Iron Horse Park

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.

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.

Birthday Party Bookings for the 2020 season will be available January 7, online only. See Birthdays/Events tab above.

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.

We are now closed for the winter.

Results from our October 27 Fundraiser event.

The weather was cool but otherwise cooperative. The temperature discouraged some from showing up. But many of you did, and many with great costumes as well.

And those who did contributed 625 lbs of food valued at $1,625 PLUS $146 in donations for the The Airdrie Food Bank, Veterans support.

We also donated all of our ticket sales income for the day ($575) to the
Food for Thought, School Nutrition Community partnership, Airdrie. Since intake was a bit lower than we had hoped for, Iron Horse Park decided to "round up" this organizations donations to an even $1,000 each.

Thank you all who participated.

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