Over the years we have found that guests find our buffet choices more than ample. For special dietary circumstances, or as an alternative to the meat dish offered, guests can request a high-quality vegan burger by per-ordering at time of booking.
Public Time Tables
Train robberies are scheduled on all excursions traveling to Big Valley with the exception to Teddy Bear Specials and Murder Mysteries. The Reynolds Raiders, a gang of mounted bandits, rob guests of loose change. The money is donated to Alberta children’s charities.
Alberta Prairie offers a full range of day trips aboard a vintage train. All excursions originate & return to Stettler and include a stop at Big Valley unless another destination is indicated.
Alberta Prairie reserves the right to use alternative power (locomotives) in the case of mechanical failure.We hope you understand that we are operating heritage railway equipment that can be subject to mechanical issues. All inclusions are subject to change without notice, discount, or refund should circumstances arise which prevent delivery of such things as train robberies.
Reservations are Recommended
Reservations can be arranged by phone using MasterCard or VISA. Seating is assigned at time of booking. We can sometimes accommodate passengers without reservations, we do sell out and a reservation guarantees seating.
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 additional passengers with their group. Please try to reserve the required number of seats with the original booking.
The Polar Express Cancellation and Refund Policy
There are no refunds, cancellations or change dates with less than 24 hours notice. With more than 24 hours notice reservation dates can be changed to another date or time subject to a $10 per ticket service fee. Cancellations with more than 24 hours notice will receive 50 per cent refund posted to a credit card, conditional on the return of unused train tickets prior to January 31.
The Polar Express Value Pack Cancellation and Refund Policy
Except under special circumstances there are no refunds, cancellations or change dates allowed with less than 24 hours notice. With more than 24 hours notice reservation dates can be changed to another VALUE PACK date or time at no charge. Cancellations with more than 24 hours notice will receive a full refund posted to a credit card, conditional on the return of unused train tickets prior to January 31. These terms and conditions are only available on reservations made for The Polar Express Value Pack dates.
Alberta Prairie recommends that you allow yourself enough time for a leisurely drive to Stettler.
- Red Deer: one hour
- Edmonton: two and a half hours
- Calgary: three hours
- Saskatoon: five hours
- Lloydminster: three and a half hours
- Kindersley: three and a half hours