ADVENTURE AND EXCITEMENT ON ALBERTA’S PRAIRIE RAILWAY!

WELCOME TO ALBERTA PRAIRE RAILWAY

Alberta Prairie offers an exciting one-day adventure on a real steam or diesel-powered train. Different themes are enacted throughout the season, including murder mysteries, family events, live stage shows, seniors specials and teddy bear specials. For a day full of activities which is truly different and interesting, read on!

At some point during your excursion the train may be brought to a screeching halt. Look out! It's the dreaded outlaw "Reynolds Raiders". They are known to frequent these parts and on occasion hold up the train. But fear not the Canadian Métis hero, Gabriel Dumont, is there to stop them. After a short but furious gun battle, the money the outlaws took from passengers is retrieved. Since it's impossible to tell who the money belongs to, it is donated to several children's charities. To date, Alberta Prairie has donated in excess of $100,000 to various causes.

The train leaves Stettler, Alberta, and returns five to six hours later. Stettler is located in the Heart of Central Alberta and is a three-hour drive from Calgary, two and one-half hours from Edmonton and five and a half hours from Saskatoon.

All excursions include a full course buffet meal which is included in the fare, on board entertainment and maybe even a train robbery. All meals during the summer are presented in the community hall in Big Valley or a large special events tent in Big Valley.

During your journey on board the train you will travel through the beautiful rolling and treed countryside of Alberta's Parkland.

Upcoming Tours

All trains depart and return to Stettler, Alberta.

The destination for most Alberta Prairie excursions is Big Valley. The exception being Pumpkin Fest, The Polar Express, and The Night Before, The Night Before Christmas. Big Valley was the divisional point for the Canadian Northern Railway in the early 1900s. Featured attractions include the restored railway station, the roundhouse interpretive centre, St. Edmund's Church, McAlister Motors Museum, a tool museum and the Jimmy Jock Boardwalk market. All Country Dinner Excursions are great entertainment for both children and adults.

November 23

The Polar Express

Departs Stettler - 4:30 PM

Returns Stettler - 5:30 PM

November 23

The Polar Express

Departs Stettler - 6:30 PM

Returns Stettler - 7:30 PM

November 29

The Polar Express

Departs Stettler - 4:30 PM

Returns Stettler - 5:30 PM

Where is Alberta Prairie Railway located?

Stettler, Alberta is straight east of Red Deer on Hwy 12. Alberta Prairie's station and passenger loading area is located at 4611- 47 Avenue in Stettler AB which is in the south-east part of town. Head for the only burgundy-coloured grain elevator and you will end up right at the station. Coordinates are 52.321649, -112.700211

Fantastic, enthusiastic team members. Great entertainment, food and experience. We enjoyed this immensely and hope to try one of the other packages when the kids are older. Big Valley was absolutely hospitable as well. We would definitely do this again! Well worth the cost. Bathrooms and facilities were clean.

- Amanda B -

An Adventure For The Whole Family

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