Ride the Miniature Train
In September 2010, a brand new train, a C. P. Huntington Locomotive, was put into service. The train is named ‘The Moccasin’ in honour of the real Moccasin train that played such an integral role within the community. The original Moccasin is recognized as Canada’s longest running named train, with operations from November 19, 1855 to August 9, 1958 on the Grand Trunk Railway between Brockville and Montreal. The train station is named for Farran’s Point, one of the Lost Villages after Seaway construction.
The new train is a scaled replica of an 1860s locomotive featuring a fully accessible car and special effects along the route telling the story of the Battle of Crysler's Farm (including realistic and sudden cannon fire along the way ... be prepared to be caught off guard!). The track is brand new with the route travelling along the river through Crysler Heritage Park with sweeping views of the St. Lawrence River and the memorial mound. In addition, the route is designed to provide good sight lines for some of the various memorials – like the monument recognizing the United Empire Loyalists – and visitors can explore the area on foot after disembarking from the train.
The train route has been extended and riders have the option of the original shorter loop which travels from Upper Canada Village to Crysler Beach or a longer route which travels from Upper Canada Village to Crysler Park Marina.
Daily Schedule: - SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE:
Saturday, May 6 to Monday, September 4, 2017
The Miniature Train operates daily from May 6 to September 4, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.*
Saturday, September 9 to Sunday, September 17, 2017
The Miniature Train operates on Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m.*
*To ensure you make the last run, please come to the Train Station by 4:40 p.m.
The Crysler Park Marina (long loop) is offered daily in July and August, and on weekends only in the spring and fall. Typically the train makes the Marina trip at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, but the schedule does vary to accommodate scheduled group bookings. Please be sure to check at the Train Station to verify departure times on the day you visit.
The Crysler Beach (short loop) trip departs Farran's Point Station every twenty minutes.
Crysler Beach loop
approx. 15 minutes
Crysler Park Marina loop
approx. 30 minutes
|Adult (13 years +)||$6.00||$8.50|
|Youth (6-12 years)||$5.00||$7.50|
|Child (5 and under)||FREE||FREE|