Picturing the Past

A Train Journey through the Ottawa Valley Using the Mattingly Image Collection

Ottawa to Pembroke over the Canadian Pacific Railway



With ticket in hand we can now start our journey. Westbound trains of the Canadian Pacific Railway have a circuitous route leaving Ottawa. It is an interesting diversion for the tourist but adds considerably to the travel time. Upon leaving Union Station, trains first run north above the Rideau Canal locks on a ledge under Major’s Hill Park, then continue north on the Interprovincial Bridge across the Ottawa River to Hull, Quebec. The view in this postcard of the Interprovincial Bridge is from Parliament Hill, looking north across the Ottawa River to Hull.