Alberta Central Railway Museum Map Edmonton

Alberta Central Railway Museum Map Edmonton

Location: About 14 km southeast of Wetaskiwin. Follow signs on Hwy 2A, Hwy 13, and at each turn. Look for the grain elevator.

Info: Open from the Victoria Day weekend to the Labour Day weekend, Wednesday to Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is charged. Trains usually

run at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 780-352-2257 (for train schedule); www .abcentralrailway .com.

The Alberta Central Railway Museum offers visitors a step-back-in-time experience. A visit to the 1907 Wetaskiwin CPR depot replica reveals a typical country station, complete with a waiting room, baggage room, and telegraph office. This is your chance to enjoy lunch in a 1920 cafe car and take a train ride. You can see how a semaphore was used to control train movements and view the collection of Canadian Pacific rolling stock, maintenance-of-way tools, and track motor cars. The museum’s 1959 RS23 locomotive ex-CP 8015 was used for passenger service and is Canada’s only preserved Montreal Locomotive Works Alco design lightweight locomotive.

Alberta’s second-oldest standing grain elevator, built in 1906 by the Alberta Grain Company, was added to the museum in 2002. It provides a unique opportunity to see how railways and elevators were used together. Visit the website for event information, including the annual Children’s Day Teddy Bear Picnic (July), Canada Day celebrations, and the Ice Cream Festival (August).

Edmonton International Raceway

Location: 4 km west of the junction of Hwy 13 and Hwy 2A in Wetaskiwin.

Info: Races take place on Saturday nights from early May through early October. 780-3528054; 780-467-9276 (event hotline); www. ed montonraceway .com.

The Edmonton International Raceway offers family entertainment on north-central Alberta’s only paved oval stock-car racetrack. Western Canada’s only NASCAR-sanctioned racetrack, it has one of the highest number of race cars at events in the region, in all its race classes. This 0.4-kilometre paved oval features a wide variety of race classes, including entry-level Feature Stocks to high-end NASCAR Late Model Super Stocks. It is also home to Alberta’s only 10 Lap Stock Car Test Drive Program, where you can test-drive a race car. Other popular events include Hit to Pass and Stacker Car Racing. Activities geared toward children encompass junior race-fan draws, driver autograph sessions, race car rides, Frisbee toss, and birthday parties.

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