Smoky Lake CN Museum

Smoky Lake CN MuseumThe CN Museum

West Railway Drive & Wheatland Avenue by Pumpkin Flag Park
The CN Museum

Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Open May long weekend and closes September long weekend.

No admission charge. Donations are greatly appreciated.
For more information call: (780) 656-3674.

You will be taking a step into the past that will help you understand the lifestyle of our pioneers and the history of the town of Smoky Lake.

Smoky Lake CN Museum

As you stand on the wooden platform of the CN Station, you can imagine yourself back in 1919 when the building was new and the town was a buzz – you can almost hear the whistle of that first train. Walking through the wooden front door you are greeted by a pot-bellied stove which warmed many awaiting passengers during a chilly winter’s day. To the left, the ticketmaster’s wicket awaits you. Long ago a return ticket to Edmonton cost $1.95. Take a peek at a telegraph, log book, or the baggage room with its assortment of baggage on the trolley just waiting to be loaded onto the train by the baggage handler. View the partial historical Gavinchuk photo collection that is displayed in the baggage room of the CN Station.

The CNR Station is home to the Smoky Lake Tourist Information Booth. You will find your visit a fascinating trip into the past and an ideal place to acquire brochures for information on Smoky Lake and the surrounding area. 

While you are in town you can also visit the Smoky Lake Museum to see hundreds of pioneer items. During the Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair there are live demonstrations of pioneer threshing and sometimes even baking in an outdoor dirt oven. 

Open during the summer only