Virtual Museum Canada

Sir SandFord Fleming - The Knight Of Time

A Man Of His Time

Ingenious Builders

CPR  railway along the Thompson River
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With its immense territory and varied terrain, which were already attracting tourists, Canada was a country in which huge challenges existed in agriculture, communications, the opening of remote regions and the establishment of a railway network. If the country was to be developed, Nature must be controlled.

Intercolonial Railway Snow Shed
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Canadians surmounted difficulties posed by formidable distances between communities, as well as obstacles of terrain, wide variations in temperature and abundant snowfalls.

Mountain Creek Bridge at Selkirk in British Columbia
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A number of engineering works, such as massive railway bridges on wooden trestles erected in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings, are masterpieces admired by Canadians and visitors alike.