|Photo from www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/photos-posters|
I was not aware that the CP Holiday Train has been festively rolling across Canada for 19 years! We saw it for the first time last night in Blackfalds, AB and thought it was awesome. I could see us going every year.
The train started in Montreal, QC on November 26th and will end in Port Coquitlam, BC on December 17th. Each stop is a half hour with a musical performance. We were treated to a couple songs by Emma-Lee and then a few songs by the awesome (and underrated in my opinion) Colin James. They also collect food and money and donate to the local food banks.
There is a 2nd Holiday Train that, along with Canadian stops, also stops at points in the US, including New York, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota. If you are able to catch the train, it's worth it!
My friend Steve over at Confessions of a Train Geek, caught the Holiday Train a few days ago in Portage la Prairie, MB. It was a daytime stop and he got some great photos! Check it out here.
There are some fantastic photos online if you google CP Holiday Train. I took a few photos and a couple videos on my phone below: