Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia

Canadian Pacific Railway In British Columbia

The Canadian Pacific Railway is a Canadian Class I Railroad that stretches from Montreal to Vancouver. The BC portion of the railway was constructed between 1881 and 1885, fulfilling a promise extended to British Columbia when it entered Confederation in 1871. For decades, it was the only practical means of long–distance passenger transport in Canada.

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