Enjoy and spread the joy around you this holiday season!
When thinking about traveling, tourists tend to immediately think about planes! What about trains? Traveling by train offers a different experience. Instead of only sleeping, reading a book, or listening to music in a plane, trains provide travelers with a view of the surroundings that embrace them. Sometimes, it gives them a glance at other areas and an idea for their next destination.
Travelers feel much more connected to nature, and they will want to travel more by train. There is something quite romantic about taking the train, and passengers feel more carefree. In order to celebrate the holiday season and assist those in need, families and communities are invited to come together aboard the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. Finally, after two years, it is back to share the joy that comes from gathering in the spirit of giving with the US and Canadian people once again. Here is what to know about the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.
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The Pacific Railway was constructed between 1881 and 1885. Its main objective was to build a transcontinental railroad. For the first time in Canadian history, people and products could move quickly from east to west. This was ground-breaking. CP is the modern name for the Canadian Pacific Railway, one of the most important corporations in Canada. It continues to be one of the most crucial transportation networks for the Canadian economy. Every day, it ships a huge variety of goods all around the country.
In 1999, Canadian Pacific Railway created a Christmas fundraising for food banks that serve the communities in which they are located in both Canada and the US. Canadian Pacific recognized a need for assistance with talent programming, procurement, and purchase a few years into the CP Holiday Train promotion. Since then, this train has become a hallmark of the US and Canadian festive seasons. The Holiday Train has been operating for 23 years, during which time it has gathered 5 million pounds (2.26 million kg) of food and over $21 million for Canadian and American community food banks. It is the largest and longest-rolling food bank fundraiser. This Christmas season, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be back after Covid-19 making many stops across North America.
The train is returning with real music to support local food banks in communities throughout its network after a two-year break following virtual concerts during the pandemic. Families and communities are invited to gather and celebrate the season and support those in need. Two gorgeous trains will be circulating and sharing the joy that bursts from coming together in the spirit of giving.
Ontarians may visit the CP Holiday Train tracker to view the timetable and itinerary of the train as well as the cities it will pass through and the performers it will include. The Canadian tour this year will begin on November 24 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for the first time. From there, it will head west and finish on December 18 in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Meanwhile, the US tour will start on November 23 in Jackman, Maine, and end on December 18 in ​Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
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Brittany Kennell and Don Amero will perform on November 23 and 24, 2022. They will be followed by Lindsay Ell and JoJo Mason from November 26 to December 4, 2022. Later, Alan Doyle and Kelly Prescott will reign the stage until December 18, 2022.
After sharing similar performances on November 24 and 26, 2022, The Canadian Holiday Train will host Tenille Townes and Aysanabee for unforgettable performances from November 27 to December 11, 2022. During this period, Canadian Holiday Train passengers will have the chance to attend some US train performances on November 29 and 30, as well as on December 1, 2022. December 13 through December 18, 2022, MacKenzie Porter and Virginia to Vegas will be setting the stages on fire! On the last day, passengers can participate in Alan Doyle and Kelly Prescott’s performances.
The train comes and safely stops in front of the crowd during a Holiday Train event that often proceeds like this. The band starts playing its first song as the stage door is dropped. After then, there is a small ceremony attended by celebrities from the community. The band then resumes performing.
The band performs their goodbyes act, the boxcar door closes, and the train pulls away into the night after roughly a half hour, during which time there are often a variety of songs with classic and contemporary Christmas themes. Each Holiday Train is approximately 1,000 feet (305 meters) long and consists of 14 colorfully decorated rail carriages, one of which has been converted into a rolling stage for artists. They are individually adorned with tens of thousands of cutting-edge LED lights and seasonal patterns.
Maria is a travel passionate who loves to share her knowledge and experience with others to help them enjoy their planned excursion. Maria promotes initiatives that make the world a better place to live and enjoy!


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