Travel-Prince of Wales Hotel TB1a
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Texas, United States
In the hands of DaPapa75.
This is not collectible.
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About This Item
In the fall of 2015 my wife and I made a trip from Texas up through Wyoming, Montana, Alberta and British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for something to convert into a travel bug. This is one such item, purchased at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton (see photo upload). I should add that the photo on the travel bug is not the Prince of Wales. It is Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton on their wedding day.
The Prince of Wales Hotel is located in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, overlooking Upper Waterton Lake, near the Canada-United States border. Constructed between 1926 and 1927, the hotel was built by the American Great Northern Railway to lure American tourists north of the border during the prohibition era. The hotel was named after the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), in a transparent attempt to entice him to stay in the hotel on his 1927 Canadian tour, but the Prince stayed at a nearby ranch instead.
The Prince of Wales Hotel enjoys the distinction of being the sole establishment among Canada's grand railway hotels to have been built by an American, as opposed to a Canadian, railway company. The hotel was designated a National Historic Site of Canada by the Canadian government in 1995.
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