Education Programs

$20 per person with a minimum of 50 passengers required

The Prairie Dog Central Railway offers Education Programs from May to the end of September. We've made it easy for everybody to learn about Western Canadian history and how the railways played an integral part of the building of today's communities.

Travelling from Inkster Junction Station to the rural community of Grosse Isle. Relax onboard our 1900 era passenger coaches led by one of our Diesel locomotives as our onboard volunteers will tell tales of how settlers and immigrants travelled through Western Canada.
At no additional cost we can arrange an onboard presentation and a tour of the Prime Meridian Trail. Passengers can detrain at the wye with an expert who will walk through the trail observing various plants and species that have made the trail their home. The walk takes approximately 20 minutes.

When you book an Education Program you can bring your own lunch onboard or we can work with the Grosse Isle Heritage Village volunteers who can provide a freshly prepared lunch for an extra cost. Lunch options can include but are not limited to hotdogs, burgers, pork in a bun, salad, chips, fruit or vegetable platter, hot and cold drinks and dessert. The Heritage Site offers a large sheltered area with seating for up to 300 should you need to rest your legs, shelter or shade.

The cost is $20 per person with a minimum of 50 passengers required.


Additional options offered by the West Interlake Trading Company
Farmer For A Day
Add an interactive activity to your train experience! Students will be introduced to agriculture and the types of farming that take place in the region. After a brief presentation about the crops and products grown in the area, students will have the opportunity to play matching and sequencing games that reinforce what they learned about how and where their food is grown. Each student will then get to “plant their own crop” to take home and watch grow.The cost is $6 per student.  Minimum 30 students per group.

Add a ‘Farm Gate to Plate’ snack for an additional $4 per student. Snacks include a choice of beverages and homemade baked item or produce.


Senior/Group Charter
Pioneer Pleasures
Walk in the footsteps of the pioneer during this group experience that will highlight tastes, sounds and feelings of nostalgia. Choose from a lively sing along to old standards, a cooking demonstration featuring cultural foods or seasonal favourites, craft sessions or story-telling that captures the tales of settlement. The group will enjoy a snack featuring local, homemade treats.The cost is $10 per person. Minimum 35 participants per group.


If you require more information or would like to book an Education Program please contact our Ticket Office during business hours.