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Alexander Mackenzie (January 28, 1822April 17, 1892), was a Scottish-Canadian politician who served as the second Prime Minister of Canada, in office from 1873 to 1878.
Amor De Cosmos (August 20, 1825 – July 4, 1897) was a Canadian journalist, publisher and politician.
Annacis Island is an island located in the south arm of the Fraser River, in Delta, British Columbia.
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad was a U.S. railroad that owned or operated two disjointed segments, one connecting St. Louis, Missouri with Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the other connecting Albuquerque, New Mexico with Southern California.
A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route, usually a main line.
British Columbia (BC; Colombie-Britannique) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.
Highway 1 is part of the British Columbia section of the Trans-Canada Highway.
Highway 19, known locally as the Island Highway, is the main north-south thoroughfare on Vancouver Island north of Nanaimo.
Buckley Bay is a geographical location on the east coast of Vancouver Island, located between Union Bay to the north and Fanny Bay to the south.
The Budd Company was a 20th-century metal fabricator, a major supplier of body components to the automobile industry and a manufacturer of stainless steel passenger rail cars, airframes, missile and space vehicles, and various defense products.
The Budd Rail Diesel Car, RDC or Buddliner is a self-propelled diesel multiple unit (DMU) railcar.
Bute Inlet is one of the principal inlets of the British Columbia Coast.
Campbell River or Wiwek̓a̱m is a coastal city in British Columbia on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage, which lies along the important coastal Inside Passage shipping route.
Canadian Confederation (Confédération canadienne) was the process by which the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.
The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), also known formerly as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a historic Canadian Class I railroad incorporated in 1881.
Cassidy, British Columbia is located south of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and is home to the Ray Collishaw Air Terminal, Nanaimo's only airfield.
Catalyst Paper Corporation is a pulp and paper company based in the Canadian city of Richmond, British Columbia.
Charles Crocker (September 16, 1822 – August 14, 1888) was an American railroad executive who founded the Central Pacific Railroad, which constructed the westernmost portion of the first transcontinental railroad, and took control with partners of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Chemainus is a community in the Chemainus Valley on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
The Cliffside station is located in Cliffside, British Columbia, on the east side of Shawnigan Lake.
Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.
Cobble Hill is a small community on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821 – August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker) who built the Central Pacific Railroad as part of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad.
The Colony of British Columbia was a British Crown Colony that resulted from the amalgamation of the two former colonies, the Colony of Vancouver Island and the mainland Colony of British Columbia.
Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Cowichan Bay is a bay and community located on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island near Duncan, in British Columbia.
Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a historic, Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion.
Crown Mountain, sometimes called Ellison Peak, is a mountain located in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
Deep Bay is an unincorporated area on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada across Baynes Sound from Denman Island which has a government marina in a naturally protected harbour.
Duncan (pop. 4,944) is a city on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
The Encyclopedia of British Columbia is an encyclopedia first published in 1999.
Englewood Railway was a logging railroad on northern Vancouver Island, Canada.
The Township of Esquimalt is a municipality at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Roundhouse in Victoria, British Columbia, was completed in 1913 and designated a historic building in 1992.
The Fathers of Confederation are the 36 men who attended at least one of the Charlottetown (23 attendees) and Quebec (33) Conferences in 1864 and the London Conference of 1866 (16) in England, preceding Canadian Confederation.
Fort Victoria began as a fur trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company and was the headquarters of HBC operations in the Columbia District, a large fur trading area now part of the province of British Columbia, Canada and the U.S. state of Washington.
The Fraser River is the longest river within British Columbia, Canada, rising at Fraser Pass near Blackrock Mountain in the Rocky Mountains and flowing for, into the Strait of Georgia at the city of Vancouver.
Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (21 June 1826 – 12 February 1902) was a British public servant and prominent member of Victorian society.
George Anthony "Boomer" Walkem (November 15, 1834 – January 13, 1908) was a British Columbian politician and jurist.
Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, (24 June 1831 – 29 June 1890), known as Lord Porchester from 1833 to 1849, was a British politician and a leading member of the Conservative Party.
The Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) is a Canadian non-profit that owns all former Canadian Pacific and Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway (E&N) track on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
Sir John Alexander Macdonald (11 January 1815 – 6 June 1891) was the first Prime Minister of Canada (1867–1873, 1878–1891).
John Hamilton Gray, (1814 – June 5, 1889) was a politician in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada, a jurist, and one of the Fathers of Confederation.
