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“The CP Holiday Train is a program that our 13,000-strong CP family has immense pride in bringing to communities every year. Access to nutritious food is a basic necessity, and food bank usage is on the rise across North America. The CP Holiday Train program is our way to help in the fight against hunger by growing awareness of this issue and providing a fun and engaging way for the public to show their support.” - Keith Creel, CP's President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Holiday Train has now raised more than C$15.8 million and collected 4.5 million pounds of food since its inaugural journey back in 1999.


2019 Schedule & Artists


​Two trains in Canada

The U.S. train departs Montreal on November 25 and features Alan Doyle and Beautiful Band performing in communities in New York and southern Ontario. Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles and Kelly Prescott will pick up the tour in Chicago and finish the train’s journey back to Canada with the final show in Gleichen, Alberta on December 18.

The Canadian train departs Montreal on November 26 and follow CP’s tracks west to Vancouver. Performing free concerts from Montreal to Calgary are Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo. CP Holiday Train favourite Terri Clark will join the train in Calgary with another talented musician to be announced later, wrapping up in the Vancouver area on December 17.

Acadian folk-music group Vishtèn will perform at all stops in Quebec, the starting point for both trains.

Canadian Holiday Train Schedule
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  • Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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Full scheduleSee US Schedule
StationAddressDateArrivalEvent TimeDeparturePerformers
Adirondack Junction/KahnawakeMohawk Reserve **U.S. Train**2019-11-256:00 PM6:10 PM - 6:35 PM6:45 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
St. ConstantRail crossing at Sainte Catherine St, on the east side of Sainte Catherine EXO Station **U.S. Train**2019-11-256:55 PM7:05 PM - 7:30 PM7:35 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
​Delson​Old EXO Station, 1 chemin de la gare **U.S. Train**2019-11-257:45 PM7:55 PM - 8:20 PM8:25 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
​St. Mathieu​Ecole Jacques Barclay - 368 Rue Principale. Adjacent to Montée de la Petite Côte **U.S. Train**2019-11-258:40 PM8:50 PM - 9:15 PM9:20 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
​Lacolle​10 Ste. Marie. CP train station **U.S. Train**2019-11-259:50 PM10:00 PM - 10:30 PM10:45 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
Montreal WestEXO Commuter station-Montreal-Ouest2019-11-266:45 PM7:00 PM - 7:30 PM7:40 PMScott Helman, Madeline Merlo and Vishten
Beaconsfield​​Beaconsfield EXO commuter station2019-11-268:20 PM8:30 PM - 9:00 PM9:15 PMScott Helman, Madeline Merlo and Vishten
FinchTracks adjacent to James Street between Williams Street & George Street2019-11-272:30 PM2:45 PM - 3:15 PM3:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Merrickville103 East Broadway & Count​y Road #2. ​South side of crossing near Bay Street2019-11-274:45 PM5:00 PM - 5:30 PM5:45 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Smiths FallsSmiths Falls Train Station, 63 Victoria St. 2019-11-276:20 PM6:30 PM - 7:00 PM7:10 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
PerthCP rail yard at the end of Herriott Street2019-11-277:40 PM8:00 PM - 8:30 PM8:40 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Belleville​West of storage facility, ​on Keegan Way adjacent to CP tracks2019-11-289:15 AM9:30 AM - 10:00 AM10:10 AMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Trenton​R.C.A.F. Road & County Road 21, South side of railway crossing2019-11-2810:35 AM10:45 AM - 11:15 AM11:15 AMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Brighton​Prince Edward Street, East of railway crossing2019-11-2811:30 AM11:45 AM - 12:15 PM12:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Bowmanville​Scugog Road crossing2019-11-281:45 PM2:15 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Oshawa680 Laval Drive - Behind Walmart, off Stevenson Road South​2019-11-283:05 PM3:15 PM - 3:45 PM4:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
MiltonGlen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre, West Parking Lot - 5234 Kelso Road2019-11-284:45 PM5:00 PM - 5:30 PM5:45 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
HamiltonSouth side of Gage Park **U.S. Train**2019-11-287:45 PM8:00 PM - 8:40 PM8:55 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
Toronto​750 Runnymede Road, in front of CP Lambton Yard office2019-11-288:15 PM8:30 PM - 9:00 PM9:15 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
VaughanN.W. corner of the CP crossing at Nashville Rd, near the old grain elevator2019-11-2910:00 AM10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
​Midhurst/Springwater (Barrie)Anne Street North and Wenden Court2019-11-2912:15 PM12:30 PM - 12:55 PM1:05 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Mactier​Old CP Station2019-11-292:50 PM3:00 PM - 3:20 PM3:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
​Cambridge (Galt) ​10 Malcolm Street, former Galt Station **U.S. Train**2019-11-294:00 PM4:15 PM - 4:45 PM4:55 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
Parry SoundFestival Station Gallery, 1 Avenue Road2019-11-294:15 PM4:30 PM - 5:00 PM5:10 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
​Ayr CP crossing at Inglis Street and Willison Street **U.S. Train**2019-11-295:20 PM5:30 PM - 6:00 PM6:10 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
