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2008 Schedule
All trains depart and return to Stettler, Alberta
(Updated: Tuesday November 11, 2008)

   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's Church and Jimmy Jock Boardwalk. All (A) type and Family Excursion Specials are great entertainment for children and adults.

 The alphabetic characters (A) to (M) and (FD) refer to the excursion type and fare structure for that trip.

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                                  PUBLIC TIMETABLES
Alberta Prairie reserves the right to substitute trips to different destinations and to use alternative locomotives in cases of mechanical failure. Although train robberies are scheduled on all (A) excursion with meals, they are only guaranteed on (B) special event and (C) APST Limited excursions. Inclusions on all excursions are subject to change without notice, discount, or refund should circumstances arise which would prevent the delivery of such things as train robberies.

                  2008 Operating  Schedule

Sat., February 16 - Valentines Fine Dining  (Diesel)              (FD)
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion
from Stettler and return, stopover at Big Valley, 5-course meal with
choice of entrees and wine with meal, plus entertainment.
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:15 p.m.
           Sponsored by Richardson's Jewellery - Stettler

Sat., April 12 - Fine Dining to Big Valley (Diesel)                (FD)
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion
from Stettler and return, stopover at Big Valley, 5-course meal with
choice of entrees and wine with meal, plus entertainment.
Departs Stettler       4:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:15 p.m.

Saturday, May 17 - Season Opener to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)
The excitement begins with first steam excursion of 2008. Please be
warned the Bolton Gang is likely pretty hungry after six months of ice,
cold, and no trains to rob. Includes on board entertainment and full course
Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler 2:30 p.m. Returns Stettler 7:25 p.m.
                  Sponsored by Super 8 Motel - Stettler

Saturday, May 24 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)     
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
buffet meal, and chance to visit Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, restored station,
rail car museum, and roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
             
Sponsored by R.J. Airey Sales - Big Valley

Tuesday, May 27 - School Special to Big Valley (Diesel)
First of two trips specially developed for school classes. The price is
right for students, teachers, and family adult supervisors. Includes
lesson plan, hamburger and hot dog lunch, and guided tours of historic
sights in Big Valley.

Departs Stettler 10:30 a.m.             Returns Stettler 3:55 p.m.

Thursday, May 29 - School Special to Big Valley (Diesel)
Special pricing makes this trip an attractive year-end outing. See and
experience pioneer railway travel and learn about how the West was
settled by the railways. Includes lesson plan, hamburger and hot dog
lunch, and guided tours of historic sights in Big Valley.

Departs Stettler 10:30 a.m.             Returns Stettler 3:55 p.m.

Saturday, May 31 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)     
Travel back in time and see small town Alberta as it once was. A visit to
roundhouse interpretive centre and fully restored railway station a must
during stop at Big Valley. Includes on board entertainment and full
course roast beef meal at Big Valley.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
         Sponsored by Brennan Auto Body Repair - Stettler

Sunday, June 1 - Adults Only Special to Big Valley (Steam)   (F)
New for 2008 and in response to passenger requests Alberta Prairie offers an
adults only event. This trip has all the extras normally found on "Country Dinner"
excursions including a roast beef buffet, time for sight-seeing in Big Valley
and entertainment.

Departs Stettler 11:00 a.m.            Returns Stettler 3:55 p.m.
  Sponsored by NAPA Autoparts/Woody’s Automotive - Stettler

Saturday, June 7 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)         (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy by Shadow
Productions of Calgary, up scale buffet with three entrées and served on
glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train robbery, and on board
entertainment. Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.
          Sponsored by Tom’s Boot Shop & Repair - Stettler

Sunday, June 8 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)           (A)      
Members of the Bolton gang hide out in this part of Alberta so don't
be surprised if bandits show-up. This is your change to meet and visit
with the people of small town Alberta, see a working grain elevator and
a fully restored pioneer church and make a stop at Jimmy Jock Boardwalk.
Includes full course buffet meal.
Departs Stettler 11:00 a.m.            Returns Stettler 3:55 p.m.
     Sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion No. 59 - Stettler

