Our Smiths Falls hotel is located near the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, one of the top attractions in our Rideau Canal town!
Thanks to the Rideau Canal, Smiths Falls became a booming industry town, and as a result, was chosen to be a division point on the Canadian Pacific Railway’s mainline from Montreal to Toronto. In 1912, a second railway, the Canadian Northern Railway constructed a station in Smiths Falls, thus cementing Smiths Falls as a key town in Canada’s railway history.
The Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario features exhibitions that explain the history and importance of Canada’s railways. With over 10,000 artifacts, archival and library materials, in addition to a collection of rolling stock and inspection vehicles, guests can get a comprehensive understanding of these amazing vehicles. Not just for train enthusiasts, exhibits give an in-depth look at the construction of Canada’s main railway line and how it united us as a nation.
The museum itself is housed in a former CPR station and is over 100 years old, and frequently hosts events! Celebrate Christmas at the Railway Museum and bring the whole family down to enjoy a ride on the North Pole Express!
The Best Western Smiths Falls Hotel is close to the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, just a 12 minute walk away! Book your stay with us today!