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2013 Schedule
All trains depart and return to Stettler, Alberta
(Updated: Saturday March 28, 2015)

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.

 The alphabetic characters (A) to (T) 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, (D) Newfoundlander, and (C) APST Limited excursions. Train robberies are not part of the entertainment on (E) Murder Mystery, (F) Family and (T) Teddy Bear Special 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.

Please note all excursion have seats available unless marked SOLD OUT. Even then we recommend calling the reservation desk at 1-800-282-3994 to be added to the wait list for seats that may be freed up.

Saturday, May 18 - Season Opener to Big Valley  (Diesel)  (A)
The excitement begins with the first excursion of 2013. Please be warned
the Reynolds Raiders are likely pretty hungry after six months of ice,
cold, and no trains to rob. Includes on board entertainment and an
Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.          Returns Stettler      7:25 p.m.
                Sponsored by Guns ’N’ Games - Stettler

Saturday, May 25 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel) (A)
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
an Alberta roast beef buffet meal, and time  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 Savage Value Drugs - Stettler

Tuesday, May 28 - School Special to Big Valley (Diesel)
First of two trips developed especially for school classes. The price is
right for 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 30 - 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 1 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel)  (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
see during stop at Big Valley. Includes on board entertainment and
an
Alberta roast beef buffet meal at Big Valley.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
              Sponsored by Bagshaw Electric Ltd. - Stettler

Saturday, June 8 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)
The development of the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame to the south
of the Railway Car Museum
is a great addition to that community's
many attractions and well worth a visit. Spend some time looking at
the railway related artifacts in the station while you are in the area.
Trip includes
an Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
                Sponsored by Dynamo Electric - Stettler
Saturday, June 15 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)       (C)    

These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
a one-hour long stage show, up scale buffet featuring prime rib of beef served
on glassware, wine with meal, guaranteed robbery, on board entertainment.
Seating limited so book early.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.
                      Sponsored by Stettler Dodge Ltd.

Sunday, June 16 - Father’s Day Special to Big Valley (Steam) (A)
Treat Dad to a day out with the family. Includes entertainment and free hats
for every Dad travelling with family. This trip is Alberta Prairie’s annual
benefit in support of rail preservation. an Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

Saturday, June 22 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel)       (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
see during stop at Big Valley. Includes on board entertainment and
an
Alberta roast beef buffet at Big Valley.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
                      Sponsored by Sobeys - Stettler
Sunday, June 23 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel)    (A)            
Members of the Reynolds Raiders hide out in this part of Alberta so don't
be surprised if bandits show-up. This is your chance 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
an Alberta roast beef buffet.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
           Sponsored by Johnson Connor Agencies - Stettler

Saturday, June 29 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)       (C)       
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
a one-hour long stage show, up scale buffet featuring prime rib of beef served
on glassware, wine with meal, guaranteed robbery, on board entertainment.
Seating limited so book early.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.
                Sponsored by Big Valley Inn – Big Valley

Sunday, June 30 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)       (A)
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
time  to visit Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, restored station, rail car museum,
and roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres.
an Alberta
roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

        Sponsored by Bond-O Communications Ltd. - Stettler

Monday, July 1 - Canada Day Special to Big Valley (Steam) (A)
The flags will be flying and your locomotive will be dressed for the
occasion. Join us and help celebrate Canada's birthday. Includes on board
entertainment, time to do some sightseeing and take pictures, and an
Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.
                  Sponsored by Panda Flowers - Stettler
Friday, July 5 - Teddy Bear Special to Big Valley (Diesel)    (T)       

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
especially for the kids and an Alberta roast beef buffet plus hot
dogs for the children, but no train robbery.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.
              Sponsored by Doll Shoppe/Treasure Shoppe

Saturday, July 6 - 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
see during stop at Big Valley. Includes on board entertainment and full
course Alberta roast beef buffet meal at Big Valley.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
               Sponsored by ATB Financial - Stettler

Sunday, July 7 - 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 baked ham buffet meal and entertainment.

Departs Stettler     11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
                    Sponsored by Parmasave - Stettler
Friday, July 12 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)        (A)         
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
time  to visit Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, restored station, rail car museum,
and roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres.
Includes an
roast turkey buffet meal.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
                Sponsored by R.J. Airey Sales - Stettler

Saturday, July 13 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)      (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
a one-hour long stage show, up scale buffet featuring prime rib of beef served
on glassware, wine with meal, guaranteed robbery, on board entertainment.
Seating limited so book early.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.
           Sponsored by Baird Denture Clinic - Stettler

Sunday, July 14 -  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 sliced meat and potato salad buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler     11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
             Sponsored by Ware’s Jewellers- Stettler
Friday, July 19 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)     
  (A)       
The development of the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame to the south
of the Railway Car Museum
is a great addition to that community's
many attractions and well worth a visit. Spend some time looking at
the railway related artifacts in the station while you are in the area.
Trip includes
an roast turkey buffet meal.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
  Sponsored by Rainbow Photo/Heartland Stationers – Stettler

