The CP Canada 150 Train is coming to a city near you!
If you are familiar with Canadian history, you will know that the railway that linked Canada from sea to sea was a very important part of how Canada came to be. Canadian Pacific Railway wants to celebrate Canada’s big birthday this summer with a very special cross-Canada tour, the CP Canada 150 train. Like CP’s Holiday Train, the CP Heritage Train will consist of a 1958 engine pulling more than ten beautifully restored Royal Canadian Pacific heritage cars. Big names from Sir John A MacDonald and John F Kennedy to Maurice Richard and Queen Elizabeth have ridden the rails in these cars!
The iconic F-unit locomotive CP 1401 will begin its epic journey in Port Moody on July 28th and pull into its final destination in Ottawa on August 20th bringing with it a party like no other! For 3 hours, while the train is in each town, there will be plenty of activities for everyone including complimentary treats, a fun photo wall, and the opportunity to learn about the history of CP and its role in how the railway connected Canada.
But that’s not all! Families attending the event will have the opportunity to decorate the ‘Spirit of Tomorrow’ where kids are encouraged to write their hopes for the country on a commemorative card which will be affixed to this special railcar as it continues its journey across the country. In addition, entertainment for the event will include performances by Dallas Arcand, champion hoop dancer and the Juno award-winning Dean Brody. Add to that a photo wall, and a chance for kids to design their own conductor’s hat, and you have a recipe for truly chug-tastic Canadian experience!
Friday, July 28 | 5:00-8:00pm
Port Moody Recreation Complex soccer fields,
300 Ioco Road
Saturday, July 29 | 3:00-6:00pm
CP Revelstoke Yard,
420 Victoria Road
Sunday, July 30 | 3:00-6:00pm
Anderson C-Train station,
South parking lot
Monday, July 31 | 5:00-8:00pm
South of CP Edmonton Yard,
7935 Gateway Boulevard
Tuesday, August 1 | 5:00-8:00pm
William A. Reid Park,
319 Pendygrasse Road
Wednesday, August 2 | 5:00-8:00pm
Mosaic Stadium parking lot,
Friday, August 4 | 5:00-8:00pm
Southdale Community Centre,
254 Lakewood Boulevard
Sunday, August 6 | 3:00-6:00pm
Bobby Curtola Drive
Tuesday, August 8 | 5:00-8:00pm
Sudbury Train Station, 233 Elgin Street
Wednesday, August 9 | 5:00-8:00pm
1000 Main Street East
Friday, August 11 | 5:00-8:00pm
CP Lambton Yard,
750 Runnymede Road
Sunday, August 13 | 3:00-6:00pm
Old Port of Montreal, St-Pierre Square
Sunday, August 20 | 3:00-6:00pm
VIA Rail Station,
200 Tremblay Road
See www.cpr.ca/en/community/canada-150/ for more information.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.