A Moving Celebration at K-Days, Expo Center

Edmonton, AB

July 18 - 23, 2019
Alberta’s capital Edmonton is home to Canada’s other CN Tower. It was built in 1966 over the former train station and was at one-point Western Canada’s tallest building, sitting 26-stories high. Traces of CN’s presence in Edmonton can still be found high and low, with the CN logo still crowning the top of the building and a railway track that hugs the Rocky Mountains into Jasper.

Experience 100 years of CN

As we retrace our tracks, we are posting up in Edmonton for 6 days to give the public a chance to interact with everything CN. Join us in unpacking the chapters of our history, which features the people who have shaped us, the landscapes that have provided space for us, and a hands-on conversation about train safety and the future of rail transport.

From July 19-23

Opening times vary, see schedule below.
The Moving Celebration is opening its doors to the public with a series of interactive exhibitions to explore, placing you in the hands of CN guides, available at your disposal to walk you through every chapter of our exhibit. Hear their stories and stick around for a show by our special musical guests. Due to limited capacity, guests will be admitted to the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

Daily schedule

  1. Private event – Media Thursday, July 18 | 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  2. Private event – Partners & Clients Thursday, July 18 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  3. Private event – Schools & Day Camps Friday, July 19 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  4. Public event Friday, July 19 | 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  5. Private event – CN Family Day Saturday, July 20 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  6. Public event Saturday, July 20 | 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  7. Private event – CN Family Day Sunday, July 21 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  8. Public event Sunday, July 21 | 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  9. Public event Monday, July 22 | 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  10. Public event Tuesday, July 23 | 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Railroad in Song

Inspired by an installment of works entitled, American Dreams, Thomas Hellman spins tales, stories and anecdotes of CN in a soundscape of words, harmonizing history with blues, folk, and gospel tunes. Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist composer's Erik West and Olaf Gundel, the trio will be traveling along The Moving Celebration, giving us not one, but two chances to tune in every day they perform.

Eric Paul Parent

Welcoming you at the doors will be our MC, Dr. Eric Paul Parent, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the fields of theatre, tourism, and culture to The Moving Celebration. With an extensive background in pedagogy and immersive tourism, Dr. Parent will be the liaison between guests and exhibits, bringing you closer to the heart of CN's history.

We will be at K-Days, Expo Center (access via 112th Avenue and 79th Street)

7410 Borden Park Road
Edmonton, AB
T5B 4W8, Canada
Parking availability
There are parking options at all three entrances (North, East & South) to the site. If you are coming by car, enter via 112 Avenue and 73 Street – there is parking there and you can walk along Borden Park Road to get to the South Gate. You can also enter via 112 Avenue and 79 street, however there is limited parking in that lot.
The K-Days site is paved and includes ramps and elevators to provide maximum possible accessibility. CN100 will also have ramps located throughout the site for access to the containers.
Public transit
The LRT has a stop at our North gate (Coliseum station), but it is the furthest gate from the site. The LRT stop that is at the Stadium (Stadium station) is just a short 10-minute walk to the gate.

Special events

In addition to the public event, we have set aside some time for special audiences to engage with this exhibit. We are transforming our containers into a series of experiences specially crafted for children, schools, and camps in the community – and for those who have worked by our side, we have something for you too.

A special thanks from CN to you

CN wants to thank you, our employees, our partners, our families for being there and to celebrate the centennial together. Get in touch with us to find out what we have planned for you.

Bring your school or camp group

We have set aside a special day just for kids to learn about trains. If you are interested in bringing your class or camp group, get in contact with us to reserve a spot and learn more about the events.

Tree Canada Collaboration

In honor of CN’s 100th anniversary, CN and Tree Canada are partnering with each of the CN100 ─ A Moving Celebration host communities to develop green space initiatives. Trees displayed at each CN container village, along with additional trees, will become part of each community’s urban canopy.

Photo credit: Pinpoint Photography
What is allowed / prohibited on the event site?
For details about the K-Days terms of entry, please refer to their website.
All events are outside. But what if it rains?
The event will be open rain or shine. That being said, if the weather becomes severe enough, we will take necessary precautions and announce any and all changes to the event. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated.
Do I need a pass to get in to the event?
No, no event pass is needed to get into the CN event. However, you will need to pay an entry fee to enter the main K-Days event grounds. You can purchase a pass on-site or online. Please note that the CN100 event is first come, first served; once we reach maximum capacity, we will restrict entry on the premises.

Questions about the event?

Look through our general FAQ or have a look at the K-Days FAQ.
See general FAQ

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