Sat., July 20 - Live Steam & Vintage Car Show (Steam)     (A)           
You will feel the heat and smell the coal burning as model steam engine
enthusiasts come together to display their fascinating creations. Working
early gasoline pump engines, antique machinery and vehicles, and one
of a kind creations also featured. Includes
an Alberta roast beef
buffet
and all the other extras offered on most Country Dinner excursions
and more.
Departs Stettler      2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.
            Sponsored by Reinbold Petroleum Ltd. Stettler

Sun., July 21 - Live Steam & Vintage Car Show (Steam)     (A)
Second day of annual Live Steam Show and a great opportunity to see
working live steam models, pump engines, and antiques up close and
operating. Includes entertainment,
sliced meat and potato salad buffet meal
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.
                  Sponsored by Coffee Tree - Stettler

Thursday, July 25 - Family Special to Big Valley (Diesel)    (F)           
Clowns and children's entertainers will perform for the kids. Includes
an baked ham buffet meal plus hot dogs for the children, but
no train robbery. Special pricing makes these trips the most economical
choice for families with children.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
        Sponsored by Tom's Boot Shop & Repair - Stettler

Friday, July 26 - 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
Reynolds Raiders 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
an roast turkey buffet meal
and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
Sponsored by NAPA Autoparts/Woody's Automotive - Stettler

Saturday, July 27 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)     (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
a one-hour long stage show, up scale buffet featuring prime rib of beef served
on glassware, wine with meal, guaranteed robbery, on board entertainment.
Seating 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 28 - 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 sliced meat and potato salad buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler     11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
          Sponsored by Heartland Glass – Stettler

Fri., Aug. 2 - Old-Time Family Picnic Special (Steam)            (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       7:55 p.m.
  Sponsored by Richards Insurance Services – The Cooperators
Saturday, Aug. 3 -
Newfoundlander Special (Steam)           (D)      
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 blue berry wine with the meal.
And as an added bonus,  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.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.
    Sponsored by Nicoll Flooring & Paint 1978 Ltd. - Stettler

Sun., August 4 - 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
Reynolds Raiders 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
an Alberta roast beef buffet
and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
        Sponsored by Doug’s Tank Truck Service - Stettler

Mon., Aug. 5 - 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 roll-by featuring steam-locomotive
No. 41 and visit to historic railway town. Locomotives and other rail
equipment on display and open to public. This trip is really a "Country
Dinner" with an added feature. Locomotive No. 41 will pull train to Big
Valley and back to Stettler. Includes
an Alberta roast beef buffet.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       5:10 p.m.
   Sponsored by Hulley's Hideaway Art Gallery - Big Valley

Fri., August 9 - Family Special to Big Valley (Diesel)          (F)          
Clowns and children's entertainers will perform for the kids. Includes
an roast turkey buffet meal plus hot dogs for the children,
but no train robbery. Special pricing makes these trips the most
economical choice for families with children.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
               Sponsored by J.T. Auto Body Ltd. - Stettler
Sat., August 10 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (
Diesel)     (A)       
Don't be surprised if bandits show-up. We have been having a bunch
of trouble with the notorious
Reynolds Raiders 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
baked ham buffet meal and
entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
         Sponsored by Gwen & Terry Stenberg – Stettler

Sun., August 11 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel)    (A)
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
sliced meat and potato salad buffet meal, and time  to visit Jimmy Jock
Boardwalk, restored station, rail car museum, and roundhouse and
elevator interpretive centres.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
              Sponsored by Otherside Restaurant - Stettler

Thurs., August 15 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam) (A)   
The development o
f the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame to the south
of the Railway Car Museum
is a great addition to that community's
many attractions and well worth a visit. Spend some time looking at
the railway related artifacts in the station while you are in the area.
Trip includes
an Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
Sponsored by Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson Chartered Accountants
Friday, August 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
Reynolds Raiders 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
an Alberta roast beef buffet
and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
                 Sponsored by Heartland Bowl - Stettler

Saturday, August 17 - 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 home-made pie. Complementary beer
with supper. Entertainment on train and at the barbecue. Guaranteed
train robbery. Also includes visit to one of the largest model train
layouts of its type in North America.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:10 p.m.
                          Sponsored by CR Glass – Stettler

Sunday, August 18 - Free-mo Trains Special (Steam)         (A)
This is the second day of 10th annual Free-mo trains show organized by
the Calgary Free-mo Club which was, in 2007,  the largest of its type in
North America and 2013 may well be another record breaker.
 Each year
modellers create and operate
more than 500 feet of  bench work covering
almost the entire surface of the Big Valley arena. Includes on-board
entertainment, and an Alberta roast beef buffet.
Departs Stettler    11:00 a.m.         Returns Stettler        4:25 p.m.
                Sponsored by Ampko Electric – Stettler
Thurs., August 22 - 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
baked ham buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
       Sponsored by Schwartz Home Building Centre - Stettler

