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2015 Schedule
All trains depart and return to Stettler, Alberta
(Updated: Thursday November 19, 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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Murder Mysteries

APST Limited Specials

Fine Dining

Teddy Bear

Locomotive 6060

 Family Specials

 Special Event Excursions

 Feature Country Dinner Excursions

                                                                             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 excursions 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.

Sat., Nov. 28 - 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 style supper, dancing to a live
band, carolling and hay rides.
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler      12:25 a.m.

Sat., December 5 - 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 turkey
buffet style 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 12- 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.

Wed., Dec. 23 – Night Before, The Night Before Christmas Train
Come celebrate the season with Alberta Prairie. These FREE special event
excursions are an annual offering for the children and their parents and
guardians. Include is an hour long train ride, cookies and juice, costume
characters, and gifts for the youngsters. A $5 or none perishable food
donation to the Stettler Food Bank by adult passengers is recommended.
Rush seating. Reserved seats not available. 
                  10 a.m.      12 noon     2 p.m.      4 p.m.

Or you can view Alberta Prairie's complete operating schedule for past years:
       2006   2007   2008   2009    2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015

Menu Options
Because of the nature of what it is we offer Alberta Prairie Railway is not able to provide alternative menu choices. Over the years what we have found is that guests find the buffet more than amble with lots of choices. In special circumstances, and as an alternative to the meat dish offered, guests can request a high-quality vegetable burger by pre-ordering at time of booking.

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 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.

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.

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

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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