Celebrate Canada Through Rail History
In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, Rails and Tales 2017 is partnering with East Central Alberta Heritage Society and Alberta Prairie Railway to celebrate the history of steam rail transport in Canada. Bringing together two operating Canadian heritage steam locomotives, Rails and Tales 2017 invites heritage and rail aficionados in Alberta, Canada, and around the world to this family-friendly event.
Come to Stettler, Alberta, to ride Alberta Prairie Railway’s heritage rail cars behind one—or both—of the historic steam locomotives, #41 or #1392. On board entertainment, train robberies, old-tyme community dinners, displays and events celebrating Canada’s pioneer, military, Métis and railway history can all be enjoyed over this eight-day event from June 28 to July 5, 2017.
Who: Families, history buffs, railway aficionados, Canada’s birthday celebrants
What: Train rides, entertainment, displays and demonstrations, cultural events
When: June 28 – July 5, 2017
Where: Train rides from Stettler to Big Valley, Alberta; Displays and events in Big Valley, Alberta
Why: To celebrate the contribution of railway heritage to Canada’s growth as a nation on her 150th birthday