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 is the co-founder and vice-president of Canadian Cultural Landscapes since 1983.