Fun Times on the Train

It is always great when you find fun things to do in your own backyard. Admittedly Stettler is two and a half hours away but in the big scheme of things it is not that far. Easy to make a day trip of it.

Alberta Prairie Steam Tours runs trips from Stettler to Big Valley and back again. While on the train, we were entertained, free to roam around and have a beverage and even robbed.

Once in Big Valley we enjoyed a fabulous prime rib beef meal in the community hall. We were further entertained with a musical production with many great tunes from the ’50s and ’60s. Then we wandered around the town and boarded the train for the return trip.

It was a great family outing, unique but relatively local. If you get the chance, take the train.

– Kelly

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3 responses to “Fun Times on the Train

  1. I agree, pretty fun experience 🙂

  2. Thanks for the tip, Kelly. Trains always remind me of the “old days” when my family would often take the train on holidays because it was easier (and more interesting) than packing all of us and all our junk into our crappy car!! Those were also the days when the cost of a train trip wasn’t more than a week at an all-inclusive resort!! I have it on my bucket list to take my family on a Via Rail trip from Edmonton to Vancouver one of these summers.

  3. We did this train ride with our family also! We all loved it! I would recommend it to everyone. Something that includes all members, and provides some nice visiting time with no stress!

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