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 in the Canadian Pacific Rockies
A Canadian Pacific Hotel
The Discovery of the Lake  2
The History of the Chateau  3
The Beginning of the Rockies  3
Glaciers.  5
Opening Up of the Mountains  5
What to do at Lake Louise  6
The Color of the Lake   7
Wild Flowers. .;...... 8
Trail Riding and Mountain Climbing  9
The Lakes in the Clouds  10
Moraine Lake...  10
The Saddleback..  11
Mount St. Piran  11
Victoria Glacier and Abbot Pass...  12
Paradise Valley  12
A Map of Lake Louise and Its Vicinity..   14 and 15
Ptarmigan and Phacelia Lakes  16
Lake O'Hara  17
Longer Trips ,  17
Some Real Climbs  18
Wild Flowers and Creatures  18
The Mountain Pony  18
Trail Riders' Association  20
Bungalow Camps Circle Trip  22
To Mystic Lake  22
What to Wear  22
Motor Trips   24
Banff-Windermere Road  25
The Kicking Horse Trail  26
Automobile and Pony Tariff..    26 to 28 i
The Swimming Pool, Chateau Lake Louise
The central jewel of the Canadian Rockies
is Lake Louise—a gleaming emerald in a setting of snow-
crowned majestic mountains, with a pale jade glacier, a
million years old, at one end, the most charming of
modern hotels at the other, and all around purple hills
where pines and spruce trees keep the world away, and
whisper peace.
Perhaps you have dreamed of this place for years, yet
never have conceived of beauty such as this which lies in
the haunted lake, or on the gleaming mountain peaks.
Year after year you may revisit Lake Louise and compare
it, again and again, with the graven image you always
carry in your heart, but as you gaze upon it, whether for
the first or the hundredth time, you gasp with sheer
wonder that its loveliness can have exceeded so far your
own cherished hopes, or your precious memories.
Its Exquisite Reflection
"Louise" is a lake of the deepest and most
exquisite colouring,  ever-changing and defying analysis.
Printed in Canada—1927 Lake Louise, from the Chateau
She has many moods and will always surprise you; you
will never exhaust her infinite variety, though you watch
her from hour to hour, day to day, moment to moment.
This lake in whose depths is reflected sombre forests,
snow-crowned peaks and the great vault of heaven
responds to every subtle change of atmosphere. You
may watch it pass from the rose of dawn to the colour
of the purplish twilight shadows, and thence to deep
azure struck with stars, or to the shimmering silver of a
moon-lit evening—and there will always be a picture
more beautiful than the last.
The Discovery of the Lake
It was Tom Wilson, a western pioneer, who
found this lovely gem among the pine-clad mountains.
The story goes that Wilson, who was in camp near Laggan
in 1882, heard the roar of an avalanche, one day, and
was informed by some Stony Indians that the sound was
thunder from the big snow mountain above the "Lake
of Little Fishes." The next day Tom visited the Lake
and the wonder of the scene left him breathless. The
name of the lake was later changed to "Louise," in honour
of the Princess Louise, a daughter of Queen Victoria, and
wife of the then Governor-General of Canada, the late
Duke of Argyll.
Page Two The Lakes in the Clouds
The History of the Chateau
It was about 35 years ago that the Canadian
Pacific Railway built an unpretentious log inn, with
accommodation for a few guests, on the shores of the lake.
Some years later a bigger building was erected higher up
on the slope from the lake, and this has been repeatedly
enlarged to meet the demands of an ever-increasing
stream of tourists, until to-day a fire-proof modern and
luxurious hotel, with accommodation for seven hundred
guests, has replaced the humble chalet. This no doubt
will require enlargement as time goes on, and the architects
have planned accordingly. The Chateau Lake Louise
now offers every comfort and opportunity for recreation
to its guests; the bed-rooms are very comfortable, the
public rooms large and artistically furnished; while
attached to the hotel are two fine tennis courts, one
clay and one board, and a big outdoor swimming pool,
with glacial water heated to a comfortable temperature.
A fine orchestra furnishes music for dancing in the evenings.
The Beginning of the Rockies
But Lake Louise and the giant mountains
surrounding it, with their tremendous caps of eternal
snow, existed for millions of years before Tom Wilson
found them, or the Canadian Pacific broke its way through
Page  Three The Tea House at Lake Agnes
the mountains. When you think of the dateless centuries
through which these gaunt grey peaks have looked out
across the plain, your own life seems as ephemeral as that
of the butterflies fluttering over the poppies. In the
calendar of the mountains, a thousand years are as one
day, and our little civilization as a watch in the night.
