Prairie Dog Central Events

August 2018

Saturday, August 18 – It’s a Hog Heist! Cowboys and Gals (Buy here)
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 and Salad. 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 and 2 varieties of salad.
Departure – 5:00 PM and Return – 9:30 PM
Adult Ticket - $42.95
Child - $34.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Sunday, August 19 – Blue Grass Bonanza (Buy here)
Steam Locomotive

Sit back and tap those toes as our onboard entertainers, Spruce and the Meadowlark, make their way through the beautifully restored 1900 era coaches performing classic Blue Grass tunes. Enjoy this unique ride as we travel from the hustle and bustle of the city to the peaceful community of Grosse Isle. Put on your dancing shoes and shake some moves to the live music during the stopover. Take a stroll through the various vendors who sell their crafts, and walk through the 1886 Heritage House, the one room school house and Grosse Isle United Church. Pack up a lunch or pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie and leave room for one of the delicious pies, tarts and ice cream for dessert!
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $29.95
Child - $22.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Saturday, August 25 – Family Fun Day (Buy here)
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 in to the caboose for a temporary tattoo, enjoy more live music and grab a front row seat in preparation for Patrick’s fully interactive 45-minute magic show. Before we head back to the city, 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 home baked pies, pastries, hot dogs and smokies freshly prepared by the locals.
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $28.95
Child - $20.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Sunday, August 26 – The Mystical Magic Train (Buy here)
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. Find a front row seat as Patrick performs a 45-minute fun and interactive magic show. Bring along your home packed lunch or savour the home baking, 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
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $28.95
Child - $20.95
4-Pack Pricing Available