Where We're Located
The Wheatland Express Excursion Train operates on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Metis, departing from Cudworth and Wakaw’s rural prairie communities in the province of Saskatchewan.
Cudworth is located 85 km northeast of Saskatoon and 83 km south of Prince Albert on Highway 2. Passengers board the Wheatland Express from the Cudworth Heritage Museum located at 1st Avenue & Main Street, Cudworth.
Wakaw is located 90 km northeast of Saskatoon and 60 km south of Prince Albert, at Highway 41 and Highway 2. Passengers board the Wheatland Express from the Wakaw Railway Platform located at Railway Avenue and Main Street, Wakaw.
Wheatland Rail owns and operates the Cudworth Subdivision, 47 miles of track between St. Louis, SK and the Totzke junction, where the line interchanges with CN. The shortline railway is run in partnership with Great Sandhills Railway Ltd., providing many railway services to farmers and grain producers in central Saskatchewan’s prairie grain belt.
Knowing of many successful tourist train operations throughout North America, the team at Great Sandhills Railway thought, “why can’t we?” With the locomotive, track and employees already in place, the dream to innovate and grow on this track was born! In 2017, the not-for-profit organization, Wheatland Express Inc., was formed, aimed at generating tourism, economic and employment opportunities in the local community while providing outstanding experiences and events to domestic and international visitors to Saskatchewan.
In January 2018, the first passenger car, “The Lake Erie,” was purchased. The first season planned to host only eight tours between June and September 2018; however, tours quickly sold-out before our first departure. By December 2018, the Wheatland Express hosted 3,500 passengers on 25 excursions.
We are proud to continue developing new memorable experiences to add to our repertoire each year while improving our guests’ favourite tour experiences. Each journey aboard the Wheatland Express is sure to bring you a new and unique experience that you won’t soon forget!
Wheatland Express was honoured to be recognized at the 2018 Saskatchewan Tourism Excellence Awards as “Rookie of the Year!”