With more than 45,000 kilometres of track, Canada boasts one of the largest railway systems in the world. Railways employ 32,000 Canadian workers and directly contribute more than $10 billion a year to the nation’s economy. In addition, nearly everything we consume travels by rail on some portion of its journey and each year, rail provides transportation for about 70 million Canadians.

Featured lesson plan: Importance of the Beaver

Students will describe the influence of the fur trade on the historical development of Canada by creating a brochure explaining its importance.