Canadian Travel Literature Collection

Accession Number: SC 17:36
Location: RB-M
Dates: 1894-1955
Size: 1 record carton; 1.0 cu. ft.
Creator/Collector: Collected by SLPL staff
Acquisition info: Collected by SLPL staff
Accruals: No accruals expected
Custodial history: Collection assembled by SLPL staff (various branches) and stored in Central Library in former “Tin Room.” At some point collection was moved to storage room at Compton Branch Library. Moved from Compton Branch Library storage to Rare Books and Manuscripts in September 2017.
Language: Primarily English but also includes French
Processed by: Amanda Bahr-Evola, December 2017
Conservation notes: Items placed into acid free envelopes and into acid free record cartons. Metal fasteners removed.
Scope and Content: Collection of travel literature covering Canada. Much of the collection dates from the 1930s-1940s. Brochures and publications from travel companies, transportation companies, tourist bureaus, tourist attractions, and government entities are featured.
Arrangement: Collection organized into geographic locations.
Restrictions: No restrictions
Remarks: “st” indicates the year that was stamped on the item by SLPL

Canadian Travel Literature Collection
1 record carton; 1.0 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
1/1 Finding Aid

“How to Enter Canada: Information for Tourists Crossing the Border” Department of Transportation (1938)

“Plan Your Vacation to Canada in 1940 as Usual” Canadian Travel Bureau (1940)


“Waterton Lakes Park” (1930)

“Waterton Lakes National Park” Departmetn of Mines and Resources (1939)

“Banff-Kootenay-Yoho-Glacier and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks”

“Waterton Lakes National Park” Ministry of Trade and Commerce (st 1940)

“Dude Ranches in the Canadian West via Canadian National Railways” (st 1940)

“The Challenge of the Mountains” Canadian Pacific Railway

“Jasper National Park” Canadian National Railways (st 1940)

“Skiing Jasper National park in the Canadian Rockies” Canadian National Railways (st 1940)

“See the Magnificent Canadian Rockies”

“The Banff-Jasper Highway” by Edward E. Bishop (st 1940)

“Canada’s Mountain Playgrounds” by Robert J. Stead (st 1940)

British Columbia

“Prince Rupert-British Columbia: Canada’s Most Westerly Terminus” Prince Rupert Board of Trade

“A Handbook of Vancouver Island” Canadian National Railways

“Canadian Rockies and the Pacific Coast” Canadian National (st 1940)

“Vancouver as seen by means of the British Columbia Electric Railway Lines

“Seeing Vancouver Island by Coach Lines”

“Seeing Vancouver by Circle Sight-Seeing Tours”

“Visit Vancouver: Seaport for Alaska and the Yukon” City of Vancouver

“Vancouver: Canada’s Pacific Gateway” (two copies)

“Captain Vancouver Welcomes You to the Pacific Coast and Presents a Reliable

Guide to His Own City and the Surrounding Beauty Spots” (1915)

“Vancouver for the Sightseer”

“Souvenir of Victoria British Columbia” Gray Line Tours

“Follow the Birds to Victoria”

“Holidays: Greater Vancouver”

“Facts about Victoria—Capital City” Victoria and Island Publicity Bureau


“Riding Mountain National Park” Department of Mines and Resources (st 1940)

“Winnipeg” Winnipeg Industrial Bureau

“Bargain Tour to Hudson Bay” Canadian National (1940)

“Manitoba for Vacations” Bureau of Travel and Publicity (st 1951)

“Manitoba’s Whiteshell” Bureah of Travel and Publicity (st 1951)

“Western Canada: The World’s Greatest Growing Market—Winnipeg: The Gateway”

“Winnipeg: Where a Western Welcome Awaits You. Gateway to the Golden West” Winnipeg Junior Chamber of Commerce Tourists Committee (st 1951)

“Canada’s Central Convenient Convention City—Winnipeg” Winnipeg Industrial Bureau

“Where Dreams Come True: Winnipeg”

“Playgrounds of the Prairies” by Robert J.C. Stead (st 1940) New Brunswick

S”t. Andrew’s By-the-Sea” by Betty Thornley (1917) Newfoundland

“Historic Newfoundland” by L.E.F. English, Newfoundland Department of Tourism (1973)

Nova Scotia

“Historic Nova Scotia” Government of Nova Scotia (st 1934)

“Fighting Fish (Nova Scotia’s)” Bureau of Information Government of Nova Scotia

“Where to Stay in Nova Scotia: Main Highways of Nova Scotia Now Paved” Bureau of Information and Publicity, Government of Nova Scotia (1940)

“To and Through Canada’s Faveolus Maritimes by Greyhound”

“Canada’s Maritime Provinces” Canadian National (two copies)

“Cape Breton: The Royal Isle” Ministry of Highways, Nova Scotia

“Vacation Days in Nova Scotia: The Land of Evangeline” Dominion Atlantic Railway Company

“Nova Scotia by the Sea” Canadian National Railways (1925)

“The Musquodoboit Valley” Canadian Government Railways


“Minaki Lodge-Lake of the Woods District” Canadian National Railways (st 1940)

