"Wait For Me Daddy," by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940: A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother's hand to reach out for his father. (H/t Jodi P)
Picture of Canadian troops embarking probably taken on 6th Street of New Westminster if we consider they are marching to a railway station. The other option would by Main Street in Vancouver but the truckload of hay bales suggests something closer to a rural environment.
Amazing that the Canadians, with their limited population, were able to muster so many volunteers and over a year prior to Pearl Harbor.