The CP Holiday Train: Spreading Holiday Cheer and the Rail Safety Message
A party with a purpose, a concert for a cause… it’s a holiday tradition as big as Santa Claus.
Yes, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is back for its 19th year.
Since its inception, it has raised $13 million and four million pounds of food for local food banks. The spectacle of the beautifully-lit trains travelling across Canada and the U.S., combined with world-class entertainment, draw crowds of up to 500,000 each year. While the emphasize is about celebrating the holidays and bringing communities together to support local hunger needs, the train also delivers important safety messages throughout its three-week tour.
"The thrill of the train opens a window for parents to teach their kids about rail safety leading up to and during the event. We coach them to do this on our social media platforms that reach millions during our annual tour,” said OL Board Member and CP Chief of Police Ken Marchant. "CP Police officers are also present at each event to ensure safe behaviour around the train, and teaching people of all ages about having RailSense.”
Join the legion of 200,000 CP Holiday Train followers on Facebook and share important safety tips, like these below: