Fares

2022 Fares & Pricing

ADULTS ARE 18 & UP, YOUTHS ARE 11 TO 17, CHILDREN ARE 3 TO 10
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 or the Country Hideaway unless another destination is indicated. Alberta Prairie reserves the right to use alternative power in cases of mechanical failure. Inclusions are subject to change without notice, discount, or refund should circumstances arise which prevent delivery of such things as train robberies.

Train robberies are scheduled on all excursions traveling to Big Valley and Alberta Prairie’s Country Hideaway with the exception to Teddy Bear Specials, Harvest Pumpkin Fest, THE POLAR EXPRESS and Murder Mysteries. The Reynolds Raiders, a gang of mounted bandits, and the pumpcar bandits rob guests of loose change. The money is donated to Alberta children’s charities.

Adults Only Special to Country Hideaway (AH)
No children please! Just for those who would like to ride train without bustle and excitement of 17 and under children. Includes rail excursion lasting three hours, hayrides, nature walks, old-time carnival games, full course cafeteria style meal, live entertainment on the grounds, sightseeing & train robbery by the pump-car bandits.
Adults ……………. $  85.00
Youths ……………     n/a
Children …………      n/a
3 & under ………..     n/a
Fares are GST extra

Excursions with Meals to the Country Hideaway (DH)
Includes rail excursion lasting three hours, hayrides, nature walks, children’s barrel train, old-time carnival games, full course cafeteria style meal at destination, live entertainment on the grounds, sightseeing & train robbery by the pump-car bandits. These trips are great for children and families.
Adults ……………. $  85.00
Youths …………… $  65.00
Children …………  $  55.00
2 & under ……….      n/c
Fares are GST extra

Special Event Excursions to Country Hideaway (EH)
These trips lasts three (3) hours, and travels to Alberta Prairie’s COUNTRY HIDEAWAY and its beautiful natural park setting. Includes a full course cafeteria style barbecued steak meal or spare rib meal, hayrides, nature walks, inside and/or outside dining, a robbery by the Pump Car Bandits, on-site live entertainment, and old-time carnival games. Be sure to check it out.
Adults ……………. $  95.00
Youths …………… $  95.00
Children …………  $  65.00
2 & under ……….      n/c
Fares are GST extra

STEAK & FIREWORKS END OF SEASON (FH)
2022 fireworks display that was to take place just prior to boarding the train for the return journey has been cancelled do to extremely dry conditions in countryside. This trip lasts three (3) hours, and travels to Alberta Prairie’s COUNTRY HIDEAWAY and its beautiful natural park setting. Includes a full course cafeteria style barbecued steak meal, hayrides, nature walks, inside and/or outside dining, a robbery by the Pump Car Bandits, on-site live entertainment, children’s barrel train, and old-time carnival games.
Adults ……………. $105.00
Youths …………… $105.00
Children …………  $  75.00
2 & under ……….      n/c
Fares are GST extra

Optional Meal Special to Country Hideaway (OH)
This trip lasts three (3) hours, and travels to Alberta Prairie’s COUNTRY HIDEAWAY and its beautiful natural park setting. Your choice of cafeteria style hot dog, burger or steak meal on site for a fee. Trip includes hayrides, nature walks, a robbery by the Pump Car Bandits, on-site live entertainment, children’s barrel train, and old-time carnival games.
Adults ……………. $  70.00
Youths …………… $  50.00
Children …………  $  45.00
2 & under ……….      n/c
Fares are GST extra

Teddy Bear Special to Country Hideaway (TH)
Children 10 years & under accompanied by an adult and teddy bear ride free on this three (3) hour trip traveling to the COUNTRY HIDEAWAY. Children are invited to join in a teddy bear promenade just before departure on the return trip. Every child receives a prize. Trip includes entertainment specially for the children and full course cafeteria style rotisserie chicken meal plus hot dogs, hayrides, nature walks, inside and/or outside dining, on-site live entertainment, children’s barrel train, and lots more. One of the featured attractions on this excursion is Finnegan Farms Petting Zoo. Be sure to check it out.
Adults ……………. $  85.00
Youths …………… $  65.00
Children …………      n/c
2 & under ……….      n/c
Fares are GST extra

All trips include a train robbery, a full course cafeteria style meal at Big Valley, and on-board entertainment. Visits to Jimmy Jock Boardwalk – a little town within a town, restored 1912 Canadian Northern station, St. Edmund’s Church – the blue church on the hill, rail car museum, McAlister Motors – community museum, Hand-tool and Collectables Museum, and roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres are a part of these experiences.

