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.
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Friday, July 28 | 5:00-8:00pm - show starts at 6:00 pmPort Moody Recreation Complex soccer fields300 Ioco Road
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.
“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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Don’t miss your chance to ride CP’s miniature train – it’s a ¼ scale model of a General Electric AC4400 locomotive.
Download and view our videos below:
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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For more about the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway and how its been connecting Canada since 1881, visit cpconnectingcanada.ca/