2006-07 Schedule

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All trains depart and return to Stettler, Alberta

(Updated: Tuesday November 11, 2008)

   The destination for Alberta Prairie excursions is Big Valley. This community was the divisional point for the Canadian Northern Railway in the early 1900s. Feature attractions include restored railway station, roundhouse interpretive centre, St. Edmund's Church and Jimmy Jock Boardwalk. All (A) type and Family Excursion Specials are great entertainment for children and adults.

   Most trains with the exception of those in Northern Alberta are pulled by APST's 1920 Baldwin 2-8-0 No. 41 unless Diesel or No. 6060 is listed after the trip title.

The alphabetic characters (A) to (M) and (FD) refer to the excursion type and fare structure for that trip.

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                                  PUBLIC TIMETABLES
Alberta Prairie reserves the right to substitute trips to different destinations and to use alternative locomotives in cases of mechanical failure. Although train robberies are scheduled on all (A) excursion with meals, they are only guaranteed on (B) special event and (C) APST Limited excursions. Inclusions on all excursions are subject to change without notice, discount, or refund should circumstances arise which would prevent the delivery of such things as train robberies.
 

                  2007 Operating  Schedule

Sat., February 17 - Valentines Fine Dining  (Diesel)              (FD)
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion
from Stettler and return, stopover at Big Valley, 5-course meal with
choice of entrees and wine with meal, plus entertainment.
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:15 p.m.
       Sponsored by Richardson's Jewellery - Stettler

Sat., March 17 - Fine Dining to Big Valley (Diesel)              (FD)
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion
from Stettler and return, stopover at Big Valley, 5-course meal with
choice of entrees and wine with meal, plus entertainment.
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:15 p.m.

Sat., April 14 - Fine Dining to Big Valley (Diesel)                (FD)
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion
from Stettler and return, stopover at Big Valley, 5-course meal with
choice of entrees and wine with meal, plus entertainment.
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:15 p.m.

Saturday, May 19 - Season Opener to Big Valley (Steam)        (A)
The excitement begins with first steam excursion of 2007. Please be warned
the Bolton Gang is likely pretty hungry after six months of ice, cold, and no
trains to rob. Includes on board entertainment and full course Alberta roast
beef buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.          Returns Stettler      7:25 p.m.

           Sponsored by Savage Value Drugs - Stettler

Saturday, May 26 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)       (A)                
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
evening meal, and chance to visit Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, restored station,
rail car museum, and roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

            Sponsored by Big Valley Inn - Big Valley

Tuesday, May 29 - School Special to Big Valley (Diesel)
First of two trips specially developed for school classes. The price is
right for both students, teachers, and family adult supervisors. Includes
lesson plan, hamburger and hot dog lunch, and guided tours of historic
sights in Big Valley.
Departs Stettler      10:30 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

Thursday, May 31 - School Special to Big Valley (Diesel)
Special pricing makes this trip an attractive year-end outing. See and
experience pioneer railway travel and learn about how the West was
settled by the railways. Includes lesson plan, hamburger and hot dog
lunch, and guided tours of historic sights in Big Valley.          
Departs Stettler      10:30 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
Saturday, June 2
- Country Dinner (Steam)                               (A)             
Travel back in time and see small town Alberta as it once was. A visit to
roundhouse interpretive centre and fully restored railway station a must
during stop at Big Valley. Includes on board entertainment and full
course roast beef meal at Big Valley.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
                  
Sponsored by Frogs Too! - Big Valley

Sunday, June 3 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)         (A)
Visit to historic railway town highlighted by visits to fully restored
second-class (depot) railway station that doubles as part of the
community's museum, and the remains of a fourteen stall roundhouse
that has been turned into an interpretive centre. Includes roast beef
buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

                     Sponsored by Sobeys - Stettler
Saturday, June 9 - Hobo Special to Big Valley (Steam)             (A)               
Come join the fun by dressing up as a hobo. Prizes and hand-outs for the
best dressed and most interesting. There is no obligation to participate.
You can simply come as an observer and enjoy the costumes. Includes
Alberta roast beef buffet meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

