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CPR's stately Winnipeg Station and Royal Alexander Hotel in about 1915

CPR's stately Winnipeg Station and Royal Alexander Hotel in about 1915. The station was designated a national historic site in 1993 and is now home to the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg.

Source: Exporail/CP Collection: NS23748 | Download a hi-res version of this photo here

CP 150 Train schedule​ & location

Friday, August 4 | 5:00-8:00pm - show starts at 6:00 pm
Southdale Community Centre,
254 Lakewood Boulevard

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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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Eagle and Hawk

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.

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 Winnipeg

  • The arrival on October 9th, 1877, three and a half years before the formation of Canadian Pacific Railway, of the steam locomotive the Countess of Dufferin, six flatcars and a caboose in Winnipeg marked a new era of development for western Canada
  • Winnipeg would become CPR's gateway to the Prairies, where finished goods and people flowed in and wheat, grain and livestock flowed out. CPR employed thousands here and invested heavily in railway shops, yards and infrastructure
  • Winnipeg is home to CP's centralized transactional centre, the Network Service Centre
  • Today, CP employees more than 1,200 people in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Station

The gathering for an unknown occasion at Canadian Pacific Railway's Winnipeg station was apparently significant enough for two brave souls to climb a telegraph pole. CPR facilitated the substantial growth of Manitoba's population from 62,260 in 1881, the same year CPR's charter was granted, to 255,211 in 1901, at about the time this photo was taken.

Source: Exporail/CP Collection: NS.22147 | Download a hi-res version of this photo here


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