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Nelson 2022

The CPHA is hosting its first ever membership convention September 16th 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.

New: Nelson Convention Update

We are getting excited as the Nelson 2022 Convention is getting close: September 17th-21st, 2022 inclusive!!

Looking forward to seeing you in Nelson,
Francina Carr, GNRHS
Nelson 2022 Convention Planner & Registrar


Download the complete Nelson 2022 brochure (PDF).

New Updated Convention Time Card (PDF updated August 25th).

Registration & Hotels | Tours | Banquet | Getting to Nelson


The Venue

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:

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.