Please stay tuned for information on the 2021 Virtual Holiday Train program coming later this year.
"With the 'Holiday Train at Home' concert, CP hopes to inspire support for food banks across North America," said CP President and CEO Keith Creel. "Though we are disappointed we again cannot bring an in-person show to communities along our rail lines, it fills us with joy to bring together such outstanding musicians for a performance that will help feed Canadians and Americans in need. The CP family looks forward to bringing the Holiday Train back on tour as soon as it's safe."
CP's 2021 corporate donation will bring the total amount of money raised at CP Holiday Train stops to $20.64 million since the train's inception in 1999. Food banks have also collected 4.9 million pounds of food donations at local Holiday Train events.
Watch the 2021 “Holiday Train at Home” concert:
We hope you’ll join us in helping put food on the table this Christmas for families, friends and neighbours in need by making a donation to our national food banks.
This year, we're supporting online donations through
Food Banks Canada and
Feeding America, the national organizations that support community food banks in the U.S. and Canada.
Food Banks Canada
We also encourage you to donate to your local food bank or pantry. Here's a
list of the Food Banks that we are supporting this year.
Steven Page is an acclaimed singer and songwriter who is adored by fans in Canada and around the world. He broke out into the music scene in the early 1990s with his former rock band Barenaked Ladies, where he was the lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter. Steven Page continues to release original music as a solo artist, with new music on the way in early 2022.
This six-member, Juno Award-winning band rose to mainstream popularity five years ago when their pop-folk single
Spirits became a radio hit across North America and in several European countries. For The Strumbellas, though, accolades are secondary to the connection that their music has with their fans.
With multiple radio hits drawn from several studio albums plus EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective, The Trews are among the most prolific, electrifying and innovative rock bands on the planet, a fact corroborated by onetime stage-mates the Rolling Stones, Weezer and Bruce Springsteen.
From a young age, Sierra's soulful and distinct voice has earned multiple opportunities to share the stage with acts like Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi and Johnny Reid, to name a few. The Winnipeg singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer released their first album of traditional Métis fiddle music as a teenager, followed by two more well-received albums.
Born out of the 1987 Vancouver music scene, Odds are an alternative rock and power-pop band with six Juno award nominations and several top 10 hits under their belt. Their albums broke through and achieved platinum status in Canada, and their new album is scheduled for release in 2022.
Formerly known as the best kept secret in soul music, Toronto-based singer Tanika Charles has become a staple on the scene both at home and abroad. The 2x Juno Award nominated and 2x Polaris Prize long-listed singer continues to win audiences over one stream and one encore at a time.
Aysanabee is an Oji-Cree singer-songwriter who uses folk, soul and alt-pop to tell stories about his life and reconnect to his roots. His expressive vocals and poetic lyrics earned him features in the Indigenous Music Awards Emerging Artists Series (IMAs) and the International Indigenous Music Summit. He recently released two singles and is currently working on a debut album.
With five Grammys, 14 Blues Foundation Awards and a thrilling career spanning nearly 50 years, Keb' Mo' is no stranger to the music scene. His eclectic post-modern blues style is influenced by many eras and genres, including folk, rock, jazz, pop and country.
The CP "Holiday Train at Home" concert will be streamed on Facebook, Youtube and this webpage on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. MT/8 p.m. The concert will also be archived on our Facebook page for those who want to watch it later.
The Holiday Train will not be visiting communities again this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the goal of raising food and funds in the fight against hunger remains the same.
CP will donate $1.24 million to those communities that typically receive the CP Holiday Train, including those that the train visits in alternating years. A full list of the 198 food banks that CP is supporting this year can be found
During the concert, viewers seeking to donate will be directed to
Food Banks Canada and
Feeding America, the national organizations that support community food banks in their respective countries. To donate to one of the food banks that CP is supporting, please
check this list.
Please check with your local food bank as needs vary from place to place. Financial donations are always welcome as this allows food banks to utilize their buying power and ensure your donation goes further.
Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised more than CAD $20.64 million and 4.9 million pounds of food for North American food banks.
CP operates in over 1,100 communities, and our 12,000 employees are very proud of the Holiday Train program. We know that hunger is an issue that can, and does, impact our neighbours. Over the years the program has gained a tremendous following, and we are proud to hold the "Holiday Train at Home" virtual concert to continue this tradition for our family and yours.
We plan to run our regular Holiday Train program next year if it is safe to do so.
We're posting all the concert details on our social channels so make sure you stay tuned to @CanadianPacific for the latest updates.