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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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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 offers over 65 unique Canadian vacation packages and four distinctive rail routes through British Columbia, Alberta and the Pacific Northwest. The world-renowned, luxury train travels by daylight between April and October through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies. Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of service, GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf service, both with impeccable service, engaging hosts, delectable food, and all the comforts for which Rocky Mountaineer is known. Since 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has welcomed more than 2 million guests and has been honored with numerous awards. This is more than a luxury trip - it's a life changing experience.

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Rocky Mountaineer

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Rocky Mountaineer offers over 65 unique Canadian vacation packages and four distinctive rail routes through British Columbia, Alberta and the Pacific Northwest. The world-renowned, luxury train travels by daylight between April and October through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies. Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of service, GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf service, both with impeccable service, engaging hosts, delectable food, and all the comforts for which Rocky Mountaineer is known. Since 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has welcomed more than 2 million guests and has been honored with numerous awards. This is more than a luxury trip - it's a life changing experience.

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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 centre. Ticket holders will enjoy scenic prairie vistas on the 28-mile round-trip journey. Guests will pass historic wooden elevators, while learning first hand about agriculture and the railroad.

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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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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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Travel Offers

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Dinner Theatre

You’ll be captivated on several levels as you enjoy a delectable 4 course meal, aboard the Aspen Crossing Railway. The Dinner Theatre goes way beyond the phrase, “Dinner and a Show”. There’s tranquil passing scenery, but the best scenes are the ones played out before you.

Expires: 2018-09-08
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Champagne Brunch

Sundays are for family and friends. For indulging, pampering and sightseeing. So why not gather everyone for a truly special get together aboard our Champagne Brunch. Enjoy a 3-hour scenic excursion through some of Alberta’s diverse countryside while enjoying a brunch buffet that includes an extra special “toast” – champagne!

Expires: 2018-09-23
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Mountain Moment Rail to Jasper

This 3-night independent trip includes return VIA Rail economy class seats from Edmonton to Jasper, accommodation, and 2 of the following activities; Jasper SkyTram elevation pass with breakfast, afternoon float trip on the Athabasca River, 1 hour driver-guided luxury motorcycle side car tour, Mount Edith Cavell hike, whitewater rafting excursion.

Expires: 2019-07-29
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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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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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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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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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