Prairie Dog Central Events

September 2018

Saturday, September 1 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Buy here)
Steam Locomotive

Join us and as we appreciate the time and workmanship that has been invested in the restoration and maintenance of the vintage vehicles on display. 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 and look out for the airplane flyover as he interacts with our on ground staff. This is a truly unique way to begin your long weekend.
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $29.95
Child - $22.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Sunday, September 2 – Great Train Robbery - Cowboys and Gals (Buy here)
Steam Locomotive

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, made-from-scratch baking 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.
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $32.95
Child - $24.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Monday, September 3 – Lazy Labour Day (Buy here)
Steam Locomotive

Sit back, relax and unwind onboard the Prairie Dog Central this holiday Monday. Lose yourself in the open prairslow-pacedtake a slow paced trip to the rural community of Grosse Isle. During the stopover take a walk through our 1882 steam locomotive as the Engineer and Fireman prepare the engine for the return trip. Take a stroll through the beautifully restored Heritage House and East Rosser School before taking a moment in the Church. Indulge in a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie, pick up some made-from-scratch baking or enjoy your home packed picnic. Visit with the friendly vendors who sell their hand-crafted goods before kicking back and enjoy the live music by Fire and Ice.
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $29.95
Child - $22.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Saturday, September 8 – The Mystical Magic Train (Buy here)
Diesel Locomotive

This is your last chance this season to join us onboard for the Mystical Magic Train, featuring Prairie Dog Central favourite Patrick Gregoire. Hop onboard our 1900 era, beautifully restored coaches as we enjoy a leisurely trip up the track guided by the mighty diesel locomotive. On arrival at Grosse Isle pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie or enjoy your own home packed lunch. Stop by and choose some made-from-scratch baking or a hand scooped ice cream cone. Visit the friendly vendors and stroll through the Heritage Village before taking a front row seat in preparation for the Mystical Magic show!
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $28.95
Child - $20.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Sunday, September 9 – Celebrating Grandparents Day (Buy here)
Diesel Locomotive

The Prairie Dog Central is delighted to welcome onboard all of the special and much loved grandparents out there. September 9th marks the official Grandparents Day, and we can’t wait to help you celebrate this special day. Join us onboard as we make our way from the hustle and bustle of the city to the rural community of Grosse Isle. Tap your toes or take part in an old fashioned sing song as the Audayo Brothers make their way through the train. Pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie or bring along your own home-prepared lunch. Leave some room for dessert and indulge in some home baked goodies or a hand scooped ice cream cone. Stop by the welcoming vendors who sell their handmade items and take time to walk through the beautifully restored heritage buildings. Grab a seat and enjoy more live music before we head home. During the return trip there will be a treat for all grandparents onboard.
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $27.95
Child - $19.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Saturday, September 15 – The Railway Fall Supper (Buy here)
Steam Locomotive

The Railway Fall Supper has been a firm favourite on the Prairie Dog Central’s calendar for 38 years. Join us onboard as our majestic steam locomotive No. 3 leads the way to a sumptuous, made-from-scratch Fall Supper. Each season our passengers devour the offerings of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dressing, cranberry sauce, salad, fresh rolls and dessert. Take this time to relax with friends and family as you join us for the first of two Fall Suppers. Booking early is recommended as this Event sells out fast.
Departure – 4:30 PM and Return – 8:30 PM
Adult Ticket - $44.95
Child - $37.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Sunday, September 16 – Great Train Robbery - Bonnie and Clyde (Buy here)
Steam Locomotive

Rumour has it that Bonnie and Clyde and their gang of bandits are up to their old tricks and looking to rob the next passenger train they encounter. Keep your eyes peeled as we make our way up the track. Inform our onboard staff if you see anything suspicious, they have been spotted driving a vintage, bullet riddled vehicle. Be prepared to hand over any spare change should they manage to capture us. During the stopover enjoy your home-prepared picnic or indulge in a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie, leaving space for home baked dessert. Visit the onsite vendors and stop by as Bonnie, Clyde and the gang join us for photographs. Stroll through the Heritage Village before enjoying the live music by Fire and Ice.
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $32.95
Child - $24.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Saturday, September 22 – The Railway Fall Supper (Buy here)
Steam Locomotive

This is the second and last of the two Fall Suppers we have planned for 2018. Don’t miss out, but be sure to book early as this event sells out fast. Our passengers have joined us on this delicious trip for 38 years and it remains a firm favourite. As steam locomotive No. 3 leads the way, we look forward to a sumptuous, made-from-scratch supper of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dressing, cranberry sauce, salad, fresh rolls and dessert prepared by the volunteers at the Grosse Isle Community Hall. Visit with family and friends before we take a leisurely ride back to Inkster Junction Station.
Departure – 4:30 PM and Return – 8:30 PM
Adult Ticket - $44.95
Child - $37.95
4-Pack Pricing Available



Sunday, September 23 – Family Fun Day (Buy here)
Diesel Locomotive

Family Fun Day aboard the Prairie Dog Central has quickly become a family favourite. Join us onboard for a day that is going to be a complete sensory overload, there's something for everyone on the train today! Tap your toes as the Audayo Brothers perform live music in each coach as we make our way up the line. During the train ride there are balloon animals for the kids, and during our time in Grosse Isle stop by the caboose for a temporary tattoo. Visit the enthusiastic volunteers in the Heritage House, East Rosser School and take a moment in the Church. Secure a front row seat as we prepare for Patrick Gregoire’s mesmerising magic show. Bring along your own home packed basket or delight in the home baked pies, pastries, hot dogs and smokies freshly prepared by the locals. Book early so you don’t miss this entertaining and extremely fun packed day.
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $28.95
Child - $20.95
4-Pack Pricing Available


Saturday, September 29 – The Entertainment Express featuring Chris Without the Hat (Buy here)
Steam Locomotive

Winnipeg legend Chris Without the Hat is going to hop onboard and join us for the Entertainment Express. All children onboard will receive a hand drawn caricature as we make our way up the track. On arrival at Grosse Isle enjoy your home packed lunch or pick up a freshly prepared smokie, hotdog or piece of delicious lemon pie. Stroll around the vendors who sell their handmade crafts and meander through the Heritage House, the one room schoolhouse and the Grosse Isle United Church while chatting with the friendly locals. Take your front row seat and gasp in amazement as Chris Without the Hat performs his madcap juggling and comedy show.
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $29.95
Child - $22.95
4-Pack Pricing Available



Sunday, September 30 – Great Train Robbery - Cowboys and Gals (Buy here)
Steam Locomotive

That’s all folks, today marks the last run of the regular season! It`s been well over a century since the first train robbery and those irritating robbers are still out in force. 2018 has been a rough season as the Cowboys and Gals on horseback have continued to hold up the train and fleece our passengers of their spare cash. We have tried to dodge this gang of desperados all season but they always strike when we least expect it! Enjoy our onboard live entertainment performed by the Audayo Brothers, as we make our way though the prairies to the rural community of Grosse Isle. During the stopover, walk through our steam locomotive, savour the freshly baked goods or pick up a souvenir from one of the vendors before enjoying more live music. Prior to our departure, stop in the beautifully restored Heritage House, East Rosser School and take a moment in the Church.
Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $32.95
Child - $24.95
4-Pack Pricing Available