Excursions with Meals – to the Village of Big Valley (A)
The most frequent and popular excursions we offer. Includes rail excursion lasting between five, and five and one-half hours, full course cafeteria style meal at destination, on-board entertainment, time to visit Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, restored station, rail car museum, roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres, and the vintage cas and hosehold artifacts at McAlister Motors community museum. Spend time at world-class Rod Miller tool museum. Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by the Reynolds Raiders, a mount outlaw gang that frequents these parts and is known to be involved in train robbery. These trips are great for children and families.
Adults ……………  $120.00
Youths …………… $ 80.00
Children …………. $ 55.00
2 & under ……….      n/c
Fares are GST extra

Steak or Rib Barbecue Excursions to Big Valley (B)
Special event excursions include rail excursion lasting between five and one-half and, six hours, upscale buffet meal, on board and special entertainment, and guaranteed train robbery.
Adults …………… $175.00
Youths ………….  $145.00
Children ………..  $  70.00
3 & under ………  $  70.00
Fares are GST extra

APST Limited Special to Big Valley (C)
Trips lasts six (6) hours, and travel to the Village of Big Valley. These excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes a one-hour long show featuring the music from the 50’s 60’s & 70’s that has stood the test of time, is energetic, and infectious.  Get ready to Rock’n Roll with Richard and Deborah Popovich! Includes performance, cafeteria style chicken and ribs supper, wine with meal, and guaranteed train robbery by the Reynolds Raiders horse-mounted outlaw gang. Seating is limited so book early.
Adults ……………  $175.00
Youths …………… $155.00
Children …………  $80.00
2 & under ……….. $80.00
Fares are GST extra

Adults Only Special to Big Valley (G)
No children please! Just for those who would like to ride train without bustle and excitement of 17 and under children. For more information about what is included in this trip see the description at top of this column.
Adults ……………. $120.00
Youths ……………     n/a
Children …………      n/a
3 & under ………..     n/a
Fares are GST extra

Teddy Bear Special to Big Valley – Friday, August 26 Only (T)
Includes diesel powered rail excursion lasting five and one-half hours, entertainment specially for the kids and cafeteria style meal. Children are invited to join in a teddy bear promenade just before departure on the return trip. All the children receive a prize.
Adults …………… $120.00
Youths ………….. $ 80.00
Children ……….  10 and under – n/c
Fares are GST extra

Sorry not being offered in 2022
Newfoundlander Special to Big Valley (D)
Feast on steak and lobster. Includes guaranteed train robbery, on board entertainment and Down-East entertainment at supper and complementary “East Coast” beer and berry wine with the meal.
Adults ……………. $165.00
Youths ……………  $145.00
Children …………. $145.00
3 & under ………..  $145.00
Fares are GST extra

Sorry not being offered in 2022
Murder Mysteries (E)

Includes diesel – powered excursions lasting six hours and featuring interactive theatre. Passengers are encourage to participate in solving a “Who-Done-It” presented by professional theatre company. Also included is buffet meal. Not recommended for children. Performances may include words with double meaning and sexual connotations.
Adults ……………  $140.00
Youths …………… $140.00
Children …………  $140.00
3 & under ……….. $140.00
Fares are GST extra

Sorry not being offered in 2022
Murder Mysteries (E)

Includes diesel – powered excursions lasting six hours and featuring interactive theatre. Passengers are encourage to participate in solving a “Who-Done-It” presented by professional theatre company. Also included is buffet meal. Not recommended for children. Performances may include words with double meaning and sexual connotations.
Adults ……………  $140.00
Youths …………… $140.00
Children …………  $140.00
3 & under ……….. $140.00
Fares are GST extra

