The  Friends of the Battle River Railway are very pleased to welcome you to our website.  We have a ton of fun creating, organizing and hosting on our theme-based passenger excursions throughout the year.

Look for us on Facebook @ Friends of the Battle River Rail

Tickets for our 2018 excursions are on sale now, go to our “Purchase Tickets” tab at the top of the page.


Thank you to CBC TV’s “Our Edmonton” for visiting us and recognizing what a great thing we have going in rural Alberta. The show will air THIS Saturday at 10 a.m.Sunday at noon and Monday at 11 a.m. on CBC TV.

There will be more photos from our excursion posted at: @AdriennneLambCBC and audio has already begun rolling out on CBC Radio.

The province wide CBC Radio weekend show Daybreak Alberta will run two features one at 7:40 a.m. on Saturday morning, the other at some point during Sunday morning’s broadcast.

A web story on the Friends of the Battle River Railway will be posted this Saturday at approximately 8:30 a.m.  

Click here to enjoy a look at the teaser!

Our next event is….SOLD OUT!

The Historic Heisler Hotel Train Run

Travel into the past with a visit to a vintage hotel where you will enjoy a steak dinner and entertainment that is sure to please. Tour the Heisler General Store and historic St. Martin’s Catholic Church. Small town hospitality at its finest!

Tickets are $100/person ($105.15 if buying online from eventbrite.ca)
Tickets can also be purchased by calling 780-384-4150 during business hours.

Depart Kelsey @ 2:00

Return back to Kelsey @ 8:00


Join us on July 1st!

Celebrate with us, Alliance’s Centennial, the village with an “Artistic Touch.” Ride the rails and have a once in a hundred-year experience. A parade, Doll Museum, Beer Gardens, Indigenous Dancers, Historical Scavenger Hunt, local author readings and art and crafts displays, along with a picnic meal will complete your day in rural Alberta.

Tickets are $100/person ($105.15 is booking online with eventbrite.ca)

Tickets are also available by calling 780-385-4150 during business hours.

Depart Forestburg @ 10:00

Arrive back in Forestburg @4:30


Gift Certificates Are Available Now

We are happy to offer gift certificates in $50 and $100 increments.  If you are looking for a great gift or a donation to a silent auction, we would love to help you out.  Call 780-384-4150 to order your certificates today.

Please contact us here:



4 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. We went on the Forestburg Canada 150 Celebration ride and it was phenomenal! It was the first time that we have ever gone on this excursion and we will definitely be back! The service was outstanding, it was informative, well organized and so much fun. We recommend to everyone!
    Great job and thanks for all of your dedication!!


  2. Dear Dori and Jaime,

    What a fabulous compliment. We were so happy that you chose to spend a day with us! Come see us again and bring your friends.

    Your pals at Battle River Train Excursions!


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