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

Take the Cranbrook - Golden - Vancouver line.

The roundhouse
What do you think this strange circular building could be used for?
The answer is that it is used to store locomotives. It is a highly ingenious North American invention called the roundhouse.

First train arrives in Vancouver
In May 1887, the first train finally reached Vancouver. However, the Canadian Pacific Railway was inaugurated officially in November 1885, 18 months before the railway line had been completely finished.

Mystery object clue
Two photographs of this object are on display at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park.
Cranbrook -- Vancouver
Departure: Monday at 6:00
Arrival: Monday at 18:00

Take the Cranbrook - Golden - Vancouver line.

The roundhouse
What do you think this strange circular building could be used for?
The answer is that it is used to store locomotives. It is a highly ingenious North American invention called the roundhouse.

First train arrives in Vancouver
In May 1887, the first train finally reached Vancouver. However, the Canadian Pacific Railway was inaugurated officially in November 1885, 18 months before the railway line had been completely finished.

Mystery object clue
Two photographs of this object are on display at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park.

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Vancouver Roundhouse

Vancouver Roundhouse.

Photographer: Don Evans
c. 1970
© West Coast Railway Association.


CPR Engine #374

CPR Engine #374: Pulled the First Passenger Train into Vancouver, British Columbia.

West Coast Railway Association
1887-05-23
© West Coast Railway Association.


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

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