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Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

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Canada’s first transcontinental railway through the dramatic Rocky Mountains comes to life in this beautiful new route for Train Simulator, featuring imposing mountain passes, steep gradients and famous spiral tunnels.

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was originally built between British Columbia and Eastern Canada in the 1880s, fulfilling a promise extended to British Columbia when it became part of the Canadian Confederation in 1871. The route was originally planned to run further north than where it was eventually built, primarily to prevent American railroads running through Canada. However, this presented engineers with a challenging project to navigate steep gradients and imposing mountain passes.

The CPR was completed in 1885 but as traffic grew, the 4.5% grades of Kicking Horse Pass, west of Calgary, became unmanageable, as well as heavy avalanches that constantly disrupted operations along the line. As a result, a series of tunnels were built through the mountains and, using the famous Gotthard line in Switzerland as their inspiration, CPR’s engineers constructed a number of spiral tunnels to reduce the steep grades along the line.

Today, the modern-day 155 mile (250km) route for Train Simulator between Revelstoke and Lake Louise, through the imposing Rocky Mountains, is part of the busy transcontinental railway that sees almost exclusively a busy mix of freight traffic, including coal, potash, sulphur, grain, manifest freight and double stack container wagons. Scheduled passenger trains on the route were discontinued in 1991, but during the summer, the line sees the Rocky Mountaineer tourist train.

The Canadian Mountain Passes route for Train Simulator begins 10 miles east of Lake Louise at Eldon and follows the Bow River to Morant's Curve, a famous location for railfans and photographers. At Lake Louise, the track splits and runs on grades up to 1.8% to Stephen, at the summit of Kicking Horse Pass.

As the line descends to Golden, the first of the route’s famous spiral tunnels is navigated, descending on a much gentler 2.2% grade than the original line carried. Just south of Golden, the main yard sees busy coal traffic load and unload daily, with double tracks from Golden to Revelstoke to accommodate the constant flow of heavy coal traffic.

For a short distance, the line follows the Columbia River as it flows northwards through the Rocky Mountain Trench – engineers get brief respite on this flat section of the route, before the line turns away at Beavermouth and starts the climb up Rogers Pass. This climb features some of the route’s most spectacular scenery, including the Stone Creek Trestle Bridge, a favourite spot for photographers, Connaught Tunnel and the nine-mile (15km) long Mount MacDonald Tunnel.

Included with the route is the GE ES44AC diesel locomotive in Canadian Pacific® livery, which features new air braking with adjustable difficulty offering more realistic behaviour for heavy freight trains than ever before – bringing a 10,000t freight train down a 2.2% grade has never been more challenging in Train Simulator! Also included are a number of loaded and unloaded freight cars, including an Auto Rack, Coal Hopper, Gondola Car, Container Double Stack Car, Grain Hopper, 50ft Box Car, Double Door Box Car, 4-Chute Covered Hopper, Potash Car and Tank Car.

Developed by Milepost Simulations, Canadian Mountain Passes: Revelstoke-Lake Louise is a stunning route through the beautiful and famous Rocky Mountains, that will challenge even the most experienced of engineers with its steep gradients and heavy freight loads.

The trademark is the property of Canadian Pacific® Ltd. All rights reserved. It is used under license by Canadian Pacific Railway Company.


13 scenarios for the route:
  • Tutorial: Simple Driving Controls
  • Tutorial: Expert Driving Controls
  • Tutorial: Braking
  • Tutorial: Using the Task List for Switching
  • Along the Kicking Horse
  • CP Train 200, Part 1
  • CP Train 200, Part 2
  • Eldon Extra
  • Golden Morning Switch
  • Spiral Bound
  • Train 671: Potash Westbound
  • Windermere Coal, Part 1
  • Windermere Coal, Part 2

