After two years of virtual tours, the 2023 CAPITAL REGION MODEL RAILWAY TOUR (CRMRT) returns as an in-person event. We have lined up over a dozen layouts in Ottawa and Gatineau that show off some of the best model railroading in the region. Save the date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023.

No inflation here! Admission is still only $10 for the day, and persons 15 years old and younger can see the trains for free.

Because the Tour requires entering layout owners’ private homes, we must ask everyone who wishes to visit the layouts to register with the Tour first. CRMRT offers three ways you can register to see the layouts on October 21, 2023:

  1. In person on the Tour day at the Registration Hall (St. Anthony’s Soccer Club, 523 St Anthony St., Ottawa)
  2. Advance online registration for anyone who has registered in person at a past Tour (2017, 2018, 2019)
  3. Advance online pre-registration for anyone who has not registered in person at a past tour (2017, 2018, 2019)
  4. Advance in-person registration at the Galeries Aylmer Train Show, October 7-8 (see below for details)

For more information about Tour registration, please visit our How it Works page.

We hope you will join us on the 2023 in-person Tour.

There will be a free Train Show at the Galeries Aylmer shopping centre (181 rue Principale, Gatineau, Québec) on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8. The Capital Region Model Railway Tour will have an advanced registration desk open both days from 10am to 4pm.

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

self-guided tour