Iron Horse Park

The park is now OPEN for the 2021 season.

2021 New Covid restrictions

September 16, 2021 Update.

The Government of Alberta has announced new restrictions. Here are key changes and dates:
  • The park is still open and train journeys are available every Sunday till Thanksgiving weekend, between 11AM and 4PM.
  • DO NOT ENTER THE PARK if you have COVID symptoms, or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID, or have been out of the country within the last 14 days.
  • Physical distancing is required in line and on the train, please follow the marked areas.
  • Masks are not required but are still recommended in line or on the train journey.
  • The gift shop will be open but masks must be worn and physical distancing observed. Capacity will also be limited.
  • The pathways and the Train Mountain play train, the G-Gauge and Raised Track are open.
  • However picnic tables for use by families throughout the park are NOT available.
  • Birthday Parties are still available. However there are some restrictions. Please consult this document for details.
All of the above is subject to Alberta Health guidelines and may change at any time.
Always watch this page for the latest updates.

About us - What is Iron Horse Park?

The miniature trains, track and landscape at Iron Horse Park represent the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) from the prairies to the coast. Take the 1.6km interpretive journey aboard one of the 1/8th scale diesel or steam locomotives at the park and get a feeling of what the railway was like in Western Canada during the pioneer days. The journey will take you over hills, across trestles and through tunnels across the varied landscape.

Admission to the park is free. The cost of journeys is $3.00 each. Ticket Bundles of 8 for $20.00 and 25 for $50.00 are also available. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Debit cards at the register! Cash is still accepted as well. Children under the age of 3 ride for free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Snacks and souvenirs can be found in the full size replica of a CPR station on site. Picnic tables on site provide a place for small family gatherings.

Smoking, Pets, Alcoholic Beverages and Private BBQ's or Hibachis are not permitted on the site on public run days.

The park is leased from the City of Airdrie and operated by the Alberta Model Engineering Society, which was incorporated in 1971. Anyone who wants to volunteer is welcome to come and put their skills to work by helping create and maintain a unique and special place within the community. The park is a work in progress with big ideas to add a small scale farmstead, town and industries typical to the journey. Check our "Open Days/ Schedule tab above for pricing information.

Our normal operating days are Sundays between the Victoria Day/May Long weekend and Thanksgiving weekend. And we do plan to host our usual "Frostbite Run" on Family Day Monday in February, weather permitting of course. Always consult our Facebook page or this web page for the latest run day information.

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