Four known bridges have spanned the narrows between the Inner Harbour and Upper Harbour of Victoria, British Columbia, connecting Johnson Street on the east shore with Esquimalt Road on the west shore.
Sir Joseph William Trutch, (18 January 1826 – 4 March 1904) was an English-born Canadian engineer, surveyor and politician.
Ladysmith, originally Oyster Harbour, is a town located on the 49th parallel north on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Lake Cowichan (Nitinaht: ʕaʔk̓ʷaq c̓uubaʕsaʔtx̣), (pop. 2,974), is a town located on the east end of Cowichan Lake and, by highway, is west of Duncan, British Columbia.
Langford is a city on southern Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, industrialist, politician, and the founder (with his wife, Jane) of Stanford University.
This is a list of heritage railways in Canada.
Malahat is an unincorporated area in the Cowichan Valley, with municipal-type services delivered by the Cowichan Valley Regional District (Area A).
Nanaimo (Canada 2016 Census population 90,504) is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
Nanoose Bay is a community in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
A naval base, navy base, or military port is a military base, where warships and naval ships are docked when they have no mission at sea or want to restock.
An old-growth forest — also termed primary forest, virgin forest, primeval forest, or late seral forest— is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance and thereby exhibits unique ecological features and might be classified as a climax community.
An Order in Council is a type of legislation in many countries, especially the Commonwealth realms.
Parksville is a city on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.
Port Alberni is a city located on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.
The Prime Minister of Canada (Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Canada's head of government, charged with advising the Canadian monarch or Governor General of Canada on the exercise of the executive powers vested in them by the constitution.
A pulp mill is a manufacturing facility that converts wood chips or other plant fibre source into a thick fibre board which can be shipped to a paper mill for further processing.
Quadra Island is an island off the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, part of the Discovery Islands located within the Strathcona Regional District.
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada.
RailAmerica, Inc., based in Jacksonville, Florida, was a holding company of a number of short-line railroads and regional railroads in the United States and Canada.
In public transport, a request stop, flag stop, or whistle stop is a stop or station or airport at which trains, buses or airline flights respectively stop only on request; that is, only if there are passengers or freight to be picked up or dropped off.
A right-of-way (ROW) is a right to make a way over a piece of land, usually to and from another piece of land.
Robert Dunsmuir (August 31, 1825 – April 12, 1889) was a Scottish-Canadian coal mine developer, owner and operator, railway developer, industrialist and politician in British Columbia.
The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.
Seaspan ULC (formerly Seaspan Marine Corporation) provides marine-related services to the Pacific Northwest.
The Secretary of State for the Colonies or Colonial Secretary was the British Cabinet minister in charge of managing the United Kingdom's various colonial dependencies.
The Senate of Canada (Sénat du Canada) is the upper house of the Parliament of Canada, along with the House of Commons and the Monarch (represented by the Governor General).
Seymour Narrows is a section of the Discovery Passage in British Columbia known for strong tidal currents.
Shawnigan Lake is a village on British Columbia's Vancouver Island.
Siska, also known historically as Cisco, is a locality in the Fraser Canyon of British Columbia, Canada 9.4 kilometres south of the town of Lytton.
Sonora Island is one of the outer islands (without ferry service) of the Discovery Islands of British Columbia, Canada.
The Southern Railway of British Columbia, branded as SRY Rail Link is a Canadian short line railway operating in the southwestern British Columbia.
The Times Colonist is an English-language daily newspaper in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
A train ferry is a ship (ferry) designed to carry railway vehicles.
Union Bay in British Columbia, Canada is a small community approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of Courtenay, British Columbia, the largest city in the Comox Valley.
Vancouver Island is in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, just off the coast of Canada.
Via Rail Canada (generally shortened to Via Rail or Via; styled corporately as VIA Rail Canada) is an independent Crown corporation, subsidized by Transport Canada, mandated to offer intercity passenger rail services in Canada.
Victoria, the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, is on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast.
The Victoria–Courtenay train (formerly the Malahat), commonly known as the Dayliner, was a passenger train service operated by Via Rail between Victoria, Nanaimo, and Courtenay on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
Wellington is the name of a north Nanaimo, British Columbia neighbourhood, which was once the town of Wellington.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
The Yellowhead Pass is a mountain pass across the Continental Divide of the Americas in the Canadian Rockies.