                       Sponsored by AGRO Stettler

Sunday, June 10 - Country Dinner (Steam)                                (A)
Members of the Bolton gang hide out in this part of Alberta so don't
be surprised if bandits show-up. This is your change to meet and visit
with the people of small town Alberta, see a working grain elevator and
a fully restored pioneer church and make a stop at Jimmy Jock Boardwalk.
Includes full course buffet meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

             Sponsored by Doll Shoppe/Treasure Shoppe

Saturday, June 16 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)                
Two interpretive centres, one at the old Pool elevator and the second in
among the abandon remains of Canadian Northern Railway's fourteen
stall roundhouse, are well worth the walk and help make a visit to Big
Valley special. Alberta roast of beef buffet at Community Hall is included
as part of your day.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.

          Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurant - Stettler

Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day Special to Big Valley (Steam) (A)             
Treat Dad to a day out with the family. Includes entertainment and roast beef
buffet. Free hats for every Dad travelling with family. This trip is Alberta
Prairie's annual benefit in support of rail preservation.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

          Sponsored by Maxwell Results Realty - Stettler

Saturday, June 23 - Steak Barbecue Special (Steam)                (B)
Join us for one of this year's highlight events. Pull on your boots and
cowboy hat and dine on barbecued steak, chuck wagon beans, baked
potatoes, tossed green salad and homemade pie. Complementary beer
with supper. Entertainment on train and at the barbecue. Guaranteed
train robbery.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

                Sponsored by Daltech Services - Stettler

Sunday, June 24 - Economy Special to Big Valley (Diesel)        (A)
Buy one ticket at regular fare and get a second at half price. Includes roast
beef buffet meal and all the other extras offered on most Country
Dinner excursions.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

     Sponsored by UFA - Reinbold Petroleum Ltd. Stettler

Friday, June 29 - Teddy Bear Special to Big Valley  (Diesel)    (A)          

Children 10 & under, accompanied by adult and teddy bear ride free. Children
are invited to join in a teddy bear promenade just before departure on the
return trip. Everyone receives a prize. Includes entertainment specially for the
kids and roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.

          Sponsored by Richardson's Jewellery - Stettler

Saturday, June 30 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)          (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy, upscale buffet with
three entrées and served on glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train
robbery, on board entertainment, one complementary beverage in route.
Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

      Sponsored by Dr. R.C. Bruntjen Dentist - Stettler

Sunday, July 1 - Canada Day Special to Big Valley (Steam)  (A)           
The flags will be flying and steam-engine No. 41 will be dressed for the
occasion. Join us and help celebrate Canada and Alberta's birthday.
Includes on board entertainment, time to do some sightseeing and take
pictures, and evening roast beef buffet meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

                Sponsored by Panda Flowers - Stettler

Thursday, July 5 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)          (A)
Visit to historic railway town highlighted by visits to fully restored
second-class (depot) railway station that doubles as part of the
community's museum, and the remains of a fourteen stall roundhouse
that has been turned into an interpretive centre. Includes roast beef
buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

Friday, July 6 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)               (A)               
Members of the Bolton gang hide out in this part of Alberta so don't
be surprised if bandits show-up. This is your change to meet and visit
with the people of small town Alberta, see a working grain elevator and
a fully restored pioneer church and make a stop at Jimmy Jock Boardwalk.
Includes full course buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

                   Sponsored by Dairy Queen - Stettler

Saturday, July 7 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)             (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy, upscale buffet with
three entrées and served on glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train
robbery, on board entertainment, one complementary beverage in route.
Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

                Sponsored by Town Pump Restaurant

Sunday, July 8 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)             (A)
Visit to historic railway town highlighted by visits to fully restored
second-class (depot) railway station that doubles as part of the
community's museum, and the remains of a fourteen stall roundhouse
that has been turned into an interpretive centre. Includes roast beef
buffet meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

Sponsored by Rainbow Photo/Heartland Stationers - Stettler

Wednesday, July 11 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)    (A)               
Don't be surprised if bandits show-up. We have been having a bunch
of trouble with the notorious Bolton Gang over the last few years and
try as they may the railway police seem baffled as to how to catch them.
And yes! You should be safe while visiting Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, the
little town within a town. Includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

