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Ride the Rails! Battle River Train Excursions’ Exciting Seasonal Lineup

SPONSORED CONTENT – Hurry and get your Shake Off Winter Train Excursion tickets! This adventure is already half sold out.

All aboard! Battle River Train Excursions is gearing up for another exciting season with both familiar favourites and a new adventure! Are you ready for an experience like no other? Grab a ticket and get on board!

Here is what to be excited about this season.

March 17 is the Shake Off Winter Train Excursion. Say goodbye to winter and embrace the arrival of spring as the train whisks you away to the Curtain Call Theatre in Forestburg for a Sunday Matinee. For this year's theatre outing, the uproarious "A Play that Goes Wrong” is the destination.

Your ticket covers a round-trip train journey, a brown bag lunch served onboard the train, and your theatre matinee ticket that includes a hot cup of coffee or tea and one dessert. Should you fancy more sweet treats, additional desserts can be purchased. It's essential to make your lunch selection at the time of booking your train ticket to guarantee your preferred sandwich. As there are no kitchen facilities on the train, all sandwiches must be ordered in advance.

Hurry and get your Shake Off Winter Train Excursion tickets! This adventure is already half sold out.

There is a new rail adventure this season called A Prairie Town Excursion. On Saturday, July 20th, the journey takes place to three charming prairie towns tucked away in rural Alberta. This excursion along the Battle River Railway will reveal some of Alberta's hidden treasures.

It starts in Forestburg, taking guests first to Rosalind, where the Detention Brewery is housed in the former Rosalind School. Here, you'll get an insider's look at the brewery, learn about their brewing techniques and processes, and be treated to a tasting session featuring some distinctively crafted beers that promise to brighten your day.

After soaking up the unique flavors in Rosalind, hop back onto the train and head for the quaint village of Heisler. Known as Alberta's Premier Village, Heisler boasts of housing Canada's largest baseball glove and the renowned Heisler sausage. Don't forget to carry a cooler for your purchases from the Heisler General Store! To top off the day, savour a locally sourced meal at the historic Heisler Hotel. Then, it’s time to board the train again for the return journey to Forestburg.

Your ticket covers the train ride, brewery tour, a flight of beer, and a delicious meal.

Returning excursions this season include Explore Farm to Fork by Train (hint: hope you like alpacas!) on August 17, the Oktoberfest Train on November 2, and the always popular Murder on the Battle River Express adventures (November 30 and December 1).

What happens if you would like an epic train ride for a wedding, graduation, team building, or other event but cannot make it to one of the excursions? In that case, you can charter the whole train!

Charters include a hostess and conductor, light refreshments, and a medic on board for safety (although guests can choose to bring their own if they prefer). The main passenger car has room for 76 people, with additional seating for up to 90 if the caboose is used.

The train can pick up and drop off at any town along the shortline railway, which includes the communities of Kelsey, Rosalind, Heisler, Forestburg, Galahad, and Alliance. For those who need it, Battle River Train Excursions can also help arrange chartered bussing from various locations. Catering can also be arranged, as can time at the Forestburg station, which houses an event space.

Battle River Train Excursions presents a remarkable opportunity to experience the rustic charm of Central Alberta. With a fascinating array of adventures to choose from, every journey is a unique exploration of the region's communities and scenic landscapes. Learn more online and on Facebook.

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