Saturday, June 14 - Hobo Special to Big Valley (Steam)           (A)
Come join the fun by dressing up as a hobo. Prizes and hand-outs for
the best dressed and most interesting. There is no obligation to participate.
You can simply come as an observer and enjoy the costumes. Includes
Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler 11:00 a.m.            Returns Stettler 3:55 p.m.
               Sponsored by Don’s Car Sales - Stettler

Sunday, June 15 - Father’s Day Special to Big Valley (Steam) (A)
Treat Dad to a day out with the family. Includes entertainment and roast
beef buffet. Free hats for every Dad travelling with family. This trip is
Alberta Prairie’s annual benefit in support of rail preservation.

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
          Sponsored by Bond-O Communications Ltd. - Stettler

Saturday, June 21 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)       (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy by Shadow
Productions of Calgary, up scale buffet with three entrées and served on
glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train robbery, and on board
entertainment. Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.
                   Sponsored by Big Valley Inn - Big Valley

Sunday, June 22 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)       
Don't be surprised if bandits show-up. We have been having a bunch
of trouble with the notorious Bolton Gang over the last few years and
try as they may the railway police seem baffled as to how to catch them.
And yes! You should be safe while visiting Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, the
little town within a town. Includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler 11:00 a.m.            Returns Stettler 3:55 p.m.
         Sponsored by Johnson Connor Agencies - Stettler

Friday, June 27 - Teddy Bear Special to Big Valley (Diesel)   (A)
Children 10 & under accompanied by adult and teddy bear ride free.
Children are invited to join in a teddy bear promenade just before departure
on the return trip. Everyone receives a prize. Includes entertainment
specially for the kids and roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.
                   
Sponsored by Lawlor Jewelry - Stettler

Saturday, June 28 - APST Limited to Big Valley (6060)          (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy by Shadow
Productions of Calgary, up scale buffet with three entrées and served on
glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train robbery, and on board
entertainment. Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:55 p.m.
                 Sponsored by TSOS Construction - Stettler

Sunday, June 29 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (6060)           (A)                
The development of the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame to the south
of the Railway Car Museum
is a great addition to that community's
many attractions and well worth a visit. Spend some time looking at
the railway related artifacts in the station while you are in the area.
Trip includes Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.
                 
Sponsored by Naturally Yours - Stettler

Tuesday, July 1 - Canada Day Special to Big Valley (Steam)  (A)
The flags will be flying and steam-engine No. 41 will be dressed for the
occasion. Join us and help celebrate Canada birthday. Includes on board
entertainment, time to do some sightseeing and take pictures, and roast
beef buffet meal.

Departs Stettler 11:00 a.m.            Returns Stettler 3:55 p.m.
                 Sponsored by Panda Flowers - Stettler

Saturday, July 5 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)         (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy by Shadow
Productions of Calgary, up scale buffet with three entrées and served on
glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train robbery, and on board
entertainment. Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.
          Sponsored by Baird Denture Clinic - Stettler

Sunday, July 6 - Country Dinner Extra to Big Valley (Steam) (A)
Weavers’ Special - As an added bonus passengers have option of watching
the Twisted Sisters and others carding, spinning, and weaving wools and
other natural fibres. Trip includes buffet meal and entertainment.

Departs Stettler 11:00 a.m.            Returns Stettler 3:55 p.m.
                     Sponsored by Stettler Dodge Ltd.

Thursday, July 10 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (6060)      (A)       
Don't be surprised if bandits show-up. We have been having a bunch
of trouble with the notorious Bolton Gang over the last few years and
try as they may the railway police seem baffled as to how to catch them.
And yes! You should be safe while visiting Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, the
little town within a town. Includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.
                
Sponsored by Ampko Electric – Stettler

Friday, July 11 - Family Special to Big Valley (Diesel)       (F)               
Clowns and children's entertainers will perform for the kids. Includes
roast beef buffet meal. Special pricing makes these trips the most
economical choice for families with children.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
             Sponsored by Bagshaw Electric Ltd. – Stettler

Saturday, July 12 - Steak Barbecue Special (6060)            (B)
Join us for one of this year's highlight events. Pull on your boots and
cowboy hat and dine on barbecued steak, chuck wagon beans, baked
potatoes, tossed green salad and home-made pie. Complementary beer
with supper. Entertainment on train and at the barbecue. Guaranteed
train robbery.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.
               