ShawanagaOver from band office beside railroad crossing at Village Road2019-11-295:30 PM5:30 PM - 6:00 PM6:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
​Woodstock ​199 Winniett Street **U.S. Train**2019-11-296:40 PM6:50 PM - 7:10 PM7:20 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
RutterRutter Train Station2019-11-297:00 PM7:10 PM - 7:40 PM7:50 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
​London​Richmond Street railway crossing between Oxford and Central **U.S. Train**2019-11-298:15 PM8:30 PM - 9:00 PM9:15 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
SudburyVIA Train Station, Elgin Street2019-11-298:50 PM9:15 PM - 9:45 PM10:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
CartierCP Train Station, 3 Spence Street2019-11-3010:30 AM10:45 AM - 11:15 AM11:30 AMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
ChathamHoliday Inn/Convention Centre parking lot off Richmond Street **U.S. Train**2019-11-302:30 PM2:45 PM - 3:15 PM3:30 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
Chapleau​CP Train Station, 50 Dufferin Street2019-11-304:00 PM4:15 PM - 4:45 PM5:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
​Windsor ​CP Yard at Erie Street West and Janette Street **U.S. Train**2019-11-305:20 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM12:00 PMAlan Doyle and Beautiful Band
White River​CP Train Station, 102 Winnipeg Street2019-11-308:45 PM9:00 PM - 9:30 PM9:45 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
MobertAcross from Band Office2019-12-19:00 AM9:15 AM - 9:45 AM10:00 AMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Heron Bay​Old CP Train Station, beside ESSO building2019-12-111:00 AM11:15 AM - 11:45 AM12:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
MarathonStevens Avenue, beside Curling Club Parking Lot2019-12-112:20 PM12:30 PM - 1:00 PM1:15 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
SchreiberCenotaph beside Harvest Food Cupboard building2019-12-12:45 PM3:00 PM - 3:30 PM3:45 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Nipigon60 Front Street, across from the Town Hall2019-12-15:30 PM5:45 PM - 6:15 PM6:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Thunder Bay440 Syndicate Avenue, CP Train Depot Track 2019-12-18:30 PM8:45 PM - 9:15 PM9:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
IgnaceCP Train Station2019-12-29:00 AM9:15 AM - 9:45 AM10:00 AMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
DrydenCP entrance, corner of Queen Street and Earl Avenue2019-12-211:30 AM11:45 AM - 12:15 PM12:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Vermilion Bay​Bay Street railway crossing, south of Hwy 17 2019-12-21:00 PM1:15 PM - 1:45 PM2:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
KenoraAcross from Wholesale Club, enter from 8th Avenue South2019-12-23:20 PM3:45 PM - 4:15 PM4:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
IngolfRailway crossing, across from Ingolf hotel2019-12-25:10 PM5:10 PM - 5:30 PM5:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Whitemouth​Railway Ave. acro​ss from Whitemouth Hotel2019-12-26:45 PM7:00 PM - 7:30 PM7:45 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
WinnipegAt grade railway crossing on Panet Road & Molson Street2019-12-29:00 PM9:15 PM - 9:45 PM10:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Portage La PrairieOpposite BDO Centre for the Community, 390-1st Street NW2019-12-311:15 AM11:30 AM - 12:00 PM12:15 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
NeepawaRailway station between Mountain Avenue and Currie Avenue2019-12-32:35 PM2:45 PM - 3:15 PM3:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
MinnedosaWest of Station, North Side of Yard, 30 2nd Ave, NW2019-12-34:00 PM4:15 PM - 4:45 PM5:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Shoal LakeGravel lot adjacent to Grain Elevator on North Railway Avenue2019-12-37:15 PM7:30 PM - 8:00 PM8:15 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
BredenburyCP Train Station, 520 Railway Avenue2019-12-410:15 AM10:30 AM - 11:00 AM11:15 AMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
YorktonLivingstone Street and 4 Avenue S.2019-12-412:05 PM12:15 PM - 12:45 PM12:55 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Foam LakeRailway Avenue, beside the hockey rink2019-12-42:55 PM2:55 PM - 3:30 PM3:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
WynyardCP Train Station Avenue A & Bosworth Street2019-12-44:15 PM4:30 PM - 5:00 PM5:05 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
SaskatoonCP railway overpass on 7th Avenue North, corner of Warburton and 7th Avenue North2019-12-48:35 PM8:45 PM - 9:15 PM9:30 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
WilkieCP Train station on 1st Avenue, in Station parking lot2019-12-51:15 PM1:30 PM - 2:00 PM2:15 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
MacklinField adjacent to the railway track at Press Avenue and Leader Street2019-12-54:35 PM4:45 PM - 5:15 PM5:20 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
ProvostField adjacent to railway tracks at 50th Avenue and 46th Street2019-12-55:55 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM6:45 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
HardistyEast end of CP railway yard, west of Highway 881 overpass2019-12-59:00 PM9:15 PM - 9:45 PM10:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Camrose52 Avenue and 50 Street, next to Moose Family Centre2019-12-61:05 PM1:15 PM - 1:45 PM1:55 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
