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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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Banff National Park | Paul Zizka

Aspen Crossing | Neil Zeller

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 vacation 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 honored 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 vacation 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 honored with numerous awards.

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Attractions

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Aspen Crossing

Mossleigh, Alberta
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Aspen Crossing provides visitors a unique train-themed getaway, with camping, caboose cabins, dining, dinner theatre, shopping and a garden center.

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High Level Bridge Streetcar

Edmonton, Alberta
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Ride in a beautifully refurbished trolley car that dates back to the early 1900s. On your trip, you'll experience views of the river valley you wouldn’t otherwise see. Feel the breeze coming in through the window as you savour a spectacular journey across the 100-year-old High Level Bridge.

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Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions

Stettler, Alberta

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel by train and have your journey abruptly halted by mounted gunmen? Well that is exactly what is likely to happen board Alberta Prairie's excursion train at Stettler. Round-trip excursions are on board a vintage train.

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Travel Offers

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Rocky Mountaineer - Coastal Passage and Canadian Rockies

Guests will experience an all-daylight journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer along the sparkling coastline between Seattle and Vancouver, through to the Canadian Rockies (or vice-versa). For a limited time, book a qualifying 2018 package of 5+ days and receive a free hotel night in Vancouver, Seattle, or Calgary. Conditions apply.

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Sunday Special

Set in the heart of the stunning Alberta prairies, you’ll enjoy a 3-hour train excursion where the landscape becomes a beautiful patchwork of brilliant yellows, green and tans, all set against expansive blue skies. You’ll also get to enjoy musical entertainment along with a good old fashioned train robbery!

Expires: 2018-09-23
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Magnificent Mountain Getaway

 5 day/ 4 nights Canadian Rockies tour. Spend two days on-board the Rocky Mountaineer train. Along the way take a tour of Jasper’s highlights, the Icefield parkway, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary.

Expires: 2018-10-15
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Tours

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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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Canada Rail Vacations

Calgary, Alberta

Canada Rail Vacations specializes in providing spectacular customizable train travel and accommodations with exciting rail tours across Canada and the Canadian Rockies. Canada Rail Vacations is proudly Canadian owned and operated since 1995, and locally based staff are experts in providing the best experience of this country. Canada Rail Vacations' specialty is creating exciting rail vacations using the world-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train, a two-day, all daylight rail journey through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies. Rocky Mountaineer was honoured with the World Travel Award as World's Leading Travel Experience by Train for the fifth year and named by National Geographic as one of the World's Greatest Trips.

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Events

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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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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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Open Farm Days

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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