Hop onboard a variety of train excursions and take in different rail experiences all around Alberta. The train rides in Alberta vary between historic and educational, and entertaining and memorable.
Railways were a huge part of Alberta’s economic development, and it makes for a special vacation to travel, dine, or see the less travelled parts of the prairies.
Aspen Crossing Train Excursions
Take your pick from a variety of unique and fun train adventures with the Aspen Crossing Excursions. During your travels, Aspen Crossing will wine and dine you, and show you some of the best prairie views around southeast Alberta. You can even book a full vacation around your train tour by staying at their campsite and trying the tavern or Dining Car restaurant. The rail runs through an area of the private property beginning at the park’s entrance and campground and continuing through farmland, passing Mossleigh and a variety of historical buildings.
Address: Hwy #24, Mossleigh
Wine & Cheese $110/adult
Twilight Tour $55/child, $110/adult
Great Alberta Prairie Tour $55/child, $110/adult
Battle River Train Excursions
The theme of your Battle River excursion depends on what day you decide to ride the rails: August hosts two events that explore local central Alberta history, and one which explores modern rural farming. The rides get spookier come fall with an Oktoberfest ride and Murder on the BR Express events. There are three stops spread around the Battle River and Forestburg areas: Alliance, Forestburg, and Kelsey. Each excursion takes you between any of the three stops that are also historic sites at which the train stops.
Address: 5009 – 50th Ave., Forestburg
Alberta Prairie Railway
Take in the sights on the prairies while also taking in the fresh air! The Alberta Prairie Railway summer excursions give you the option to enjoy part of your ride from an open-air coach, along with a few other perks. Along your travels you’ll also dine, be entertained by live performers, and see historical sites around central Alberta.
The train boards on the east side of Stettler and the excursions take you to the end of the line in Big Valley and back to Stettler.
Address: 4611 – 47 Ave., Stettler
Cost: 13yrs.+ $75/person; 3-12yrs. $45/child
High-Level Bridge Streetcar
Edmonton’s river valley offers wicked views and scenery and can be enjoyed from way up above on the High-Level Bridge. Travel over the mighty river in the Railway Society’s Streetcar and learn about local history while you ride from Old Strathcona to Jasper Avenue. See how both areas were and still are important parts of Edmonton.
Address: 8379 103 St. NW, Edmonton
Cost: Age 6 and over: $7.00 (round-trip) or $4.00 (one-way)
Heritage Park Train
Explore early Alberta from a seat on Heritage Park’s 19th century-style train! The rails run all throughout the park with three stops included (2 in Village Centre and 1 in the Settlement) and makes the large park more convenient to navigate. There are several parts of the park to see from the train and in-person like Heritage Square, Village Centre, Prospect Ridge, the Antique Midway, The Ranch, and The Settlement.
Address: 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., Calgary
Cost: 16-24yrs. $29.95; 3-6yrs. $24.95; 7-15yrs. $19.95; 65yrs.+ $22.95
Train ride included with admission to Heritage Park