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The Polar Express Schedule
                     "Don't forget Grandma"

All trains depart and return to Stettler, Alberta
(Updated: Monday August 07, 2017)

The magical story comes to life when the train departs Stettler for a one hour long round-trip journey to the North Pole. 

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once onboard, passengers are served hot chocolate and a cookie treat by Polar Express Chefs and everyone receives a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug. During the first leg of the journey to the North Pole passengers read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa will board the train at the North Pole, and during the return trip will walk through each car giving out the “first gift of Christmas” – a silver coloured sleigh bell – to each child 12 years and under. Everyone joins in and sings Christmas carols as the train makes its way back to the Stettler station. Please note: Restrooms are available at the train station. There are no bathrooms in service on board the train. The train ride is one hour long, so please plan accordingly. There will be time to shop in the gift store upon arrival back from the North Pole. There is no gift store on board the train.

SEATS ON ALBERTA PRAIRIE TRAINS ARE ALL FIRST CLASS AND RECEIVE THE SAME PERKS.

THE POLAR EXPRESS FAQs 

Please note all excursion have seats available unless marked SOLD OUT.

Fri., November 24 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                  (PE)
Polar Express #1
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
2
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.

Sat., November 25 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                 (PE)
Polar Express #3
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
4
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.

Sun., November 26 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                 (PE)
Polar Express #5
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
6
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.

Fri., December 1 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                    (PE)
Polar Express #7
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
8
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.

Sat., December 2 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                   (PE)
Polar Express #9
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
10
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
11
Departs Stettler       8:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:30 p.m.

Sun., December 3 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                  (PE)
Polar Express #12
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
13
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
14
Departs Stettler       8:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:30 p.m.

Fri., December 8 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                    (PE)
Polar Express #15
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
16
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.

Sat., December 9 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                   (PE)
Polar Express #17
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
18
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
19
Departs Stettler       8:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:30 p.m.

Sun., December 10 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                 (PE)
Polar Express #20
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
21
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
22
Departs Stettler       8:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:30 p.m.

Thru., December 14 - The Polar Express (Diesel)               (PE)
Polar Express #23
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
24
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.

Fri., December 15 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                  (PE)
Polar Express #25
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
26
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
27
Departs Stettler       8:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:30 p.m.

Sat., December 16 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                 (PE)
Polar Express #28
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
29
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
30
Departs Stettler       8:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:30 p.m.

Sun., December 17 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                (PE)
Polar Express #31
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
32
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
33
Departs Stettler       8:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:30 p.m.

Tue., December 19 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                (PE)
Polar Express #34
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
35
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
36
Departs Stettler       8:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:30 p.m.

Wed., December 20 - The Polar Express (Diesel)              (PE)
Polar Express #37
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
38
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
39
Departs Stettler       8:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:30 p.m.

Thru., December 21 - The Polar Express (Diesel)             (PE)
Polar Express #40
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
41
Departs Stettler       6:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:30 p.m.
Polar Express #
42
Departs Stettler       8:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:30 p.m.

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.

THE POLAR EXPRESS CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
THE POLAR EXPRESS train cancellations will be accepted up until departure. No refunds will be made once the train has left the station. The Polar Express cancellations will receive a 50 percent refund of all monies paid up until the date and time of departure and the return of unused tickets. There will be no refunds after the fact.

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


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