Castles of the North celebrates the magnificent history of Canada's grand hotels, buildings that are among the country's most recognized and storied landmarks. Lavishly illustrated with 400 photographs, this book is filled with entertaining portraits of the hotels. Uncover the remarkable stories of the hotels as hosts to dignitaries and celebrities from the Kings and Queens to Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. The Grand hotels were magnets for Saturday night supper dances and Big Band performances, as well as a place to meet for afternoon tea. Having survived several difficult years when elegance was out of vogue, these hotels still stand today and are alive, vibrant, and valued as architectural and historical treasures.