What a funny thing!

To discover the identity of this mystery object, take the train on an adventure across Canada, picking up clues to its identity along the way.

Canadian Heritage Information Network
Canada Science and Technology Museum, Canadian Museum of Rail Travel-Cranbrook B.C., Canadian Railway Museum at Delson/Saint-Constant, Direction 2006, Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, Salem and Hillsborough Railroad Museum, Transport Canada, West Coast Railway Association, Department of Canadian Heritage Heritage Policy Branch

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Halifax -- Montreal
Departure: Monday at 14:00
Arrival: Tuesday at 10:00

Windsor Station
Windsor Station was built between 1887 and 1889. At the site, a sign used to proclaim: "Better than anything ever built... the new Canadian Pacific railway station."

Take the train to Montreal to continue your investigation.

Pier 2
Pier 2 was a major centre for receiving immigrants arriving by ship in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
From this pier, immigrants would go through gates taking them to the railway station. Pier 2 was destroyed and has been replaced by Pier 21.

The Intercolonial Railway
The Intercolonial Railway was established to maintain a railway link through four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The main line was built between 1870 and 1876.

Mystery object clue
The object seems to be related to the railways. If you visit the Canadian Railway Museum at Delson/Saint-Constant near Montreal, you might learn more about it.

Halifax -- Montreal
Departure: Monday at 14:00
Arrival: Tuesday at 10:00

Windsor Station
Windsor Station was built between 1887 and 1889. At the site, a sign used to proclaim: "Better than anything ever built... the new Canadian Pacific railway station."

Take the train to Montreal to continue your investigation.

Pier 2
Pier 2 was a major centre for receiving immigrants arriving by ship in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
From this pier, immigrants would go through gates taking them to the railway station. Pier 2 was destroyed and has been replaced by Pier 21.

The Intercolonial Railway
The Intercolonial Railway was established to maintain a railway link through four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The main line was built between 1870 and 1876.

Mystery object clue
The object seems to be related to the railways. If you visit the Canadian Railway Museum at Delson/Saint-Constant near Montreal, you might learn more about it.


© 2002, CHIN. All Rights Reserved.

Pier 2

Pier 2 was a major centre for receiving immigrants arriving by ship in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

CSTMC/CN

© CSTMC/CN Collection


The Intercolonial Railway

The Intercolonial Railway was established to maintain a railway link through four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The main line was built between 1870 and 1876.

Canadian Railway Museum
1876
Intercolonial Railway Poster
© Canadian Railway Museum at Delson/Saint-Constant


Learning Objectives

The learner will:

  • Develop an appreciation for the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
  • Develop an understanding for the role that the CPR has had on communities throughout Canada
  • Understand the purpose that the CPR served in receiving new immigrants to Canada

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