Société des musées du Québec

This summer, let stories of railways, racetracks and roads inspire you!

NATHALIE LAMPRON, museologist & writer

Exporail, le Musée ferroviaire canadien

All symbols of freedom, trains, airplanes, boats and other vehicles carry us on a trip through history as it unfolds. As part of your summer travels, explore Quebec’s museums, the custodians of these impressive mechanical inventions. There’s so much distance to cover! No need for a passport! Just come with your curiosity and desire to discover human ingenuity ... in a safe environment.

Exporail, le Musée ferroviaire canadien
Exporail, le Musée ferroviaire canadien

All aboard! Relive the epic railway adventure!

Admire the impressive iron mammoths on the tracks at Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The young and young-at-heart will be in awe in the presence of more than 50 vehicles—locomotives, freight cars, streetcars, motor cars and subway cars—that have marked history for their technology or their use in transporting passengers and goods. Take in the fresh air on the miniature railway any day of the week, and on weekends climb aboard an authentic passenger train. The much-anticipated exhibition A Great Passion for Model Trains will be held on August 21 and 22, 2021, to the great delight of model train enthusiasts!


Musée de l’ingéniosité J. Armand Bombardier
Musée de l’ingéniosité J. Armand Bombardier / Photo : © Jean-Michel Naud, photographe

Celebrate true ingenuity

The Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier pays tribute to the famous snowmobile inventor and passionate innovator. In addition to learning about the various generations of these powerful vehicles designed for snowy terrain, you can also pilot an airplane with the museum’s interactive displays, or even dream up what your vehicle of the future would be like. The exhibition Comfortable? Test Your Transport invites you to discover how comfort affects the senses and think about what makes a vehicle comfortable to you. While you are there, be sure to check out the exhibition celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary, too!


Collection Musée Gilles-Villeneuve
© Collection Musée Gilles-Villeneuve

On the tracks of history

Do race cars excite you? The Musée Gilles-Villeneuve showcases the Berthierville champion’s impressive cars and snowmobiles, along with his trophies and informative archival documents. Discover all there is to know about this famous racer and the other outstanding drivers in the Villeneuve family!


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