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This modern castle-hotel — a Canadian Pacific hostelry -— stands at the confluence of the Bow and the
Spray rivers amid a circle of majestic mountains. It is 4,625 feet above sea level. Banff Springs Hotel,
with its fireproof construction; 600 attractive guest rooms, all with bath; luxurious suites; spacious public
rooms; tasteful and varied cuisine and regal setting is the ultimate in comfort and enjoyment.
Points of Interest - Bow River Falls - Canadian Government Fish Hatchery - Buffalo Park and Animal
Paddock - Cascades of Time - Museum - Royal Canadian Mounted Police Barracks - Observatory on top
of Sulphur Mountain - Beaver Colonies, dams and houses (3 miles west of Banff) - Bow River Boat-house -
Banff Mineral Springs Hospital for Turkish and Mineral Baths -Alpine Club House - Hoodoos - Mount Norquay
Chair Lift - Swimming Pools - Banff Springs Hotel - Canadian Government Sulphur Water Pools at Cave
and Basin - Upper Hot Springs.
Trail Riding - Trail Riding is one of the joys of a mountain holiday. Many scenes of unsurpassed beauty can
be reached only by trail. The majority of the trails are marked in color.
Sulphur Mountain, Trail "Blue" past the Upper Hot Sulphur Springs to the weather Observatory at top
of mountain. All day.
Spray Valley, following the Spray River and visiting the goat traps. Half day or all day.
Loop Trail, skirting the golf course where a brisk canter may be enjoyed on the level stretches. 2 hours*
Healy Creek and Brewster Creek, Trail "Red" on the way to Mount Assiniboine. Half day or all day.
Mount Edith Pass, gateway to the vast mountain region to the north. All day.
Hoodoos, Trail "Yellow and Blue" skirting tunnel mountain north of the Bow River. Half day.
High-line Trail, Trail "Blue and Red" following Spray River for 3 miles and returning via Upper Hot Sulphur
Springs. 2 hours.
Riding clothes may be rented at the Checkroom.
Rates for horses and guides are fixed by Government regulation.
Enquire at Transport Desk in Main Lobby.
Camping and Hunting trips may also be arranged at Transport Desk.
Nearby Beauty Spots - Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier, Emerald Lake, Moraine Lake and Valley of Ten Peaks -
The Lakes in the Clouds, Agnes and Mirror - Lake O'Hara - Lake Wapta - Yoho Valley and Takakkaw Falls -
Radium Hot Springs - Mount Eisenhower - Mount Assiniboine - Natural Bridge - Plain of Six Glaciers - Twin
Falls - Kicking Horse Canyon - Stoney Indian Reserve at Morley - The Great Divide - Columbia Icefield
Highway.
Canadian Pacific Operates - Chateau Lake Louise - European Plan - forty miles from Banff. 5,680 feet
above sea level. Ask the Information Clerk for further particulars.
Emerald Lake Chalet - European Plan - seven miles from Field, B.C.
Mountain Motoring at Banff
General Drive - Vehicles leave Banff Springs Hotel for Buffalo Park, thence Tunnel Mountain Road, with
excellent view of the Bow Falls, Spray Valley and the town of Banff. After visiting Buffalo Park, where
fine specimens of big game may be seen, the return journey is made through the village, with stops at the
Cave and Basin and Cascades of Time. - 2 hours.
To Lake Louise via Johnston Canyon - Among the many points of interest en route are Vermilion Lakes,
HoIe-in-the-Wall, Pilot Mountain, Mt. Ball and Mount Eisenhower. A stop is made at Johnston Canyon for a
visit to the Falls. - One way, 3 hours; return, all day trip.
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C.P.R. Main Line — — — To Lake Minnewanka - The combined motor and launch trip will ever remain a pleasant memory. The motor
road passes through the town and continues to the Lake via Buffalo Park, Bankhead and Devil's Canyon.
The mountains are very impressive when viewed from the launch during the delightful sail on the lake.- 3
hours.
Twilight Tour - Beaver Dams and Mt. Norquay Road - At dusk the Canadian Beaver can sometimes be seen
in the construction of their dams and lodges. From the slopes of Stoney Squaw Mountain some of the finest
views of the Bow Valley, and the environs of Banff, lovely in the soft evening light, can be seen - 1J^ hours.
Other sightseeing tours to scenic points of interest are available at convenient schedules throughout the day.
De Luxe Private Cars for hire by the hour or day. Full information and rates at Transport Desk in Main
Lobby of the hotel. (Motor car tariffs in Banff National Park are fixed by Canadian Government).
Other sightseeing tours to scenic points of interest, including the famous Columbia Icefields, are available
throughout the season.
Suggestions For Daily Recreation
Golf - Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course is one of the world's most beautiful championship courses. 18 holes,
6,704 yards, par 71. The Club House and first tee are only 100 yards from the hotel. Green fees: per round
or per day $3.00; per week $18.00; per month $60.00, and per season $90.00. A fully equipped pro-shop
is operated at the Club House. Caddies are also available.
Swimming - Inner and Outer pools - both filtered fresh water 75° F.
Competent instructor in charge.
Fishing - There is good fishing in many of the lakes and streams of Banff National Park. Dolly Varden,
Grayling, Rainbow, Cutthroat and Nipigon trout offer thrilling sport. Lake trout, specimens of which run
to 50 pounds, are found in Lake Minnewanka only.
An experienced fishing advisor, familiar with the fishing waters of National Parks, is at Banff Springs Hotel
and will gladly give information as to the best fishing lakes and streams, or conduct parties.
Boating - Rowboats, canoes and motorboats may be hired at Mather's Boat-house which is located on the
Cave and Basin Road near the Bow River Bridge.
Trips can be made up the Bow River for 8 miles, also up Echo River (Which flows into the Bow a short distance
west of the Boat-house), thence via Willow Creek to the Vermilion Lakes, which offer delightfully shady
waterways for canoeing.
Motor launches make several trips daily up the Bow River. Round trip, 16 miles, 1^ hours. A 10-minute stop
is made at the upper end of trip, near which is good fishing and a fine place for picnicking. Passengers may
stop over and return by a later trip if they so desire. For full particulars and rates enquire at Information
Bureau.
Tennis - Five fast, hard surface tennis courts are situated in the Athletic Field, north of the hotel.
Putting - 9 hole green near outer Swimming Pool. Putters and balls are obtainable (without charge) at the
Check Room.
Shufflehoard - On the Terrace overlooking the magnificent Bow River Valley.
Mountain Climbing - Banff is a popular centre for mountain climbing.
Photography - Photograph film stocked in standard sizes, fresh color film, expert developing and printing.
Dancing - Every evening, except Sunday, in the great Ballroom of Banff Springs Hotel.
Concerts -  During dinner and every evening. Special Concerts each Sunday at 9 p.m.
Illustrated Talks by Nature Guides - in Mount Stephen Hall several times during the season.
Library - A selection of books by well-known writers - fictional, educational and historical.
Additional information will be supplied at the Information Bureau
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