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Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 11: Winnipeg

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Portillo travels across the vast Canadian Prairie on Canada's last trans-continental passenger line. Michael explores Winnipeg, the nation's chief railroad centre. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 12: Portage La Prairie to Watrous

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Portillo explores the province of Saskatchewan. He learns how a middle-class British boy transformed himself into an 'indigenous' naturalist. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 13: Saskatoon

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Portillo crosses the Great Plains of Canada by rail. In the cultural hub of Saskatoon he learns how to make a traditional Saskatoon berry pie. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 14: Edmonton

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Portillo continues his thousand-mile rail journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Jasper, Alberta. Michael explores a glossy, glassy oil-rich Edmonton. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 15: Hinton to Jasper

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Portillo's rail journey reaches a dramatic scenic conclusion in the Rocky Mountains. Michael is awed by the scale of the vast Athabasca Glacier. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 6: Vancouver

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Portillo boards the Canadian Pacific Railway Engine 374 that linked the vast nation of Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1887. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 7: Vancouver Island to San Juan Island

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Portillo explores British Columbia. He discovers how two superpowers nearly came to war over a pig. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 8: Port Moody to Kamloops

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Armed with his 1899 Appleton's Guide to Canada, Michael Portillo learns how to head off a charging bear in the wilderness of British Columbia. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 9: Kamloops to Banff

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Michael Portillo boards the Rocky Mountaineer to cross the backbone of the North American continent from Kamloops to the spa resort of Banff. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 10: Calgary

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Michael Portillo arrives in Calgary, Alberta. He saddles up with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, hears about their origins and learns about their role today. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 1: Halifax

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Portillo explores Canada's maritime provinces. Clutching his 1899 Appleton's Guide to Canada, Michael begins in the Atlantic port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 2: Pictou to Prince Edward Island

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Michael Portillo journeys through Canada's maritime provinces. He heads to the Confederation Theatre in PEI's provincial capital, Charlottetown. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 3: Springhill Junction to Moncton

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Michael Portillo travels from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick. He appears to defy gravity on Magnetic Hill in a 1965 Pontiac Bonneville. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 4: Miramichi to Quebec City

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Michael Portillo continues his rail adventure. In the Acadian fishing village of Neguac, New Brunswick, Michael takes to the water. Show more

Great Canadian Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 5: Saint-Anne de Beaupre to La Malbaie

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Michael Portillo explores the Province of Quebec. Michael visits the waterfall at Montmorency - a spectacular sight, especially from a zip wire! Show more