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Office hours are
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Feature Excursion Schedule
All trains depart and return to Stettler, Alberta
Monday August 19, 2019)
These trips are a variation on a "Country Dinner" which are the most frequent and popular excursions we offer. Includes steam or
diesel-powered rail excursion lasting between five to five and one-half hours,
full course buffet
at destination, entertainment, sightseeing & maybe even a train
robbery. These trips are great for children and families.
The destination for Alberta Prairie excursions is Big Valley.
This community was the divisional point for the Canadian Northern Railway
in the early 1900s. Feature attractions include restored railway station,
roundhouse interpretive centre, St. Edmund Church and Jimmy Jock Boardwalk.
Alberta Prairie reserves the right to substitute trips to different destinations
and to use
alternative locomotives in cases of mechanical failure. Although train robbers
scheduled on all (A) excursion with meals, they are only guaranteed on (B)
and (C) APST Limited excursions. Inclusions on all excursions are subject to
without notice, discount, or refund should circumstances arise which would
delivery of such things as train robberies.
Sunday, Aug 25 - Highland Special to Big Valley (A)
Red Deer Legion Pipe Band will perform in Stettler and again in Big
buffet-style Alberta roast beef
Departs Stettler 11:00 a.m. Returns Stettler 4:25 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 27 - Fall Colours
Special to Big Valley (A)
This is a once a year opportunity. Depending on the year
colours can be seen all along the
tracks in the fall.
Usually the brush,
and fields have turned to bright gold,
and are wonderful
to see up close and away from the highways.
Alberta roast beef meal and on board entertainment.
a.m. Returns Stettler 3:55 p.m.
Sat., Oct 5
Fall Supper Special to Big Valley
1118 Diesel (A)
Join us for one of our
best excursions of the year and dine on traditional
community fall supper.
Outstanding buffet-style meal features roast
dressing, mashed potatoes
and gravy, garden fresh buttered carrots,
salads, and dessert. Watch out
for the bandits!
Departs Stettler 2:30 p.m. Returns Stettler 7:25 p.m.
Please note all excursion have seats available
SOLD OUT. Even then we
recommend calling the reservation desk at 1-800-282-3994 to be added to the wait
list for seats that may be freed up.
Because of the nature of what it is we offer Alberta Prairie Railway is not able
to provide alternative menu choices. Over the years what we have found is that
guests find the buffet more than amble with lots of choices. In special
circumstances, and as an alternative to the meat dish offered, guests can
request a high-quality vegetable burger by pre-ordering at time of booking.
RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED
Reservations can be arranged by phone using MasterCard
or VISA. Although we can usually accommodate passengers without reservations,
we do sell out and a reservation guarantees seating.
THE POLAR EXPRESS CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
THE POLAR EXPRESS train cancellations will be accepted up
until departure. No refunds will be made once the train has left the station.
The Polar Express cancellations will receive a 50 percent refund of all monies
paid up until the date and time of departure and the return of unused tickets.
There will be no refunds after the fact.
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 passengers with their group. Please try to reserve
the required number of seats with original booking.
RECOMMENDED TRAVEL TIMES
A leisurely drive from Calgary will take approximately
three hours and, from Edmonton, two and one-half hours.
ALBERTA PRAIRIE COUNTRY DINNERS
Dinners are buffet style, served at the hall in community
named and are prepared by the people of that community. Meals usually include
Alberta beef, potato, roll, salad, vegetables and dessert.
FINE RAILWAY DINING (Winter Excursions only)
Dinners include a five-course meal with a choice of three
different entrees, wine and entertainment.