Canadian Pacific is launching an epic train tour celebrating the 150th year of confederation in Canada.
The CP Canada 150 Train will travel all the way from the west coast to the east coast, celebrating our nation’s historical roots along the way.
The tour will kick off in Port Moody on July 28th. They will stop in and host celebrations at 13 cities and towns across Canada. The final event will take place in Ottawa on August 20th.
“It is my honour to invite communities and citizens from across the country to join us in celebrating the nation, the railway and the future of Canada,” said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer. “CP has been connecting Canada for 136 years, something we consider a distinct privilege. We are proud to have been a part of building Canada, proud to employ the country’s best railroaders, and we look forward to many more years of giving Canadians a reason to be proud of this railway.”
Country music star Dean Brody will be performing his hit “Canadian Girls” and more on the CP stage railcar. Dallas Arcand, champion Aboriginal hoop dancer, will also take the stage to showcase his talent.
“I am so excited to be celebrating Canada’s 150th by train this summer, playing towns along the way, experiencing some of the more rugged and rare routes across our country,” said Brody, 13-time Canadian Country Music Award winner and two-time Juno Award winner, most recently for 2016 Country Album of the Year.
A special part of the event, ‘Spirit of Tomorrow’ features a railcar that has been decorated with thousands of handwritten cards from children outlining their hopes and dreams for the future. Throughout the tour, kids will be able to add their own cards to the railcar.
The tour will stop in two BC cities, Port Moody and Revelstoke before carrying on to Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and finally, Ottawa.
CP Canada 150 Train Summer Tour
When: Starts in Port Moody on Friday, July 28th from 3pm to 6pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex soccer fields, 300 Loco Road