MP-0000.158.90 | Radium Hot Springs bungalow camp, Kootenay National Park, BC, about 1923

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Radium Hot Springs bungalow camp, Kootenay National Park, BC, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.90
© McCord Museum
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"Castle Mountain Camp: The new automobile road from Banff to Lake Windermere, which lies between the Rockies and the Selkirks, has opened up to a magnificent Alpine country known hitherto only to the trapper and hunter. The route is over the Vermilion Pass, through a hundred miles of mountain range, forest and canyon, threading Kootenay National Park and reaching Lake Windermere, one of the loveliest warm water lakes in British Columbia. The road affords one of the most spectacular rides in North America, and is now travelled daily by motor coaches. At Castle Mountain, Vermilion River, Radium Hot Springs and Lake Windermere bungalow camps have been erected by the Canadian Pacific with comfortable accommodation for motor tourists.91. Radium Hot Springs Camp: Radium Hot Springs Camp is situated on the famous Banff - Windermere highway, on the border of the Kootenay National park (area 587 sq. miles). The radio-active waters of the Springs here long ago used to draw Indians from the mountains to bathe in their healing flow."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 5--The Canadian Rockies; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.