The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada is a personal series from photographer Jeff Friesen interpreting his, and a seeming universally shared, urge to explore Canada. "My own cross-country exploration is done by taking the train, but not in the usual sense...I carry the train rather than it carrying me. The train is just two inches tall, and it’s a ghost from another age. This is the vintage 1955 streamliner that was first named 'The Canadian.'"
"There’s plenty of magic left to find in country big enough to hide mountain ranges. Considering Canada is 8000 kilometres (5000 miles) wide, it’s remarkable how many people set out to cross the country from sea-to-sea. With so much ground to pass beneath you, this is one pilgrimage where the journey really is the destination. [...] It’s hard to make sense of living in a big country. Maybe that’s where the sea-to-sea travel urge comes from."