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Reading List: Montreal

Today WIT Agent is heading out to Montreal, “The Europe of the North.” Stay tuned until next week for some of her insights and tips, and photos from the trip! For now, let’s take a look at some of the great and gritty literature for which Montreal is renowned:

Gabrielle Roy. The Tin Flute. A Montreal classic chronicles the life of a young woman and her  family in the neighborhood of St. Henri.

Kristian and John David Gravenor. Montreal: The Unknown City. A fascinating resource of some of the more saucy and scintillating gems of Montreal’s culture and past.

Melissa Graham. Trans-Canada Rail Guide. A guide to traveling with Canada’s national train network VIA Rail from coast to coast. From Halifax to Vancouver, the guide is complete with routes, maps, transport tips and city guides. (WIT Agent Wailana is a certified expert in Canadian rail. Ask her about the best way and times to travel!)

William Weintraub. City Unique: Montreal Days and Nights in the 1940s and 1950s. A vivid depiction of the vibrant city of Montreal.

 We at Wittravel have booked countless clients on their personalized trips throughout Canada. Rail travel is a beautiful and unforgettable way to traverse the country, admire stunning lakes and mountains, and visit some of the great cultural stops along the way, from Vancouver to Quebec City. Call us or email for more information. 

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