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Train Travel Attractions & Entertainment

Travel the province the way some of Alberta’s earliest visitors did. Rail travel in Alberta is all about the journey. Now's a great time to start. • See it: Snag a seat in the glass-walled observation car on a trip between Jasper and Edmonton. It's the perfect place to gawk at the preserved wilderness from all angles. • Level up: If the old-fashioned glamour of train travel is on your bucket list, go all-in. Book a Rocky Mountain train trip complete with gourmet meals. • Offbeat: Get robbed by prairie bandits, solve a mysterious murder, and top it off with a juicy steak dinner. It all happens on a vintage steam train staffed by characters from the past. 

What makes a perfect vacation? A chance to relax, of course. Stunning scenery, certainly. But there's usually another essential in the equation: The opportunity to experience something extraordinary and thought-provoking that changes you forever.

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Aspen Crossing | Neil zeller

Banff National Park | Paul Zizka

Maple-cured, coho salmon drizzled with sweet-tangy red cedar emulsion. Summertime baked apricot tart. Award-winning wines. These are the things top-rated restaurant dreams are made of -- not necessarily what you expect to find on a train.

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Rocky Mountaineer

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Rocky Mountaineer provides holiday packages to the most unique and scenic regions of Western Canada and four spectacular rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. The world-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train is an all daylight rail journey travelling between Seattle, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountain destinations of Jasper, Banff or Calgary. Guests relax in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service, enjoying onboard commentary and regional cuisine as the awe-inspiring scenery passes by at a leisurely pace. Rocky Mountaineer operates between April and October. Since 1990, the company has welcomed more than 1.5 million guests and has been honoured with numerous awards.

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VIA RAIL

Edmonton, Alberta
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Travel to the Canadian Rockies in comfort and style aboard Via Rail. Sit back, relax and take in the picturesque prairie scenery and stunning mountain views on the five-hour train ride between Edmonton and the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park.

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Rocky Mountaineer

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Rocky Mountaineer provides holiday packages to the most unique and scenic regions of Western Canada and four spectacular rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. The world-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train is an all daylight rail journey travelling between Seattle, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountain destinations of Jasper, Banff or Calgary. Guests relax in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service, enjoying onboard commentary and regional cuisine as the awe-inspiring scenery passes by at a leisurely pace. Rocky Mountaineer operates between April and October. Since 1990, the company has welcomed more than 1.5 million guests and has been honoured with numerous awards.

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Attractions

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Alberta Central Railway Museum

Wetaskiwin, Alberta
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Alberta Central Museum is currently open for its 2018 Season. Here in a vintage 1926 passenger coach you will experience historic train travel maybe for the first time maybe as a way to bring back the sounds and motion of train wheels on steel track from days gone by.

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Alberta Railway Museum

Edmonton, Alberta
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The largest railway park in Alberta—third largest in Canada—features a terminal with a station, water tank, locomotive and car shops, as well as exhibits from 1899 to the 1950s. With more than 75 train cars and locomotives, this outdoor working prairie rail yard is a fun hands-on family experience.

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Galt Historic Railway Park

Stirling, Alberta

The Galt Historic Railway Park, established in 2005, collects, preserves, restores, and interprets artifacts representing the history and social impact of the “steam & coal” eras in southern Alberta, with emphasis on Galt Railway and the 1890 International Train Station Depot North West Territories from Coutts, AB / Sweetgrass, MT. The Train Station from 1890 to 1916 straddled the Canada – US border, making it one of the only existing example of this type of building left in Western Canada.At the Galt Historic Railway Park, costumed historic interpreters will give tours of this unique building and as well the inside of a restored railway baggage car that has been converted to a school car! Visitors can also explore the other railway cars adjacent to the Train Station, and as well check out the wooden caboose & stock car. On special event days, the Great Canadian Plains Railway Society (operators of the Railway Park) will be offering combined Train Station tours and rides on a restored railway motorcar on hand built railway track.

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Tours

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Calgary Stampede Train

Calgary, Alberta

Canada Rail Vacations offers a broad assortment of fabulous Canadian vacation packages, all intended to make memories that will last for a lifetime.

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SunDog Tour Co.

Jasper, Alberta
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Providing memorable sightseeing, activity and transportation services. From daily sightseeing excursions, to group tours, to airport shuttles, to coach touring and conference services, our staff of vacation planners specialize in making your time in the mountains unforgettable.

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Battle River Railway Train Excursions

Forestburg, Alberta

With headquarters in Forestburg, Alberta, the Battle River Railway is a fully functioning short line with a super fun twist. Exchanging the usual boxcars for a beautiful, vintage passenger car. The Friends of the Battle River Railway are delighted to offer a number of theme based, day excursions throughout the year. Each unique theme is carefully tailored to provide a fun filled and memorable experience for those with a hankering to ride the rails. All Aboard!

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Events

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Open Farm Days at Aspen Crossing

Mossleigh, Alberta
2018-08-18 To 2018-08-18 MST

Discover Alberta Rail & Agriculture History at Aspen Crossing! They welcome you to see and experience a part of Alberta seldom seen, only 45 minutes SE of Calgary. With a commitment to entertain, enliven as well as enlighten, visitors from around the world will have an opportunity to see up close and personal, Alberta’s agricultural landscape that makes it one of Canada’s 2nd largest agricultural producer and one of the world’s most productive agricultural economies. Short Aspen Crossing Railway Tours: Enjoy a 1 hour in length train experience on the full-size excursion train that hosted THE POLAR EXPRESS™! Tickets for the 1-hour teaser excursions will be available for purchase at the Station during Stampede Train Day, July 7th. Departures will be at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Adults: $25.00. Children: 25 months – 14 Yrs. $15.00. Children 24 months or under: are free! Lots of Free Parking. ELEVATOR TOURS: Take a visit to the Mossleigh Grain Elevators with a personalized tour guide to share local history and how these prairie grain elevators played a pivotal role in the farming community of yesteryear. Tours at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. Come Celebrate Our Railway & Agriculture Ties!

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Railway Days

Calgary, Alberta
2018-09-22 To 2018-09-23 MST

All aboard for a weekend of train facts and fun at Heritage Park Historical Village. As one of the few sites in North America with two steam locomotives, the Park's trains take centre stage for two days with demonstrations, hands-on activities, and exciting exhibits. Watch a turn table demonstration, take a ride in a caboose, tour the cab of an antique steam engine and enjoy special activities all weekend.

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The Great Battle River Train Robbery

Alliance, Alberta
2018-08-18 To 2018-08-18 MST

Gather at the restored railway foremen’s house in Alliance and jump on the train. Along the rails, watch out for masked men on horseback! In Heisler, you will enjoy dinner with all the fixin’s. You will head back to Alliance with full bellies and possibly empty pockets.(Ticket includes meal) Tickets are $100/person ($105.15 if ordering online with eventbrite.ca) Tickets are also available by calling 780-384-4150 during business hours.Depart Alliance @ 11:00 Arrive back in Alliance @ 5:00 Kid Friendly

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