WetaskawinCP ES Building, 4009 50 Street2019-12-63:25 PM3:30 PM - 4:00 PM4:15 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Ponoka50th Street and 47 Avenue2019-12-65:00 PM5:15 PM - 5:45 PM6:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
LacombeLen Thompson Fish Pond2019-12-66:50 PM7:00 PM - 7:30 PM7:45 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
BlackFaldsCP tracks at Greg Street between Broadway Avenue and East Avenue2019-12-68:05 PM8:15 PM - 8:45 PM9:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Innisfail52 Avenue and 50 Street crossing2019-12-71:15 PM1:25 PM - 1:55 PM2:05 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
Olds50th Street Level Crossing2019-12-72:45 PM3:00 PM - 3:30 PM3:45 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
DidsburyCP Mainline, 20th Street and 18th Avenue2019-12-74:05 PM4:15 PM - 4:45 PM5:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
AirdrieNose Creek Park, Main Street, East side of CP tracks2019-12-75:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM6:45 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
CalgaryAnderson C-Train Station - South C-train parking lot2019-12-85:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:45 PM7:00 PMScott Helman and Madeline Merlo
OkotoksAlong Dagget Street between Northridge Drive and Veterans2019-12-1012:00 PM12:15 PM - 12:45 PM12:55 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
BlackieAcross from Post Office at 1201 Railway Avenue2019-12-101:35 PM1:45 PM - 2:15 PM2:30 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
VulcanCP crossing at 1st Avenue and 2nd Street2019-12-103:15 PM3:30 PM - 4:00 PM4:15 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Lethbridge2nd Avenue North and 12th Street, behind Save On Foods2019-12-107:00 PM7:15 PM - 7:45 PM7:55 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Fort McLeodLevel Railway Crossing on 5th Avenue2019-12-119:15 AM9:15 AM - 9:45 AM9:45 AMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Pincher CreekMile 61.12 - Railway Crossing Range Road 302 off Highway 32019-12-1110:35 AM10:45 AM - 11:15 AM11:25 AMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
ColemanSouth of 17th Avenue between 69th and 70th Street2019-12-1112:40 PM12:45 PM - 1:15 PM1:25 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Sparwood367 Pine Avenue behind Leisure Centre2019-12-113:10 PM3:15 PM - 3:45 PM4:00 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Fernie700 - 1st Ave behind old CP Station2019-12-114:45 PM5:00 PM - 5:30 PM5:45 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
JaffrayMainline across from Community Hall2019-12-116:45 PM6:45 PM - 7:15 PM7:15 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Cranbrook25 Van Horne Street (CP station parking lot)2019-12-118:45 PM9:00 PM - 9:30 PM9:45 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
CrestonMainline at Millennium Park2019-12-129:45 AM10:00 AM - 10:30 AM10:45 AMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
CastlegarHeritage Society CP Station Museum, 400 13 Avenue2019-12-124:20 PM4:45 PM - 5:15 PM5:25 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
NelsonRailway Crossing at Lakeside Park, 1900 Lakeside Drive2019-12-126:30 PM7:00 PM - 7:30 PM7:45 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
RadiumForesters Road Railway Crossing2019-12-135:55 PM6:00 PM - 6:25 PM6:30 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
GoldenAcross from 7-11 store, 10th Avenue2019-12-138:45 PM9:30 PM - 10:00 PM10:15 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
RevelstokeVictoria Road, adjacent to CP parking lot2019-12-142:15 PM2:45 PM - 3:15 PM3:30 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
SicamousSilver Sand Road intersection, East of draw bridge2019-12-145:10 PM5:15 PM - 5:45 PM6:00 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Canoe50th Street railway crossing2019-12-146:30 PM6:45 PM - 7:15 PM7:30 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Salmon ArmLordco gravel parking lot, 51 Lake Shore Drive N.E.2019-12-147:45 PM8:00 PM - 8:30 PM8:40 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Notch HillAcross from Notch Hill Hall, 1639 Notch Hill Road2019-12-149:10 PM9:30 PM - 10:00 PM10:15 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
ChaseNorth side of Shuswap Avenue, across from Chase RCMP building2019-12-152:35 PM2:45 PM - 3:15 PM3:25 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
KamloopsNorth Side of Sandman Centre Parking Lot on Lorne Street2019-12-154:30 PM5:00 PM - 5:30 PM5:55 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
SavonaSavona access road & Park Lane2019-12-157:00 PM7:05 PM - 7:30 PM7:40 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
AshcroftCP building on Railway Avenue across from People’s Drug Mart2019-12-158:35 PM8:45 PM - 9:15 PM9:30 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Lytton​Station Road2019-12-1611:15 AM11:30 AM - 11:55 AM12:05 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
AgassizAcross from Agra Centre on Pioneer Avenue, West of Highway 92019-12-165:30 PM5:45 PM - 6:15 PM6:20 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Haney-Maple RidgeAcross from Billy Miner Pub2019-12-167:50 PM8:00 PM - 8:30 PM8:40 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Pitt MeadowsCorner of Harris Road and Advent Road, at the railway crossing2019-12-168:55 PM9:05 PM - 9:35 PM9:45 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Port Moody​300 loco Road, behind Arena and Rec Centre2019-12-175:20 PM5:45 PM - 6:15 PM6:25 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Port CoquitlamPort Coquitlam West Coast Express Station2019-12-177:00 PM7:15 PM - 7:45 PM8:00 PMTerri Clark and Dallas Smith
Performing this year
  • Terri Clark

