Important Information About the Railcar Collection
Our Trans-Canada tour is not wheelchair accessible and is designed for visitors over the age of 6. Some of the railcars also have stairs and narrow hallways. Guests will be standing for almost the full duration of the 45-minute tour as there is limited public seating in the railcars. A shorter, more accessible, Platform tour can be arranged upon request.