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Kettle Valley Christmas Train

The Kettle Valley Christmas Train steams through the scenic South Okanagan of British Columbia in this annual holiday event. Photo by Doug Campbell.

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway of Summerland, BC will celebrate the holidays with The Summerland Christmas Express, its annual Christmas Train ride.  The 2012 dates and times are:

  • Saturday, December 15th at 4 & 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 16th at 4 & 6 p.m.
  • Friday, December 21st at 5 & 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 22nd at 4 & 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 23rd at 4 & 6 p.m.

These Christmas Train rides fill up fast, so it’s recommended that you book your reservations and secure your South Okanagan lodging soon.

A Uniquely South Okanagan Christmas Train Experience

The spirit of the holiday season is celebrated with this Christmas train experience.  Sparkling lights on the 3716 steam locomotive (built in 1912) & coaches, the Prairie Valley Station and homes along the route combine with the banjo music of Felix Possak, an appearance by Santa Claus, and the hospitality of the ride’s hosts to create Christmas magic for couples and families.  Children receive a bag full of Christmas goodies to take with them.

The 90-minute Summerland Christmas Express round trip ride departs the Prairie Valley Station and follows the track to eventually cross the historic Trout Creek Trestle Bridge,  the third largest of its kind in North America at the time it was built in 1913 and the largest trestle on the Kettle Valley Railway.

Rates for the Summerland Christmas Express

  • Adults: $22.00
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $20.00
  • Teens: $17.00
  • Children (ages 3-12): $13.00

More information, including how to book your reservation, may be found at the Kettle Valley Railway’s Christmas Express website.

Choose South Okanagan BC Lodging as Charming as a Steam Train Ride at Christmastime

Breakfast at South Okanagan Bed & Breakfast B&Bs

Breakfast at our member South Okanagan Bed & Breakfast B&Bs the morning of and following your holiday train ride aboard the Summerland Christmas Express.

Our South Okanagan Bed and Breakfast inns offer unique lodging to pair with your Summerland Christmas Express train ride experience as well all the other holiday activities in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.

Enjoy a wide selection of breakfast options along with cozy guest rooms, and the personalized service & regional knowledge of the innkeepers at locations all across the South Okanagan area.

What’s Your Summerland Christmas Express Expectation or Experience?

The Christmas train ride has been held annually for a few years and has grown to become a cherished holiday event in the South Okanagan.

Please share your plans for this 2012 event and memories of past Summerland Christmas Express train rides.