Canada's Holiday Train Has Just Released Its 2019 Schedule & It's Making 7 Stops In Quebec
It's bringing holiday cheer from Quebec to BC!
- Canadian Pacific has released the complete 2019 schedule for the Canada Holiday Train!
- The train will make 2 stops in Quebec before travelling west across the country and terminating in Port Coquitlam, BC.
- The U.S. train will make an additional 5 stops in southern Quebec as it heads south to New York.
Canadian Pacific (CP) has just announced the 2019 schedule for the Canada Holiday Train! The train makes its way across Canada and the U.S. each holiday season. It brings with it an extravagant display of lights and music.
The event is more than just a spectacle, however. CP uses the train to "raise money and generate healthy food donations for food banks in communities along [its] network," according to a press release.
"The CP Holiday Train is a program that our 13,000-strong CP family has immense pride in bringing to communities every year," said Keith Creel, CP President and CEO.
"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."
This year, the Canadian train will begin its journey in Quebec on November 26 with a stop at the EXO Commuter station in Montreal Ouest. It will make its final stop in Quebec that evening at the Beaconsfield EXO commuter station.
The complete schedule for Quebec is below and also available on the CP website.
From there, it will continue west across Ontario, the Prairies, and BC, where it will terminate in Port Coquitlam.
The U.S. train will make an additional 5 stops in Quebec as it heads south to New York:
Performers this year include Alan Doyle, Scott Helman, and Madeline Merlo. But though the free concerts attract hundreds, the train is most mesmerizing as it moves across cities and countryside in all its holiday splendour.
Photos from last year's event offer a glimpse of what Canadians may expect this year.
Now in its 21st year of operation, the CP Holiday Train "has helped raise C$15.8 million and collect 4.5 million pounds of food."
The Canadian tradition brings together thousands for a good cause. Be sure not to miss it this year!
CP Holiday Train Stops In Montreal
What: Charitable fundraiser featuring a train decked out in holiday lights and free concerts
Montreal Ouest EXO station:
November 26; 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Beaconsfield EXO station:
November 26; 8:20 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.