Sponsored by F. Nicoll & G. Lee - Sutton Landmark Realty - Stettler

Friday, July 13 - Family Special to Big Valley (Diesel)              (F)               
Clowns and children's entertainers will perform for the kids. Includes
roast beef buffet meal. Special pricing makes these trips the most
economical choice for families with children.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

Sponsored by Stettler Muffler (2003) Ltd. - Dave & Susan Dahl

Saturday, July 14 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)        (A)
The development of the ATB sponsored audio/visual theatre in the Big
Valley station is a great addition to that community's many attractions
and well worth a visit. Spend some time looking at the railway related
artifacts while you are there. Trip includes Alberta roast beef buffet.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

       Sponsored by John's Men's Wear Ltd. - Stettler
Sunday, July 15  - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)          (A)               
Visit to historic railway town highlighted by visits to fully restored
second-class (depot) railway station that doubles as part of the
community's museum, and the remains of a fourteen stall roundhouse
that has been turned into an interpretive centre. Includes roast beef
buffet meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

      Sponsored by Burmac Mechanical 2000 - Stettler

Thursday, July 19 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (6060)          (A)
Travel back in time and see small town Alberta as it once was. A visit to
roundhouse interpretive centre and fully restored railway station a must
during stop at Big Valley. Includes on board entertainment and full
course roast beef meal at Big Valley.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.
                          Sponsored by Stettler Meats

Friday, July 20 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (6060)               (A)
Members of the Bolton gang hide out in this part of Alberta so don't
be surprised if bandits show-up. This is your change to meet and visit
with the people of small town Alberta, see a working grain elevator and
a fully restored pioneer church and make a stop at Jimmy Jock Boardwalk.
Includes full course buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.
        Sponsored by Jiro Manufacturing Ltd. - Stettler
Saturday, July 21 - Live Steam Show to Big Valley (6060)        (A)             
You will feel the heat and smell the coal burning as model steam engine
enthusiasts come together to display their fascinating creations. Working
steam-powered saw mills and miniature thrashing machine are expected to
attend. Includes roast beef buffet meal and all the other extras offered
on most Country Dinner excursions and more.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:55 p.m.
Sponsored by Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson Chartered Accountants

Sunday, July 22 - Live Steam Show to Big Valley (6060)           (A)
Second day of annual Live Steam Show and a great opportunity to see
working live steam models up close and operating. Includes entertainment
and Alberta roast beef buffet meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:55 p.m.

              Sponsored by Ware's Jewellers - Stettler

Thurs., July 26 - Mid-Season Special to Big Valley (Diesel)     (A)
Buy one ticket at regular fare and get a second at half price. Includes roast
beef buffet meal and all the other extras offered on most Country
Dinner excursions.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

Sponsored by Richards Insurance Services Co-operators Insurance – Stettler

Friday, July 27 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)            (A)
Members of the Bolton gang hide out in this part of Alberta so don't
be surprised if bandits show-up. This is your change to meet and visit
with the people of small town Alberta, see a working grain elevator and
a fully restored pioneer church and make a stop at Jimmy Jock Boardwalk.
Includes full course buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

Saturday, July 28 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)           (C)              
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy, upscale buffet with
three entrées and served on glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train
robbery, on board entertainment, one complementary beverage in route.
Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

      Sponsored by Pfeiffer House of Music Ltd. - Stettler

Sunday, July 29 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)           (A)
Outstanding collection of hand-tools in the railway car museum cars is
one the largest and best of its kind in Alberta. Be sure to spend some
time in these coaches immediately south of the Big Valley station. Trip
includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

                 Sponsored by Tim Hortons - Stettler

Friday, August 3 - Métis Special to Big Valley (Steam)         (A)
Ever wonder who these people are who call themselves Métis? This is
your chance to visit a hivernant, meet the people of the plains in their
colourful sashes and Hudson's Bay coats, and see their handicrafts
and long guns. Includes roast beef buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

