Smithsonian Journeys Experts

Barry Lane

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Barry Lane is a historian with special expertise in Canadian history and the railroad. He has accompanied Smithsonian travelers on many journeys across Canada and lectured extensively to cruise ship passengers sailing along the St. Lawrence and in the Canadian Maritimes. 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 co-founded and has served as vice-president of Canadian Cultural Landscapes since 1983.

What Our Travelers Say

Barry made our tour more meaningful by sharing his knowledge of the areas through which we traveled. He was very friendly and made our group feel like a family. 

- Bob and Ruth V.

Barry Lane is an excellent speaker and holds your attention. Knows his stuff. 

- Linda Diane M.