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.

Click here to enjoy a look!

Our next event is the Great Battle River Train Robbery!

The Great Battle River Train Robbery!
What a day we have in store for you….
We will meet in Alliance at the restored railway foremen’s house at the end of Main Street on Railway Avenue.  We will leave promptly at 11:00 am, so please arrive by 10:30 to get registered and seated. We will have a 1.5-hour train ride to Heisler, but this could be a little longer if any pesky bandits show up!
Upon arriving in the Village of Heisler we will be treated to a delicious supper at the Historic Heisler Hotel.  Our menu will consist of the famous Heisler sausage (both beef and pork, smoked and unsmoked) and all the fixin’s.
While in Heisler you can saunter around the village, check out the historic and beautiful St. Martin’s Catholic Church, and even see the biggest ball glove in all of Canada! Heisler is famous for their excellent baseball teams.
We will board the train at 3:30 pm and enjoy a relaxing 1.5-hour ride back to Alliance. You will be treated to drinks and snacks and have the opportunity to check out the view from our passenger car, our open-air gondola car and our caboose.
You will arrive back in Alliance by 5:00 pm with full
bellies and possibly empty pockets.
Tickets are $100/person ($105.15 if ordering online with eventbrite.ca)
Tickets are also available by calling 780-384-4150 during business hours.




Where else can you actually rent a train!





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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