Sponsored by Dynamo Electric - Stettler

Sunday, July 13 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (6060)      (A)     
Visit to historic railway town highlighted by visits to fully restored
second-class (depot) railway station that doubles as part of the
community's museum, and the remains of a fourteen stall roundhouse
that has been turned into an interpretive centre. Includes roast beef
buffet meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.

                   Sponsored by ATB Financial - Stettler

Thursday, July 17 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)       
Travel back in time and see small town Alberta as it once was. A visit to
roundhouse interpretive centre and fully restored railway station a must
during stop at Big Valley. Includes on board entertainment and full
course roast beef meal at Big Valley.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
 Sponsored by Nicoll Flooring & Paint 1978 Ltd. - Stettler

Friday, July 18 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)           (A) 
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
buffet meal, and chance to visit Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, restored station,
rail car museum, and roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
    Sponsored by Big Valley Creation Science Museum

Saturday, July 19 - Live Steam Show to Big Valley (Steam)    (A)             
You will feel the heat and smell the coal burning as model steam engine
enthusiasts come together to display their fascinating creations. Working
steam-powered saw mills and miniature thrashing machine are expected to
attend. Includes roast beef buffet meal and all the other extras offered
on most Country Dinner excursions and more.
Departs Stettler      2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.
           Sponsored by Stettler Flooring & Paint Ltd.

Sunday, July 20 - Live Steam Show to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)
Second day of annual Live Steam Show and a great opportunity to see
working live steam models up close and operating. Includes entertainment
and Alberta roast beef buffet meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.

     Sponsored by Granny's Fudge Factory - Big Valley

Thurs., July 24 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)           (A)     
Visit to historic railway town highlighted by visits to fully restored
second-class (depot) railway station that doubles as part of the
community's museum, and the remains of a fourteen stall roundhouse
that has been turned into an interpretive centre. Includes roast beef
buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

                 Sponsored by Wells Furniture - Stettler

Friday, July 25 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)           (A)      
Members of the Bolton gang hide out in this part of Alberta so don't
be surprised if bandits show-up. This is your change to meet and visit
with the people of small town Alberta, see a working grain elevator and
a fully restored pioneer church and make a stop at Jimmy Jock Boardwalk.
Includes full course buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
                    Sponsored by CR Glass - Stettler

Saturday, July 26 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)        (A)
Outstanding collection of hand-tools in the railway car museum cars is
one the largest and best of its kind in Alberta. Be sure to spend some
time in these coaches immediately south of the Big Valley station. Trip
includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

          Sponsored by Acklands Granger Inc. - Stettler

Sunday, July 27 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Diesel)             (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy by Shadow
Productions of Calgary, up scale buffet with three entrées and served on
glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train robbery, and on board
entertainment. Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

        Sponsored by Hulley's Hideaway - Big Valley

Thurs., July 31 - Mid-Season Special to Big Valley (Diesel)     (A)     
Buy one ticket at regular fare and get a second at half price. Includes roast
beef buffet meal and all the other extras offered on most Country
Dinner excursions.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
   Sponsored by Schwartz Home Building Centre - Stettler

Friday, August 1 - Métis Special to Big Valley (Diesel)              (A)
Ever wonder who these people are who call themselves Métis? This is
your chance to visit a hivernant, meet the people of the plains in their
colourful sashes and Hudson's Bay coats, and see their handicrafts
and long guns. Includes roast beef buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

                 Sponsored by Tim Hortons - Stettler

Saturday, August 2 - Steak Barbecue Special (Steam)               (B)
Join us for one of this year's highlight events. Pull on your boots and
cowboy hat and dine on barbecued steak, chuck wagon beans, baked
potatoes, tossed green salad and home-made pie. Complementary beer
with supper. Entertainment on train and at the barbecue. Guaranteed
train robbery.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.

