Craigellachie, British Columbia, Canada: Last Spike Monument

The U.S. had a "Golden Spike" to mark the meeting-spot of the two halves of its first Transcontinental Railroad. Canada - same continent, different country - did the same a few years later, without the gold.

Trans-Canada Hwy., Craigellachie, BC, Canada
On the south side of the Trans-Canada Hwy around two kilometers east of the hamlet of Craigellachie. Turn into the parking lot, then park as far as you can from the entrance. The monument is a short walk further, next to the train tracks.
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Last Spike.

Last Spike Monument

The spike is behind the fence, and the Last Spike Monument incorporates stones from every province and territory. The spike is in the train track and painted gold so you can see it.

[Mike Ashman, 07/17/2018]

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