In this section we
aim to explore the contribution of transport, industry and commerce
to the history of Canada. We will mainly use antiquarian
resources to do this but we'd be more than happy to receive any
contributions from our visitors in text, pictures or videos to add
to the site. We'd especially like to hear from anyone that can help
us detail the contributions of Canada's individual industrial and
VIA Rail's Canadian
- A Trans-Canada Train Odyssey
(Vancouver to Toronto , March 2022)
Well, it's finally here! For those who have seen my preview video
and for those interested who are checking in in for the first
time... Here is my full-length documentary on "The Canadian" - VIA
Rail's Transcontinental passenger train, which runs from Vancouver
to Toronto. This was recorded during our scenic land cruise across
Canada in March of 2022. Showcasing the breathtaking scenery, and
world class service & accommodations to be found aboard VIA Rail
Canada's premier passenger train. It's a 95 hour trip condensed into
3hrs55min - Possibly the longest & most in-depth amateur video
documentary of the Canadian on Youtube - Hope you enjoy!
For an overview of
economic activity by Province you might visit the
Provincial Trends reports which is an in-depth analysis of
provincial economic trends in Canada by Scotia Bank.
The 20 Economic Sectors in Canada
This gives a list of the sectors and what they cover.
Steel Went Through By P. Turner Bone. This is a story of the
building of the Canadian Pacific Railroad by one of the engineers
that worked on many parts of the line.
Ocean, Fleming's Expedition Through Canada in 1872 By The Revd. George M. Grant
(1873). This is the story of the first survey done looking for the best
route for the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
The Remarkable History of the
Hudson's Bay Company By George Bryce. The story of
the Hudson's Bay company and how it played a major role in the
opening up of Canada and its commerce.
An Enterprise Beyond by Washington Irving in three volumes (1836)
The Hudson Bay Route
Proposed railway line to Hudson Bay (pdf)
Economic Minerals and Mining Industry of
By the Staff of the Mines Branch. Also added to this page is a
summary of the 2010 position on mineral wealth of Canada.
An overview of the Agricultural market
From Canadian Statistics
Oil and Gas Industry in Canada
Here we will explore this sector of the Canadian economy.
Woolen Industry in Canada
A look at the past and present of the woolen industry in Canada.
I am using as a base for this section volume 1 of a 2 volume book
about the lumber industry in America. This volume concentrates on
Here I am trying to build some information on the Health Service in
Here I am trying to give you an overview of the banking industry in
They produce the Canada Year Book which is Statistics Canada's most
popular publication. For over 140 years, it's been the ultimate
source for the newest facts and analyses related to current events,
important issues, and trends in Canada.
US - Canada Economic Relations
This is a report from the US Embassy in Ottawa
How Canada is
leveraging its PPP expertise worldwide
Early experience with public-private partnerships have enabled this
nationís deal makers and builders to exploit the global trend
Release of the BTB and RCC Reports
to Leaders 2012
Reports produced by the US Embassy in Canada on The Beyond the
Border Action Plan.
National Trade Estimates Report on
Foreign Trade Barriers 2013
A report which shows the USA's view on trade barriers with Canada
Arctic Economics in
the 21st Century. Center for Strategic & International Studies (pdf)
The report explores the key economic dynamics at play in the rapidly
changing Arctic region, and evaluates both the economic benefits of
an increasingly open Arctic region and the costs of exploring the
riches of the American Arctic.
Copyright Policy, Creativity, and
Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper). Department of
This Green Paper is the most thorough and comprehensive analysis of
digital copyright policy issued by any administration since 1995.
The report is a product of the Department of Commerceís Internet
Policy Task Force (IPTF) with input from the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA).
Kootenay Valley Railway (Canadian
Pacific) Cabride - Trail to Nelson, BC
With power consisting of no less than 4 SD40-2s and a GP38-2, the
KVR's Hotshot is shown making its way from Tadanac yard in Trail to
the crew change point of Nelson. This trip of 47 miles goes through
some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada.
Last Train Across Canada - Murray Sayle -
Full Documentary, Originally produced for PBS "Travels" Series.
Doug Jones Travelog: The Great Canadian
Information on the Canadian Fishing Industry
History of the Cunard Steam Ship Company
Canadian Tourism Industry
Examining the tourism industry of Canada.
A Pipeline from West to East
Pioneer Transportation in Canada
By Lawrence J. Burpee, F.R.S.C., Secretary, International Joint
Building of a Railway from Guelph
via Elora, Fergus, Mount Forest and Walkerton, to Lake Huron
Submitted by F. W. Watkins (1867)
Historical Sketch of the British
American Assurance Company
By J. Castell Hopkins, F.S.S. (1912)
Great Lakes and Atlantic Canal and
Power Company, Limited.
Proposed Great Lakes to Ocean $500,000,000 Waterway Improvement and
$200,000,000 Hydraulic Development (1919) (pdf)
Issued by The Canadian Manufacturers' Association
Woollen Industry in Canada
By Watson Griffin (pdf)
Here I Stand - The Chris Hadfield Story
The World Without Canada
A video series
Digital Canada 150
A 2017 vision for Digital Canada (pdf)
A History of Canadian
In the Several Portions of the Dominion with a Sketch of the
Canadian Press Association 1859-1908 Edited by a Committee of the
History of Canadian Wealth
By Gustavus Myers (1914) (pdf)
Making a Start in Canada
Letters from two young emigrants with an Introduction by Alfred J.
Church, M.A. (1889) (pdf)
Bureau of Scientific and
Industrial Research and School of Specific Industries of the Royal
Bulletin: Series I. No. I. Presidential Address at Opening Meeting
of Session of 1915 by President Frank Arnoldi, K.C. (1915) (pdf)
Canadian Railway and Marine World
A publication covering this market.
Veterinary work in Canada
An Epoch in
By Randolph Carlyle (1907) (pdf)
Canadian women in workshops, mills and
The evidence of the 1871 census manuscripts (pdf)
Problems and contradictions in North America Economic Integration.
The Problem of Canada
By Malcolm McLeod (1880) (pdf)
Interview with Michael Dederer
by Museum of History & Industry
Report of the Postmaster General
For Year Ended March 31, 1915 (pdf)
Building the North
By J, B. MacDougall, B.A. (1919)