Canada Grand Trunk Pacific Railway French emigration pamphlet c. 1910

$125.00 CAD

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Pamphlet from the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in French for for the France market, promoting the many benefits of emigration to Canada. Fascinating to read what is being said to attract people!


Great colourful cover art, men taking a lunch break in a golden field of hay.

CANADA Travail – Liberté – Bons Salaires (Work – Liberty – Good Salaries)

Map of trans-continental rail system ‘Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and connections’ on inside front cover. 

“…Le Canada est la terre pour les travilleurs serieux et intelligents: hommes, femmes, garcons et filles… »
“…Canada is the land for serious and intelligent workers: men, women, boys and girls…”



  • Le moment d’émigrer (When to emigrate)
  • Conditions de Liberté (Conditions of Liberty)
  • Laiterie et Fruits (Dairy and Fruit)
  • Domestiques et Aides de ménage (Domestic Servants and Housekeepers)
  • Matériaux de construction (Construction Materiels)
  • Les marchés (Markets)
  • Climat et température (Climate and temperature.."snowfalls are light and rarely exceed 1' for the whole winter, slowly melting bit by bit into the earth....")
  • Récoltes (Harvests)
  • Les Homesteads
  • Prince Rupert
  • Renseignements (Information)
  • Ce qu'il faut emporter (What to take with you)
  • Pension Salaires (Pensions Salaries…’experienced field workers’ 100 to 150 frcs per month...'house servants' 50 to 75 frcs)

Train trip times for ‘coloniser trains’ (Montreal to Toronto 13 hrs), ticket prices (Montreal to North Bay 44,45 frs)

Typical prices for common items coffee, team cake, pork and beans (box for 0,50 frs), salmon….

Photos on nearly every page.

On the inside back cover there is a vertical line of glue remnants along spine: missing another map?.

16 pages + covers

Slight tear on spine, scuffs along spine. Scuff & small tear upper border front cover. Rust on centre staples,

20.50 x 12.50 cm


The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was a historic Canadian transcontinental railway running from Winnipeg to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, a Pacific coast port. East of Winnipeg the line continued as the National Transcontinental Railway (NTR), running across northern Ontario and Quebec, crossing the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City and ending at Moncton, New Brunswick. The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) managed and operated the entire line.

Largely constructed 1907–14, the GTPR operated 1914–19, prior to nationalization as the Canadian National Railway (CNR). Despite poor decision-making by the various levels of government and the railway management, the GTPR established local employment opportunities, a telegraph service, and freight, passenger and mail transportation.