Winnipeg -- Calgary
Departure: Friday at 17:00
Arrival: Saturday at 9:00

The railway made it possible to open up western lands.
It might surprise you to hear this, but the train made it possible to settle the Prairies. Once the railway was built, the Canadian government encouraged new immigrants to come and work the land.

Did you know that Winnipeg can be compared to a crossroads?
Wheat and livestock from the West headed for the eastern part of the country went through Winnipeg. Towards the end of the 19th century, immigrants headed west also went through Winnipeg, as did manufactured goods.

Continue your investigation
If you take the first letter of each of the following words and rearrange them properly, you will find the name of a famous Native chief. Three of the letters have already been given to you and they are in the right place.
Clue: the word begins with the third letter of the alphabet.
Car, rail, whistle, freight, track
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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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