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Pictures around the Province

These images are taken from Wills's Cigarettes of England.  They were issued by the Imperial Tobacco Co of Great Britain and Ireland. 1914

Martello Tower, Quebec
No other city in Canada can boast of so romantic a history as Quebec. The crumbling fortifications and picturesque gateways recall the stormy days of the 17th century, when British and French strove for the mastery of Canada. The Martello Tower stands on the Plains of Abraham, the site of Wolfe's memorable victory over Montcalm in 1759 a victory which added Canada to the British Empire.

Halifax. Nova Scotia
On the 21st of June, 1749, 2,576 emigrants, led by Governor the Hon. Edward Cornwallis, landed on the Northern peninsula of Nova Scotia. The colony they founded was afterwards called Halifax, in honor of Lord Halifax, one of the British Ministers who interested himself in the venture. Halifax had a population of 46,610 in 1913, and is of great commercial importance as one of the termini of the Intercolonial Railway.

York Redoubt, Halifax
This small fort stands opposite the harbor of Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. The approach by sea is very fine, and Halifax harbor (which is six miles long and is open all the year round) is one of the best in the world. For many years Halifax was the chief British citadel on the Atlantic, and an important naval station. It is the winter port for Canadian Trans-Atlantic steamers, and the starting place for the Labrador fishing fleets.

In 1642 the French made a settlement here called Ville Marie, the name being subsequently altered to Montreal ("Mount Royal") in honor of the French king. The town was taken by the British in 1760, and is today the commercial metropolis of Canada. In 1913 the population was about 653,000. The situation and surroundings of Montreal are most picturesque, for the city lies on the beautiful St. Lawrence River, and has a river frontage of three miles.

Quebec, the historic and beautiful capital of Lower Canada, was founded by Champlain in 1608, and when the census was taken in 1911 had a population of 78,190. Our picture shows the Citadel, from the ramparts of which may be obtained one of the finest views in the whole world. The fortifications of Quebec, the "Gibraltar of the West," were built in the days when the city was of great strategic importance as the key to French Canada.

Few of the capital cities of the world can surpass Ottawa for its commanding situation and the beauty of its surroundings. Our picture shows the imposing Parliament buildings on the left, and on the extreme right the new Central Station of the Grand Trunk Railway. Ottawa is a city of noble buildings, beautiful natural parks, and splendid roadways. The Canadian Government Commission superintends the laying out of the new roads and parks.

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