VIEW-3780.A.0 | Banff Springs Hotel, AB, 1904

 
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Banff Springs Hotel, AB, 1904
William McFarlane Notman
1904, 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 12 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
VIEW-3780.A.0
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , commercial (1771) , Photograph (77678)
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Keys to History

One of the main tourist destinations in the Rockies was the Banff Springs Hotel, built by Canadian Pacific and opened to the public in 1888. This elegant château-style hotel would inspire the architecture for other CP hotels. The magnificence of the landscape and the beneficial properties of the hot springs in the region made it a world-renown holiday resort.