Prairie Dog Central Events

August 2022

Monday, August 1st – Civic Holiday Celebration
Steam Locomotive No. 3

Steam Locomotive No. 3 leads the way this holiday Monday. Enjoy a leisurely trip to the rural community of Grosse Isle aboard our beautifully restored vintage coaches. Sit back and relax as our onboard musicians make their way through the train singing their hearts out, encouraging you to do the same. During the stopover enjoy the entertainment, you can walk through the steam locomotive as the engineer and fireman prepare for the return trip. Freshly prepared hotdogs and smokies are available to purchase or you can bring along your own picnic. Finally, stroll though the Heritage Village as the volunteers demonstrate items from years past. It’s a wonderful way to spend this holiday.

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, August 6 – Family Fun Day
Diesel Locomotive

Enjoy the beautiful prairie landscape as the mighty diesel locomotive leads the way to the rural community of Grosse Isle. During the trip sing along with our onboard entertainers and watch in wonder as our favourite magician makes balloon animals. On arrival pick up some freshly prepared hotdogs and smokies or bring along your own packed lunch. Secure your front row seats as we await the mystical magic show, a fully interactive 40-minute performance, packed with fun, laughter and trickery. Stop by for a tattoo before you take a walk back in time as you stroll through the restored Heritage House, East Rosser School and the Grosse Isle United Church. Don’t miss out and book early for this is a fun and entertaining family 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

Sunday, August 7 – 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

Saturday, August 13 – Tales from the Homestead
Steam Locomotive

Sit back, relax and listen as our onboard historian and published author, as he recounts stories of his family’s journey to Manitoba and their farming life throughout the generations. During the stopover at Grosse Isle join our historian as he talks through excerpts of his published book 'of Pork and Potatoes'. He recounts memories with poems and old photographs. Bring along your own picnic or indulge in a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie, leaving space for a scoop of ice cream. Take a stroll through the beautifully restored heritage buildings before we head back to the city. Don’t miss out on this extremely popular event!

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, August 14 – Great Train Robbery - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive

Rumour in the world of railroading is that those infuriating horseback robbers are on the loose and considering their next ambush. Remain vigilant as we make every effort to avoid this gang of thieves. We are hoping for an uninterrupted trip to Grosse Isle but we must stay alert and report any suspicious activity. We never know what we may encounter during this hilarious, entertaining and interactive trip. On arrival pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie or enjoy your home prepared lunch but be sure to stop by for a delicious scoop of ice cream. Take a stroll through the beautifully restored Heritage House, East Rosser School and take a moment in the Church. Find your seat and get ready to enjoy some live music performed by the Audayo Brothers.

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, August 18 – Heritage Village Picnic
Diesel Locomotive

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

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, August 20 – Family Fun Day
Diesel Locomotive

Family Fun Day aboard the Prairie Dog Central is a firm passenger favourite. With something for everyone make sure you book early as this event sells out fast! The Audayo Brothers will entertain with live music and magician Patrick Gregoire will make balloon animals for all of the children as we make our way to Grosse Isle. During the stopover drop by for a tattoo, enjoy more live music and grab a front row seat in preparation for Patrick’s fully interactive 45-minute magic show. After, visit with the knowledgeable volunteers in the Heritage House, stroll through the East Rosser one room School and take a moment in the Church. Bring along your own home packed picnic basket or enjoy hotdogs, smokies or a scoop of ice cream freshly prepared by the locals.

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, August 21 – The Mystical Magic Train
Diesel Locomotive

Abbra-ca-Dadabra! We have planned a day with mind-bending tricks, illusion and sleight of hand that will leave you wondering ‘how did he do that?’. Join us as we take a peaceful ride to Grosse Isle where the Prairie Dog Central’s favourite magician, Patrick Gregoire, will greet us. Pick a front row seat as Patrick performs a 45-minute fun and interactive magic show. Bring along your home packed lunch or savour the ice-cream, hotdogs and smokies freshly prepared for your arrival. Finally take a wander through the beautifully restored Heritage Village buildings before we hop back onboard for the return trip

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, August 27 – It's a hog Heist - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive

We are creeping up the track hoping that our late departure will throw the troublesome robbers off the scent. Take part in an old fashioned sing-song with our onboard entertainment as we make our way to the rural community of Grosse Isle. We are hoping for an uninterrupted ride but we have been advised that there is a chance of a hold up and the cowboys and gals on horseback have been spotted looking for their next haul. On arrival enjoy the 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.

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, August 28 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Steam Locomotive

Arrive early so you can join us and as we appreciate the time and workmanship that has been invested in the restoration and maintenance of the vintage vehicles and model airplanes on display at Inkster Junction Station. As we make our way to Grosse Isle led by steam locomotive No. 3, look out for the vintage vehicles as they follow us up the track, ready to join us during the stopover. Walk through our steam locomotive and listen to our Engineers as they discuss the workings of this incredible engine, take a stroll through the 1886 homestead. This is a truly unique way to begin your long weekend.

** Please note: The attendance of the model planes and vintage vehicles is weather dependant **

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