Luxury Dining Returns to the Rails

Calgary, AB – On May 23rd, the River Forth Dining Car will return to the rails, providing visitors to Heritage Park Historical Village with a luxury dining experience.

The dining car, which seats 36, is now available for pre-booked Tuesday lunches, from May 23 until August 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Imagine dining on an exquisite meal, inspired by history as you circle Heritage Park behind an antique steam engine.  

This two-hour dining experience served aboard the dining car includes a glass of wine, appetizer, choice of gourmet main course, dessert and coffee or tea served all while travelling through Heritage Park Historical Village. Guests have a choice of entree; filet mignon with bordelaise sauce or seared chicken with spinach roulade.  A lunch aboard the River Forth is a great alternative to a traditional restaurant, perfect for entertaining clients, out-of-town visitors or celebrating a special occasion.  Lunches are $139.90 plus GST for two, 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.

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 was 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 1920’s dining car.  Heritage Park staff and a crew of contractors began two full year’s work reimagining the splendor of a 1920’s luxury dining car; from period appropriate light fixtures, an exact replica of the original wood paneling to the richly patterned wool rug on the floor. Today the luxurious dining car is hooked up to the Park’s antique steam engine every Tuesday during the summer season for lunch service. The car is available for private bookings as well, either pulled by the train or parked on the tracks.  

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

https://www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/river-forth-dining-car-lunches.html

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For Media Inquiries, contact:

Barb Munro

Communications Specialist

Heritage Park Historical Village

(403) 268-8506

bmunro@HeritagePark.ca

 
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Calgary, Alberta
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