More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

Key Features

  • 155 mile (250km) Canadian Pacific Railway route from Revelstoke to Lake Louise
  • Challenging mountain passes, including Kicking Horse Pass and Rogers Pass
  • Steep gradients and spiral tunnels
  • Morant’s Curve, Golden Freight Yard, Rocky Mountains Trench, Stone Creek Trestle Bridge, Connaught Tunnel and Mount MacDonald Tunnel
  • Canadian Pacific® GE ES44AC diesel locomotive
  • New realistic air brake implementation with adjustable difficulty
  • Loaded and unloaded freight cars, including an Auto Rack, Coal Hopper, Gondola Car, Container Double Stack Car, Grain Hopper, 50ft Box Car, Double Door Box Car, 4-Chute Covered Hopper, Potash Car and Tank Car.
  • Scenarios for the route
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Download size: 1,899mb

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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38 of 38 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 2, 2014
This route is definitely another true masterpiece by DTG. It was released in February and I got for my birthday in April. I love it alot. This is the first route other than USA, UK and Germany. DTG is now going global with this being in Canada and they also developed a South African route via partner program. This route includes on ES44AC in Canadian Pacific livery and tons of rolling stock including the all new potash hopper and grain hopper. The route runs 155 miles from Revelstoke BC to Eldon, Alberta. En-route are challenging inclines, Mt. MacDonald and Connaught Tunnels, Large staging yard at Golden on the CP Windermere Sub, Field, BC which is a crew change point and dividing point for the Mountain and Laggan Subdivisions. After Field comes the Spiral Tunnels where long freight trains can loop over themselves. Later you have some downhill running on the approach to Lake Louise where the track is then single all the way to Eldon where a small yard is located. This route also features some amazing scenery. Sometimes you might see a static bear standing around in the woods. A new realistic brake system is featured on the ES44AC. This is the first DLC to have it. I strongly recommend this route!
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 29, 2014
I must say that this is one of the best routes done by Dovetail Games and Milepost Simulations. The scenery is well done, quite dense, and includes some nice custom assets. This route is also the longest route available for Train Simulator at the moment, being 155 miles long. Also, the braking physics are quite challenging, just like in real life. Being a third party developer, I understand that a route like this is quite a challenge to make. And also being Canadian, it is nice to see my home country in Train Simulator.

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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 8, 2014
There are a total of 9 scenarios in this DLC. At the time of writing this review, I completed 4 scenarios with a perfect score of 1,000. To all die hard fans of Train Simulators out there, scenario CP Train 200 Part 2 is very difficult to complete with a perfect score. You must always keep close to the speed limit to have any chance of completing this scenario with a perfect score.

In conclusion, I would heartily recommend fans to purchase this scenario due to its difficulty. It is indeed a challenge but well worth the effort. As for bugs, I have not come across any so far for this DLC. A great value for money.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 16, 2015
By far the best route for TS15. Nice scenary, long route, and a pretty good climb. I wish it came with more then one engine but other then that I recommend this.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: January 31, 2015
Very lush scenery with good mountainous terrain and perfect scenery. The route has many opportunities to take in the sights. The newer CP liveries for the ES44AC locomotives are a nice feature as well as the adjustable dynamic braking. Since Canada is the worlds 3rd largest potash exporter, the potash car was a nice addition to the standard cars. Overall I think DTG and Milepost Simulations did a good job on this route. I give this route 5*****
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: March 7, 2015
Great route. Nice engine sounds but i wish they added two or three different CP engines. The rolling stock is nice. Realistic engine power on trains. Couplers are bad but theres a fix for that on but over all fantastic route. Price is a little to high. If you like long freight trains with DPU in center and on rear this is the route for you. Glad i bought it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 22, 2014
Nice route and very deatail the engie are nice and i love the sound effects form the cars and siganls are neat looking how thet=y work over all u should get this route
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Posted: August 29, 2015
Great route, sure wish they'd at least changed the locomotive sounds, and the annoying thing about this locomotive that comes with the route is that, the bell activates automatically when you blow th the horn..( bound to give me some headaches. LOL)
And another thing is that there is only only locomotive that comes with the route, I would have at least expected a dash 8 and 9 and plus an SD80 and 70MAC, but other than that. Awesome route and nice scenery and great locomotives, what sort of bugs me is that they didn't add in a cab light so please do fix the issue with the Cab light and horn.,and the speed limit is so damn low along most of it's length,..I could fall asleep while driving my train(LOL) it's literally that slow! Anyway, love the route, it has very high detail and I hope DTG keeps up the good work.
If you TS fans are looking for some challenging train routes, the Canadian Mountain Passes is for you.
It's a very good challenge going from Eldon(Alberta) to Revelstoke and back through the Canadian wilderness. It's a fun challenge overrall.
.Overall 9/10
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: February 2, 2015

