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After a two year hiatus, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train returns to BC next month.
The annual event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic and a variety of virtual shows were put on.
The train will once again be raising money, food and awareness for local food banks in communities along the CP network.
In a news release, CP says the 2022 tour will kick off Nov. 23 on the east coast before ending on Dec. 18 in Port Coquitlam.
"The Holiday Train is all about families and communities coming together to celebrate the season and help those in need,” said Keith Creel, CP's president and CEO.
“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."
This year, the CP Holiday Train will be making several stops in the BC Interior including:
Golden on Dec. 14 at 2 pm
Revelstoke on Dec. 14 at 6 pm
Sicamous on Dec. 15 at 5:10 pm
Canoe on Dec. 15 at 6:30 pm
Salmon Arm on Dec. 15 at 7:45 pm
Notch Hill on Dc. 15 at 9:10 pm
Chase on Dec. 16 at 2:35 pm
Kamloops on Dec. 16 at 4:45 pm
Savona on Dec. 16 at 7 pm
Ashcroft on Dec. 16 at 8:35 pm
Lytton on Dec. 17 at 11:15 am
To view the full schedule, including the address for each holiday show in BC, click here.
Live music is always a part of the CP Holiday Train experience. This year's performers will include Alan Doyle, Tenille Townes, Mackenzie Porter and Lindsay Ell, to name a few.
Don’t forget that the shows are free to attend, however, those who are able to donate cash or non-perishable food are encouraged to do so.
In 2019, the CP Holiday Train raised $1.49 million and 238,393 lbs of food.
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.