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· July 17, 2017
· July 17, 2017
· June 26, 2017
What You'll Get
- Meals in the Field for One at 11 a.m.
Choose from the following dates:
- June 24
- July 8
- July 15
- August 5
- August 19
- September 2
Head back to simpler times when families could spend time together doing ordinary things, like having a picnic. This train excursion is all about that special quality time we need to share with family and friends. Enjoy a specially prepared picnic in the heart of the prairies. Musical entertainment and a good old fashioned train robbery rounds out this step back in time experience.
Train departs at 11 am and includes a picnic lunch, live music, train robbery. Approximately 3.5 hours long.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Use for admission to Aspen Crossing during 2017 season. Aspen Crossing is the issuer of the voucher and tickets/admission for this event. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time to check in and board. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary on your voucher, your voucher shall have no value after the date and time of the event listed on your voucher has passed. Refundable only on day of purchase. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Aspen Crossing
If Calgary is the Heart of the New West, the railroads were once the arteries that allowed it to thrive, flowing grain, livestock, and other lifebloods through Alberta's expansive prairies. Although the railroad's importance to the economy has since diminished, Aspen Crossing refuses to let the heritage fade away. On its own 14-mile section of preserved rail, the independent railroad leads 28-mile round trips aboard an authentic Parrish & Heimbecker locomotive replete with a caboose that once belonged to Calgary's Ogden Legion. Along the way, passengers learn firsthand about agriculture and the railroad while catching glimpses of historical grain elevators from either seated indoor cars or an open-air car (once used to haul scrap metal, which was needed to build the earliest hockey players' skates).
Besides the trips along the prairie, Aspen Crossing offers a variety of special tours, from sunset and stargazing tours to beer and wine tastings to theatrical performances in which the railcars become the setting for a realistic train robbery. Back at the station, flowers and plants fill a thriving garden, a gift shop stocks souvenirs and jars of homemade pickles, and waiters serve diners at a restaurant built into an 1887 Pullman dining car—once the private business car for Prime Minister John Diefenbaker—permanently parked onsite.