CANADA ONCE OFFERED “BRITISHERS” CHEAP PASSAGE ON CANADIAN PACIFIC STEAMSHIPS

To increase Canada’s population in the 1920’s and 30’s, Canadian Pacific Steamships offered a deal to residents of the United Kingdom. $15.would pay for 3rd class trans-Atlantic transport, and children under 17 could travel free-of-charge.

<CANADIAN PACIFIC’s Empress of Britain, 42,500 tons; five days crossing>  Up until the 1920’s most shipping lines were heavily reliant on immigration. The ocean liners were also used to transport cargo between Europe and North America, but following World War I many ships began marketing to tourism.

One thought on “CANADA ONCE OFFERED “BRITISHERS” CHEAP PASSAGE ON CANADIAN PACIFIC STEAMSHIPS

  1. We may soon need to do this again thanks to bungled Brexiting.

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