Canada’s Grand Railway Hotels are Second to None

by Bob Taylor
Communities Digital News, Feb 13, 2016

Image: The Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. Courtesy of Communities Digital News, Wikipedia(Image: The Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. Courtesy of Communities Digital News, Wikipedia)

When Canada completed its first transcontinental railway in 1885, connecting Eastern Canada with British Columbia, the country did something else that has become an elegant reminder of the past for travelers from around the world. It constructed a series of grand hotels across the country, each with its own personality and character.

Every one of Canada’s railway hotels is a national landmark that has become a symbol of the country’s history and architecture.

At one time or another, we have all seen pictures of these magnificent “château style” structures but probably are unaware of the story behind them. Read more…

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