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==1871==
 
==1871==
 
*British Columbia joins confederation, July 20, 1871.
 
*British Columbia joins confederation, July 20, 1871.
*Survey crews survey Fraser Canyon, North Thompson, South Thompson, Yellowhead Pass. ([[Surveying in 1871]])
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*Survey crews survey [[Fraser Canyon]], [[North Thompson]], [[South Thompson]], [[Yellowhead Pass]]. ([[Surveying in 1871]])
 
==1872==
 
==1872==
*Survey crews survey Bute Inlet. ([[Surveying in 1872]])
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*Survey crews survey [[Bute Inlet]]. ([[Surveying in 1872]])
 
*[[Sandford Fleming]] and [[George Grant]] travel across Canada.
 
*[[Sandford Fleming]] and [[George Grant]] travel across Canada.
 
==1873==
 
==1873==
*Survey crews explored Howe Sound and Squamish valley as well as the North Thompson. ([[Surveying in 1873]])
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*Survey crews explored [[Howe Sound]] and Squamish valley as well as the [[North Thompson]]. ([[Surveying in 1873]])
 
==1874==
 
==1874==
*Survey crews explore the upper Fraser River near Prince George ([[Surveying in 1874]])
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*Survey crews explore the upper [[Fraser River]] near [[Prince George]] ([[Surveying in 1874]])
 
==1875==
 
==1875==
*Trial location completed between Bute Inlet, Prince George and the Yellowhead Pass ([[Surveying in 1875]])
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*Trial location completed between [[Bute Inlet]], [[Prince George]] and the [[Yellowhead Pass]] ([[Surveying in 1875]])
 
==1876==
 
==1876==
*Surveying on the upper Fraser River as well as the Chilcotin ([[Surveying in 1876]])
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*Surveying on the upper [[Fraser River]] as well as the [[Chilcotin]] ([[Surveying in 1876]])
 
==1877==
 
==1877==
 
==1878==
 
==1878==
*Revisions in the Fraser Canyon including locating the main crossing at Cisco ([[Surveying in 1878]])
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*Revisions in the [[Fraser Canyon]] including locating the main crossing at [[Cisco]] ([[Surveying in 1878]])
 
==1879==
 
==1879==
*Onderdonk signs first contract with the Canadian Government to build the railway in the Fraser Canyon. (23 Dec)
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*[[Onderdonk]] signs first contract with the Canadian Government to build the railway in the [[Fraser Canyon]]. (23 Dec)
 
==1880==
 
==1880==
*May 15 - first dynamite near Yale to start construction.
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*May 15 - first dynamite near [[Yale]] to start construction.
 
==1883==
 
==1883==
*December - Cisco bridge arrives in Vancouver from England
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*December - [[Cisco]] bridge arrives in Vancouver from England
 
==1884==
 
==1884==
*January - last spike on Fraser Valley section
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*January - last spike on [[Fraser Valley]] section
*June - Cisco bridge put into place
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*June - [[Cisco]] bridge put into place
 
==1885==
 
==1885==
*July - track reaches Kamloops
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*July - track reaches [[Kamloops]]
 
*November 7 - Last spike in the CPR at [[Craigellachie]].
 
*November 7 - Last spike in the CPR at [[Craigellachie]].

Revision as of 20:04, 4 December 2005

The previous contents of this page have been moved to Railways in Southern British Columbia. (Dec 4, 2005)

This timeline contains information about the construction and early operation of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia.

1871

1872

1873

1874

1875

1876

1877

1878

1879

  • Onderdonk signs first contract with the Canadian Government to build the railway in the Fraser Canyon. (23 Dec)

1880

  • May 15 - first dynamite near Yale to start construction.

1883

  • December - Cisco bridge arrives in Vancouver from England

1884

1885