The  Friends of the Battle River Railway are very pleased to welcome you to our website.  Our volunteers 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 2 events are the:

Haunted Train ( October 27)

Get spooked on our Haunted Train!  Spine-tingling tales will be told on your way down the tracks to Forestburg, where you will be creeped out in the Train Station basement. This run is not for the weak of heart.  12 years and up only on this excursion.  When your heart rate slows down, share your scary stories over appetizers and refreshments.  We thank the “Scare Tactics” group for transforming our basement.
Tickets are $75.00/ticket

*We are excited to offer two departure locations for this excursion. We will depart the Forestburg Station at 12:15pm on October 27.  These passengers will enjoy a ride on our vintage passenger car to Kelsey, where we will pick up more folks at 2:00.  The ride from Kelsey to Forestburg will feature a spooky storyteller who will prepare you for the Haunted Train Station basement.  We will then say goodbye to the people who started in Forestburg and head back to Kelsey with the last of our spooked-out passengers.

Tickets are available by calling 780-384-4150 during business hours or booking online at eventbrite.ca or directly on this website. 

Depart Forestburg, AB at 12:15pm

Depart Kelsey, AB at 2:00 pm

Depart Forestburg at 6:30 pm

Return back to Kelsey at 8:00 pm


The Octoberfest Train ( October 28)

Find your Lederhosen for the “wunderbar” Octoberfest train. Board in Kelsey and polka down the tracks to the famous 63rd annual Heisler Community Sausage Supper.  Oom-pa-pa! (Don’t miss the sauerkraut!)

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

Tickets are also available by calling 780-384-4150 during business hours, book online at eventbrite.ca or book directly from this website.

Depart Kelsey @ 2:00

Depart Heisler @ 7:00

Arrive Back to Kelsey @ 8:00



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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