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GRASSLAND RESTORATION - PROJECT BRING BACK THE GROUSE

Grassland Restoration as part of Grouse Habitat and

Project Bring Back the Grouse:

Part of Family Fun Day.

August 18th Family Fun Day event for all ages and interests at Meeting Creek. Spend a marvelous day in the country.

Time 10-4pm      Admission by Donation

  • Take a horse drawn interpretive wagon ride down the Canadian Northern abandoned rail line linear trail east of the site through the prairie grasslands to highway 56 overpass. Stop and walk the labyrinth. Learn about the grass land restoration.

  • 11 am-Take  an interpretive guided tour along the Alberta East Central Natural Linear Parks to Edberg (4 km return trip). Examine the flora along the trail and adjacent grasslands. Listen for the Meadow Lark, raptors and prairie birds.


    LEARN HOW SAVING OUR NATIVE GRASSLAND WILL

    HELP THE SHARP-TAILED GROUSE AND OUR ENVIORNMENT.

  • Take a Discovery Self-guided hike or cycling adventure using prepared discovery packs, with your family or friends

  • Children’s Events: Give your children a chance for safe creative play by going back in time at this historic site. Ride the Alberta Prairie mini train. Run a sack or three legged race with your children or try your luck on the stilts.  Listen to story and songs for children at the Gazebo by the Station at 2 pm.

  • Before riding the motor car, meet Fireman Garry and hear what his job on the railway was all about. Tour the 1913 station and 1917 elevator with knowledgeable guides.

  • Listen to old fashioned well loved music to stomp your feet to from 1-3 pm in the hall area.

  • Barbequed hot dogs or cheese hamburgers; cookies, homemade pies and beverage available for purchase at the community hall.  Admission by donation. For more information call 780 672-3099 or e-mail canadiannorthern@telus.net. Web site: canadiannorthern.ca

North West Linear Park, Meeting Creek.Admission by donation.

For more information call 780 672-3099 or

e-mail canadiannorthern@telus.net. canadiannorthern.ca

August 18, 2019 – Canadian Northern Railway Family Day at Meeting Creek Station (10 am to 4 pm)
New this year!
Spend a marvelous day in the country in Meeting Creek, Alberta, from 10-4:00 pm. Fun for all ages as you tour the 1913 station and 1917 elevator with knowledgeable guides. Hike the Natural Linear Park and discover nature in the Meeting Creek Valley using our Discovery Packs, or take a guided walk at 11 am and hear about the importance of the Grouse in this restoration area. Ride the horse-drawn wagon along the abandoned railway right-of-way. Take a ride on a track motor car or the Alberta Prairie mini-train. Hamburgers, hot dogs, home-made pies and cookies available to purchase in the Community Hall. Musical entertainment from 1-3 pm. Crafts and games throughout the day, including a sack or three-legged race which is fun for all ages or try your luck on the stilts. Story and songs for children at 2 pm at the Gazebo. Admission by donation.

Meeting Creek Natural Linear Park Trails

The East Central Alberta Heritage Society has since 1998 worked to preserve the old Canadian Northern Railway Battle River Subdivision (ex CN and Central Western Railway Stettler Subdivision) as a heritage railway (Stettler to Big Valley) and as a Linear park from Edberg to Stettler via Meeting Creek and from Big Valley south to Morrin.

At Meeting Creek our Society is the owner and steward of the station grounds and over one mile of right of way where we have preserved a section of the original 60 pound steel railway and now are preserving prairie grasslands on the station grounds.  Together with the East Central Alberta Heritage Society we have preserved an important piece of Canadian Northern history as well as an environment for plants birds and wildlife that is second to none on the prairies.



All trails are open year round to the public under the posted guidelines for use and following trail ethics. For Discovery Kits, trail tours or access to the gate code for horseback riding the southwest trail call 780-672-3099 or email canadiannorthern@telus.net. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails. For outdoor recreation use for hiking, horseback riding, cycling, wagon treks, picnics, skiing and snowshoeing. The flora and fauna change with the seasons: come often and enjoy! We encourage visitors to enjoy related attractions that central Alberta has to offer—visit Tourism Camrose for more information.

TRAIL LOCATIONS: Visit the map interpretative sign near the elevator for directions to the trails. The trailhead developed by the Alberta East Central Natural Linear Park Society northwest of the station is located across the paved road leading into Meeting Creek. Stop and read the signs before you enter the stile. An outhouse and picnic tables are located 2 km down the 4 km trail (one way). The southeast Grassland Trail developed by the Canadian Northern Society begins at the map sign near the restored elevator. This 2 km (one way) trail has interpretive signage throughout the park site and along the trail to highway 56.

Please download the Meeting Creek Natural Linear Park Trail brochure and bring it along with you for your walk of the area.

Please ensure that you carry any garbage out with you. New interpretive signs have been erected along the trail beginning at the historic Canadian Northern Railway Station and Elevator and strategically along the trail. For more information on the East Central Natural Linear Park visit the Linear Park Information Brochure online at the East Central Alberta Heritage Society.

The above trail map is available for download.

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ART SHOW. FORESTBURG 100th ANNIVERSARY
Later Event: August 24
PIPESTONE CREEK GROUSE WALK