CP Holiday Train rolls into Josephburg

November 17, 2016

CP Holiday Train rolls into Josephburg

December 9, 2016: Thanks to everyone who braved the cold for this amazing holiday event!

UPDATE: December 8, 2016

Bundle up! The train is still coming, despite the frigid weather. Grab your food bank donations, as well as your best winter gear and come out for a truly Canadian event!

Bus tickets from Bethel Transit Terminal are now SOLD OUT. Please following the driving instructions below, should you wish to attend the event. Kindly allow ample time for driving, parking and riding the event shuttle from the parking lot north-west of Josephburg. A reminder: No on-site parking unless specified below. Thank you. We look forward to a wonderful event.


On Thursday, December 8, the CP Holiday Train will pull into Josephburg, stopping at the Moyer Recreation Centre to raise money and food for local food banks. Decorated for the holidays with thousands of Christmas lights, the festive train will arrive at 5 p.m.

Admission is free and features an outdoor music concert with Dallas Smith and Odds. Attendees are encouraged to bring a heart-healthy donation for local food banks.

Please dress for all weather conditions for this outdoor event, which goes from 5 to 6 p.m. There will be a concession available inside the Moyer Recreation Centre, including free hot chocolate.

Park and ride from Bethel Transit Terminal is sold out.

Driving to the event in Josephburg: new public parking area

Those planning to drive to the event are advised that public parking is in a different location from previous years.

Public parking is available approximately two kilometres northwest of the event site, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Shuttle buses will be available to take you to the fun and festivities. Buses will be waiting during the event to take you back. Walking from the parking location is not encouraged due to high traffic volumes, and dark rural roads.

Parking directions

Directions - driving North on Highway 830

Turn left (west) onto Township Road 550 (Josephburg Road). Turn right (north) onto Range Road 215 for one-half km. Parking is on the right.

Directions - driving East from Fort Saskatchewan

Head east on Township Road 550. Turn left (north) onto Range Road 215 for one-half km. Parking is on the right.

Parking map for 2016 CP Holiday Train event

Parking restrictions in effect

Please drive with caution. Watch for pedestrians and obey parking restriction and road closure signs. Strathcona County anticipates over 1,500 visitors to make their way to the event.

Public parking will only be available at the designated parking area.

  • Parking at Moyer Recreation Centre will be reserved for individuals with a valid parking placard for persons with disabilities.  
  • Parking in the Josephburg town site is available only to residents with a valid parking permit.
  • Parking will not be permitted along the roadsides of Highway 830, Township Road 550 or Range Road 215.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595