An annual tradition the whole family will love!
The CPKC Holiday Train is decked out in thousands of colourful lights and travels throughout Canada and the northern US every year raising donations for community foodbanks.
As a smaller community, Fernie sees the train pass through every other year. 2023 sees the train return to our local tracks for the 25th anniversary, stopping in the heart of Historic Downtown Fernie with a performance by Tyler Shaw and Keisza!
The train stays lit up throughout its travels, so you can see it from the road at various points along its journey too - many people travel along the road with it, enjoying the celebrations at multiple locations!
The train begins its day on December 12, 2023 in Fort Macleod at 9:15 am, with stops in Pincher Creek at 10:35 am and Coleman at 12:40 pm, continuing into British Columbia:
Sparwood, arriving at 3:10 pm, performance 3:15 - 3:45 pm
Fernie, arriving 4:45 pm, performance 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Jaffray, arriving 6:45 pm, performance 6:45 - 7:15 pm
Cranbrook, arriving 8:45 pm, performance 9:00 - 9:30 pm
ABOUT THE CPKC HOLIDAY TRAIN
The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$15.8 million and 4.5 million pounds of food for communities along CP's routes in Canada and the United States.
Beginning in Montreal, Quebec, two trains will make the festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 182 communities along CP's network. Each event is completely free, with CP encouraging every attendee to open their cupboards or wallets to ease hunger needs in their community. Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to ensure those less fortunate can access adequate food this holiday season and year-round.
"The Holiday Train program is all about local food banks and food shelves and the critical role they play in our communities," said Keith Creel, CP's President and Chief Executive Officer. "People come for the beautifully-lit train and stay for the incredible show – all in the name of community. The holiday season is the best time of the year, and we look forward to bringing together thousands of Canadians and Americans this season for this incredibly important cause and a great time.