Canadian Pacific Railway was instrumental in uniting Canada as a nation, joining east and west coasts with a transcontinental rail line.
Since it’s incorporation in 1881, Canadian Pacific has been involved in many businesses including land development, immigration and colonization, shipping, airlines, the hotel and tourist trade, china and crockery, trucking, waste management, even bottled spring water!
By the year 2000, Canadian Pacific Limited was the 2nd largest company in Canada. In 2001, CP Limited disbanded into five subsidiaries allowing Canadian Pacific Railway to get back to basics and focus once again on the business of freight management. In the early days of the railway in Canada, Canadian Pacific executives were assigned their own business car in which they would travel in style as they conducted official railway business across the country. As technologies changed the way we travel, these cars fell out of use and for many years sat dormant. In the late 1990’s a number of these vintage cars were fully restored and brought together to become the Royal Canadian Pacific – North America’s most exclusive luxury train.
The Royal Canadian Pacific consists of 10 Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) 1920’s era business cars coupled to two 1950’s locomotives all of which have been restored to their original splendor. Period furniture, silver settings, brass accents, walnut paneling and open vestibules are the pinnacle of a bygone tradition of elegance. Subtly add modern amenities the discerning traveler would expect, complimented by gourmet cuisine , fine wines along with unsurpassed hospitality and you are presented with the Royal Canadian Pacific.