What You'll Get
- Prairie Tour Train Excursion for One at 1 p.m.
- Prairie Tour Train Excursion for Two at 1 p.m.
Choose from the following dates:
- May 22, 27
- June 10
- July 3
- August 7
- September 4, 23, 30
Witness the beauty of the Alberta prairies during this guided trip, which includes a stop at historical grain elevators—which helps establish a link between agriculture and the railways. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will also be a theatrical reenactment of an old-fashioned train robbery. This excursion runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time to check in and board.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Valid only for option purchased. This is a ticket. Use for admission to Aspen Crossing during 2017 season. Refundable only on day of purchase. Aspen Crossing is the issuer of the voucher and tickets/admission for this event. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as a gift. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time to check in and board. 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.