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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

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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Attractions

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C & E 1891 Railway Museum

Edmonton, Alberta
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Relive the exciting days when team engine trains brought thousands of settlers to Alberta at this museum that contains numerous rail artifacts and is a replica of the original Strathcona Station.

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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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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 through 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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Rockies at Leisure

Another popular circle tour from Vancouver allows you to experience two extraordinary rail journeys. Award winning Rocky Mountaineer the iconic Trans-Canadian VIA Rail. Stay in Rocky Mountain resorts of Banff, Lake Louise & Jasper and travel the scenic Icefield Parkway.

Expires: 2018-10-09
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Western Highlights

One-way tour from Calgary or Vancouver traveling through dynamic landscapes of Western Canada by coach and rail. This 7 day tour is packed with incredible sights and unique experiences. From glacier fed lakes of the Canadian Rockies to the fertile farmland of the Fraser Valley.

Expires: 2018-10-09
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Take the ''Me'' Train

Take the “Me” Train on May 6 and take time for yourself with meditation, gentle yoga, and a lovely meal. Create an inspirational sign with Vintage Creations. Spend the day taking care of you. Please bring your yoga mat if you have one. Ticket includes sign, yoga, mediation and supper.

Expires: 2018-05-06
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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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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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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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Events

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100 Year Celebration in Alliance Train Excurison

Forestburg, Alberta
2018-07-01 to 2018-07-01 MST

Celebrate with us, Alliance’s Centennial, the village with an “Artistic Touch.” Ride the rails and have a once in a hundred-year experience. A parade, Doll Museum, Beer Gardens, Indigenous Dancers, Historical Scavenger Hunt, local author readings and art and crafts displays, along with a picnic meal will complete your day in rural Alberta. Tickets are $100/person ($105.15 is booking online with eventbrite.ca) Tickets are also available by calling 780-385-4150 during business hours. Depart Forestburg @ 10:00Arrive back in Forestburg @4:30

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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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Heritage Park Festival of Quilts

Calgary, Alberta
2018-05-26 to 2018-05-27 MST

View over 650 quilts on display throughout Heritage Park Historical Village at Western Canada's largest outdoor quilt show, the 23rd annual Festival of Quilts. Quilting workshops, a Merchants' Mall full of inspiration and supplies, and special displays have something to offer the quilter and non-quilter alike! Browse all the beautiful home-made quilts on display and enjoy all that Heritage Park has to offer. Regular park admission applies. Two day admission available.

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