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2016 Schedule
All trains depart and return to Stettler, Alberta
(Updated: Monday July 25, 2016)

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, (B) special event, (D) Newfoundlander, and (C) APST Limited excursions. Train robberies are not part of the entertainment on (E) Murder Mystery, 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.

Fri.., July 29 - Old-Time Family Picnic Special (No. 41 Steam)          (A)
Bring Grandma, Grandpa & kids and enjoy old fashioned family picnic,
and what would a picnic be without oven-fried chicken and potato salad.
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 Brennan Auto Body Repair - Stettler

Saturday, July 30 - Newfoundlander Special (No. 41 Steam)             (D)
Enjoy a little bit of "The Rock" right here in Alberta and feast on
steak and lobster. Included are 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 CR Glass – Stettler

Sunday., July 31 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (No. 41 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
buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal
and on board entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.       Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
       Sponsored by Pfeiffer House of Music Ltd. - Stettler
Mon., Aug. 1 - Rail Fans Special to Big Valley (No. 41 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
buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.      Returns Stettler       5:10 p.m.
             Sponsored by J.T. Auto Body Ltd. - Stettler

Friday, Aug. 5 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel)                      (A)       
The development of the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame to the south
of the Railway Car Museum
is a great addition to 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 buffet-style
roast turkey meal.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.      Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
                 Sponsored by ATB Financial - Stettler


Saturday, Aug. 6 -
APST Limited to Big Valley (Diesel)                    (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
a one-hour long stage show performance featuring the SaddleSore Showband,
up-scale buffet-style meal  featuring prime rib of beef served on glassware,
wine with meal, robbery, and on board entertainment. Seating limited so
book early.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.       Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.
             Sponsored by Northern Plains Rail Services

Sunday, Aug. 7 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel)                    (A)
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
buffet-style Alberta roast beef 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 Bond-O Communications – Stettler
Thurs., Aug. 1
1 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (No. 41 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
buffet-style baked ham meal and on board entertainment..

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.        Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
Sponsored by Gitzel & Company Chartered Professional Accountants

Friday, Aug. 12 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (No. 41 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
buffet-style roast turkey meal.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.       Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
                  Sponsored by Ampko Electric – Stettler

Saturday, Aug. 13 - Free-mo Trains Special (No. 41 Steam)              (A)              
Each year modellers create and operate one of the largest model train
layouts of its type in North America.
Participants arrange modules, hooked
them all up, level the entire thing to create around 350 feet of bench work
covering almost the entire surface of the Big Valley arena! Trip includes
visit to the show organized by the Calgary Free-mo group, entertainment,
and buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal.
 
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.
         Sponsored by Burmac Mechanical 2000 - Stettler

Sunday, Aug. 14 - Free-mo Trains Special (No. 41 Steam)                 (A)               
This is the second day of 13th annual Free-mo trains show organized by
the Calgary Free-mo group which was, in 2007,  the largest of its type in
North America and 2016 may well be another record breaker.
 Each year
modellers create and operate
more than 350 feet of  bench work covering
almost the entire surface of the Big Valley arena. Includes on-board
entertainment, and
buffet-style meal featuring chef’s special potato
salad with sliced turkey, ham and beef
.
Departs Stettler    11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler        4:25 p.m.
            Sponsored by Otherside Restaurant - Stettler
Thurs., Aug. 18 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (No. 41 Steam)        (A)       
Rod Miller's outstanding collection of hand-tools is one the largest
and best of its kind in North America. Be sure to spend some time at the
newly created Big Valley Tool Museum building south-west of the Big 
Valley station.
Trip includes buffet-style baked ham meal and on board
entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.       Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
                 Sponsored by Dairy Queen – Stettler

Friday, Aug. 19 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (No. 41 Steam)        (A)
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
buffet-style roast turkey 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 NAPA Autoparts/Woody's Automotive – Stettler

Saturday, Aug. 20 - APST Limited to Big Valley (No. 41 Steam)      (C)       
                    SOLD OUT
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.       Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.
                   Sponsored by Dirt Road Pretty – Stettler

Sunday, Aug 21 - Highland Special to Big Valley (No. 41 Steam)      (A)
Red Deer Legion Pipe Band will perform in Stettler and again in Big Valley.
Includes
buffet-style meal featuring  chef’s special potato salad with sliced
turkey, ham and beef
and all extras offered on most Country Dinner excursions.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.
              Sponsored by Passionate Paws Ltd. – Stettler
Thursday, Aug. 25 - 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
specially for the kids and buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal plus hot
dogs for the children, but no train robbery.

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

Friday, Aug. 26 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (No. 41 Steam)        (A)
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
buffet-style Alberta roast beef 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 Richards Insurance Services – The Cooperators

Saturday, Aug. 27 - Steak Barbecue Special (No. 41 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, and tossed green salad. Complementary beer with supper.
Entertainment on train and at the barbecue. Train robbery.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.       Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.
      Sponsored by Prairie Junction RV Resort - Stettler

Sunday, Aug. 28 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (No. 41 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
buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal
and on board entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 3 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (No. 41 Steam)   (E)      
Complete package includes steam-locomotive powered train excursion,
an Alberta roast beef buffet-style supper and murder mystery. Performers
from Terry Shane Murder Mysteries 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. 4 - Country Dinner  to Big Valley (No. 41 Steam)       (A)      
T
rains and planes! You can ride the train either Saturday or Sunday,
and attend the annual Stettler Flying Clubs fly-in breakfast on
Monday morning. This trip offers all the extras normally found on
"County Dinner" excursions including buffet-style
Alberta roast beef
meal
, 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.

