Things to Do in Orangeville

Scenic railroad tours are a great way to see the countryside.  Many times these trains run through areas that you just cannot see by car or foot. 

One such train just happens to run through the hills of the Credit Valley that surround Orangeville, Ontario, and it is called the Credit Valley Explorer and is a very popular Orangeville attraction.

This scenic railroad tour runs all year round, and is breathtaking as you wind your way through the hills of the credit in the fall with the great colours, or the winter with the fresh fallen snow, or a twilight dinner train, or summer excursion, there are many choices to relax and enjoy. 

The surrounding hills are known for rolling hills and beautiful valleys and are also called the headwaters of four major river systems, in the heart of Ontario’s greenbelt.   Below are some of the options for the Credit Valley Explorer scenic railroad tour available if you find yourself one hour north of Toronto, Ontario looking for something to do in Orangeville.

Credit Valley Explorer Tour Train (spring and summer)Scenic Railroad ToursCredit: Credit Valley Explorer website

This is a 3 hour scenic tour through the Forks of the Credit and the Hills of the Headwaters, which travels between Brampton and Orangeville.  You book this tour online at and it includes refreshments, and a meal served to you at your seat by attendants and lots of friendly service. 

This is a great way to spend a summer afternoon enjoying the views and good food.  Make sure and book ahead for tickets online

Credit Valley Explorer – Twilight Dinner

This is a great way to spend a Saturday evening, June to September.  Remember to book this well in advance as it is a popular Orangeville attraction.

With this train ride, you get a four course dinner that is freshly prepared just for you, and you get to enjoy this meal while watching the beautiful scenery from your picture window seat with this 74 km train ride through the credit valley  

This is a great idea, for a special date, or with a group of friends and family.  Book in advAttractions in OrangevilleCredit: Credit Valley Explorer Websiteance, you won’t be disappointed.

Credit Valley Snow Train

If you find yourself climbing the walls in February, then you should check out this same train that operates in February on the weekends.  You will get to see beautiful hills fresh with snow, and you will go over the famous Forks of the Credit Railway trestle bridge.  With this tour you get refreshments and a hot lunch.

You will enjoy the scenic railway tours in Orangeville all year round, with assigned seating, and huge picture windows, so you don’t miss a thing, plus the train is totally climate controlled for comfort.  You will also get a souvenir printed tour guide that you can follow with your trip.

If you are looking for something different to do in the green belt area of Ontario, then consider the Credit Valley Explorer scenic railroad tours.  You won’t be disappointed.  Great food, comfortable seating, and big picture windows will make for a great experience. 

Orangeville is a great warm and friendly town with lots to do, the scenic railroad tours are a great way to see it.  Add it to your list if you are heading north in Ontario for your vacation this year, no matter what the season.  Also close by is Caledon and all its beautiful small villages and towns.  If you like this area, then consider staying at the Millcroft Inn and Spa located in neighbouring Alton, Ont.  You can be pampered with the award winning spa as well as scrumptous meals in the perfect setting.

Or check out the local parks, especially the Belfountain Conservation Area with all the history and charm of the small village it is in.  You are going to love this area.