STEAK & FIREWORKS END OF SEASON (FH)
Fireworks display takes place just prior to boarding the train for the return journey.This trip lasts three (3) hours, and travels to Alberta Prairie’s COUNTRY HIDEAWAY and its beautiful natural park setting. Includes a full course cafeteria style barbecued steak meal, hayrides, nature walks, inside and/or outside dining, a robbery by the Pump Car Bandits, on-site live entertainment, children’s barrel train, and old-time carnival games.
Adults ……………. $105.00
Youths …………… $105.00
Children …………  $  75.00
2 & under ……….      n/c
Fares are GST extra

Adults Only Specials (G)
Available on two excursions annually. Perfect for anyone who wants to ride on a train without the bustle and excitement of 17 and under children. Includes all the extras normally found on a “Country Dinner”.
Adults only ………. $120.00
Youths ……………..     n/a
Children …………..      n/a
3 & under ………….     n/a
Fares are GST extra

Adults Only Special to Country Hideaway (AH)
No children please! Just for those who would like to ride train without bustle and excitement of 17 and under children. Includes rail excursion lasting three hours, hayrides, nature walks, old-time carnival games, full course cafeteria style meal, live entertainment on the grounds, sightseeing & train robbery by the pump-car bandits.
Adults ……………. $  85.00
Youths ……………     n/a
Children …………      n/a
3 & under ………..     n/a
Fares are GST extra

Harvest Pumpkin Fest (P)
Includes selecting very own pumpkin from our patch, hot chocolate and cookies, family friendly activities, and much more.
Adults …………… $50.00
Youths ………….. $50.00
Children ………..  $50.00
3 & under ……….   n/c
Fares are GST extra

Teddy Bear Special to Big Valley – Friday, August 26 Only (T)
Includes diesel powered rail excursion lasting five and one-half hours, entertainment specially for the kids and cafeteria style meal. Children are invited to join in a teddy bear promenade just before departure on the return trip. All the children receive a prize.
Adults …………… $120.00
Youths ………….. $ 80.00
Children ……….  10 and under  n/c
Fares are GST extra

School Special (S)
Riding the rails on a School Special will not only provide students the unique experience of train transportation, but will also offers a wide range of educational opportunity involving Canadian heritage and the geography of the region.
Adults …………… $45.00
Youths ………….. $45.00
Children ………..  $45.00
3 & under ……….    n/c
Fares are GST extra

Teddy Bear Special to Country Hideaway (TH)
Children 10 years & under accompanied by an adult and teddy bear ride free on this three (3) hour trip traveling to the COUNTRY HIDEAWAY. Children are invited to join in a teddy bear promenade just before departure on the return trip. Every child receives a prize. Trip includes entertainment specially for the children and full course cafeteria style rotisserie chicken meal plus hot dogs, hayrides, nature walks, inside and/or outside dining, on-site live entertainment, children’s barrel train, and lots more. One of the featured attractions on this excursion is Finnegan Farms Petting Zoo. Be sure to check it out.
Adults ……………. $  85.00
Youths …………… $  65.00
Children ………..  10 & under  n/c
Fares are GST extra

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride (PE)

2022 Fares: Adults 12 & over $83, Children 11 & under $47, plus G.S.T.

Each ticket includes a THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride and each passenger is served hot chocolate and a cookie treat by Polar Express Chefs and everyone receives a ceramic souvenir Polar Express mug. Santa will board the train at the North Pole, and on the return trip will walk through each car giving out the “first gift of Christmas” – a silver sleigh bell – to each child 11 years and under or anyone else who is young at heart.

The first gift of Christmas

VISA and MASTERCARD ACCEPTED

Discounts apply: only to fares paid in advance as a group and do not apply to individuals within a group paying separately.

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: All sales are final and there are no refunds if you cancel your ticket purchase. For that reason, we hope that you will or already have accepted Alberta Prairie Railway’s refund protection at time of purchase. 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.

Menu Options: Over the years we have found that guests find our meal choices more than ample. As an alternative to the meat dish offered, guests can request a quality spaghetti dish with non-meat sauce. Please per-ordering at time of booking. In cases of special dietary circumstances it is recommended that you let us know when you are making your reservation.

During the off season and on weekdays trains are available: for special charters, tours, reunions and private/public events and with enough notice private coaches can be booked for an addition fee on most regularly scheduled excursions.

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