Saturday, Sept. 10 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (No. 41 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 buffet-style
Alberta roast beef meal.

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

Sunday, Sept. 11 - Adults Only Senior's Special (No. 41 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

buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal
, 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.

Saturday, Sept. 17 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Diesel)            (E)      
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion,
buffet style Alberta roast beef buffet meal and murder mystery. Performers
from Terry Shane Murder Mysteries 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. 18 - 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
specially for the kids and buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal plus hot
dogs for the children, but no train robbery.

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

Friday, Sept. 23 - Fall Colours Special to Big Valley (No. 41 Steam)(A)       
This is a once a year opportunity. Depending on the year spectacular
colours can be seen all along the tracks in the fall. Usually 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 buffet-style
Alberta roast beef meal and on board entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 24 - End of Steam Special to Big Valley (No. 41 Steam)  (A)      
This is your last chance in 2016 to ride the train behind steam-locomotive
No. 41. Come and join us for
buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal, on
entertainment and a fireworks display on both sides of the train during
the return journey.
Departs Stettler       3:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:05 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Diesel)           (E)      
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion,
buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal and murder mystery. Performers
from Terry Shane Murder Mysteries 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., Oct. 8 - 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-style meal features roast
turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, garden fresh buttered carrots,
salads, and home made pie. Watch out for the bandits!
This could be the
last time that the notorious Reynolds Raiders will try to hold up the train
this season.

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

Saturday, Oct. 15 - Harvest Pumpkin Fest (Diesel)                           (P)    
In keeping with the season, guests are invited to join us on one of four
special experiences. Includes selecting very own pumpkin from our
patch, hot chocolate and cookies, family friendly activities, and
much more.
#1  
Departs Stettler    10:00 a.m.    Returns Stettler    12:15 p.m.
#2   Departs Stettler    11:05 a.m.    Returns Stettler     1:45 p.m.
#3   Departs Stettler    12:35 p.m.    Returns Stettler     3:15 p.m.
#4   Departs Stettler      2:05 p.m.    Returns Stettler     4:45 p.m.

Sat., November 26 - 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.

Thurs., December 1 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                             (PE)
Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug
.
Polar Express #1
Departs Stettler       4:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
2
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:00 p.m.

Sat., December 3 - 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 supper, 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.

Tues., December 6 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                              (PE)    

Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug
.
Polar Express #3
Departs Stettler       4:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
4
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:00 p.m.

Thurs., December 8 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                            (PE)
Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug

Polar Express #5
Departs Stettler       4:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
6
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:00 p.m.

Sat., December 10- 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-style 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.

Tues., December 13 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                             (PE)
Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug

Polar Express #7
Departs Stettler       4:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
8
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:00 p.m.
Thurs., December 15 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                           (PE)    

Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug
.
Polar Express #9
Departs Stettler       4:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:00 p.m.
Polar Express #10

Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:00 p.m.

Fri., December 16 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                                (PE)
Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug

Polar Express #11
Departs Stettler       4:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
12
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:00 p.m.

Sat., December 17 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                              (PE)
Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug

Polar Express #13
Departs Stettler       2:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       3:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
14
Departs Stettler       4:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
15
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
16
Departs Stettler       8:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:00 p.m.
Sun., December 18 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                            (PE)    

Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug
.
Polar Express #17
Departs Stettler       3:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       4:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
18
Departs Stettler       5:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       6:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
19
Departs Stettler       7:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:00 p.m.

Mon., December 19 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                          (PE)
Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug
.
Polar Express #20
Departs Stettler       2:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       3:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
21
Departs Stettler       4:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
22
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
23
Departs Stettler       8:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:00 p.m.

Tue., December 20 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                            (PE)
Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug
.
Polar Express #24
Departs Stettler       2:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       3:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
25
Departs Stettler       4:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       5:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
26
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
27
Departs Stettler       8:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:00 p.m.
Wed., December 21 - The Polar Express (Diesel)                           (PE)    

Passengers will relive the magic as they are whisked away to the North Pole on
THE POLAR EXPRESS. Once onboard guests are served hot chocolate and treats.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, then board the train, and
visit with the children during the return trip to Stettler. Each child 12 years and under
receives the first gift of Christmas - a silver coloured sleight bell and
all passengers
are presented with a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug
.
Polar Express #28
Departs Stettler       3:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       4:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
29
Departs Stettler       5:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       6:00 p.m.
Polar Express #
30
Departs Stettler       7:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:00 p.m.

Or you can view Alberta Prairie's complete operating schedule for past years:
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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.

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.

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.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
With the exception of THE POLAR EXPRESS trains 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 either 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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