      Sponsored by Pfeiffer House of Music Ltd. - Stettler

Sunday, August 3 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)
Don't be surprised if bandits show-up. We have been having a bunch
of trouble with the notorious Bolton Gang over the last few years and
try as they may the railway police seem baffled as to how to catch them.
And yes! You should be safe while visiting Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, the
little town within a town. Includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

                   Sponsored by Big Valley Antiques

Monday, August 4 - Rail Fans Special to Big Valley (Steam) (A)     
This is Alberta Prairie's annual event showcases railway equipment and
locomotives. Highlight will be a photo run-by featuring steam-locomotive
No. 41 and visit to historic railway town. Locomotives and other rail
equipment on display and open to public. Includes Alberta roast beef
buffet meal.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.

Sponsored by Richards Insurance Services Co-operators Insurance

Fri., August 8 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)        (A) 
Visit to historic railway town highlighted by visits to fully restored
second-class (depot) railway station that doubles as part of the
community's museum, and the remains of a fourteen stall roundhouse
that has been turned into an interpretive centre. Includes roast beef
buffet meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

              Sponsored by Ware's Jewellers - Stettler

Saturday, August 9 - APST Limited to Big Valley (Steam)   (C)
These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes
dinner theatre performance of original musical comedy by Shadow
Productions of Calgary, up scale buffet with three entrées and served on
glassware, wine with the meal, guaranteed train robbery, and on board
entertainment. Seating is limited so book early.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

Sponsored by Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson Chartered Accountants

Sunday., August 10 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam) (A)              
The development o
f the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame to the south
of the Railway Car Museum
is a great addition to that community's
many attractions and well worth a visit. Spend some time looking at
the railway related artifacts in the station while you are in the area.
Trip includes Alberta roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

Sponsored by G. Lee - Sutton Landmark Realty - Stettler

Thurs., August 14 - Economy Special to Big Valley (Diesel)  (A)     
Buy one ticket at regular fare and get a second at half price. Includes roast
beef buffet meal and all the other extras offered on most Country
Dinner excursions.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

          Sponsored by Burmac Mechanical 2000 - Stettler

Fri, August 15 - Teddy Bear Special to Big Valley  (Diesel)   (A)
Children 10 & under accompanied by adult and teddy bear ride free.
Children are invited to join in a teddy bear promenade just before departure
on the return trip. Everyone receives a prize. Includes entertainment
specially for the kids and roast beef buffet.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.
       Sponsored by John's Men's Wear Ltd. - Stettler

Saturday, August 16 - Free-mo Trains Special (Steam)         (A)              
Last year modellers created and operated the largest model train layout of
its type in North America.
Participants arranged 57 modules, hooked them
all up, levelled the entire thing to create just shy of 520 feet worth of
bench work covering almost the entire surface of the Big Valley arena! Trip
includes visit to the show organized by the Calgary Free-mo club,
entertainment, and a roast beef buffet supper.
 
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

Sponsored by Rainbow Photo/Heartland Stationers - Stettler

Sunday, August 17 - Country Dinner Extra (Steam)              (A)
This is the second day of 5th annual Free-mo trains show organized by
the Calgary Free-mo Club which was, in 2007,  the largest of its type in
North America.
 Trip includes visit to the show, entertainment, meal,
and train robbery.
 
Departs Stettler     11:00 a.m.         Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.

            Sponsored by J.T. Auto Body Ltd. - Stettler

Thurs., August 21 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)   (A)     
Two interpretive centres, one at the old Pool elevator and the second in
among the abandon remains of Canadian Northern Railway's fourteen
stall roundhouse, are well worth the walk and help make a visit to Big
Valley special. Alberta roast of beef buffet at Community Hall is included
as part of your day.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

                Sponsored by Dairy Queen - Stettler

Fri., August 22 - Old-Time Family Picnic Special (Steam)     (A)
Bring Grandma, Grandpa & kids and enjoy old fashioned family picnic,
and what would a picnic be without oven-fried chicken, potato salad, and
buttered corn on the cob. Games for the children and entertainment for the
adults are featured.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.

