Prairie Dog Central Events

July 2022

Friday, July 1 – Canada Day Celebration
Steam Locomotive No.3

We love to celebrate Canada Day on the Prairie Dog Central Railway. However today we don't only celebrate our Country, we celebrate No. 3, Canada’s oldest regularly scheduled operating vintage Steam Locomotive, turning 140 years old! Relax onboard our vintage coaches as we travel through the blooming Prairies making our way to the rural community of Grosse Isle. Tap your toes as the Audayo Brothers offer live entertainment and listen to our onboard presenter as he talks about the history of Steam Locomotive No. 3. During the stopover, make your way through the Heritage Village, indulge in the goodies freshly prepared by the vendors or enjoy more live music. Canada Day is always a celebration so you must join us for cake back at Inkster Junction Station!

Adult Ticket - $32.95
Child - $25.95
4-Pack Pricing Available

Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Saturday, July 2 – The Mystical Magic Train
Steam Locomotive

Hop onboard for a day packed with fun and entertainment as we head to the rural community of Grosse Isle. Awaiting our arrival is our favourite magic man, Gregoir the Astonisher. Pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie along with a scoop of ice cream and grab your front row seat as we await the mind-blowing show. Patrick’s 45-minute performance is amazing, funny and fully interactive that will have you marvelling in the trickery and sleight of hand. Before we depart and head back to the city make sure you take a walk through the beautifully restored buildings making up the Heritage Village.

Adult Ticket - $34.95
Child Ticket - $27.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Sunday, July 3 – Great Train Robbery - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive No. 3

And here we go again, it has been reported that those barefaced Cowboys 'n Gals have been spotted on our track. Rumour has it that they`re looking to storm the next passenger train they encounter. Please be alert as we try to dodge the robbers this time around and be prepared to hand over any spare change should the need arise. During the stopover enjoy freshly prepared hot dogs and smokies or an ice cream cone, while relaxing to the live tunes by the Audayo Brothers. Visit the beautifully restored Heritage House, the East Rosser School or take a moment in the Church before we take a leisurely ride back to the city.

All donations collected will go to Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer

Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer Inc. provides assistance to women and men in Manitoba who are experiencing financial difficulties while undergoing treatment and follow-up for breast cancer. We help with expenses that simply fall through the cracks, such as parking, medications, lymphedema garments, wellness programs, rural client mileage/ meals/ accommodations to appointments; and many more. We receive no funding from any levels of government nor any other cancer organizations and rely on donations, grants, third party fundraisers, and our own fundraisers.

Adult Ticket (14+ Years) - $36.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $29.95
Babies (Under 2 while seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Thursday, July 7 – Heritage Village Picnic
Diesel Locomotive

Saturday, July 9 – The Mystical Magic Train
Diesel Locomotive

Join us for a day packed with fun and entertainment as we head to the rural community of Grosse Isle. Awaiting our arrival is Prairie Dog Central’s favourite magician, Gregoir the Astonisher. Pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie along with a scoop of ice cream and grab your front row seat as we await the show. Patrick’s 45-minute amazing, funny and fully interactive performance will have you marvelling in the trickery and sleight of hand. Before we depart and head back to the city make sure you take a walk through the beautifully restored buildings making up the Heritage Village.

Adult Ticket - $32.95
Child Ticket - $25.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Sunday, July 10 – Family Fun Day
Diesel Locomotive

Family Fun Day onboard the Prairie Dog Central has become a firm passenger favourite! Hop onboard for a day filled with fun and entertainment, there's something for everyone on the PDCR today! The Audayo Brothers will entertain with onboard live music as we make our way to Grosse Isle. There are balloon animals for the children onboard, stop by for a tattoo and grab your spot for the mind-bending magic show. Visit the volunteers in the Heritage House, East Rosser School and take a moment in the Church. Bring along your own home packed picnic basket or delight in the hot dogs, smokies and scooped ice cream freshly prepared by the locals. Book early so you don’t miss this entertaining fun packed day.

