Most Canadians know of the CP railway’s “Last Spike” story at Craigellachie, (near Revelstoke) B.C. in 1895. What most don’t know is that there was another “Last Spike” event near Jackfish Falls, a remote spot north of Lake Superior.
It’s important because it was this spike that completed the east west railway and kept it all in Canada! It may be hard to believe but in the 1880s, the original plan was to have a large part of our transcontinental railway go through the United States! That may have made the recent NAFTA cum USMCA trade agreement even more contentious!
We also created a touch-screen interactive map that allows users to click on a spot on the route and discover unique and interesting bits of history. LTR handled the research, all land-based video and aerials. Our post production included edit, graphics, animation, sound mix and design and coding of the interactive elements.