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Settlement

At the turn of the nineteenth century the federal government of Canada began an active campaign to settle its western regions. Facilitated by the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway, between 1895 and 1914 over a million settlers, from within the Dominion, from the United States and abroad, ventured to this "Last Best West." The western settlement campaign was so successful that by 1914, nearly one in every 4 Canadians was residing in the West, many in the new province of Alberta. These new citizens all came from varying backgrounds - some settled in large cultural or ethnic blocs, while others came alone, sending for their families once they had established themselves.


Ukrainian Family

Ukrainian Family