Every year, the CP Holiday Train travels through dozens of communities, raising food and cash donations for North American food banks.
Think of them as brightly-decorated railcars full of Christmas cheer. A fund-raiser for food banks in Canada and the U.S., our Holiday Trains — one travels through Canada, the other in the U.S. — have covered over 100,000 miles and raised close to $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food since the program started in 1999.
The Holiday Trains make stops in communities across our service area, offering free concerts and seasonal festivities from a boxcar we’ve turned into a travelling stage. Over the three weeks of the program, the musicians on board the trains will play more than 150 free concerts from their boxcar stage. This year we are lucky to feature the star talent of musicians such as Roxanne Potvin, Odds, Tracey Brown and Jim Cuddy on our Canadian Train.
The concerts are free, and everyone is encouraged to make a donation to the local food bank—either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation. All contributions will stay within your local community.