NOVEM­BER 7, 1885

Canada's History - - CURRENTS -

Don­ald A. Smith, pres­i­dent of the Cana­dian Pa­cific Railway, drives the last spike in Canada’s first transcon­ti­nen­tal railway. How­ever, due to the need to con­tinue work­ing on sec­tions of the line, it would take six more months be­fore the first cross-Canada train voy­age could be com­pleted. That oc­curred on July 4, 1886, when a Cana­dian Pa­cific Railway pas­sen­ger train ar­rived at Port Moody, Bri­tish Columbia, nearly six days af­ter it had de­parted from Mon­treal.

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