The CP Holiday Train is coming!

The gaily decorated Canadian CP Holiday Train will be rolling into the Montreal area on Sunday, November 26, with stops in Montreal West (6:35pm to 7:15pm) and Beaconsfield (8pm to 8:45pm). On Monday, November 27, the train will be in Finch (2:30pm to 3:15pm), Merrickville (4:45pm to 5:30pm), Smiths Falls (6:20pm to 7pm) and Perth (7:40pm to 8:30pm).

And on Tuesday, November 28, it will be in Belleville (9am to 9:45am), Trenton (10:15am to 11am), Brighton (11:30am to 12:15pm), Bowmanville (1:45pm to 2:30pm) and Oshawa (3:05pm to 3:45pm) en route to Toronto (8:15pm to 9pm).

Colin James and Emma-Lee will be on board to entertain crowds at each stop along the way.

Photo courtesy of the CP Holiday Train.

Photo courtesy of the CP Holiday Train.

Meanwhile, the U.S. CP Holiday Train will be in Kahnawake (6:15pm to 6:50pm) on the south shore of Montreal on Saturday, November 25, and then make several stops in Quebec—in St. Constant (7:05pm to 7:35pm), Delson (7:45pm to 8:20pm), St. Mathieu (8:40pm to 9:15pm) and Lacolle (9:50pm to 10:30pm)—before heading south across the U.S. border.

Then it will stop in several communities in upstate New York—Mechanicville (5:45pm to 6:30pm) and Saratoga Springs (7:20pm to 8pm) on Sunday, November 26, and Fort Edward (12:35pm to 1:15pm), Ticonderoga (3:10pm to 3:45pm), Port Henry (4:45pm to 5:30pm), Plattsburgh (7:15pm to 8pm) and Rouses Point (9pm to 9:45pm)—on Monday. It crosses back into Canada on Tuesday for a stop in Hamilton (7:45pm to 8:40pm). Jim Cuddy, Devin Cuddy and Kelly Prescott will provide the musical entertainment on that train.

Jonathan Roy will also be aboard both trains for many of their stops in Quebec.

The trains will continue across Canada and the U.S. The Canadian train will finish its trip in Port Moody, B.C., while the U.S. train will conclude its run in Calgary.

It’s all free, but guests are encouraged to bring food or monetary donations for their local food bank.

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7 Responses to The CP Holiday Train is coming!

  1. Michelle November 20, 2017 at 11:43 am #

    What about Ottawa???

    • Laura Byrne Paquet November 20, 2017 at 11:45 am #

      It’s not coming to Ottawa this year. 🙁 But Finch, Winchester, Merrickville and Perth are all within an hour’s drive!

      • Tracey Latendresse November 21, 2017 at 10:12 am #

        Would have been nice to see the train in Ottawa specially for those like myself who do not have a car and it would have been a great way to end Canada’s 150th.

        • Laura Byrne Paquet November 21, 2017 at 10:16 am #

          I am hoping to add more posts and information to my Ottawa Road Trips website in 2018 on ways to do local road trips without a car. (I didn’t have a car for seven years, so I know how tricky it can be.)

  2. Joseph Lhirondelle November 21, 2017 at 12:27 am #

    Its not coming to edmontom this

    year but the wait till next year will be worth it

  3. Trish November 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    Where is the best place to park and be in Perth? This is the first time for us this year, I don’t want to miss it.


    • Laura Byrne Paquet November 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

      Here’s the location, according to the CP Holiday Train website: “Rail yard near the junction of Herriott Street & Sherbrooke Street E.”

      Have fun! It looks like it will be a lovely clear night for it.

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