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The CP Canada 150 Train

"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. 

This family-friendly occasion has something for Canadians of all ages and there are a number of activities to explore during the three hour event.

Heritage train

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.

Spirit of Tomorrow car

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

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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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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Eagle and Hawk - Edmonton and Winnipeg only

Denis Arcand 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.

Family-friendly activities

In addition to world-class entertainment, the CP Canada 150 Train has a number of family-friendly activities at each stop.

Kids Craft Station

Get crafty! Decorate your own conductor hat and colour CP posters.

Three Things for Canada

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:


CP History Walk

Take a life-sized photographic tour of CP’s past to learn about the railway’s role in #ConnectingCanada.

The Empress Photo Station

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.

Snack Station

Stop by for a complimentary celebration treat (while supplies last).

CP Little General mini train

Don’t miss your chance to check out CP’s miniature train – it’s a ¼ scale model of a General Electric AC4400 locomotive.

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.

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Dallas Arcand
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CP Canada 150 kickoff ceremony

Five year old Holly Acker adds the first dream for Canada on the Spirit of Tomorrow car
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CP Canada 150 kickoff ceremony
Tsuut’ina Nation Elder Gerald Meguinis blesses the CP Canada 150 train prior to a drumming ceremony, July 25, 2017
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Spirit of Tomorrow

For all media questions and/or requests for interviews, contact our media team here

Train schedule*

* click on the city name for show times and more info


Sunday, August 20 | 3:00-6:00pm
VIA 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

Port Moody

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
across from the old Mosaic Stadium
2905 N Railway Street


Friday, August 4 | 5:00-8:00pm
Southdale Community Centre,
254 Lakewood Boulevard

Thunder Bay

Sunday, August 6 | 3:00-6:00pm
Marina Park,
Bobby Curtola Drive


Tuesday, August 8 | 5:00-8:00pm
Sudbury Train Station, 233 Elgin Street


Wednesday, August 9 | 5:00-8:00pm
Gage Park,
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