Adult Ticket - $32.95
Child Ticket - $25.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Saturday, July 16 – Prairie 'Hog' Train Robbery - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive No. 3

With this later departure time, we will quietly sneak up the line hoping to throw these pesky horseback cowboys ‘n gals off the scent! Enjoy our onboard entertainment as we make our way to the rural community of Grosse Isle, tap your toes as the Audayo Brothers make their way through the coaches. We are hoping for an uninterrupted ride but be prepared to hand over your spare cash should the robbers appear. On arrival at our destination we will enjoy a delicious supper of Pork in a Bun, Salad and light dessert.  Take a stroll through the wonderfully restored Heritage Village and appreciate more live music as we wrap up this fun filled and fully interactive trip.

NB – Each passenger will receive 1 plate including 1 Pork in a Bun, 2 varieties of salad and light dessert.

All donations collected will go to Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer

Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer Inc. provides assistance to women and men in Manitoba who are experiencing financial difficulties while undergoing treatment and follow-up for breast cancer. We help with expenses that simply fall through the cracks, such as parking, medications, lymphedema garments, wellness programs, rural client mileage/meals/accommodations to appointments; and many more. We receive no funding from any levels of government nor any other cancer organizations and rely on donations, grants, third party fundraisers, and our own fundraisers.

NB – Each passenger will receive 1 plate including 1 Pork in a Bun, 2 varieties of salad and light dessert.

Adult Ticket (14+ Years) - $49.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $42.95
Babies (Under 2 while seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page

Depart - 5:00 PM
Return - 9:30 PM

Sunday, July 17 – Family Day Out with CJOB
Steam Locomotive No.3

Hosted by Manitoba’s favourite Information Super Station, CJOB, and featuring one of Winnipeg’s favourite radio personalities. Throughout the trip, visit with the radio personality and tap your toes to our onboard entertainers as we travel from Inkster Junction Station to the beautiful community of Grosse Isle. On arrival visit the local vendors displaying their hand-crafted items or treat yourself to the freshly prepared hotdogs, smokies or a scoop of creamy ice cream on offer. Stroll through the beautifully restored Heritage House, East Rosser School and Grosse Isle United Church. This ride is a fun and interactive trip enjoyed by everyone!

Adult Ticket - $32.95
Child Ticket - $25.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Saturday, July 23 – Sleepy the Clown Comes to Town
Diesel Locomotive

Awaiting our arrival to the Grosse Isle Heritage Village is Winnipeg favourite Sleepy the Clown! Pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie and ice cream then find your front row seat as we prepare for Sleepy’s show, which includes juggling, magic, hilarious clown comedy and you will witness Sleepy himself climbing inside a balloon! Sleepy is returning to the PDC Railway family after rave reviews in 2019, so be sure to book early. After the show take time to visit the local vendors selling their crafts and walk through the beautifully restored Heritage Village.

Adult Ticket - $32.95
Child Ticket - $25.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Sunday, July 24 – Family Fun Day
Diesel Locomotive

Family Fun Day onboard the Prairie Dog Central has become a firm passenger favourite! Hop onboard for a day filled with fun and entertainment, there's something for everyone on the PDCR today! The Audayo Brothers will entertain with onboard live music as we make our way to Grosse Isle. There are balloon animals for the children onboard, stop by for a tattoo and grab your spot for the mind-bending magic show. Visit the volunteers in the Heritage House, East Rosser School and take a moment in the Church. Bring along your own home packed basket or delight in the hot dogs, smokies or scooped ice cream freshly prepared by the locals. Book early so you don’t miss this entertaining fun packed day.

Adult Ticket - $32.95
Child Ticket - $25.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Thursday, July 28th – Heritage Village Picnic
Diesel Locomotive

This weekday picnic is ideal for larger groups and family gatherings. Join us for a slow-paced trip from Inkster Junction Station to the beautiful community of Grosse Isle, visit with family and friends as we make our way up the line. On arrival the volunteers will serve freshly prepared sandwiches, Caesar salad, pickle, chips and dessert accompanied by a warm or cold drink. Take time to stroll through the 1886 Heritage House, the 1 room schoolhouse and the Grosse Isle United Church before we make our way back to the city.

Adult Ticket (14+ Years) - $28.00
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $28.00
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

There are no discounts available for this Event

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Saturday, July 30 – Propellers, Tracks and Wheels
Steam Locomotive

Sunday, July 31 – Great Train Robbery - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive