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Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
A Major Alberta Attraction - Great For The Whole Family

"Live Theatre" (T) Excursions

Live theatre excursions are designated diesel-powered excursions and are different from mysteries in that the action takes place on a stage and not all around you. The vintage locomotive used is close to 40 years old and was one of the first diesels in service.

Alberta tourist attraction2:00 p.m. - Passengers arrive and train available for boarding

2:30 p.m. - Train departs Stettler station

- Passengers will be served by a full complement of Alberta Prairie hosts, hostesses and train operating crew.

- Typically the train features two concession and souvenir areas, open air observation car, children's play area, two beverage service areas, a special coach designated and decorated as the Lone Star Saloon. A company of professional actors out of Calgary are hired to present the performance. As we pull out of Stettler, the actors begin to introduce themselves and set up a scenario.

- During your journey, we pass through some of the best farm lands in Alberta rich with various kinds of animals, birds and plant life. Sightings of deer and coyotes are common.

- On route points of interest include the Fenn-Big Valley oilfields, Fenn General Store, Warden Jct. rail yards and locomotive shelter, and Caprona siding.

- Passengers will be encouraged to wander, visit and re-discover the sights, sounds and smells of turn-of-the-century train travel.

3:55 p.m. - Train arrives at Big Valley

- Passengers are met by the good people of Big Valley and are directed to community hall for supper and the play.

The performance of an original work written specially for audiences here at Alberta Prairie, takes place immediately following supper. These plays are generally great fun with lots of music, comedy and plenty of audience interaction. The action takes place on a raised stage at one end of the hall.

- Menu usually consists of a full home cooked country meal including roast hip of beef, vegetables, salads, baked potatoes, dinner rolls, dessert and beverages.

- Following supper and the conclusion of the mystery, passengers are encouraged to explore Big Valley and visit its many interesting attractions.

- During your stop at this typical rural Alberta town, passengers will have approximately one hour to visit a fully restored 1912 Canadian Northern Railway station which also doubles as the community's museum, historic St. Edmund's church (the blue church on the hill), Jimmy Jock Boardwalk (an old time Western town within a town) the railway roundhouse interpretive centre and wander through this community's shops and stores as they meet the people of Big Valley.

7:00 p.m. - Depart Big Valley bound for Stettler

- On-board public address system keeps passengers abreast of features along route, history of the area and things to see and do at destinations.

8:25 p.m. - Train arrives at Stettler station

Reservations Recommended

Alberta train attractions

To schedule your adventure, or receive more information, you may contact us by one of the following methods...

By E-mail...

Alberta Prairie at info@absteamtrain.com

By Snail Mail...

Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
P.O. BOX 1600
Stettler, Alberta
T0C 2L0 (Canada)

 

By Telephone...

(403) 742-2811 in Stettler, or
(403) 290-0980 in Calgary,

 


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