Friends of Battle River Railway Excursions

Off the Rails Good Times for All!


Why Go?

Take a ride on the Battle River Railway, where you can enjoy spectacular scenery around Alliance, the 'medieval village' of Galahad, and Canada’s Largest Baseball Glove in Heisler - all on the route through the southern part of the region.

With headquarters in Forestburg, the Friends of the Battle River Railway are delighted to offer a great lineup of theme-based excursions in 2019.

New Train Trips Include:

A Day on a Train – (June 12 train trip has been cancelled).  August 7 Travel by passenger train to small town Alberta, where you will dine in a vintage hotel, visit and hear stories at the historic St. Martin’s Catholic Church, and purchase the famous sausage at the Heisler General Store. A perfect outing for retirees. Train departs from Kelsey and travels to Heisler.

What’s in That Field?
– July 14 Ever wonder what’s out in that field? Wildlife? Crops? Machinery? Roll down the tracks and listen to an expert from The Ellis Bird Farm tell us about wildlife in the area. Have tea and snacks at the restored railway foreman’s house in Alliance. Get off the train and listen to actual farmers tell you what is in their fields and the methods they use for growing those crops. Enjoy supper in Forestburg and pop into the saloon for a train themed drink menu made just for you. Train departs from Heisler and travels to Alliance and Forestburg.

Forestburg Centennial Mini Runs – August 3 Take the train on a short run from Forestburg to Heisler. Then, enjoy your day at the Forestburg Centennial. Visit with living history actors who will regale you with the story of the characters they are portraying. The forefathers of Forestburg will be full of interesting stories of days gone by from the community. Mini run departures at 1 pm and 3 pm.

Trips Departing from Camrose:

Heisler Historic Hotel Run - June 23
Octoberfest Train to Heisler Sausage Supper - October 27
Murder Mystery on the Battle River Express - November 24
Other Trips Departing from Forestburg:
• Easter Egg-Travaganza April 13
Christmas Train to Santa Daze in Alliance - December 7
Trips Departing from Alliance:
Murder Mystery on the Battle River Express - November 23
Other Trips Departing from Kelsey:
The Haunted Train & Ghost Walk - October 19
Book early as these will sell out fast!

What's Unique?
Battle River Train Excursions NOW OFFERS a variety of train charter options for individual groups or businesses. Great for customer appreciation events, group functions, family reunions, business retreats, weddings and more! See below to book your trip.


Name:  Battle River Railway
Address:  Headquartered in Forestburg, Alberta
Phone: 780-384-4150
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