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News and Updates

Save the Date: Annual General Meeting

October 6, 2021

Friends of the Battle River Railway (FBRR) has set the date for our Annual General Meeting. This will be held on Monday, November 15th, 2021 at 7:00pm at The Station (5009-50th Avenue, Forestburg, AB). Public is welcome to attend.

There has been a lot of activity at the Station with the construction of the new addition to the west of the building. When completed this will be the new home for Battle River Railway. Construction is well underway, and on time. This project has been made possible through a Community Facilities Enhancement Grant from Government of Alberta. Attendees at our AGM will be able to look at the blueprint plans for the building and get an update.

Are you interested in getting more involved with your community? Do you have a skill or talent you would like to offer for service to your community? We are currently accepting nominations for 2 At-Large members to the Board of Directors. Not interested in serving on the board, there are a number of committees that you can get involved with behind the scenes.

Committees are:

  • Runs Committee: This committee is responsible for planning and executing our train excursions.
  • Rolling Stock Committee: This committee is responsible for the maintenance of our train consist.
  • Building Committee: This committee looks after the Station and loading sites.
  • Fundraising Committee: This committee is responsible for looking for and planning fundraising activities, this include our biannual Gala Fundraiser, bingo events and of course seeking grant opportunities
  • Marketing Committee: This committee is responsible for the marketing and promotion activities, advertising opportunities and reviewing what we are currently doing and it's effectiveness.
  • Volunteer Committee: This committee is responsible for engaging with our current roster of volunteers and growing our team.

Each of these committees have representatives on the Board of Directors.

The full agenda for the AGM will be available on our website after Thanksgiving. Please check back for more detail then.

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Update on June 20th Historic Heisler Train Excursion

June 9, 2021

Greetings,

We had been hopeful that with the Alberta Summer Open plan we would be able to hold this train excursion as planned.  However, although Alberta is slated to move into Stage 2 of the Summer Open Plan and restrictions are being relaxed. The province is not yet to the point where our train excursions can run as scheduled.  

We regret that our June Train Excursion will not be running.   But we remain hopeful that by August, Alberta should be in Stage 3 of the Alberta Open for Summer Plan and as such all restrictions will be lifted and we can once more resume our train excursions as scheduled for the rest of the year.


If you purchased a ticket on our June 20th Historic Heisler Train Excursion, you can request a transfer to our August 9th A Day on The Train Excursion, which is a repeat of the June run. To do so please drop us an email at friendsbattleriverrail@gmail.com to submit your request.

We look forward to seeing you on the rails when things relax and it is safe to do so.

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Update on 2021 Train Excursions

May 25, 2021

Greetings,

Our 2021 Train Excursion schedule is in place. For full details on the excursions and when these are planned, please visit our Excursion Page. We have planned out the schedule for the rest of the year, but at this time that is all it is -- a plan. Until things improve with COVID-19 pandemic, our train schedule is on hold. Tickets for future excursions are still on sale. However, until we are out of lock down, no train excursions will be running. We are hopeful that things will improve so we can once again ride the rails and offer unique family outings to our guests. We do expect things will be different and that we will have make accommodations. Despite all that, we do look forward to the coming months.

We were able to run an excursion in April, Shake Off Winter Train Excursion just before lock down, although we were not able to do all elements of the excursion as planned, our guests enjoyed the outing with the modifications we made.

We are all looking forward to being able to ride the rails with you again in the near future. In the meantime, please enjoy the slide show of the April Excursion. We look forward to being able to once again offer a unique family train experience to all our guests.

Until then, stay safe and healthy.

All the best,

Friends of the Battle River Railway

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Discover A Host of Characters on the Rails.

May 18, 2020

Discover an array of characters with you ride the rails with Battle River Train Excursions.

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You Never Know Who You'll Meet!

April 27, 2020

You never know who you'll meet when you ride the rails with Battle River Train Excursions. Stay safe and healthy, then join us once we are through this crisis! It's the Experience.

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Good Friends, Food & Conversation!

May 11, 2020

Good friends, food and conversation, there's nothing better. It's the Experience with Battle River Train Excursions. We hope to see you on the rails!

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Take a Step Back In Time

May 4, 2020

Take a step back in time, when you ride the rails with Battle River Train Excursions. Savour the moments and enjoy the ride.

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Music, Fun & Conversation

May 25, 2020

Music, fun and conversation can be found on the rails with Battle River Train Excursions.

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It's Yours to Discover

April 27, 2020


It's all yours to discover on Battle River Train Excursions. Stay safe and stay healthy so we can once again ride the rails in Rural Alberta.

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Spring Winds are Blowing

April 21, 2020

Spring winds are blowing, and before we know it summer sun will be shining upon us! Stay safe and healthy so we can all ride the rails together this summer with Battle River Train Excursions.

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It's the Experience

April 23, 2020

There is no better way to enjoy rural Alberta than by rail. With Battle River Train Excursions It's the Experience!

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Valentines Train Cancelled

January 27, 2020

Due to circumstances out of our control we are unable to run this excursion as planned. All guests who purchased tickets will be contacted by our staff.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Local Businesses Sponsor

March 2, 2019

Local businesses sponsor Battle River Train Exucursions train runs, thank them by patronizing their businesses.  

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Partnership for the Arts

March 1, 2019

Friends ofthe Battle River Railway partners with W.H. Webb and Joe Hartung for a fantastic night for The Arts in Forestburg.

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FBRR Wins!

March 3, 2019

Friends of the Battle River Railway receives Wynn McLean Rural Tourism Award at the 2019 Growing rural Tourism Conference in Camrose.

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Volunteers are Key

November 19, 2018

Our volunteers are key to our success. Thank you to Caroline Boddy & Battle River Railway for partnering to design and create escape rooms for local students Grades 1-9 to enjoy.

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Battle River Trains is on TV

June 1, 2018

Battle River Train Excursions featured on CBC TV’s “Our Edmonton” hosted by Adrienne Lamb. Click here to view the video.

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Contact Information

For the most up-to-date information about our upcoming excursions, be sure to email or call.
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Battle River Train Excursions is run by the Friends of the Battle River Railway, a registered not-for-profit organization.