Cranbrook -- Vancouver
Departure: Monday at 6:00
Arrival: Monday at 18:00

Crow’s Nest Pass Agreement
The Crow’s Nest Pass Agreement between the government and Canadian Pacific was signed in 1897. It authorized the CPR to extend a line through the Crow’s Nest, in Southern British Columbia, where there are rich mineral deposits. The line gave new life to many towns, including Cranbrook. Repair shops and many sites were located along the line.

Cranbrook: a stopover
The city of Cranbrook became an important stopover. International freight and passengers to the United States went through Cranbrook.
Its economy developed around lumber and mining.

Cranbrook -- Vancouver
Departure: Monday at 6:00
Arrival: Monday at 18:00

Crow’s Nest Pass Agreement
The Crow’s Nest Pass Agreement between the government and Canadian Pacific was signed in 1897. It authorized the CPR to extend a line through the Crow’s Nest, in Southern British Columbia, where there are rich mineral deposits. The line gave new life to many towns, including Cranbrook. Repair shops and many sites were located along the line.

Cranbrook: a stopover
The city of Cranbrook became an important stopover. International freight and passengers to the United States went through Cranbrook.
Its economy developed around lumber and mining.


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Agreement

The Crow's Nest Pass Agreement authorized the CPR to extend a line through the Crow's Nest, in Southern British Columbia, where there are rich mineral deposits.

National Archives of Canada
1897
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© National Archives of Canada.


Cranbrook Station (1914)

Cranbrook Station.

Photographer: unknown (perhaps W.A. Prest)

© Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook.


CPR Passenger Train

CPR Passenger Train at Cranbrook (Before 1905).

Photographer: unknown (Provincial Archives of British Columbia)

© Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook


Game

Where is Squamish? Look at this map. Is Squamish to the north, south, west or east of Vancouver in British Columbia?

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

© 2002, CHIN. All Rights Reserved.


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
  • Discover the factors that helped to determine where to build CPR routes

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