The CP Rail Holiday Train is crossing the nation. On Thursday afternoon, it will set up shop in Revelstoke.
The colourful locomotive will stop on Victoria Road, adjacent to the CP parking lot at 2:30 p.m. and Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band will perform between 3 and 3:30 p.m.
“There were no trains anywhere near my small fishing town when I was a kid. I dreamed of what it must be like to cross the prairies and climb the mountains while the railroad stretched out for miles ahead,” said Doyle. “Coming to play for stops along the CP Holiday Train and ride the rails from Calgary to Vancouver is literally a dream come true.”
Community members are encouraged to bring cash or healthy food doantions to support families in need, with the proceeds benefiting Community Connections Food Bank.
“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.”
The Canadian train will feature the Spirit of Tomorrow car, which was part of the Canada 150 Train last summer.