Prairie Dog Central Railway Winnipeg
Where is it at?
Prairie Dog Central Railway
Prairie Dog Trail
Where are we going today?
Choo Choo all aboard! We're about to embark on an adventure on one of the OLDEST regularly scheduled vintage operating trains in the entire North America. How amazing is that!
Grab those conductor hats, because the Prairie Dog Central Railway gives you that vintage locomotive experience from Inkster Junction Station, all the way to the rural community of Grosse Isle.
This seasonal experience is such great fun for the family, and also gives you a chance to experience history too. The steam locomotive was built in 1882, and has been restored to it's current condition, which gives families just like yours an experience to remember. The deisels were built in the 1950s, so you are surrounded by history!
With it's old luggage, milk cans, wrought iron benches and baggage wagon, the Prairie Dog Central Railway really gives you the experience of traveling nearly a century ago.
There are seasonal train experiences, including themed events which are always super fun for kids including Mystical Magic Trains, Train Robbery experiences and a Howlin' Halloween experience too!
Don't miss out on the Grosse Isle Railway Fall Supper either, where you can go back in time on a 1900-vintage train and enjoy the tastiness of a home-cooked meal!
Check out what's in store during the stopover, from restored heritage buildings, to vendors selling their home baked goos or handicrafts. There is plenty more to enjoy than just that amazing train ride through the Canadian countryside!
All aboard - your family day out on the Prairie Dog Central Railway is about to begin!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsCheck the site for prices
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
Generally 11am departure, 2:30pm return
May to September
They have educational programs perfect for giving students that living educational experience! There are two options for you to choose from.
Some of the events include food, if not then there are vendors onsite selling freshly prepared hotdogs, smokies, ice cream and home baked goods! Yum!.
It's always a good idea to bring healthy snacks for you to keep that energy up, just make sure you put any litter in the bin.
Any Top Tips?
Bring pocket money because there are vendors selling handicrafts during the stopover, where you can de-train, stretch your legs and explore!.
Doing our bit
The beautifully preserved locomotives are a great way for kids to not only enjoy this fun train ride, but to also learn about history in a great hands-on way!.
Need a little extra help?
The trains aren't handicapped accessible due to the 1900 construction. There are 3 to 4 steps to climb and if you can manage that, they can transport your wheelchair to the next station for you.
Can I get one of those?
Our onsite Freight Shed offers many gifts and souvenirs..
Arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to boarding.
What people are saying?
by Matthew Shepherd
Kids loved it and so did we. Very well organized. Food, entertainment, plane flying over head, guided tours of the engine and carriages & mini train rides. Great family fun!
by Bill Hadden
One of the best rides out there. Something for everyone depending on the day. Steam in the fall with dinner or on a cool morning make for some great pictures.