Join Us in Nelson!
The CPHA is hosting its first ever membership convention
September 17th to 21st, 2022 in Nelson, British Columbia.
We are excited to be partnering with the Great Northern Railway Historical Society.
This will be their first joint event, and their first convention in Canada. Nelson and the
surrounding Kootenay region host a fascinating railway and cultural history, where the
CPR and GNR feature front and centre.
The region also boasts beautiful scenery, fantastic restaurants and attractions, and
entertainment for the entire family.
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.
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:
- Historic and community tours
- Clinics and presentations:
There will be dozens of presentations on all kinds of
topics relating to the GNR and CPR. Clinics are scheduled
from Saturday evening through to Wednesday morning.
Details on topics and presenters will be finalized and
communicated closer to the event.
- Monday BBQ Social:
Join us on the hotel restaurant patio overlooking Kootenay Lake. Build your own beef and
vegetarian burgers, salads, beverage and dessert. $29.50 - tax and gratuity included
Optional Craft Beer Tasting: $10 for a flight of your choice of 4 local craft beers.
- CPR models and photo displays:
Bring your work-in-progress or completed models and photos to display. Admire the great skills
of fellow members. Talk with others to get tips, problem solve, and share ideas. For inquiries or
special requests for model and photo displays contact Rob Kirkham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Model railroad layouts
- Opportunities to socialize with like-minded people
- Events for non-rail partners
With so much to enjoy, we are confident this convention will
provide a great time for our members.
For more information, contact Scott Calvert, Co-Chair, Nelson 2022.