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To take part in one or more of these excursions, please call 780.786.2416. Please note that bookings are made via phone only. 

Excursions

Please note that transportation to/from activities is limited to adults only.

Date

Activity Details

December 1, 2023

Butterdome Craft Sale. Cost is $25 (full fare applies to those who are under 50 or who live out of the area).

The Butterdome Craft Sale is a uniquely Canadian handmade marketplace that features the works of over 220 artists, artisans, makers and designers from coast-to-coast. Join us at the University of Alberta’s Butterdome for an unforgettable experience and shop for handmade that lasts a lifetime!

Pick ups:

  • 8:00 am Goose Lake Hall
  • 8:30 am Blue Ridge Hall
  • 8:50 am Greencourt Hall
  • 9:00 am Mayerthorpe Legion
  • 9:10 am Rochfort Trading Post
  • 9:20 am Sangudo Pit Stop

Min 7 Max 14
Return: 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: November 27

December 5, 2023

Barrhead Bowling. Cost is $22 (full fare applies to those who are under 50 or who live out of the area).

Enjoy three games of bowling in Barrhead. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert come and join the fun.

Pick ups:

  • 11:00 am Goose Lake Hall
  • 11:25 am Blue Ridge Hall
  • 11:45 am Greencourt Hall
  • 11:55 am Mayerthorpe Legion/PVL
  • 12:05 pm  Rochfort Trading Post
  • 12:15 pm  Rochfort Trading Post 

Min 7 Max 14
Return: 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: December 1 

December 7, 2023

Kingsway Garden Mall Trip/Borealis St Albert. Cost is $30 (full fare applies to those who are under 50 or who live out of the area).

Pick up last-minute gifts or get your whole list done the choice is yours. Afterwards we will experience the magic of the Borealis Lights Christmas Drive-thru. After the 30-minute drive-thru we will head for home and start wrapping our gifts!

Pick ups:

  • 8:00 am Goose Lake Hall
  • 8:30 am Blue Ridge Hall
  • 8:50 am Greencourt Hall
  • 9:00 am Mayerthorpe Legion
  • 9:10 am Rochfort Trading Post
  • 9:20 am Sangudo Pit Stop

Min 7 Max 8
Return: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration Deadline: December 1 

December 9, 2023

Horizon Stage - The Nadeau Ensemble: A Prairie Christmas Cost is $35 (full fare applies to those who are under 50 or who live out of the area).

Led by Janelle Nadeau, formerly of Winter Harp, on pedal harp and vocals, this ensemble performs A Prairie Christmas, a captivating concert of music to celebrate the season, honouring and cherishing special traditions with family and friends. Janelle is joined by Serena Eades, a Sunshine Coast violinist, and Medieval instrumentalist Joaquin Ayala, whose special collection of rare instruments dates back to the 9th century.

Pick ups:

  • 3:00 pm Goose Lake Hall
  • 3:30 pm Blue Ridge Hall
  • 3:50 pm Greencourt Hall
  • 4:00 pm Mayerthorpe Legion
  • 4:10 pm Rochfort Trading Post
  • 4:20 pm Sangudo Pit Stop

Min 7 Max 14
Return: 10:30 pm - 11:30 am
Registration Deadline: December 1

December 12, 2023

Barrhead Bowling. Cost is $22 (full fare applies to those who are under 50 or who live out of the area).

Enjoy three games of bowling in Barrhead. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert come and join the fun.

Pick ups:

  • 11:00 am Goose Lake Hall
  • 11:25 am Blue Ridge Hall
  • 11:45 am Greencourt Hall
  • 11:55 am Mayerthorpe Legion/PVL
  • 12:05 pm  Rochfort Trading Post
  • 12:15 pm  Rochfort Trading Post 

Min 7 Max 14
Return: 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: December 8 

December 14, 2023

Glow Seniors Day. Cost is $35 (full fare applies to those who are under 50 or who live out of the area).

Glow is an indoor and wheelchair accessible venue. It has enjoyed rave reviews since opening. Glow, the holiday show with one million lights! Interactive displays and a Christmas Market! All of this inside the Expo Centre. It is the best way to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas while leaving the cold weather out-side!

Pick ups:

  • 12:30 pm Goose Lake Hall
  • 1:00 pm Blue Ridge Hall
  • 1:20 pm Greencourt Hall
  • 1:30 pm Mayerthorpe Legion
  • 1:40 pm Rochfort Trading Post
  • 1:50 pm Sangudo Pit Stop

Min 7 Max 14
Return: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Registration Deadline: December 8

December 15, 2923

Huntley’s Christmas Trip. Cost is a Food Bank donation.

Randy and Wanda have done it again! Join us as we enjoy their amazing Christmas display outside, then we will make our way inside to take in all of their wonderful decorations while enjoying refreshments! What a great way to spend the night!

Pick ups:

  • 4:55 pm Goose Lake Hall
  • 5:15 pm Blue Ridge Hall
  • 5:40 pm Greencourt Hall 
  • 6:30 pm Mayerthorpe Legion 
  • 6:20 pm Rochfort Trading Post 
  • 6:10 pm Sangudo Pit Stop


Min 7 Max 14
Return: 10:30 pm - 11:30 am
Registration Deadline: December 8

December 20, 2023

Prime Rib Night at the Casino and The Dionne Family Light Display. Cost is $15 (full fare applies to those who are under 50 or who live out of the area).

What could be better than a local night at the Eagle River Casino and their Prime Rib special? How about a trip up to the Dionne’s to enjoy their spectacular light display on Whitecourt Mountain (cash donation is included in the price). Followed by the long way home to enjoy local Christmas lights. It could be a country trip or a drive through town.

Pick ups:

  • 3:00 pm Goose Lake Hall
  • 3:30 pm Blue Ridge Hall
  • 3:50 pm Greencourt Hall
  • 4:30 pm Mayerthorpe Legion
  • 4:00 pm Rochfort Trading Post
  • 4:10 pm Sangudo Pit Stop

Min 7 Max 14
Return: 10:30 pm - 11:30 am
Registration Deadline: December 13

Future possible curling trips

If you would be interested in either of the following curling trips please email [email protected] or contact the Mayerthorpe town office:

  • Co-op Canadian Open; January 20-22, 2024
    2 nights in Red Deer Men and  Ladies curling
  • Scotties Tournament of Hearts; February 23 – 25, 2024
    3 nights in Calgary Canadian Ladies Championship 

Registration Begins November 10. If you wish to have the schedule emailed to you please email [email protected]. If you do not have access to email you may pick a schedule up from the Town of Mayerthorpe Office or West End Bus Trips on Facebook.

Important Announcements:

  • Minimum of 4 required at Fort Assiniboine and Goose Lake unless the bus is going past. Payments must be made prior to Deadline to avoid losing a spot to people on the waiting list.
  • Cancellations must be made prior to the Registration Deadline. Refunds or Credits will not be issued if cancellations are after the registration deadline.
  • Gift Certificates are available for purchase at Mayerthorpe Town Office. 780.786.2416

About the West End Bus Society

The West End Bus Society provides affordable transportation to seniors and people living with disabilities in the west end of Lac Ste. Anne County. For more information about the society and its service, visit their Facebook page, or contact them at 780.786.2416.

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