   Sponsored by Schwartz Home Building Centre - Stettler

Saturday, August 4 - Steak Barbecue Special (Steam)               (B)
Join us for one of this year's highlight events. Pull on your boots and
cowboy hat and dine on barbecued steak, chuck wagon beans, baked
potatoes, tossed green salad and homemade pie. Complementary beer
with supper. Entertainment on train and at the barbecue. Guaranteed
train robbery.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

       Sponsored by Acklands Granger Inc. - Stettler

Sunday, August 5 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)         (A)
Visit to historic railway town highlighted by visits to fully restored
second-class (depot) railway station that doubles as part of the
community's museum, and the remains of a fourteen stall roundhouse
that has been turned into an interpretive centre. Includes roast beef
buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

                    Sponsored by CR Glass - Stettler

Monday, August 6 - Rail Fans Special to Big Valley (Steam)    (A)
This is Alberta Prairie's annual event showcasing railway equipment and
locomotives. Highlight will be a photo run-by featuring steam-locomotive
No. 41 and visit to historic railway town. Locomotives and other rail
equipment on display and open to public. Includes Alberta roast beef
buffet meal. Locomotive No. 41 will pull train to Big Valley and Mountain
class No. 6060 will pull back to Stettler.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:40 p.m.

                 Sponsored by Wells Furniture - Stettler
Friday, August 10 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)        (A)               
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
evening meal, and chance to visit Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, restored station,
rail car museum, and roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

           Sponsored by Stettler Flooring & Paint Ltd.

Saturday., August 11 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)     (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy, upscale buffet with
three entrées and served on glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train
robbery, on board entertainment, one complementary beverage in route.
Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

 Sponsored by Nicoll Flooring & Paint 1978 Ltd. - Stettler

Sunday., August 12 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)     (A)              
Visit to historic St Edmund's Church in Big Valley makes this a popular
stop. Be sure to ask how this fully restored pioneer church happens to
be a bright blue colour and also ask where the money came from that
made it possible to build a church high up on the hill over looking the
community. Includes entertainment and roast beef buffet. 
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

                 Sponsored by ATB Financial - Stettler

Thursday, August 16 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (6060)   (A)              
Don't be surprised if bandits show-up. We have been having a bunch
of trouble with the notorious Bolton Gang over the last few years and
try as they may the railway police seem baffled as to how to catch them.
And yes! You should be safe while visiting Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, the
little town within a town. Includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.

           Sponsored by UFA Farm Supply - Stettler

Friday, August 17 - Old-Time Family Picnic Special (6060)     (A)
Bring Grandma, Grandpa & kids and enjoy old fashioned family picnic,
and what would a picnic be without oven-fried chicken, potato salad, and
buttered corn on the cob. Games for the children and entertainment for the
adults are featured.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

             Sponsored by Dynamo Electric - Stettler
Saturday, August 18 - Newfoundlander Special (6060)            (B)             
Enjoy a little bit of "The Rock" right here in Alberta and feast on
steak and lobster. Included are guaranteed train robbery, on board
entertainment and Down-East entertainment at supper. And what would a
Newfoundlander Special be without complementary "East Coast" beer
and berry wine with the meal. This weekend only passengers are invited
to visit a modular model railway display at the arena.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:55 p.m.

         Sponsored by Bagshaw Electric Ltd. - Stettler

Sun., Aug. 19 - Highland Special Plus to Big Valley (6060)     (A)
Red Deer Legion Pipe Band will perform and do march past in Big Valley.
Includes roast beef buffet meal and all the other extras offered on
most Country Dinner excursions. As an added bonus this trip offers a
chance to visit model railway display at arena.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:55 p.m.

                     Sponsored by Stettler Dodge Ltd.