It is even more awe-inspiring to imagine a time when
the Rockies weren't here at all. That was long ago,
before the jelly-fish and the brachiopod ever squirmed in
the Cambrian slime, and the place where these great
mountains now stand was the floor of an inland sea.
The western limit of this sea was the Selkirk range on
the shores of the great continent of Cascadia, which
stretched almost to where China is to-day, and its eastern
limit was probably somewhere near Lake Huron. Through
countless centuries mud poured into this sea from Cascadia
until a bed 50,000 feet thick was formed. During the
Carboniferous period, as the result of tremendous pressure
exerted from the west, the floor of the ocean began to
rise; slowly it rose through the millions of years which
followed, until there was a great swamp, where huge
dinosaurs wallowed in luxurious content.   Then again, at
Page Four Mount Lefroy from the Trail
the end of the Age of Reptiles, there was another tremendous thrust which crumpled up the rocky crust, folded it
and lifted it miles high in the air. No sooner were the
mountains uplifted than the forces of destruction began
the work of tearing them down. Wind and frost split
up the rocks along the lines of striation and carved them
into sculptured forms.
Then for many thousands of years, frost and
silence held the mountains in their grip. Glaciers formed
in the valleys, pressing down the heights with increasing
force and tearing the rocks as they came. For thousands
of years the ice advanced, then receded to advance again.
After countless ages the warmth came again and the
Frost King went back to the Arctic, but many of the
glaciers still remain, and it has been observed that they
move a certain distance from time to time. The glaciers
of the Canadian Pacific Rockies, like those of some
other countries, are nearly all in retreat, owing to lessening
snowfall and moderating climate.
Opening Up of the Mountains
Itwas only a little more than one hundred years
ago that the Rockies came to the knowledge of the white
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■ Lake O'Hara
man. The Indian preceded him, but except for shelter
from hostile tribes, or hunting, they avoided the mountains.
Many names are linked with the opening of the Rockies
to the world, among which are those of de la Verandrye,
who crossed the prairies in 1743, and Sir Alexander
Mackenzie, who, overcoming toil and hardship, made his
way to the coast. The discovery of Kicking Horse Pass
by Sir James Hector, geologist of the British expedition
under Palliser, and of Rogers Pass by Rogers, Engineer
for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, were the
two keys needed to unlock the Rockies. In 1885, when
the last spike in the junction of the eastern and western
division at Craigellachie was driven by Sir Donald Smith
(later Lord Strathcona), the West and East were at last
linked together.
What to do at Lake Louise
Lake Louise is one of the principal points
where the Canadian Pacific Railway has opened up the
magnificent country for the tourist. It is doubtful if
any other spot in the mountains accommodates itself so
generously to all tastes and capacities as does Lake Louise.
If you are hopelessly lazy, you may stroll down to the
shore between beds of yellow Iceland poppies, and enjoy
Page Six At Ptarmigan Lake
a perfect picture of the peaks encircling the Lake. From
left to right these are Saddleback (7,783 feet), Fairview
(9,001 feet), Aberdeen (10,350 feet), Lefroy (11,220 feet),
Victoria (11,355 feet), Collier, Popes (10,360 feet),
Whyte (9,776 feet), The Devil's Thumb (8,066 feet),
The Needles, Big Beehive (7,440 feet), Niblock
(9,754 feet), St. Piran (8,681 feet), and Little Beehive
(7,110 feet). The leisurely walk along a good trail to the
other end of the lake will prove a revelation of beautiful
scenes; or you may take a little boat and row down to the
southern landing and back; or again, you may look up
on either side to the towering cliffs and feel yourself
very insignificant indeed, or down, down in the clear,
limpid unfathomable depths, that are so marvellously
steeped in colour.
The Colour of the Lake
A w o r d about this colour, which is so intense yet
never the same for two minutes in succession; which sweeps
the whole gamut of green, blue, violet, undershot by
marvellous tones of gold and silver, constantly altering
from moment to moment. Geologists say that the brilliant colours of this mountain lake are due to glacial silt.
The colour depends upon the size of the particles; if they
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Victoria Glacier, from the Lower Trail
are small they will reflect only the shorter rays of light,
which are blue, and if they are larger they will send off
rays of green. No one, however, seems to be able to
satisfactorily explain the changes of colour in Lake
Louise, yet it would seem that this subtle mirror registers
every change in the atmosphere and the light, and so
gives one picture under brilliant noon-day sun, another
under heavy clouds, and a thousand others at every
time of day.
