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“Fantastic Family Fun”

Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Stettler
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
Attraction details
Unity, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Family Fun”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Incredibly well organized, entertaining, informative, fun. Make the day your own - history buffs will love the train memorabilia and the museums in Big Valley. Sing along with the cowboy who travels from coach to coach. Enjoy the scenery from your assigned seat, from the open air viewing cars or, just hang out in the saloon if that's more to your liking. Eat to your heart's content at the Country Dinner buffet - there is lots of food, simple fare, but good quality - can't beat Alberta Beef :-) Popovich was a convincing cowboy crooner who we enjoyed immensely. After seeing him entertain, am hoping to get to Red Deer and attend the dinner theatre he & his wife host. The folks we encountered in Big Valley were a joy, and Mr. Gabriel Dumont an impeccable host. A memorable afternoon with my family, and I would go again, maybe to experience the murder mystery or one of the on-board dining experiences (without the kids.)

Visited September 2013
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Railway trip”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was the purpose of our trip to Stettler. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Trip to Big Valley was leisurely and insightful. Dinner in Big Valley was very good and well organized for over 300 guests.

Visited August 2013
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MEDICINE HAT
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unique Experience only in Central Alberta”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Bob Wallace and his team were exceptional. They provided top level service and a personalized and unique experience. Definitely worth the trip.

Visited July 2013
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Glendive, Montana
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155 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fun Train Ride for Families & Those Interested in Railroads”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Took train ride from Stettler, AB to Big Valley. At Big Valley, had time to walk around the town to see museum displays and other historical buildings. Had a turkey buffet meal at the Community Hall in Big Valley. Very good food. Had two young grandchildren along for the ride. Interesting historical Canadian rail route. Plenty of announcements and plenty of attention to safety by all crew members. Diverse mix of passenger cars. Entertainment along the way and on board the train. You could walk through the different cars to locations to purchase snacks and souvenirs. Rode train on Fri. July 12, 2013.

Visited July 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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217 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A fun trip.”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

I really enjoyed the ride on the steam train. The meal in Big Valley was excellent. This excursion is a slow one but thoroughly enjoyable.

Visited June 2013
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