CP Holiday Train returns to Revelstoke this December

The CP Holiday Train will return to Revelstoke on December 14, 2022, raising money for the foodbank through live music performances and holiday spirit.

The CP Holiday Train returns to Revelstoke this December after a two years hiatus. Photo: Canadian Pacific Railway

After a two-year hiatus, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train returns to Revelstoke on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

Revelstoke can expect the train to pull into the station on December 14 at 6 p.m. The Holiday Trian will feature live performances by Mackenzie Porter and Virginia to Vegas.

The train will raise money, food and awareness for local food banks in communities along the CP network through live music at their Holiday Train shows. The 2022 tour will launch on November 23 and will host 168 Holiday live shows along the route.

The shows are free to attend. However, CP asks attendees to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation if they’re able.

The train’s return to the rails is its first cross-continent tour in three years, following the transition to virtual events during 2020 and 2021.

See the train’s full cross-country schedule here.

“I’m grateful to the CP team members who adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver two exceptional virtual Holiday Train shows and to all those who continued to donate while we kept community members safe,” said Keith Creel, CP’s President and Chief Executive Officer in a press release. “The Holiday Train is all about families and communities coming together to celebrate the season and help those in need. We are excited to be back out on the rails and in our communities, taking these two beautiful trains across our network and sharing the joy that comes with gathering in the spirit of giving.”

The press release says that since the Holiday Train program launched in 1999, it’s raised more than $21 million and collected 5 million pounds of food for community food banks across North America.

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Nora Hughes is a recent graduate of the Thompson Rivers University Interdisciplinary Program, where she combined her passions for Adventure Tourism, Communications and Journalism. With a strong interest in community news, Nora is passionate about giving a voice and face to the people of Revelstoke through storytelling.