“The King’s Highway: Routes 17 and 61 to Fort William” Fort William Civic Tourist Bureau (st 1940)

“Toronto” Toronto Convention and Tourist Association (two copies)

“Toronto” Toronto Convention and Tourist Association (st 1950)

“Toronto” Toronto Convention and Tourist Association (st 1947)

“Niagara Falls” Nickle Plate Road Tours (st 1937)

“Lake of Bays: Highlands of Ontario” Grand Trunk Railway System

“Lake of Bays: Highlands of Ontario” Grand Trunk Railway System (st 1914)

“St. Catharines: The Garden City of Canada” (st 1940)

“Guide to Ft. Wellington and Vicinity, Prescott Ontario”

“The Province of Ontario: Its Extent, Resources, Climate and Development”

Commissioner of Crown Lands (1903)

“Nipigon” Canadian National Railways

“Prince Albert National Park” by M. B. Williams, Department of the Interior (1932)

“Smiths Falls: The Gateway to Rideau Lakes” Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce (st 1940)

“The Thunder Bay and Rainy River District of New Ontario” Minister of the Interior (1911)

“Northern Ontario” (st 1938)

“Come to the Canadian National Exhibition” (1933)

“Toronto Visitors Guide” Toronto Transportation Commission (1932)

“Toronto—Industrial Centre of Canada” Toronto Industrial Commission

“Two or Three Days in Toronto” Toronto Publicity Bureau

“Toronto” The Toronto Convention and Tourist Association (two copies)

“The Royal York” (1928)

“What Nipigon Holds for you This Summer” Canadian Pacific (st 1934)

“Snapshots of Ontario” Department of Highways

“Waterton Lakes Park: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park” (st 1934)

“Resorts in Ontario” Canadian Pacific (1931)

“Ontario: The Ideal Vacation Land” Tourist and Publicity Bureau (1933)

“Quetico: Rainy River Region” Canadian National Railways

“Your Vacation in Ontario: Canada’s Premier Province”

“Visitors Guide to Toronto” Toronto Publicity Bureau

“Souvenir of Toronto” Toronto Transportation Commission (1927)

“The Queen’s Hotel Traveller’s Guide: Descriptive of Toronto, its points of Interest and Public Buildings” (1917)

“Illustrated Guide to Toronto by way of Niagara Falls” Canada Railway News Company

“Toronto Canada: Toronto Convention and Tourist Association (st 1942)

“Metropolitan Toronto” (st 1954)

“Metropolitan Toronto” (st 1955)

“Algonquin National Park” Grand Trunk Railway System (1910)

“Facts Concerning Toronto Harbour” Toronto Harbour Commissioners (two copies)


“Official Tourist Guide of Ottawa Canada 1939-1940” The Industrial and Publicity Bureau

“Canada’s Capital: Ottawa”

“Ottawa: Canada’s Capital” The Industrial and Publicity Bureau (st 1940)

“Ottawa Canada: The Great Cheap Power City” (1912)

“City of Ottawa: Capital of the Dominion of Canada” Ottawa Free Press (1899)

“The Capital of Canada: Parks and Driveways” Ottawa Improvement Commission (1925)

Prince Edward Island

“Prince Edward Island: The Garden of the Gulf” Canadian National Railways

“Prince Edward Island: Its Resources and Opportunities” Department of the Interior (1930)

“’Abegweit’ (Cradled on the Waves): Prince Edward Island” Canadian Government Railways


“The Kawartha Lakes” Grand Trunk Railway System

“Playgrounds of Quebec” Canadian National Grand Trunk

“Quebec District and Eastern Townships” Canadian Pacific (st 1937)

“Gaspé Penninsula” Province of Quebec Tourist Bureau (st 1940)

“Travel by Train” Canadian National

“Historic Quebec” Canadian National

“La Province de Québec” Province of Quebec Tourist Bureau (st 1940)

“What’s Doing in and Around Quebec” Canadian Pacific

“Quebec” Canadian Pacific Railway (1894)

“Lake Nipissing and the French River” Grand Trunk Railway System

“The Shrine of Sainte Anne de Beaupré: Guide Book for Pilgrims and Visitors (1930)

“Quebec Summer and Winter” Canadian Pacific Railway Company (1902)

“Quebec Central Railway. Illustrated Description of the City of Quebec and the Surrounding Country”

“What’s Doing in and around Quebec” Canadian Pacific (1936)

“Carrel’s Illustrated Guide and Map of Quebec” (1923)

“St. Lawrence Seaway to Europe” Canadian Pacific

“St. Anne de Beaupré Souvenir”

“Shrines of la province de Québec”

“Quebec and the Maritimes” Canadian Pacific (1932)


“Prince Albert National Park” Ministry of Northern Affairs and National Resources

“Saskatchewan: A Few Facts” Bureau of Publications (1938)

“Saskatchewan: Holidays” The Government Tourist Bureau (1939)


“Yukon: Land of the Klondike” Department of the Interior, Northwest Territories (1930)

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