Canadian Pacific Historical Association

Nelson 2020 Convention

Nelson 2020

Nelson, British Columbia — September 18-23, 2020

This is a unique opportunity to attend the first-ever joint CPHA-GNRHS convention, and the first-ever national CPHA convention. Nelson, B.C., was chosen as the location based on its rich history for both railroads, worldclass tourism opportunities and the beautiful natural surroundings it affords us all.

Nelson is located in southern British Columbia along the CPR "southern main line", and was home to CPR divisional offices and a major yard for many years. At milepost 0.0 of the Boundary Subdivision, situated on the west arm of Kootenay Lake and on highway #3, Nelson is centrally located in the Boundary/Kootenay area of B.C.

While it is two years away, the convention program is already taking shape and promises to keep you very busy for the duration of the event. We are extremely pleased to report that noted author and historian Robert D. Turner will be joining us as the banquet keynote speaker and guide for the K&S circle prototype tour. The program will also include:

With so much to enjoy, we are confident this convention will provide a great time for our members. Watch for more information in future issues of CP TRACKS and on the CPHA website. A Facebook page will also be launched later this fall. Please remember that you must be a member of either CPHA or GNRHS to attend this event. See you there!

For more information, contact Scott Calvert, Co-Chair, Nelson 2020.