The CP Canada 150 train has completed its cross-country tour, connecting thousands of Canadians with the history of Canada and Canadian Pacific, while delivering an epic community block party at each of the 13 whistle stops
"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." Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer.
The iconic F-unit diesel locomotive CP 1401 (1958) will lead the train, powering more than 10 beautifully restored Royal Canadian Pacific heritage cars. These cars are historical treasures and have hosted some of Canada’s – and the world’s – most influential minds including Canadian author Pierre Berton; Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip (pre-coronation); and Sir Winston Churchill.
All event guests are welcome to take photos of the train as our exclusive event backdrop. There is no public access or tours of the train.
A highlight at each stop is the opportunity to take part in decorating a special railcar named the Spirit of Tomorrow. Children are invited to write their hopes for the Canada of tomorrow on a commemorative card. Each will be affixed upon the railcar and as the CP Canada 150 Train makes its journey across the country, the Spirit of Tomorrow will come alive.
The final Spirit of Tomorrow car will be included in CP’s 2017
Holiday Train program.
You'll be treated to a truly Canadian performances of Dallas Arcand, champion Aboriginal hoop dancer, Juno award-winning country music singer Dean Brody, country singer
Kelly Prescott and our house band, the Rail Road Ramblers.
The theme song of the CP Canada 150 train,
The Spirit of Tomorrow, performed by Kelly Prescott, is available for download here
“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.
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Aboriginal entertainer and world champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand will open the stage show with his world-renowned athleticism and grace, sharing the symbolism of the hoop dance and its significance in aboriginal communities.
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Juno award winner Eagle and Hawk is an Internationally recognized, award winning music group that has become a well-established name in the Canadian music industry. Bringing their unique sound of fusing traditional Indigenous themes with roots rock they have entertained audiences across North America and Europe for over two decades.
In addition to world-class entertainment, the CP Canada 150 Train has a number of family-friendly activities at each stop.
Get crafty! Decorate your own conductor hat and colour CP posters.
For Canada’s 150th birthday, let’s all give a gift of three things — three acts of service. They can be large or small. What will your 3 Things for Canada be? We have ideas to share at each event. Let’s get every Canadian doing 3 Things for Canada and celebrate our country in the process:
Take a life-sized photographic tour of CP’s past to learn about the railway’s role in #ConnectingCanada.
This photo station will put you in a cutout of the CP 2816 Empress, a class H1b Hudson-type steam locomotive. Capture the moment when you’re blowing the whistle.
Stop by for a complimentary celebration treat (while supplies last).
The Little General will offer rides in Port Moody, Calgary, Winnipeg and Hamilton. It will be on site, but not offering rides, in Revelstoke, Thunder Bay, Montreal and Ottawa.
Read our frequently asked questions for more information about what to expect at each event
Download and view our videos below:
CP Canada 150 TrainDownload hi-res image
CP Canada 150 TrainDownload hi-res image
Dean BrodyDownload hi-res image
Dallas ArcandDownload hi-res image
CP Canada 150 kickoff ceremonyFive year old Holly Acker adds the first dream for Canada on the Spirit of Tomorrow carDownload hi-res image
CP Canada 150 kickoff ceremonyTsuut’ina Nation Elder Gerald Meguinis blesses the CP Canada 150 train prior to a drumming ceremony, July 25, 2017Download hi-res image
Spirit of Tomorrow
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Sunday, August 20 | 3:00-6:00pmVIA Rail Station, 200 Tremblay Road
NOTE: There is no parking on site at 200 Tremblay Road. Parking and drop-offs are to be done at The RCGT Stadium (300 Coventry Rd) and then walk over to the site via the Max Keeping pedestrian bridge.View map for parking and access here
Friday, July 28 | 5:00-8:00pmPort Moody Recreation Complex soccer fields,
300 Ioco Road
Saturday, July 29 | 3:00-6:00pmCP Revelstoke Yard,
420 Victoria Road
Sunday, July 30 | 3:00-6:00pmAnderson C-Train station,
South parking lot
Monday, July 31 | 5:00-8:00pmSouth of CP Edmonton Yard,
7935 Gateway Boulevard
Tuesday, August 1 | 5:00-8:00pmWilliam A. Reid Park,
319 Pendygrasse Road
Wednesday, August 2 | 5:00-8:00pmacross from the old Mosaic Stadium2905 N Railway Street
Friday, August 4 | 5:00-8:00pmSouthdale Community Centre,
254 Lakewood Boulevard
Sunday, August 6 | 3:00-6:00pmMarina Park,
Bobby Curtola Drive
Tuesday, August 8 | 5:00-8:00pmSudbury Train Station, 233 Elgin Street
Wednesday, August 9 | 5:00-8:00pmGage Park,
1000 Main Street East
Friday, August 11 | 5:00-8:00pmCP Lambton Yard,
750 Runnymede Road
Sunday, August 13 | 3:00-6:00pmOld Port of Montreal, St-Pierre Square