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Michael Portillo explores Canada, armed with his Appleton's Guidebook.

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Series 1: 15. Hinton To Jasper

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 15. Hinton To Jasper

Michael Portillo's rail journey across the vast open spaces of Canada reaches a dramatic scenic conclusion in the Rocky Mountains. Deep in the Columbia Icefield in a massiv ...

10-04-2019

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Series 1: 14. Edmonton

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 14. Edmonton

Michael Portillo continues west through the Canadian Prairie on his thousand-mile rail journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Jasper, Alberta. Following his 1899 Appleton's gu ...

09-04-2019

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Series 1: 13. Saskatoon

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 13. Saskatoon

Michael Portillo crosses the Great Plains of Canada by rail, armed with his 1899 Appleton's Guide. He digs into the region's indigenous past at the longest running arc ...

02-04-2019

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Series 1: 12. Portage La Prairie To Watrous

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 12. Portage La Prairie To Watrous

Steered by his 1899 Appleton's Guide, Michael Portillo strikes west across Manitoba into the province of Saskatchewan. High above the Prairie at Riding Mountain, he discove ...

27-03-2019

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Series 1: 11. Winnipeg

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 11. Winnipeg

Michael Portillo begins a 1,000-mile journey across the vast Canadian Prairie aboard Canada's last trans-continental passenger line. From the very heart of the country he t ...

26-03-2019

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Series 1: 10. Calgary

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 10. Calgary

Michael Portillo arrives in Calgary, in the Canadian province of Alberta, steered by his 1899 Appleton's guide. Sporting a bright red jacket, he saddles up with the Royal C ...

20-03-2019

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Series 1: 9. Kamloops To Banff

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 9. Kamloops To Banff

Clutching his 1899 Appleton's Guide, Michael Portillo boards one of the world's most famous trains, the Rocky Mountaineer, to cross the backbone of the North American ...

18-03-2019

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Series 1: 8. Port Moody To Kamloops

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 8. Port Moody To Kamloops

Armed with his 1899 Appleton's Guide to Canada, Michael Portillo learns how to head off a charging bear in the wilderness of British Columbia and holds on tight in a sidewi ...

13-03-2019

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Series 1: 7. Vancouver Island To San Juan Island

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 7. Vancouver Island To San Juan Island

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 ...

11-03-2019

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Series 1: 6. Vancouver

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 6. Vancouver

Michael Portillo prepares to trace some 600 miles of the first transcontinental railway route across the Canadian Rockies, steered by his 1899 Appleton's Guide.\n\nBeginnin ...

04-03-2019

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Series 1: 5. Saint-anne De Beaupre To La Malbaie

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 5. Saint-anne De Beaupre To La Malbaie

Michael Portillo explores the Province of Quebec with his nineteenth-century Appleton's Guide to Canada. He takes the fabulously scenic Train de Charlevoix along the north ...

01-03-2019

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Series 1: 4. Miramichi To Quebec City

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 4. Miramichi To Quebec City

Michael Portillo continues his rail adventure from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Quebec City, following his 1899 edition of Appleton's Guide to Canada. In the Acadian fishing vi ...

27-02-2019

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Series 1: 3. Springhill Junction To Moncton

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 3. Springhill Junction To Moncton

Clutching his 1899 copy of Appleton's Guide to Canada, Michael Portillo travels on the Ocean train from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick. Along the way he investigates the worl ...

25-02-2019

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Series 1: 2. Pictou To Prince Edward Island

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 2. Pictou To Prince Edward Island

Steered by his 1899 Appleton's Guide to Canada, Michael Portillo continues his journey through Canada's maritime provinces towards Quebec City.\n\nIn the picturesque h ...

20-02-2019

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Series 1: 1. Halifax

Great Canadian Railway Journeys - Series 1: 1. Halifax

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 Gu ...

18-02-2019

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