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Luxury Dining Returns to the Rails

This summer, visitors to Heritage Park Historical Village will be able to experience luxury dining on the rails aboard the Park’s newest exhibit, the River Forth Dining Car.

In 2011, Heritage Park acquired a rusty old rail car from Canadian Pacific Railway for one dollar. The car, built in 1929, began as a luxurious solarium, but over the years had been continually downgraded, eventually to become a work car, before being left to rust at a train yard. Upon receiving the car, Heritage Park staff began work on returning the River Forth to its luxurious beginnings, not as a solarium, but this time as a high-end 1920s dining car. Heritage Park staff and a crew of contractors began two full years’ work reimagining the splendour of a 1920s luxury dining car, from period appropriate light fixtures, an exact replica of the original wood panelling to the richly patterned wool rug on the floor.

The dining car, which seats 36, is now available for pre-booked Tuesday lunches, and private evening functions. Imagine dining on an exquisite meal, inspired by history as you circle Heritage Park behind an antique steam engine, enjoying a beautiful view.

The Tuesday lunches feature a historically inspired three-course menu, with wine, and a choice of entrée: either Organic Spring Salmon and roasted corn potato hash, or Fillet Mignon Bordelaise. The lunches are $119.90 plus GST for a table of two, or $239.80 plus GST for a table of four and can be booked by calling 403-268-8500.

Lunches do not include park admission; however, a discounted admission is available for non-annual pass holders. Evening bookings can be made through Heritage Park’s Catering and Sales department.

For more information on the River Forth Dining Car, please call 403-268-8500 or visit the website at

For Media Inquiries, contact:
Barb Munro
Communications Specialist
Heritage Park Historical Village
(403) 268-8506

Heritage Park Historical Village