It's been a long, long, long winter. Record breaking temperatures along with record breaking snow. It’s been noted as the worst winter in 46 years for us here in Southern Alberta. So, on the bright side, we just know we have a while before we face another winter like this one.
It’s not surprising that many of us have a severe case of cabin fever.
It's no wonder that we can't usher in Spring soon enough! And it is with great excitement and anticipation that we here at Aspen Crossing are on track for another train-tastic season. Of course, being cooped up this long winter, getting out this Spring and Summer will be truly appreciated. Our online booking system allows you to make planning your camping escapes only a few clicks away. Time slots have been booking up fast, so don't delay in making plans for your prairie escape.
Easter Sunday was the perfect opportunity to kick off a new season. Our Diefenbaker Dining Car has a whole new menu and of course we’ll be serving up a side of rail history on the side!
Join us every Sunday for a delectable hot and cold buffet brunch. Reservations are recommended.
SuperTrain - SuperFun
Be sure to mark your calendars for Canada's Largest Model Train Show. (We’ll be in booth F2-32)
With over 70,0000 square feet of model railways, there's lots of fun for the whole family. Drop by our booth and enter to win free tickets to one of our Summer train excursions.
Locals Driving Pop Culture
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is every fan of the “nerd universe” must visit convention. Coming to Calgary Stampede Park April 26th - 29th. It’s the must see and do experience for any novice or die-hard pop culture lover.
For the first time, Aspen Crossing will be a vendor and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Together with Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station, we’ll be showcasing the out of this world activities that rural Southern Alberta has to offer. Stop by our booth in BMO 502 and say hello and enter our draw to win free train tickets.
Mother’s Day – Our Annual Event
Yes, our next event is Mother's Day weekend. The Diefenbaker Dining Car is currently taking reservations for seating times. Chef Baluso is offering a sumptuous brunch both Saturday and Sunday to help you celebrate Mother’s Day. With limited seating it does fill up fast. There's also our Champagne Brunch every Sunday aboard the Aspen Crossing Railway. A great experience to share with Mom to show her how special she is. Don’t forget to make a stop at the Station and see what’s new. Our 2 for 1 hanging baskets will be the perfect way to welcome Spring and add some cheer to Mom’s special day.
Lock in the Fun
If your looking for some added fun with a unique way to bond with family and friends, why not get locked up together. The Bergquist House Escape Rooms are the perfect historical venue for challenging your cooperative skills. You'll have to work fast with only an hour to discover the clues in one of two locked rooms to escape from. When you’ve managed your escape share your excitement over a bite to eat and a beverage in the Bergquist Tavern. This historical farmhouse once belonged to the Bergquist family in Carseland and now resides here at Aspen Crossing.
Many of you have asked about our Polar Express Train and when tickets will be available. Last year tickets Sold Out by the first few days of December. For those of you that take one of our Summer train excursions, you'll be given first opportunity to purchase in the first week of August. Fore they go public in mid August. (Excursion tickets must be purchased from Aspen Crossing directly and not a third party in order to be eligible.)
So, what are you waiting for? Get out this Spring and Summer and celebrate the end of cabin fever and join us in celebrating our railway ties!