Hideaway Country Dinners


All Trains Depart And Return To Stettler, Alberta

Alberta Prairie's summer experiences are in full swing now and into October 2023. Included in these adventures are rail excursion on board a vintage passenger train lasting between two & one-half and three hours, and six hours, a full course cafeteria style meal at destination, entertainment, sightseeing and, with a few exceptions, a train robbery. These trips are great for adults travelling with or without children and families. The destinations for Alberta Prairie excursions are the Village of Big Valley or the Country Hideaway at Warden Junction. Warden at one time was a junction point between two railways - north south through Stettler and east west from west of Rocky Mountain House to Hanna. Alberta Prairie is excited to be showing off it’s new and exciting destination, with its natural park setting, and lots of activities including hay rides, nature walks, inside and/or outside dining, robberies by the Pump Car Bandits, on-site live entertainment, children’s barrel train, old-time carnival games, and a railway junction switching yard. The Village of Big Valley was the divisional point on the Canadian Northern Railway's mainline connecting Edmonton and Calgary and at onetime serviced as many as 40 trains a day and still boasts one of a very few Second Class stations or depot.

Menu Options

Over the years we have found that guests find meal choices more than ample. In special dietary circumstances, or as an alternative to the meat dish offered on any given day, guests can request pasta with a meatless spaghetti sauce by per-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.


All sales are final and there are no refunds with less than 48 hours’ notice. With more than seven (7) days’ notice cancellations are refunded the amount paid less a $25 per ticket administration fee. With less than seven (7) days’ notice refunds are in the form of a gift certificate less the $25 per ticket fee. In the event an excursion is canceled or rescheduled by Alberta Prairie we will attempt to contact you, and inform you of refund, credit, or exchange procedures.


Dinners are buffet style, served at a dining facility in community named. Meals usually include either Alberta beef, steak, barbecue ribs, rotisserie chicken, or roast turkey and 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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