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CPKC Holiday Train returns to Nelson, Castlegar

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
December 7th, 2023

The Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) Holiday Trains are back on the rails this festive season, traveling through communities throughout North America, raising food and cash donations for local food banks.

This year the CPKC Holiday Train is back in the West Kootenay, returning to Castlegar and Nelson, Wednesday, December 13th.

The Castlegar stop kicks off the day, with the CPKC Holiday Train coming to the Sunflower City at Heritage Society CP Station Museum at 4:20 p.m., with musical artists Tyler Shaw and Kiesza providing entertainment from 4:45-5:15 p.m.

Shaw is a multi-platinum-selling artist, music producer and actor while Kiesza is a Canadian singer-songwriter know for her dynamic music career.

The CPKC Holiday Train then returns on the tracks to the Heritage City for a stop at the Lakeside Park Railway Crossing. Show runs from 7-7:30 p.m.

Again, this year, the CPKC Holiday Train program is encouraging people attending events to bring heart healthy donations.

Since its inception in 1999, the CPKC Holiday Train has raised more than $22.5 million and more than 5 million pounds of food for community food banks across North America.

The two brightly lit CPKC trains kicked off last month on their way to visit approximately 150 communities.

The Canadian Train, with Kootenay stops in Fernie, Jaffray, Cranbrook and Creston, continues on its trek west across Canada finishing the journey in Port Coquitlam, December 18th.

Kootenay Schedule:

  • December 12 at 5 p.m. in Fernie, B.C.
  • December 12 at 6:45 p.m. in Jaffray, B.C.
  • December 12 at 9 p.m. in Cranbrook, B.C.
  • December 13 at 10 a.m. in Creston, B.C.
  • December 13 at 4:45 p.m. in Castlegar, B.C.
  • December 13 at 7 p.m. in Nelson, B.C.

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