-Close vegetation is abundant but not much varied.
-Great atmosphere but only at certain time of the day
-Long route


-Bald green mountains seems to occur when they are far away, even with full graphics.
-Mountains has no rock features. They are basically bumps with trees on them (If the trees appear)
-Rivers looks highly unrealistic, they don't even bother adding rocks on the shores. The water barely move.


-If you are looking for a scenic and natural route, but are not willing to spend to get all the Pass routes as well, you might be better to buy Maria's Pass, or my best suggestion, Steven's Pass instead. This is not worth the full price or to be the main scenic route of your DLC's collection.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 26, 2015
Just got this route tonight. Looks great! The CP ES44AC brakes are going to take some getting used to though?
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Posted: September 3
An excellent route, with fantastic scenery and challenging grades.
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Posted: July 12
This route is truly fantastic, I love the railcars and the scenarios, and the amount of detail in everything is amazing.
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Posted: July 9
Fantastically challenging route. I'd love to see (and would wholeheartedly buy) more Canadian National or Canadian Pacific DLC. Like the Alberta grain cars or something. Either way, I had hours of fun with the included scenarios.
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Posted: July 5
This is a very good Dlc. When i got into the route for the first time i was just stunned. i couldn't believe my eyes. I live in canada and they got it almost perfect. I'd recommened it to you. for it's expensive price. yes it's defenetly worth it.
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Posted: July 1
Beautiful route. I'm at loss of words.

This is a mountain pass route with an average speed of 30 mph. Uses Canadian Pacific content and only have 1 diesel locomotive, the ES44AC. Good brake physics, but DTG version (Smokebox) is more realistic.

Long distance route and will take 3-5 hours to finish it from end to end, gentle grades with 1% average and have the loop tunnels with 2% grade. Scenery is plentiful and adequate. Give the feel of Canadia and really enjoyable route for mountain train drivers. Going par to par with Stevens Pass, although better performance.
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Posted: February 14

ok here we go. the route is awsome it is realy difficult in some parts and makes for a challenge that is needed. the lay out is good scenrey is ok, just standard. ........

now for the bad as of right now if i play this most of the bridges dont render, and there's long sections of track just floating in the air. I brought this up in the forums with coutless screenshots. my answers to me was my hardware.and the people answering said their's was working fine but they didnt even have it. and my forum post got buried quick wonder why? well it's not my hardware, I own almost everyother us route and dont have floating track or bridges missing.......

When your coming down this route in direction of travel right to left, all the bridges are left side heavy over the gaps and not centered. So there was a lost a attetion to detail. Now the missing ground and bridges, i know at some point they were there ive seen you tube vids of them. so what i beleive with all the updates and patches and such maybe it messed up the code......

now the locomotive, it's crap, well no crap has uses so this loco is worse. if you save and quit and go back in your cab lights and steplights will be on, but not yah i know how that sounds ,,,it just looks like a light coming through the roof. so you have to turn them off and on. then the hud. advance hud has no dynamic brake readout when they are used. no brake pressure or valve use, you have to look at the mfd on the left in the loco....And now for the brake's, i play on easiest setting. but the brakes recharge at hard level and disengage at that level to.but when you use them the loco stops on the easest setting ie not taking a mile to stop. so if your going 10mph and need to couple you apply brakes to slow to 3mph right, well when you apply brakes you better apply throttle becuase those brakes wont disengage untill your almost stopped.
so in the end

check my screenshots for more. eldon, and windermere 1 and 2
1 loco
missing bridges
missing ground
leveting track
it's your money
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Posted: December 15, 2015
make the sd40 cp rail train
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Posted: December 4, 2015
The scenery is really nice, my favorite so far, also momentum is annoying.
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Posted: October 26, 2015
Its awesome but the railroad tracks are missing similar problem I had last year with Hamburg-Hannover Route were the trscks wern't loading how do you fix this problem
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