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Sat. July 27 to Mon. August 5
Times vary; check Open Hours on this site for details
A Model Railroad Event For The Whole Family!

Presenting RAILFest24!

For 10 days leading to the August 5 New Brunswick Day holiday, the province's largest group of LEGO® hobbyists will display a huge LEGO® Rail Exhibit on the Island. Visitors are invited to not only view the exhibit but to add to it using LEGO® bricks. The best Daily creations will stay on display throughout RAILFest. And on August 5 the Best-of-the-Best will be chosen with 4 winners each receiving a LEGO® railroad kit with an approximate retail value of $250.

Great Value: Everything Is Included In Your Island Day Pass!

  • Access to RAILFest24 including the LEGO® Model Railway Exhibit on display in the Island's historic bathhouse.

  • The fun of creating new LEGO® buildings and trains, the best of which will win fabulous LEGO® kits.

  • Access to the historic buildings on Ministers Island that were the Estate of Canada's legendary railroad pioneer Sir William Van Horne.

  • Access to the World Premiere of the Van Horne art exhibit now showing in the Van Horne mansion.

  • Use of the Island's many nature trails and free parking on the Island.

Island Members

  • ​Unlimited visits included in your 2024 Island membership


Event Sponsor


Designer and builder of the model railroad

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