Canadian Pacific, Port Metro Vancouver and the City of Vancouver team up
to provide winners with a unique steam train and harbour tour
experience during Vancouver's 125th Anniversary Summer Live Weekend
VANCOUVER, May 25, 2011 /CNW/ In recognition of Vancouver's 125th Anniversary, an exciting online contest launched today on www.celebratevancouver125.ca. Canadian Pacific and Port Metro Vancouver, signature supporters of
the city's Vancouver 125th Anniversary, invite Canadians to enter to win a chance to step back in
time and explore Vancouver's shoreline and port by steam train and
Onboard the historic CP 2816 Empress steam train, and then harbour
vessel, Magic Charm, 125 winners will each receive four tickets for a
half-day excursion during the July 9 & 10 Summer Live weekend. The
round-trip adventure will have winners leaving Waterfront Station and
travelling the rails to Port Moody, then travelling through Burrard
Inlet by harbour vessel to Vancouver with time to enjoy Summer Live
activities in Stanley Park.
"Canadian Pacific and Port Metro Vancouver are two organizations that
have played pivotal roles in shaping our city as it is today,�� said
Mayor Gregor Robertson. "This partnership for our 125th birthday
provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and explore Vancouver's
beauty through a historic and meaningful perspective."
This contest is a collaborative effort between Canadian Pacific and Port
Metro Vancouver both with shared histories in the development and
growth of the city.
Vancouver was named by Canadian Pacific's President William Cornelius
van Horne and a recent Vancouver Sun article concluded "no event has
been more fateful to the development of Vancouver than the decision of
Canadian Pacific Railway to locate the western terminus of Canada's
first transcontinental railway in Burrard Inlet." When combined with
the port, the railway introduced the new city as Canada's gateway to
the Pacific and the foundation for Vancouver's growing industry and
enterprise. Today, Canadian Pacific remains a key player at Canada's
largest port and the nation's economy, delivering transportation
solutions across North America and beyond.
The history between Vancouver and the Port dates back to 1864 when the
first export vessel, carrying lumber, sailed from Vancouver to
Australia, and marked the beginning of the Port's international trade.
Not long after, in 1886, the City of Vancouver was incorporated.
Today, Port Metro Vancouver proudly serves as Canada's largest gateway
for international trade, and an economic generator for Metro Vancouver
and Canada. The busiest and most diverse port in Canada, Port Metro
Vancouver trades $75 billion in goods annually with more than 160
The Celebrate & Explore Vancouver Contest is open from May 25-June 19,
2011. Winners will be announced June 21, 2011. Complete contest
details and online entry available on www.celebratevancouver125.ca
SOURCE Canadian Pacific
For further information:
Canadian Pacific Media Contact
Port Metro Vancouver Media Contact
direct: 604.665.9267 cell: 604.219.8250
City of Vancouver Media Contact