      Sponsored by Dr. R.C. Bruntjen Dentist - Stettler

Saturday, August 23 - Newfoundlander Special (Steam)       (B)             
Enjoy a little bit of "The Rock" right here in Alberta and feast on
steak and lobster. Included are guaranteed train robbery, on board
entertainment and Down-East entertainment at supper. And what would a
Newfoundlander Special be without complementary "East Coast" beer
and berry wine with the meal.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.

     Sponsored by UFA - Reinbold Petroleum Ltd. Stettler

Sun., August 24 - Highland Special to Big Valley (Steam)    (A)
Red Deer Legion Pipe Band will perform and do march past in Big Valley.
Includes roast beef buffet meal and all the other extras offered on most
Country Dinner excursions.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.

               Sponsored by Simply Rustic - Stettler

Thurs., August 28 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (6060)     (A)     
Outstanding collection of hand-tools in the railway car museum cars is
one the largest and best of its kind in Alberta. Be sure to spend some
time in these coaches immediately south of the Big Valley station. Trip
includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.

         Sponsored by Otherside Restaurant - Stettler

Friday, August 29 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (6060)    (A)
Visit to historic St Edmund's Church in Big Valley makes this a popular
stop. Be sure to ask how this restored pioneer church happens to be a
bright blue and where the money came from that made it possible to build
a church on hill over looking the community. Includes roast beef buffet. 

Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.

          Sponsored by Maxwell Results Realty - Stettler

Sat., August 30 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (6060)        (A)           
There are no more Saturdays to ride the train and be pulled by
the massive Mountain Class 6060 steam-locomotive this season.
Outstanding collection of hand-tools in the railway car museum cars
is one the largest and best of its kind in Alberta. Be sure to spend
some time in these coaches immediately south of the Big Valley station.
Trip includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:55 p.m.

            Sponsored by Battle River Sports - Stettler

Sun., August 31 - Senior's Special to Big Valley (6060)      (E)
No children please! Just for those who want to ride the train without the
bustle and excitement of 18 and under children. This trip offers all the
extras normally found on "County Dinner" excursions including a roast
beef buffet, time for sight-seeing in Big Valley and entertainment plus a
10 per cent discounts on tickets for seniors.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       4:25 p.m.

         
Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurant - Stettler

Sat., Sept. 6 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Diesel)       (D)     
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion,
full course roast beef buffet dinner and murder mystery. Performers from
Shadow Productions, a Calgary professional theatre company, play all
the parts and you become part of the play as you attempt to solve the
mystery. Starts out on the train and finishes up at the community hall in
Big Valley. May not be suitable for children.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

            Sponsored by Subway Sandwiches - Stettler

Sunday, Sept. 7 - Family Special to Big Valley (Diesel)       (F)               
Clowns and children's entertainers will perform for the kids. Includes
roast beef buffet meal. Special pricing makes these trips the most
economical choice for families with children.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

             Sponsored by Doll Shoppe/Treasure Shoppe

Saturday, Sept. 13 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam) (A)
Two interpretive centres, one at the old Pool elevator and the second in
among the abandon remains of Canadian Northern Railway's fourteen
stall roundhouse, are well worth the walk and help make a visit to Big
Valley special. Alberta roast of beef buffet at Community Hall is included
as part of your day.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

       Sponsored by Shrum's Sausage & Meats - Stettler

Sunday, Sept. 14 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)    (A)
Don't be surprised if bandits show-up. We have been having a bunch
of trouble with the notorious Bolton Gang over the last few years and
try as they may the railway police seem baffled as to how to catch them.
And yes! You should be safe while visiting Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, the
little town within a town. Includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

                       Sponsored by AGRO Stettler

Sat., Sept. 20 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Steam)       (D)     
Complete package includes this one only chance to be pulled by steam-
locomotive on a Murder Mystery excursion plus a full course roast beef 
buffet dinner. Performers from Shadow Productions, a Calgary professional
theatre company, play all the parts and you become part of the play as you
attempt to solve the mystery. Starts out on the train and finishes up at the
community hall in Big Valley. May not be suitable for children.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

                     Sponsored by Sobeys - Stettler

Sunday, Sept. 21 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam)    (A)
McAlister Motors Museum is a must see during the stop at Big Valley.
This building dating back to the 1930s has interpretive displays of local
artifacts and houses a variety of antique cars, trucks, tractors and farm
machinery. Trip includes entertainment and full course meal.

Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

                Sponsored by Pharmasave - Stettler

Friday, Sept. 26 - Fall Colours Special to Big Valley (Steam) (A)
This is a once a year opportunity. Depending on the year spectacular
colours can be seen all along the tracks at this time in the fall. Usually
all of the brush, trees, grasses and fields have turn to bright gold, orange
and reds and wonderful to see up close and away from the highways.
Includes Alberta roast beef buffet meal and on board entertainment.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.
                  
Sponsored by Frogs Too! - Big Valley

Sat., Sept. 27 - End of Steam Special to Big Valley (Steam)      (A)
This is your last chance in 2007 to ride the train behind steam-locomotive
No. 41. Come and join us for roast beef buffet meal, entertainment and
a fireworks display on both sides of the train during the return journey
to Stettler.
Departs Stettler       3:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       9:05 p.m.
                     Sponsored by Coffee Tree - Stettler

Sat., October 4 - Fall Supper Special to Big Valley (Diesel)     (A)     
Join us for one of our best excursions of the year and dine on traditional
community fall supper. This outstanding buffet meal features roast turkey,
dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, garden fresh buttered carrots,
salads, and home made pie. Watch out for the bandits!
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.
    Sponsored by Big Valley Creation Science Museum

Sunday, October 5 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel)    (A)
Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes
meal, and chance to visit Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, restored station,
rail car museum, and roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres.
Departs Stettler      11:00 a.m.        Returns Stettler       3:55 p.m.

           Sponsored by Savage Value Drugs - Stettler

Sat., October 11 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Diesel)     (D)
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion,
full course roast beef buffet dinner and murder mystery. Performers from
Shadow Productions, a Calgary professional theatre company, play all
the parts and you become part of the play as you attempt to solve the
mystery. Starts out on the train and finishes up at the community hall in
Big Valley. May not be suitable for children.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

Sat., October 18 - Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel)       (A)
This may well be the very last time that the  notorious Bolton Gang will
try to hold up the train this season. We have been having a lot of trouble,
but they are about to head south for the winter. And yes! You should be
safe while visiting Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, the little town within a town.
Includes buffet meal and entertainment.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       7:25 p.m.

Sat., October 25 - Murder Mystery to Big Valley (Diesel)     (D)    
Complete package includes diesel-locomotive powered train excursion,
full course roast beef buffet dinner and murder mystery. Performers from
Shadow Productions, a Calgary professional theatre company, play all
the parts and you become part of the play as you attempt to solve the
mystery. Starts out on the train and finishes up at the community hall in
Big Valley. May not be suitable for children.
Departs Stettler       2:30 p.m.         Returns Stettler       8:25 p.m.

Sat., November 29 - Christmas Special to Big Valley (Diesel) (G)
Looking for unique way to celebrate the season with colleges from work
and friend. Look no further. Alberta Prairie's Christmas party trains sell out
every year so book early. Includes ham and turkey buffet supper, dancing
to a live band, carolling and hay rides.
Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler      12:25 a.m. 

Sat., December 6 - Christmas Special to Big Valley (Diesel) (G)
This is the second of three special Christmas party trips and a great way
 to celebrate with the staff from work. Includes train trip, traditional buffet
dinner, hay rides & dance. And it is really simple to do; all you have to
do is make a phone call or two.

Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler      12:25 a.m. 

Sat., December 13 - Christmas Special to Big Valley (Diesel)  (G)     
This is the last of Alberta Prairie’s special Christmas party trips and a
great way to celebrate with the staff from work. Includes train trip, ham
and turkey buffet supper, dancing to a live band, carolling and hay rides.
And it is really simple to do.

Departs Stettler       6:00 p.m.         Returns Stettler      12:25 a.m.

PUBLIC TIME TABLES
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 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.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
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 is included with your meal.


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