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Windsor Station, Montreal

Besides the streetcar tracks and cobblestones, little has changed from this photograph of Windsor Station, taken around 1940.

Source: Exporail/CP Collection: NS7353 | Download a hi-res version of this photo here

CP 150 Train schedule​ & location

Sunday, August 13 | 3:00-6:00pm - show starts at 4:00 pm
Old Port of Montreal
St-Pierre Square

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Entertainment

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.

Canadian country music superstar Dean Brody

Dean Brody“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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For more information about Dean Brody:

www.deanbrody.com
https://www.facebook.com/deanbrody
https://twitter.com/deanbrody
https://www.instagram.com/deanbrody/

World champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand

Denis Arcand 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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For more information about Dallas Arcand:

www.dallasarcand.ca
https://twitter.com/DallasArcand1
https://www.instagram.com/dallasarcand1/
https://www.facebook.com/dallasarcandhoops/

The Little General mini train 

Don’t miss your chance to see CP’s miniature train – it’s a ¼ scale model of a General Electric AC4400 locomotive. The Little General will be on site in Montreal, but not offering rides -- feel free to climb onboard with the kids and take some photos.

Facts about CP in Montreal

  • Montreal is where plans for the railway were finalized
  • Opened in 1889, Montreal's iconic Windsor Station was the home to CPR's head office until the company relocated to Calgary in 1996. The station was enlarged seamlessly in 1900 and again in 1915. Windsor Station was almost torn down twice – in 1929, and again in 1970, however, The Great Depression cancelled the first plan and the second plan didn't happen after a group of Montrealers mobilized to save the building. In 1990, the Canadian Government designated the building as a heritage railway station
  • Canadian Pacific Railway was instrumental, in the first part of the 20th century, in settling the Canadian West and Windsor Station was the hub from which thousands of immigrants began their journey
  • CP's archives, which documents not only the history of the transportation giant, but also the Company's important role in building Canada, are now held at Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum, located near Montreal at Saint-Constant, QC
  • Today, CP employees approximately 600 people in the greater Montreal area

Windsor Station

Waves of immigrants, like those captured here in front of Windsor Station's arrival and departure board in the 1920s, flowed through the station on their way west to new ventures. 

Source: Exporail/CP Collection: NS13729 | Download a hi-res version of this photo  here

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