Thursday, August 23 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)     (A)
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
evening meal, and chance to visit Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, restored station,
rail car museum, and roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

         Sponsored by Baird Denture Clinic - Stettler

Friday, August 24 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)          (A)
Members of the Bolton gang hide out in this part of Alberta so don't
be surprised if bandits show-up. This is your change to meet and visit
with the people of small town Alberta, see a working grain elevator and
a fully restored pioneer church and make a stop at Jimmy Jock Boardwalk.
Includes full course buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

       Sponsored by Country Cottage Home Parties Inc.
Saturday, August 25 - Something Unusual Special (Steam)          (E)            
If price is a consideration, the Something Unusual Special may be
right for you. This value priced, economical compact model excursion
offers a steam-powered trip to Big Valley at 2001 prices. Includes train
robbery and sightseeing stop at Big Valley but no meals or entertainment.
Sandwiches and snacks available on board for a nominal charge.
Departs Stettler       1:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:25 p.m.

           Sponsored by TSOS Construction - Stettler

Sunday, August 26 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)         (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy, upscale buffet with
three entrées and served on glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train
robbery, on board entertainment, one complementary beverage in route.
Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

       Sponsored by Johnson Connor Agencies - Stettler

Fri, August 31 - Teddy Bear Special to Big Valley  (Diesel)    (A)

Children 10 & under, accompanied by adult and teddy bear ride free. Children
are invited to join in a teddy bear promenade just before departure on the
return trip. Everyone receives a prize. Includes entertainment specially for the
kids and roast beef buffet.
Plus all of the entertainment is specially suited for
the children with clowns and magicians on board. A full course Alberta roast
beef buffet luncheon is included.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.

    Sponsored by Bond-O Communications Ltd. - Stettler

Saturday, Sept. 1 - Steak Barbecue Special (Steam)                  (B)
Join us for one of this year's highlight events. Pull on your boots and
cowboy hat and dine on barbecued steak, chuck wagon beans, baked
potatoes, tossed green salad and homemade pie. Complementary beer
with supper. Entertainment on train and at the barbecue. Guaranteed
train robbery.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

              Sponsored by Don's Car Sales - Stettler
Sunday, Sept. 2 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)            (A)             
Travel back in time and see small town Alberta as it once was. A visit to
roundhouse interpretive centre and fully restored railway station a must
during stop at Big Valley. Includes on board entertainment and full
course roast beef meal at Big Valley.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

         Sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion - Stettler

Saturday, Sept. 8 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)        (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy, upscale buffet with
three entrées and served on glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train
robbery, on board entertainment, one complementary beverage in route.
Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

      Sponsored by Tom's Boot Shop & Repair - Stettler
Sunday, Sept. 9 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)            (A)                   
Members of the Bolton gang hide out in this part of Alberta so don't
be surprised if bandits show-up. This is your change to meet and visit
with the people of small town Alberta, see a working grain elevator and
a fully restored pioneer church and make a stop at Jimmy Jock Boardwalk.
Includes full course buffet meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

Sponsored by NAPA Autoparts/Woody's Automotive - Stettler

Saturday, Sept. 15 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)          (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy, upscale buffet with
three entrées and served on glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train
robbery, on board entertainment, one complementary beverage in route. Meal
and show will take place this one time only in Stettler. Seating is limited so
book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

            Sponsored by J.T. Auto Body Ltd. - Stettler

Sunday, Sept. 16 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)          (A)
Don't be surprised if bandits show-up. We have been having a bunch
of trouble with the notorious Bolton Gang over the last few years and
try as they may the railway police seem baffled as to how to catch them.
And yes! You should be safe while visiting Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, the
little town within a town. Includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

               Sponsored by R.J. Airey Sales - Stettler

Saturday, Sept. 22 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (6060)       (D)

Complete package includes this one only chance to be pulled by steam-
locomotive 6060 on a Murder Mystery excursion plus enjoy a full course
roast beef buffet dinner. A professional theatre company plays all the
parts and you become part of the play as you attempt to solve the
mystery. Starts out on the train and finishes up at the community hall
in Big Valley. May not be suitable for children.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:55 p.m.

                 Sponsored by Super 8 Motel - Stettler

Sunday, Sept. 23 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (6060)            (A)
There are no more Sundays to ride the train or chances to be pulled by
the massive Mountain Class 6060 steam-locomotive this season.
Outstanding collection of hand-tools in the railway car museum cars
is one the largest and best of its kind in Alberta. Be sure to spend
some time in these coaches immediately south of the Big Valley station.
Trip includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.

