MP-0000.158.128 | Lake Windermere Bungalow Camp, Columbia River valley, BC, about 1925
Lake Windermere Bungalow Camp, Columbia River valley, BC, about 1925
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1925, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Architecture (8646) , commercial (1771) , Photograph (77678)
"Lake Windermere Bungalow Camp: The far-famed Columbia River takes its rise from the north end of Lake Windermere, in the Columbia Valley. The lake is ten miles long, with considerable settlement at the northern end. The tourist will find fine air, beautiful surroundings, and the very best riding, driving, boating and sailing. Within easy automoblie reach are two well-known hot springs. An attractive bungalow cabin camp has now been established along the shores of Lake Windermere, and affords accommodation for the visitor.A memorial to David Thompson, the explorer, who reached this district in 1807-8 and who descended the Columbia River to its mouth, has been erected near Lake Windermere by the Canadian Pacific Railway. This memorial takes the form of a replica of the stockaded fort which Thompson built."
Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 6--Southern British Columbia; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.