Ride Back in Time on a Saskatchewan Railroad Adventure
At one time, the province had a robust network of regional passenger trains connecting small communities. Today, you can experience the comfort of railroad travel on these two Saskatchewan tourist trains. Climb aboard!
Wheatland Express Excursion Train
The Wheatland Express Excursion Train runs on the Wheatland Railway short-line along Highway 2 between the towns of Cudworth and Wakaw. Enjoy dining, entertainment and the pleasure of relaxing and watching the rolling prairie landscape go by. Themed rides include tasting excursions, medieval feasts and maybe even a train heist. New in 2022, Wheatland Express added a wheelchair-accessible car to its fleet for passengers with limited mobility, and plans are underway for a sleeper car to offer overnight accommodation packages.
Southern Prairie Railway
Based in Ogema, Southern Prairie Railway will transport you back in time with style, elegance and a bit of old-fashioned charm. As the vintage locomotive and coach travel through rolling landscapes and grassy hills, listen to stories of a bygone era, when railways criss-crossed southern Saskatchewan and people took the train to visit friends and family. Following your tour, explore the pioneer village made up of 31 heritage buildings and more than 150 pieces of vintage farm machinery at the Deep South Pioneer Museum.
To learn more about Saskatchewan’s rail history, visit these museums:
Saskatchewan Railway Museum Saskatoon
Western Development Museum Moose Jaw
Melville Railway Museum Melville
CN Station House Museum Canora
For another unique railroad adventure, VIA Rail serves central Saskatchewan. Stations are located in 13 communities.