For Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re asking “What do you hear?”
Beginning July 28 in Port Moody, B.C., CP is hosting celebrations in 13 Canadian cities and towns. The train will travel west to east, completing a reverse tour of the very first transcontinental passenger train trip made on June 28, 1886, which started in Montreal and travelled to Port Moody. The final CP Canada 150 Train event takes place August 20 in Ottawa.
This family-friendly occasion has something for Canadians of all ages and everyone is invited to join in and explore all of the activities during this three hour event including performances by Juno award-winning country music singer Dean Brody and champion Aboriginal hoop dancer, Dallas Arcand.
From stories of sacrifice, bravery, ingenuity, even romance, authors of the two most compelling true short stories will win the experience of a lifetime including a two-day, two-night, all-expense paid trip for two aboard the CP Canada 150 Train, with five-star hospitality from the staff of the Royal Canadian Pacific.
The contest is now closed but you can read the entries
Incorporated in 1881, Canadian Pacific Railway was an integral part of confederation creating a physical link between east and west. The building of the railway is one of Canada's greatest feats of engineering and the railway diversified to include steamships, hotels, airlines, mining, oil and gas exploration, and telecommunications.
Explore a photo history of the Canadian PacifiC Railway