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Elvis Presley fans onboard CP’s special Ottawa-bound train

Elvis Presley fans onboard CP's special Ottawa-bound train.

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CP 150 Train schedule​ & location


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.

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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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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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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 Ottawa, but not offering rides -- feel free to climb onboard with the kids and take some photos.

Facts about CP in Ottawa

  • Soon after CP came into being in 1881, the Company amalgamated with the Canada Central Railway whose existing operations extended from Brockville to Mattawa with branch lines to Ottawa and Perth.
  • The City of Ottawa underwent a large restoration in the 1950s with the National Capital Commission which saw rail yards moved out of the city. CPR invested millions of dollars into the relocation project.
  • 1n 1957, Montreal deemed Elvis Presley to be too controversial and canceled his Montreal appearance. CP arranged for a special train to take his adoring fans to his Ottawa show.
  • Today, CP employees approximately 125 at Smiths Falls, CP's closest terminal to Ottawa.
  • Smiths Falls' Brooke Henderson is Canada's top-ranked female golfer and a CP Ambassador; she also has an uncle that retired from the railway. 


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