Canadian Pacific Railway legacy epitomizes the golden era of travel. It conjures
up a time of romance and refinement, fine silverware, damask linens and
luxurious surroundings. More than that, it symbolizes a pinnacle of
Canadian achievement that began as a railway that crossed a continent then
broadened into a travel system that spanned the world. It was the closest
thing our country has ever had to an empire, an intermodal king of
transportation and accommodation.
Readers will be able to peruse their
options for transatlantic crossing in a period timetable, take a virtual walk
through the decks of their glorious Empress-class ocean liner and browse daily menus
and lists of onboard activities. Once they arrive in Montreal they will board a luxurious
transcontinental passenger train at historic Windsor station and visit the
various dining, sleeping and observation cars while taking in the
spectacular views as they cross the country. Stopovers will be provided at grand
CP hotels and
side trips will be offered to excursions on the Great Lakes, bungalow camps in Ontario,
and tea houses in the
Rockies. Once they arrive in Victoria travelers will have the option of
sailing up the British Columbia coast in a CPR Princess ship before heading to
the Orient in a Pacific Empress. Of course, every modern convenience will
be offered along the way including CP telegrams and travellers' cheques.
So please enjoy your visit and if you have any questions about the material seen here feel free to contact me at peter @ marshalltaylor.ca.
P.S. If this kind of Old World elegance is right up your alley, be sure to check out my other site BlackTieGuide.com, the Web's most authoritative resource for tuxedo tradition and etiquette.
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