About Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh, Alberta, Canada
Aspen Crossing is a train-tastic destination located just 45 minutes SE of Calgary. You’ll love the stunning prairie scenery that awaits you. A combination of elements from the historic dining car, replica train station gift shop, big rig friendly campsite, glam-ping caboose cabins and a full-size train offering 12 excursions including, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride!
Aspen Crossing salvaged a portion of Alberta history by purchasing fourteen miles of rail, originally slated to be removed; sold for scrap metal; forever lost and forgotten. The last CPR train to run through Mossleigh was in 2002. Now, 13 years later, a new train runs through the Alberta prairies, passing several sentinels that were once active grain elevators.
This independently owned tourist attraction was awarded first place in the Provincial “Growing Rural Tourism/Champion Award 2011” as well as first place in the “Growing Rural Tourism/Travel Alberta Entrepreneur Challenge 2015.”
What to do at Aspen Crossing?
Attractions & Things to do
Experience train travel through some of southern Alberta’s diverse and historic landscapes. You’ll discover there is always something new to see and do at this rural country gem located just 39 miles southeast of Calgary!
The average excursion consists of 3+ hours, where you can explore the train cars and meet fellow travellers. Some tours include food/beverages or there is food available for purchase. Various musical entertainments are just part of the experience and of course a good old fashioned train robbery will round out the fun!
Looking to get out of the city for some outdoor fun? Then you’ll appreciate camping at Aspen Crossing! Aspen Crossing offers over 100 sites, from No Service to Full Service, the campground also accommodates big rigs with pull through sites. Group shelters are also available for those corporate retreats or family reunions!
Looking to get out of the kitchen? Why not try a different dining experience in our newly renovated 1887 Pullman dining car that once belonged to John Diefenbaker. With daily specials and Sunday brunches, you’ll enjoy a great meal here!
Only a short distance from Calgary, it’s an easy scenic drive out to explore the countryside, and if you prefer not to make the drive back, you might consider staying in one of our beautifully converted train-caboose cabins.
If you can’t find the right something for that special someone, the gift shop is set to inspire and wow any discerning shopper. And of course, as history has shown us, no Train Station would be complete without a greenhouse, proving that horticulture and the rail stations played a huge part in our prairie history!
Do you remember what if was like to BELIEVE in the magic of Christmas? Share those memories and create new ones with your family aboard Aspen Crossing Railway’s THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! With only two locations in all of Canada, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to travel to the North Pole!
Private Events: Whether you are looking for a special place for a birthday dinner, a unique place for a group gathering, or a romantic evening away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Aspen Crossing’s restaurant is the perfect place for your special event. A great place to hold your wedding! Many brides have been married here at Aspen Crossing over the years!
Who will enjoy the attraction the best?
At Aspen Crossing there is something for everyone of all ages! Even if you are not a train enthusiast!
When to visit Aspen Crossing?
Aspen Crossing Hours
Aspen Crossing is Open 7 Days a Week during operating season (April 1 – December 31). Closed January, February & March.
Summer Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Winter: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Train tour schedules – See here.
Circus train runs every Wednesday during July & August.
Reservations are recommended for the dining car.
Time required to visit:
Train Tour: 3 & half hours and up depending on tours.
Visit: Half a day to a weekend or more depending on interest.
How much to visit Aspen Crossing?
Rates for various train excursions start at Child $39.99 – Adult $75.99
Book a group of 24 or more and receive 20% off! Available for Corporate or Private Functions – Call for Details
No Service: $28.00
Power Water: $38
Power Water Sewer 30 AMP: $44
Power Water Sewer 50 AMP: $49.00
Group facilities: To book simply pay your facility fee and damage deposit. You’ll then have 7 days to pay for all your sites.
Types of payments accepted
Mastercard, Visa, Cash, Interac, US Dollar on par
How to get tickets?
Train Tickets Available Online.
Call for reservations in our campground, caboose cabins or in our dining car. Toll Free: (866)-440-3500 Phone: (403) 534-2129
How to get to Aspen Crossing?
Aspen Crossing Location:
Hwy #24, 1 KM West of Mossleigh. Just 39 miles southeast of Calgary. For directions, see here.
Free parking available on site.
What about Amenities & Accessibility at Aspen Crossing?
Wheel chair Accessible. Pets allowed.
Washrooms/Change rooms /Laundry Facility at Campgrounds.
Family Friendly Dining Car.
Caboose Cars: Enjoy a true train car experience. With all of the modern amenities a person could desire, the interior design provides the luxury of a modern hotel for the perfect getaway.
Camping: With 85 full service campgrounds, with fire pits and well treed sites that are large enough for a motorhome, you can enjoy camping and making memories. Group sites are also available. Each group area has a group shelter with an indoor wood fireplace, water tap and a community fire pit. Each site has power (30amp), water, a picnic table and fire pit. Showers, Laundry and Camp store round out all you need for your camping fun!