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While the American Revolution and the war of 1812 were being fought, fur traders began to move more west to avoid the wars and competition from other traders.
Canadians also tried to 'beat' the Americans to the west in case they planned another invasion or tried to move up into Canadian territory.
The Canadian Pacific Railway was finished in 1885 connecting Quebec to the Pacific Ocean, making the west coast accessible to more Canadians.
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