View Map E-Mail


Riding the rails isn't your typical day out, especially when you do it old-school. Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions takes you on a trip back through time, where you can spend a day travelling through the rolling countryside from Stettler to Big Valley.

Typical excursions include on-board entertainment (including murder mystery rides and teddy bear specials for the kids). On some trips, the train might fall victim to the outlaw "Reynold's Raiders," a band of fictional robbers who are fended off by the Metis hero Gabriel Dumont.

When the train arrives in Big Valley, guests can settle in for a buffet dinner before the ride back. Some might enjoy a drink in the Lone Star Saloon car on the way out or back.

Trips take approximately six hours, and run from the May long weekend to October. From November to April, you can climb aboard for dinner.

Stettler is a three-hour drive from Calgary, north along Hwy. 2

What's Nearby?

view more
  • Tourism Red Deer


    Tourism Red Deer is a member based destination marketing organization for Red Deer & Area, working together with...

  • Royal Tyrrell Museum


    Discover the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada’s dinosaur museum. Explore incredible exhibits, participate in enlightening...

  • Royal Tyrrell Museum


    How do palaeontologists unravel the mysteries of prehistoric life based only on fossil evidence?

Captured by Visitors

view more


  • 100% Non-smoking
  • Coach parking
  • Debit Card/Interac
  • Eco-friendly
  • Energy conservation
  • Family friendly
  • Group booking
  • Group rates
  • Guided tours
  • half to full day viewing time
  • Limited wheelchair access
  • MC
  • Recycle
  • viewing by appointment
  • Visa
  • Water conservation

Hours & Admission


  • Summer Hours: June to September
  • daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., May and October: Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winter Hours: November to April,=
  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Office open year round.


Fares vary on any given day. Visit website for details.

Traveller's Toolkit

  • Calgary Maps
  • Calgary Weather

    Current Conditions:

    Extended Forecast:

    View Calgary Weather
  • Visitor Guide
    2015 Visitor Guide | Image

    View the Tourism Calgary Visitor's Guide online or download a version to your computer

    View Calgary Guides