      Sponsored by Brennan Auto Body Repair - Stettler

Friday, Sept. 28 - Fall Colours Special to Big Valley (Steam)    (A)
This is a once a year opportunity. Depending on the year spectacular
colours can be seen all along the tracks at this time in the fall. Usually
all of the brush, trees, grasses and fields have turn to bright gold, orange
and reds and wonderful to see up close and away from the highways.
Includes Alberta roast beef buffet meal and on board entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
              Sponsored by 2nd Time Round - Stettler

Sat., Sept. 29 - End of Steam Special to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)             
This is your last chance in 2007 to ride the train behind steam-locomotive
No. 41. Come and join us for roast beef buffet meal, entertainment and
a fireworks display on both sides of the train during the return journey
to Stettler.
Departs Stettler       3:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:05 p.m.
                 Sponsored by Ampko Electric - Stettler

Sat., October 6 - Fall Supper Special to Big Valley (Diesel)     (A)
Join us for one of our best excursions of the year and dine on traditional
community fall supper. This outstanding buffet meal features roast turkey,
dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, garden fresh buttered carrots,
salads, and home made pie. Watch out for the bandits!
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
                Sponsored by Pharma Save - Stettler

Sat., October 13 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Diesel)        (D)            
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion,
full course roast beef buffet dinner and murder mystery. Professional
theatre company plays all the parts and you become part of the play as
you attempt to solve the mystery. Starts out on the train and finishes
up at the community hall in Big Valley. May not be suitable for children.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.
                       Sponsored by Stettler Subway

Sat., October 27 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Diesel)        (D)
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion,
full course roast beef buffet dinner and murder mystery. Professional
theatre company plays all the parts and you become part of the play as
you attempt to solve the mystery. Starts out on the train and finishes
up at the community hall in Big Valley. May not be suitable for children.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

Sat., November 24 - Christmas Special to Big Valley (Diesel)  (G)
Looking for unique way to celebrate the season with colleges from work
and friend. Look no further. Alberta Prairie's Christmas party trains sell out
every year so book early. Includes ham and turkey buffet supper, dancing
to a live band, carolling and hay rides.
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler      12:25 a.m. 

Sat., December 1 - Christmas Special to Big Valley (Diesel) (G)
This is the second of three special Christmas party trips and a great way
 to celebrate with the staff from work. Includes train trip, traditional buffet
dinner, hay rides & dance. And it is really simple to do; all you have to
do is make a phone call or two.

Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler      12:25 a.m. 
Sat., December 8 - Christmas Special to Big Valley (Diesel)   (G)           
This is the last of Alberta Prairie’s special Christmas party trips and a
great way to celebrate with the staff from work. Includes train trip, ham
and turkey buffet supper, dancing to a live band, carolling and hay rides.
And it is really simple to do.

Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler      12:25 a.m.

PUBLIC TIME TABLES
Alberta Prairie reserves the right to substitute excursions to destinations other than those shown in this schedule and to use alternative motive of power in case of mechanical failure.

RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED
Reservations can be arranged by phone using MasterCard or VISA. Although we can usually accommodate passengers without reservations, we do sell out and a reservation guarantees seating.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Cancellations will be accepted up until 24 hours prior to departure. No refunds will be made with less than 24 hours notice. Cancellations received less than seven (7) days prior will be issued a voucher of equal value for a future trip. With less than five (5) days notice, it may not be possible to seat passengers with their group. Please try to reserve the required number of seats with original booking.

RECOMMENDED TRAVEL TIMES
A leisurely drive from Calgary will take approximately three hours and, from Edmonton, two and one-half hours.

ALBERTA PRAIRIE COUNTRY DINNERS
Dinners are buffet style, served at the hall in community named and are prepared by the people of that community. Meals usually include Alberta beef, potato, roll, salad, vegetables and dessert.

FINE RAILWAY DINING (Winter Excursions only)
Dinners include a five-course meal with a choice of three different entrees. Wine is included with your meal.


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