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Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions

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Address: Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, Canada
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+1 403-742-2811

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Great Birthday Present

Was given a gift certificate for the Steam train as a birthday gift. We wanted an adult’s only experience but unfortunately they were all full. So we took a family one and had a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Was given a gift certificate for the Steam train as a birthday gift. We wanted an adult’s only experience but unfortunately they were all full. So we took a family one and had a wonderful time. Prior to departure I was able to get some great pictures of the locomotive and a couple of the cars. The locomotive is now... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Highly recommend it as a truly Albertan adventure to take. We went for our Anniversary. The characters were so authentic, loved the gun fight, the entertainment, and the visit to Big Valley with the wonderful meal. Would did it again and highly recommend the steam train, great way to spend a day!

Thank Jackie P
Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Just got off of The Polar Express and it was a wonderful experience! We will definitely go back again next year! Everything from start to finish was very well done and all of the staff made such a magical Christmas experience for our little girl. Thank you!

1 Thank Kendra K
Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

It was a pity that the "North Pole"is only on the one side of the track not so easy to see if you sit on the left side of the train going there. Something to think about when you are booking tickets, but it is great fun for the kids.

Thank Itchytwiggy
Sherwood Park, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Wife and I boarded the train back in the summer and absolutely loved it. we booked early in the season for the trip and somehow lucked out and was able to sit in one of the more upper end rail cars with softer cloth seats. The mystery dinner was nothing fancy, but it was enjoyable and the show was entertaining.... More 

1 Thank wereadytogo
Saskatoon, Canada
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was a very cloudy and cold day due to the strong wind but it was still a good day to travel on the train. Before we reached Big Valley, there were train robbers (as expected) and later on a 'shoot out'. When we arrived in Big Valley, we walked around the town until it was time for us to... More 

1 Thank Connie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We've went for every season and every direction. Christmas is a must! Next is December Polar Express. #41 keep on going!

Thank Gayle T
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the train ride. The train was impressive and the staff did a great job explaining interesting stories and facts about the history of the train and the local area. We enjoyed the entertainment in the "bar car" and the view from the open air car. The meal in Big Valley was good, a typical buffet... More 

Thank Kap437
Alberta, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I took my husband on THE TRAIN as a birthday present,It was the best present ever the people on the train were so knowledgeable about the train/cars/area/history we wandered through each car seeing/feeling the history.There was always something to do and see, a guitar player that was very interactive encouraging the travelers to join in which of course is always... More 

1 Thank ldreamsi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We went on a family trip with my parents and sisters. The train ride to Big Valley was really good. The weather was good enough that we spent most of our time on the open air car relaxing and taking in the scenery. There was also a band of train robbers that showed up. All the "loot" they collected went... More 

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