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Port Moody

Port Moody passenger train

At noon on July 4th, 1886, the first scheduled passenger train to cross Canada over the completed line of the Canadian Pacific Railway arrived "sharp on time" at Port Moody, the company's western–most terminus. The momentous journey began 139 hours earlier with the departure of the westbound "Pacific Express" from Montreal. Ten months later Port Moody would become a station stop enroute to the company's new terminal in Vancouver.

Source: Exporail/CP Collection: NS19991 | Download a hi-res version of this photo  here

CP Canada 150 Train schedule​ & location

Friday, July 28 | 5:00-8:00pm - show starts at 6:00 pm
Port Moody Recreation Complex soccer fields
300 Ioco Road

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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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CP Little General mini train

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

Facts about CP in Port Moody

  • When the first transcontinental train arrived at Port Moody, July 4th, 1886, negotiations were already underway to extend the line west along Burrard Inlet. Two years earlier William Cornelius Van Horne selected a more suitable site near "Gastown" and decided to name it after 18th- century European explorer Captain George Vancouver
  • Golden Spike Days (held July long weekend) celebrate the completion of the railway and the impact of the Barkerville Gold Rush. CP is a sponsor of the event
  • Today approximately 1,000 CP employees live and work in the Port Moody and Vancouver area. Much of CP's rail traffic destined to Vancouver is for export to the world


Download and view our videos below:

CP Canada 150 train kickoff ceremony photos

Five year old Holly Acker adds the first dream for Canada on the Spirit of Tomorrow car

Tsuut’ina Nation Elder Gerald Meguinis blesses the CP Canada 150 train prior to a drumming ceremony. July 25, 2017

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