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Trans-Canada Rail Guide - Guía de trenes de Canadá

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Trans-Canada Rail Guide.

Rutas de ferrocarril – Mapas – Información de ciudades
Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Melissa Graham.
ISBN 978-1-905864-33-1.
5ª edición.
256 páginas.
40 mapas.
32 fotos a color.
14 fotos en blanco y negro.
120 mm x 180 mm.




Fully revised 5th edition of this established guide to the world's most scenic rail ride
A journey on Canada's transcontinental railroad ranks as one of the greatest rail experiences in the world. Stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the lines span 6358km (3974 miles), taking in not only several of North America's finest cities but also some of the most dramatic scenery on earth, including the spectacular Rocky Mountains.

  • Rail travel for all budgets Where to get the best deals whether you are looking for the cheapest rail tickets with shoestring accommodation along the way or the most luxurious guided tours
  • City guides and maps   All the city guides have been thoroughly updated and include the latest developments in eight major stops along the lines: Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Churchill, Calgary, Jasper and Vancouver. Now including: new Frank Gehry extension to the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Michael Lee Chin Crystal extension to the Royal Ontario museum plus more.
  • Mile-by-mile route guide What to see along the route; with 27 maps, and now adapted to match VIA's new scheduling/timetables for what to see out of the window as you travel.
  • Facts about the Country brought up to date with 'Twenty-First Century Canada'.


  • INTRODUCTION

    PART 1: PLANNING YOUR TRIP

        Routes
      
     Route options 9 – Breaking your journey 10

        Services and fares 10
        The Canadian 12 – The other trains (The Ocean p17,
        The Corridor p18, The Skeena p18, The Hudson Bay p19,
        The Rocky Mountaineer p20)

        Overall costs
        Package tours 23

        When to go 23

        Making a booking
        
    With a tour or on your own? 24 – Making a booking in Britain
        and Ireland 25 – VIA Rail international sales agents 27
        Making a booking in Canada and the USA 27

        Visas and insurance
        Visas 28 – Health and travel insurance 29

        What to take
        
    Clothes 29 – Medical supplies 30 – Money 30
        Background reading 30

    PART 2: CANADA

        Facts about the country
      
     Background (climate, transport and communications,
        landscape zones) 33 – Historical outline 36 – The Quebec issue 40
        Twenty-first century Canada 40 – Economy 41 – The people 42
        Government 43 – Education and social welfare 43 – Religion 44

        Practical information for the visitor
        
    Documents 44 – Arriving in Canada 45 – Hotels 45 – Local
        transport 46 – Electricity 47 – Time 47 – Money 48 – Post, internet
        and phone calls 49 – Newspapers 51 – Holidays 51
        Festivals 52 – Food 52 – Drink 53 – What to do in the evening 53
        Shopping 54 – Taxes 54 – Crime 55 

     

    PART 3: RAILWAY HISTORY

        Building the first trans-Canada railway
        
    Canada before the railway 56 – The Pacific scandal 58
        The railway under the Liberals 59 – Over to the CPR 59
        Dangers and difficulties 61 – On the verge of bankruptcy 62
        Completion of the railway 64 – Early railway service 64

        Into the 20th century: CNR and VIA Rail
      
     Two more transcontinental lines 66 – The CNR takes over 67

    PART 4: CITY GUIDES AND PLANS

        Halifax
    69 – Quebec City 81 – Montreal 93 – Toronto 110

        Winnipeg
    127 – Edmonton 138 – Jasper 147

        Calgary
    155 – Vancouver 165 – Churchill 182
        
    PART 5: ROUTE GUIDES AND MAPS

        Using this guide
     
       Railway subdivisions, mile markers, station names, stops, time zones 187

        The Ocean: Halifax to Montreal
        
    Halifax 189 – Charny (for Quebec City) 194 – Montreal 195

        The Corridor
    route: Montreal to Toronto
        
    Montreal 196 – Toronto 199

        The Canadian: Toronto to Vancouver
      
     Toronto 199 – Winnipeg 203 – Saskatoon 205 – Edmonton 208
        Jasper 210 – Kamloops 213

        The Skeena: Jasper to Prince Rupert
        
    Jasper 214 – Prince George 216 – Prince Rupert 220

        The Hudson Bay: Winnipeg to Churchill
        Winnipeg 221 – Churchill 227

        The Rocky Mountaineer
     
       First Passage to the West: Calgary to Vancouver 228
        
    Journey Through the Clouds: Jasper to Vancouver 234
        
    Rainforest to Goldrush: Whistler to Jasper 234
        
    Whistler from Sea to Sky Climb: Vancouver to Whistler 236

    APPENDICES
       
    A  Timetables 238    B  French words and phrases 244
        C  Bibliography 247    D  Town plan key 247

    INDEX 
    248