Special Excursion Schedule
All trains depart and return to Stettler, Alberta
Monday July 24, 2017)
Special event excursions include steam or diesel-powered rail
excursion lasting between six, and six and one-half hours, upscale buffet meal,
on board and special entertainment.
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.
Saturday, Aug. 5 -
Newfoundlander Special (No. 41 Steam)
Enjoy a little bit of "The Rock" right here in Alberta and
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 blue berry wine with the meal.
And as an added bonus, 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.
Departs Stettler 2:30 p.m. Returns Stettler
Sponsored by Richard’s Insurance Services – (403)742-8321 – Stettler, AB
Saturday, Aug. 26 -
Steak Barbecue Special (No. 41 Steam) (B)
Join us for one of this year's highlight events. Pull on your
cowboy hat and dine on barbecued steak, chuck wagon beans, baked
potatoes, and tossed green salad. Complementary beer
Entertainment on train and at the barbecue. Guaranteed train robbery.
Departs Stettler 2:30 p.m. Returns Stettler
Sponsored by Johnson Connor Agencies – (403)742-2392 – Stettler, AB
Sept. 10 -
Adults Only Senior's Special (No. 41 Steam)
No children please! Just for those who want to ride the train without the
bustle and excitement of 17 and under children. This trip offers all the
extras normally found on "County Dinner" excursions including
buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal, time for sight-seeing in Big Valley,
on board entertainment, and train robbery.
Departs Stettler 11:00 a.m. Returns Stettler 3:55 p.m.
Sponsored by Stettler Dodge - (403)742-3000 – Stettler, AB
Saturday, Oct 7 - Dancing Good Time to Big Valley (Diesel) (B)
Dance to live
big band swing music from the 1920, 1930 and 1940.
up-scale buffet-style meal featuring stuffed pork loin served
wine with meal, guaranteed robbery, and on board entertainment.
limited so book early.
Stettler 2:30 p.m.
Returns Stettler 8:25 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14
- Harvest Pumpkin Fest (Diesel)
In keeping with the season,
guests are invited to join us on one of four
special experiences. Includes selecting very own pumpkin from our
patch, hot chocolate and cookies, family friendly activities, and
Returns Stettler 12:15 p.m.
Returns Stettler 1:45 p.m.
Returns Stettler 3:15 p.m.
Returns Stettler 4:45 p.m.
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.
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.
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 Prime
Rib of Beef, Grilled Fillet of Halibut, or Cornish Game Hen served on a
bed of Wild rice.