Friday, August 23 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel) (A)
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
an roast turkey buffet meal, and time  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 Acklands-Grainger Inc. - Stettler

Sat., August 24 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)     (A)
Stop in 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
an
Alberta roast beef buffet meal.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

Sun., August 25 - Highland Special to Big Valley (Steam)   (A)
Red Deer Legion Pipe Band will perform in Stettler and again in Big Valley.
Includes sliced meat and potato salad buffet meal and all the other extras
offered on most Country Dinner excursions.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.
          Sponsored by Burmac Mechanical 2000 - Stettler
Fri., Aug. 30 - 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 an Alberta roast beef buffet plus hot
dogs for the children. This trip includes train robbery.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.
                   Sponsored by Tim Hortons - Stettler

Sat., Aug. 31 - 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
an
Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
                 Sponsored by Don's Car Sales - Stettler

Sun., Sept. 1 - Country Dinner Extra (Steam)                     (A)
Horses, trains, and planes! This is the Stettler Steel Wheel
Stampede weekend. You can ride the train, take in  the stampede either
Saturday or Sunday evening, see a car display in Big Valley or Stettler,
and attend the annual Stettler Flying Clubs annual fly-in breakfast on
Monday morning. This trip offers all the extras normally found on
"County Dinner" excursions including an
Alberta roast beef
buffet
, time for sight-seeing in Big Valley, on-board entertainment,
and a very high likelihood of a train robbery..

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
                 Sponsored by Wells Furniture- Stettler

Sat., Sept. 7 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Steam)       (E)
Complete package includes steam-locomotive powered train excursion,
an roast beef buffet dinner and murder mystery. Performers from
a professional theatre company, play 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 Town Pump Restaurant & Lounge - Stettler
Sunday, Sept. 8 -
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
Reynolds Raiders 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
an Alberta roast beef buffet
and entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
                    Sponsored by Dairy Queen – Stettler

Saturday, Sept. 14 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam) (A)   
The development of the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame to the south
of the Railway Car Museum
is a great addition to that community's
many attractions and well worth a visit. Spend some time looking at
the railway related artifacts in the station while you are in the area.
Trip includes
an Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
               Sponsored by Naturally Yours - Stettler

Sun., Sept. 15 - Adults Only Senior's Special (Steam)          (G)
No children please! Just for those who want to ride the train without the
bustle and excitement of 17 and under children. This trip offers all the
extras normally found on "County Dinner" excursions including an
 
Alberta roast beef buffet
, time for sight-seeing in Big Valley and
entertainment plus a 10 per cent discount on tickets for seniors.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
           Sponsored by Brennan Auto Body Repair - Stettler

Sat., Sept. 21 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Diesel)       (E)
Complete package includes steam-locomotive powered train excursion,
an Alberta roast beef buffet dinner and murder mystery. Performers from
a professional theatre company, play 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.

Sunday, Sept. 22 - Family Special to Big Valley (Diesel)     (F)  
Clowns and children's entertainers will perform for the kids. Includes full
course Alberta roast beef buffet plus hot dogs for the children,  but no
train robbery. 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.

Fri., Sept. 27 - Fall Colours Special to Big Valley (Diesel)  
(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 turned to bright gold, orange
and reds, and are wonderful to see up close and away from the highways.
Includes
an Alberta roast beef buffet and on board entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 28 - End of Steam Special to Big Valley (Steam) (A)
This is your last chance in 2013 to ride the train behind steam-locomotive
No. 41. Come and join us for an
Alberta roast beef buffet,
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.

Sat., Oct. 5 - 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.

Sat., October 12 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Diesel)   (E)
Complete package includes steam-locomotive powered train excursion,
an roast beef buffet dinner and murder mystery. Performers from
a professional theatre company, play 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., October 19 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel)     (A)       
Don't be surprised if bandits show-up. We have been having a bunch
of trouble with the notorious
Reynolds Raiders 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
an Alberta roast beef buffet
and entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

Sat., November 30 - Christmas Special to Big Valley (Diesel) (H)
Looking for unique way to celebrate the season with colleagues from work
and friends. Look no further. Alberta Prairie's Christmas party trains sell out
every year so book early. Includes 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 7 - Christmas Special to Big Valley (Diesel) (H)
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 14- Christmas Special to Big Valley (Diesel)  (H)
     
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, 
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.

Or you can view Alberta Prairie's complete operating schedule for past years:
       2006        2007      2008     2009    2010   2011  2012

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, roast turkey or baked ham, 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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