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Cranbrook was established as a rail division point, so it's fitting that the town is home to this fascinating museum that preserves a number of historic rail cars, including several "cars of state" designed for royalty. The Royal Alexandra Hall is a 279-sq.-m (3,003-sq.-ft.) oak-paneled dining room salvaged from Winnipeg's Royal Alexandra Hotel, a CPR hotel torn down in 1971. The ornate... more
If you are interested in rail travel history, you will love this attraction. I took the guided tour and even though it was long, it kept me interested the entire time. I loved seeing the cars decorated just as they would be in their respective time periods.
We took the full tour and found it extremely interesting. Unfortunately our guide was new and had very limited knowledge when questioned. The restored carriages are incredible. Fabulous exotic wood. Cost is too high but helps the restauration process.