MP-0000.158.84 | Banff Springs Hotel, AB, about 1923
Banff Springs Hotel, AB, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1920, 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
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"Banff: There are several Dominion Government reservations in Western Canada, of which Rocky Mountains Park, a wonderful region of 2,751 square miles, embracing rivers, lakes and noble mountain ranges, is the largest. Banff (altitude 4,537 feet) is its headquarters. No part of the Rockies exhibits a greater variety of sublime and pleasing scenery, and nowhere are good points of view and features of special interest so accesible as in this district, where so many good roads and bridle paths have been constructed. This picture shows the valley of the Bow River, with some of the surrounding mountains; in the centre is the Banff Springs Hotel, the magnificent hostelry built by the Canadian Pacific Railway, one of the most famous hotels of the entire world. Among the recreations of Banff are golf, tennis, driving, motoring, swimming, fishing, and mountain climbing."
Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 5--The Canadian Rockies; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.