    ​Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. 

    The 3-time JUNO Award winner holds the honor of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Terri has received 19 CCMA Awards and is the newest member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

    Visit the Terri Clark official website
  • Madeline Merlo

    Hailing from Maple Ridge, BC, Madeline Merlo is a CCMA Award and two-time BCCMA Award winning artist, with five Top 15 singles under her belt. 

    Madeline Merlo has always had eclectic taste, and in her music you'll hear the influence of classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, R&B greats Etta James and Billie Holiday and modern superstars such as Miranda Lambert.

    Visit the Madeline Merlo official website
  • Scott Helman

    Finding his musical influences in album-focused artists like Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, The Cure, Bon Iver and Paul Simon, Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman has established himself as one of the country’s leading young songwriters, earning himself a 2018 JUNO Award nomination as Songwriter of the Year.

    Visit the Scott Helman official website
  • Dallas Smith

    ​2019 CCMA Awards Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith will join Terri Clark on the CP Holiday Train stage at 31 shows in Alberta and B.C.

    “Touring with Terri on the CP Holiday Train is an honour and privilege,” Smith said. “I look forward to performing from the train and seeing Canadians giving generously to help their neighbours in communities large and small.”  

     


    Visit the Dallas Smith official website
  • Vishtèn

    Acadian powerhouse trio Vishtèn has been recognized worldwide as an ambassador of francophone culture. The Canadian band has dazzled audiences with its fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern rock sensibilities and indie-folk influences. 

    Their trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, octave mandolin, whistles, piano, bodhrán, jaw harp and percussive dance result in a tour de force of traditional and contemporary music.

    Visit the Vishtèn official website
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