Financed by the profitable Grand Trunk Railroad, which operated in Canada’s most heavily populated provinces, Canadian National predecessor Grand Trunk Pacific was the most significant threat to Canadian Pacific’s dominance of transcontinental traffic. It terminated at Prince Rupert instead of Vancouver, giving it better access to Alaska, a fact emphasized on the back cover of this booklet which calls the steamship route “the Norway of the Pacific.”
Unfortunately, someone removed several pages from my copy of this booklet. Fortunately, archive.org has a copy, so I borrowed the missing pages from it. Their copy is poorly scanned, so I Photoshopped the missing pages to appear similar to the ones I was able to scan myself.