Great Canadian Railway Journeys

May 2020
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Season 4 Episode 8 - Saint-Anne De Beaupre To Winnipeg

Expired 3.5 41 x
Following his guidebook to the beautiful basilica at Sainte Anne de Beaupré, Michael discovers the racks of crutches discarded by the healed and meets modern day visitors in search of miracles. The Train de Charlevoix, built to transport pilgrims, now conveys tourists along the north bank of the mighty St Lawrence river to...
April 2020
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Season 4 Episode 7 - Springhill Junction To Quebec City

Expired 3.0 36 x
Michael Portillo travels on the Ocean train from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick. Along the way he investigates the world’s biggest tide at Hopewell Rocks and admires its dramatic rock formations and caves. He apparently defies gravity on a magnetic hill in a 1965 Pontiac Bonneville.
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Season 4 Episode 6 - Halifax To Prince Edward Island

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Michael Portillo begins a new journey on the tracks of the Ocean line to explore Canada’s maritime provinces, en route to Quebec City. Clutching his 1899 Appleton’s Guide to Canada, he begins in the Atlantic port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he discovers an 18th century British hilltop citadel, manned at the time of his ...
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Season 4 Episode 5 - Kamloops To Calgary

Expired 3.0 26 x
Michael Portillo boards one of the world’s most famous trains, the Rocky Mountaineer, to cross the backbone of the North American continent from Kamloops to the spa resort of Banff. This magnificent journey takes him to the highest point of the 19th century transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway line at Kicking Horse Pa...
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Season 4 Episode 4 - Vancouver Island To Kamloops

Expired 3.0 18 x
Michael Portillo explores British Columbia, steered by his Appleton’s Guide to Canada, published in 1899. He discovers how two superpowers nearly came to war over a pig and joins the Royal Canadian Navy to firefight on board the frigate HMCS Regina.
March 2020
58:43

Season 4 Episode 3 - Skagway To Vancouver

Expired 4.0 31 x
Michael Portillo embarks on a second spectacular rail journey through Alaska into Canada on the White Pass and Yukon railway. Arriving in Skagway by seaplane from railwayless Juneau, Michael heads first for Dyea and the Chilkoot trail, which the first gold prospectors hiked a hundred years ago to the Klondike.
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