Barry Lane is a Canadian historian with special interests in British colonial and maritime history. He has lectured extensively to cruise ship passengers sailing along the St. Lawrence, in the Canadian Maritimes, along the American Atlantic coast, and in the Caribbean. He has accompanied Smithsonian travelers on numerous journeys across Canada. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, he studied history at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. He later served as a Captain in the United Nations Emergency Force, Sinai, at its headquarters on the Suez Canal in Egypt. Barry is the co-founder and vice-president of Canadian Cultural Landscapes since 1983.