The importance of transportation to a trading nation as vast as Canada cannot be underestimated. The great distances between mines, farms, forests and urban centres make efficient transport systems essential to the economy so that natural and manufactured goods can move freely through domestic and international markets. Transportation has and will continue to play an important role in the social and political unity of Canada.
Saint John, NB, incorporated as a city in 1785, population 67,575 (2016 census), 70,063 (2011 census). The City of Saint John, the second largest city in New Brunswick, is located at the mouth of the Saint John River on the Bay of Fundy.
Nonsuch was an English ship that traders sailed to Hudson Bay in 1668. Their mission was to explore the bay’s potential as an access point for the fur trade.
The success of the voyage led to the creation of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the commercial domain of Rupert’s Land.