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Video of the Week: All aboard Canada Pacific's holiday train!

Posted by Emily O'Dowd on Dec 16, 2016

For many people in CanadThe Canada Specific Holiday Traina, one specific train marks the beginning of their Christmas festivities. Since 1999, for Canadians living along the Port Moody, Montreal rail route, the Canadian Pacific railway lights up their day. The 750 foot train is lit every Christmas and visits 150 communities hosting free seasonal concerts as well as raising money for local charities; last year it raised more than $10.6 million. "We are very excited about this year's Canada Pacific Holiday Train and are encouraging all event attendees to bring healthy, nutritious food items to the shows," said Pam Jolliffe, Interim Executive Director, Food Banks Canada. "For the last two decades, CP has played an integral role in raising essential food for the holidays and in raising awareness of hunger-related issues." 

Enjoy our last video for the year with this behind-the-scenes footage for one of Canada's most ambitious and popular charity campaigns, the CP Holiday Train.



SmartRail World will bring this new video feature to you every Friday! We will present an array of interesting, bizarre and informative videos for your entertainment. If you come across a video that you would like to share on our website then please send your suggestions to

Last week's Video of the Week can be viewed here: Inside London's mail rail

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Emily O'Dowd

Written by Emily O'Dowd

On graduating with a degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, Emily joined the editorial team. When she isn't writing articles for the website or interviewing experts in the industry she enjoys reading, running and sailing.

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