Iron Horse Park

The park is now OPEN for the 2021 season.

2021 Season opening plan and Covid restrictions

June 12, 2021 update.

Now that Alberta has announced it's reopening plan, here is our plan with key dates.
  • Alberta is now in Stage 2 and the park is now open as of Sunday June 13, 2021 but with some restrictions.
  • During Stage 2 we will operate using the same Covid protocol as last year. That is:
    • Anyone with Covid symptoms, or who have been in contact with someone diagnosed with Covid, or have been out of the country within the last 14 days SHOULD NOT ENTER the park,
    • The line up area and riding cars will be marked for appropriate distancing,
    • As per AHS guidelines: ALL persons 2 years and over MUST wear a mask while in the line up or on the train journey. A face shield is acceptable if, for medical reasons, you cannot wear a mask. You must have a medical exception letter note from a nurse practitioner, physician or psychologist to claim an exception.
    • The wood play train on "Train Mountain" and the pathways in the park will NOT be open,
    • Free picnic tables for use by families throughout the park will NOT be available,
    • The G-Gauge and Raised Track will NOT be operational,
    • There will NOT be any Birthday parties during Stage 2.
  • We hope to open the park "without restrictions" during Stage 3, Target date is Sunday July 18, 2021.
  • Target date to open the Birthday Party Booking system is Monday July 12, 2021,
    with the first Birthday party slots open starting Sunday July 18, 2021 and every Sunday thereafter.
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.

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.

When the park opens it will still be subject to directives from the Alberta Chief Medical Officer.
We are sorry for any inconvenience these revisions may have caused.
Always consult our Facebook page or this web page for the latest run day information.

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