1. Walk in the Past
During construction of Canada‘s Transcontinental Railway, one of the most challenging sections was the ‘Big Hill’ near the Alberta–British Columbia border. Prior to construction of the Spiral Tunnels, the steep grade challenged locomotives of that time and created a challenging component along the rail line.
The ‘Walk in the Past’ hike is a short, relatively easy, interesting and informational interpretive journey through lush forest along the path used by railway construction workers who built the rail line. The hike leads to an old, wrecked locomotive which failed to make the grade. It is an interesting and enlightening story.