Canadian Pacific Railway is completed
The Canadian Pacific Railway takes four years to build and is part of Canada's promise to British Columbia when it enters Confederation. Once complete, the CPR provides access to central and eastern Canadian markets and shortens the shipping distance for canned salmon to European markets. With the completion of the railway, many of the men who built it found work in the growing salmon canning industry.
Completion of Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway connects Prince Rupert with the rest of Canada through Winnipeg and opens a land-based transportation route for canned salmon from northern canneries.
Completion of the Panama Canal
The completion of the canal shortens the steamship route from Vancouver to Liverpool by over 9000 km or 23 days.