As part of the continuing video series Stories From Saskatchewan’s Great Southwest, this documentary explores the history and impact of the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Swift Current and the surrounding communities in Southwest Saskatchewan.

The railroad proved to be one of the most important developments in the history of Canada as whole, and allowed new immigrants to push west and settle the frontier. Swift Current, far from being immune to these developments had its early history shaped by the railroad, growing in part due to the path of the railroad being moved to the south of the province.

This is the story of an important part of not only the history of Southwest Saskatchewan, but all of Canada. A piece of Swift Current’s history that shows where we’ve come from, and where we have the potential to go.