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Archives CPR Land Sales

About the CPR Land Sales Catalogue

The CPR Land Sales Catalogue contains records of sales of agricultural land by the Canadian Pacific Railway to settlers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta from 1881 to 1927. The information includes the name of purchaser, legal description of land, number of acres purchased, and cost per acre. These records are often used when applying for Century Farm status.

How to Search

Enter your search term(s) in the Purchase of Land box, or use the Browse button to the right of the box to select a purchasers' name.


Enter the legal description of the land (i.e. NW-23-4-18-W4) in the boxes below, using the dropdown lists. Hint: if you do not know the complete land description, fill in as much as you do know.

Search the Catalogue

And/or enter legal description of the land:

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