October 20, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Welcome to the second annual Capital Region Model Railway Tour. Once again, local modellers have offered to open their layouts for the day and host visitors who would like to see what model railroading is all about. This self-guided tour is open to any member of the public who has an interest in the hobby of model railroading. Come out and see on October 20, 2018!

This year we have 35 layouts for you to visit across the region – from Orléans to Renfrew, from Barrhaven to Gatineau. These range from some of the most spectacular layouts you will see anywhere to a beginner’s first layout, with many in between. Check out the Tour Stops page photos and begin planning your visits.

This year, in addition to the display layouts at St. Anthony’s we have 6 layouts at Galeries Aylmer which is a good place to plan a comfort stop or to get lunch.  The ever popular Marmadale Wharf will be setting up in the Bibliothèque Ruth E. Dickson Library where you can plan another comfort stop.

Admission is $10 for adults, children and youth under 16 are free! The Tour home base and registration centre will again be St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 523 St. Anthony Street, Ottawa, off Preston Street just north of the Queensway/Highway 417. A limited pass, for the layouts at St Anthony’s only, is available for $5 for those who do not want to participate in the full Tour. If you’re new to the tour, check out the How It Works page for the details.

Layout registration has closed for the 2018 Tour, but if you have a model railway that you would like to show to others next year, please complete the Layout Registration questionnaire.

We’re looking forward to seeing you this October 20. If you have any questions about how to participate as a Tour guest, layout host, or volunteer, please contact us. We are here to help you any time!

The Capital Region Model Railway Tour gratefully acknowledges the following organizations whose major contributions have made the Tour possible.


self-guided tour