If you’re looking for an exciting holiday event to take the whole family to, then don’t miss the CP Holiday Train as it travels through your region. While the train can’t stop in every city or town, there are plenty of stops throughout the OMREB region that you can head to.
Over the last 21 years, the CP Holiday Train has made the journey across Canada to entertain the public and help local food banks gather donations. So far, the train has raised $15.8 million CAD and about 4.5 million pounds of food for North American food banks since it began in 1999.
It is free to attend, but donations to your local food banks are always welcomed. This year, those who attend the holiday event at the stops in British Columbia will be able to enjoy live entertainment from the talented Terri Clark and Dallas Smith.
If you live within the Shuswap and Revelstoke area, here are the closest stops you can go to (pay close attention to the dates!):
- Location: Victoria Road, adjacent to CP parking lot
- Arrival Date: December 14, 2019 at 2:15 pm
- Live entertainment from 2:45 - 3:15 pm
- Silver Sand Road intersection. East of the draw bridge
- Arrival Date: December 14, 2019 at 5:10 pm
- Live Entertainment from 5:15 to 5:45 pm
- 50th Street railway crossing
- Arrival Date: December 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm
- Live entertainment from 6:45 to 7:15 pm
- Lordco gravel parking lot, 51 Lake Shore Drive N.E.
- Arrival Date: December 14, 2019 at 7:45 pm
- Live Entertainment from 8:00 to 8:30 pm
- Across from Notch Hill Hall, 1639 Notch Hill Road
- Arrival Date: December 14, 2019 at 9:10 pm
- Live entertainment from 9:30 to 10:00 pm
- North side of Shuswap Avenue, across from Chase RCMP building
- Arrival Date: December 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm
- Live entertainment from 2:45 to 3:15 pm
- North Side of Sandman Centre Parking Lot on Lorne Street
- Arrival Date: December 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm
- Live entertainment from 5:00 to 5:30 pm
For more information on the schedule of the train, you can check it out here.
Those living in the North Okanagan and Central Okanagan can make a short trip out to Kamloops or Salmon Arm to experience this festive annual event. If you decide to bring food to donate to your local food banks, here is a list of healthy donation items you can bring.
With a second train that runs through the United States, the CP Holiday Train is all about raising food and monetary donations to help those in need throughout Canada and the northern United States. In British Columbia, we can all come together to experience this amazingly festive event while supporting our communities.