Country Dinner to Big Valley


All Trains Depart And Return To Stettler, Alberta

POSTPONED UNTIL 2022. Country Dinner (A) type excursion is the most frequent and popular trip offered by Alberta Prairie Railway. These trips include a round-trip excursion on board a vintage passenger train from the 1920s lasting between five to five and one-half hours, a full course buffet meal at destination, entertainment, sightseeing & a train robbery. These events are great for children and families. The destination for Alberta Prairie excursions, unless otherwise indicated is Big Valley. That community was the divisional point for the Canadian Northern Railway in the early 1900s. Featured attractions include a fully restored railway station, the roundhouse interpretive centre, St. Edmund's Church, McAlister Motors Museum, the Hand Tool & Collectables Museum and Jimmy Jock Boardwalk.

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 we have been told that guests find the buffet more than ample with lots of choices. In special circumstances, and as an alternative to the meat dish offered, guests can request a quality vegan 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 sometimes accommodate passengers without reservations, we do sell out and a reservation guarantees seating.


With the exception of THE POLAR EXPRESS trains cancellations will be accepted up until 24 hours prior to departure. All monies advanced are fully refundable up to one week prior to departure. Cancellations within the last week, but more than twenty-four hours receive a gift certificate with a face value equal to tickets returned and that value will apply to fares on a trip sometime in the future. There are no refunds during the last twenty-four prior to a trip. With less than five (5) days notice, it may not be possible to seat passengers within an existing group. Please try to reserve all seats required with original booking.


Consistent with COVID-19 protocols cancellations with notice will receive a full refund posted to a credit card, conditional on the return of unused train tickets prior to January 31. There will be no cancellations or refunds for a reservation on a train that has already left the station.


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 home cooked and sliced ham, turkey or beef, potatoes, rolls, salads, vegetables and dessert.


Alberta Prairie recommends that you allow yourself enough time for a leisurely drive to Stettler – one hour from Red Deer, two and one-half hours from Edmonton, or three hours from Calgary.

An Adventure For The Whole Family

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