Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

July 05, 2008 12:00 ET

Government of British Columbia: Attention; Assignment Editors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 5, 2008) -


July 5, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

Canadian Pacific


Finance Minister Colin Hansen welcomes the CP Spirit of BC 150 Rail Tour to its final stop.

Date: July 6, 2008

Time: 10 a.m.


Rocky Mountaineer Station, 1755 Cottrell St., Vancouver

Directions from downtown and Pacific Station: east on Terminal Avenue, south on Cottrell Street, located beside the Home Depot.

The CP Spirit of 150 Rail Tour is co-sponsored by Canadian Pacific, which is operating, staffing and maintaining the train. The train includes the vintage Empress 2816 steam locomotive and support cars, two vintage passenger coaches, a vintage business car, a heritage baggage car converted into a travelling museum and a vintage stage car.

The museum car features a selection of artefacts from the "Stories of you, me and BC," a major exhibition at the Royal British Columbia Museum.

The stage car features the sound of British Columbia, with a live band and stage show by The Motherlode. Visitors can enjoy and interact with costumed performers depicting some of B.C.'s most entertaining and notorious historical figures.

Contact Information

  • Tourism, Culture and the Arts
    Victoria Klassen
    Communications Manager
    (250) 387-2799
    Canadian Pacific
    Mike LoVecchio
    Senior Manager - Media Relations
    (778) 772-9636