Free Greater Sudbury Transit to Capreol Santa Claus Parade on November 25

Nov 23, 2017

Greater Sudbury Transit is extending free public transportation to the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Claus Parade in Capreol, this Saturday, November 25.

Passengers boarding Route 703 Val Caron / Hanmer / Capreol between 2:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. will travel to and from Capreol, free of charge. Passengers are asked to inform the bus operator they are attending the festivities.

Route 703 departs the Downtown Transit Terminal at 2:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. to arrive in time for the festivities.  Passengers connecting from other citywide transit routes may request free fare with a transfer to Route 703 at either of these times.

Following the Parade, buses depart the Capreol Arena bus stop at 7:13 p.m. and 9:13 p.m. and the Young at Bloor bus stop at 7:25 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. at no charge to riders. Passengers connecting to other citywide transit routes may request a transfer at no charge.

Festivities include the annual Candle Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. at the Northern Ontario Railway Museum, from where all those gathered will walk to the Cenotaph for carol singing, the tree lighting, wagon rides and a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.  Following the 6 p.m. Santa Claus Parade and fireworks display, participants will enjoy refreshments and entertainment at the Capreol Arena.

Event details are available online at

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