Last Spike, Craigellachie

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  • The Last Spike is actually a rail/history themed rest stop. As a rest stop, it is a good one. As a historical feature, it is a bit limited with a few outdoor features; but a good place for a stroll an...  more »
  • Really, as 'significant' a historical place this supposedly is, today it is really just a very nice rest stop, lots of parking, washrooms, and a seasonal gift shop. It's symbolic, no actual spike here...  more »
  • I had to make a point of stopping here because it's amazing to visit a real place you only learn about in your Canadian history book in middle school. What was even more profound was that there are re...  more »
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  • A simple but interesting Canadian heritage site. There are plaques with information detailing the building of the railroad and displays (train car you can climb on, a patch railroad tracks, and a monument with rocks native to each of the Canadian provinces). The small gift shop is full of railroad, BC, and Canadian items along with some snacks for the road. Active train tracks are just on the other side if the fence - a train went by during our visit and might have been too loud if you have a sensitive person in the group. If you're heading past this historical site, you should find a few minutes to stop in and check it out at least once.
  • Strange part of our past. The track that ties Canada's great expanse together built on lives sacrificed.The last spike is a reminder that hopefully makes us strive for a better future.
  • We met the most AMAZING people at this Gift Shop. Trying to reinforce the ideals of kindness, consideration, and compassion towards others this summer with my children, all of these things were given to my son in one short visit. The nicest people ever, who went way beyond the reaches of customer service to help my son out, can be found here. The three of you (I'm sorry, I forget your names, but your faces & kindness I'll never forget!) truly made the best ending to our summer adventure. Thank you so much XO
  • It was informative and allowed some interactions. Worthwhile stop for sure.
  • This is a great place to stop along the Trans-Canada Highway to learn about this historic site where the CP Railway was completed. A good place to spend 20-30 minutes!
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