Rails and Rooms: A Timeless Canadian Journey

 
9781552850091: Rails and Rooms: A Timeless Canadian Journey

A journey across Canada, a journey across time. With humour and insight, Dave Preston invites readers to share his month-long journey across Canada, over 4,000 miles by rail. Traveling through every province that still has a track, stopping to recount the glory days of the luxurious CPR hotels, Rails & Rooms offers a unique travelogue that covers this country from Halifax to Victoria, past to present.

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There are many ways to get from A to B -- or from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Victoria, British Columbia, for that matter. I've flown this expanse, driven most of it, ridden a motorcycle across much of it, and hiked for days along its lakesides and riverbanks. But it wasn't until I rode a train for 4,414 miles across every Canadian province that still has a track that I truly appreciated this country's size and diversity.

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From Halifax, Nova Scotia, all the way to Victoria, British Columbia, Dave Preston rode the rails, exploring what was once the most popular form of transport in Canada. Days and nights spent rollicking across the wild, diverse geography of Canada were interspersed by stays at some of the country's oldest and grandest hotels, those built by the railroad companies to impress their most affluent travellers.

Intrigued by an 1887 CPR brochure that promised "... mighty rivers, vast forests, boundless plains, stupendous mountains, and wonders innumerable," Preston set out on a journey of more than 4000 miles, guaranteed to make even the most jaded traveller appreciate the magnificent geographical and cultural differences that both separate and unite the many regions of Canada.

His record of the journey, Rails and Rooms
, is a humorous but often poignant reflection of Canada's formidable railway era, past and present. It's the ride of a lifetime!

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