CAMROSE HERITAGE RAILWAY STATION EVENTS
- July 2 – September 4 2021 Camrose Heritage Railway Station and Site
Station hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Meet our summer staff. Interpretive tours, white elephant gift shop open with unique gifts. The Morgan Garden railway will be running (weather dependent), self serve beverages and treats available in the Tea Room for purchase.
- July 22, 2021 2:00 – 5:00 pm – Closed for private event
. Call to book: 780 672-3099 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hosting a private event.
- July 24th, 2021 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm “The Royals and the Railway”
Join us for an afternoon with the Royals from the 1920s era. Sit and enjoy musical entertainment, tour the beautiful Railway Gardens,
and view displays of Royal Visits to Canada through the years. Dress for the occasion in 1920s Garden Party attire. A tea and dessert plate will be available for purchase. Everyone welcome! The event is weather permitting. Check back here or on our facebook page for changes. White Elephant Gift shop will be open.
- September 4, 2021 – Final Open Day of the 2021 Summer Season
Enjoy the gardens and displays one last time with family and friends. Remember, we accept bookings in the off-season! Plan your workshop, meeting, Christmas or family event, or dinner at the Station. The White Elephant Gift Shop opens the first Friday in November. We accept donations for our gift shop fundraiser all year. Contact us for details.
- November 5, 12, 19, 26, and December 3, 2021 – Pre-Christmas White Elephant Gift Shop
Enjoy Christmas shopping from 10 am to 4 pm each Friday for unique items in our gift shop. Donations of gift items are gratefully accepted. Book the station’s Tea Room for your private event or Christmas party.
- December 4, 2021 – Annual Cookie Walk, Tea and Christmas White Elephant Sale (1 to 4:30 pm)
Within our beautiful seasonally decorated Tea Room or King George Room, enjoy one of our major fundraisers for the year. Our volunteers bake batches of cookies (including gluten free) and other items including homemade carrot pudding and loaves. Enjoy tea with seasonal homemade desserts. Purchase special gifts in our Station White Elephant Gift Shop.
MEETING CREEK SITE EVENTS – 2021
- Year Round – Explore our Historic Railway Station, Grain Elevator, Grassland and Natural Linear Park
Take a self guided tour of the station and elevator at your leisure. Call ahead to arrange a tour, or visit Half Diamond Sales in Meeting Creek to arrange entry into the buildings. Choose to walk the trail back from the grassland and read the historic signs. Stop and walk the Labyrinth. Using a Discovery Pack hike or cycle the Linear Trail northwest of the Station and discover the unique flora and fauna. Bring your group to birdwatch in the early morning. Cycle the trail from Meeting Creek to Edberg. For more information call 780-672-3099 or 780-608-9892. Admission by donation.
- Spring and Summer 2021 – Community Gardens at Meeting Creek Station Grounds
We are welcoming all to help us grow a community garden at the Meeting Creek Railway Station Park. If you are interested in joining the continued development and upgrading of the Meeting Creek site, please let us know. There currently is an existing fenced garden on site that will be expanded and more raised beds developed. Each participant or group of participants would receive space for one 10 x 20 foot box. The Canadian Northern Society will fund the materials and land, each participant is responsible for building their box, and suppling their own compost and seeds. Screened topsoil will be provided on request. For more information or to reserve your space, please call Michelle at 780-672-3099 or Karen at 780-608-9892.
- August 14, 2021 – Prairie Fun Days at Meeting Creek Station (10:00 am to 4:30 pm)
Fun for all ages! Spend a marvelous day in the country at Meeting Creek, Alberta. Children have opportunity for safe, creative play by going back in time at this historic site. Tour the 1913 Railway Station and 1917 elevator with knowledgable guides. Before riding the track motor car, meet Fireman Garry and hear what his job on the railway was all about. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride down the Canadian Northern abandoned rail line through the grasslands to highway 56. Stop and walk the Labyrinth. Choose to walk the trail back from the grassland and read the historic signs. Using a Discovery Pack hike or cycle the Linear Trail northwest of the Station and discover the unique flora and fauna. Bring your group to birdwatch in the early morning and take part in the day’s activities. Cycle the trail from Meeting Creek to Edberg. At the community hall, purchase a lunch ( Chili, Sunny Boy Bread and homemade pie. Admission by donation.