Wild Flowers
For those who are eager to go out on the trail
there are many fine excursions around Lake Louise, and
millions of beautiful things to be seen. Thousands of
mountain flowers bloom on the Alpine meadows, the fragrance of which is more virginal and fresh than that of lowland blossoms. On the high plateau myriads of Arctic
Alpine plants, with big flowers and tiny leaves, find shelter
from the gales beneath bent pine trees and a profusion of
creeping juniper. Here are Alpine harebells, Arctic
poppies, and some of the wee yellow saxifrages, while
covering the lower altitudes you will find the mountain
slopes thickly covered with scarlet  Indian paint brush,
Page Eight Looking down Abbot Pass towards Lake Oesa
red and white mountain heath and heather, wild heliotropes, and the trailing vines of the lovely northern twin
flower. Bordering the lake grow the little pink swamp
laurels, dainty wintergreens and fragrant orchids, and as
you follow up the trail at the southern end which leads
to the foot of Victoria Glacier, vast numbers of false
forget-me-nots, yellow arnicas and red-tasselled meadow-
rues and the showy blossoms of the cow-parsnips fill the
floor of the valley where your pathway is edged by
anemones, alumroots and gentians.
Trail Riding and Mountain Climbing
I f y o u are not used to mountain climbing, do
not be alarmed if you cannot mount the slope with
alacrity and your heart thumps. It may do so simply
because the air is thin up in the mountains, and until
you are well acclimatized to these altitudes it is better
to walk leisurely, also you can rest awhile on one of the
rustic log benches that are placed beside the path, with
care and appreciation of the artistic vistas one beholds
on every side.
Livery agents are attached to the hotel, and sure-
Page Nine Moraine Lake Bungalow Camp
footed mountain ponies may be had for the trail, by those
who care to ride.
The tariffs are approved by the Commissioner of
The Lakes in the Clouds
O n e o f the loveliest short climbs is to the Lakes
in the Clouds—Mirror Lake and Lake Agnes. It is but
a short walk or ride up an excellent winding trail. Mirror
Lake lies a thousand feet above Lake Louise, and Agnes
is a couple of hundred feet higher still. Up there the ice
and snow seldom melt before July, and yet there are
quantities of wild flowers blooming near the little tea-house
on the brink of Lake Agnes, with its flower-decked tables
and a great log fire, which offers shelter and refreshments
to climbers. If you are not too weary, it is possible that
you may go on from here to the top of Little Beehive,
or up to the observatory on Big Beehive, but for these
expeditions it is best to be equipped with stout mountain
Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake, lying exquisitely blue-green
at the base of the Ten Peaks, which are all over ten
thousand feet in height, is nine miles distant from the
Chateau.    Motors leave the hotel  twice daily  for thi*
Page Ten Trout Fishing at Moraine Lake
beautiful spot, or you may ride or walk along the excellent
There is good fishing at Consolation Lake, two miles
further on, and lunch and rods may be obtained at the
Bungalow Camp on the shore of Lake Moraine.
The Saddleback
Another excellent walking or pony excursion
is up a good trail to the Saddleback, an altitude of 1,800
feet above Lake Louise. From an Alpine meadow on the
oass, a fine view of Paradise Valley is obtained, with dainty
^ake Annette lying far below, and the gigantic guardian
peaks, including Mount Temple, towering above. The
very contrast of the frowning walls which enclose it lend
an additional charm to this fairyland at your feet. There
is much to interest the traveller on this climb to Saddleback; quantities of Alpine flowers grow in abundance, and
the rocks give shelter to little marmots whose whistles
frequently startle the- unwary pedestrian. Saddleback
also has a tea-house which claims to be the highest in
the British Empire. From Saddleback there is an easy
trail to the summit of Fairview Mountain (9,001 feet).
Mount St. Piran
Another   easy   climb   leads   to   Mount   St.
Piran, 3,000 feet above Lake Louise.    Ponies for the St.
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Piran climb may be taken as far as Mirror Lake, but
from there on, the trail must be made on foot.
Victoria Glacier and Abbot Pass
One of the longer expeditions that can be undertaken by the novice, who must, however, be accompanied
by a Swiss guide, is over Abbot Pass from the Victoria
Glacier. It is well to start in the morning, taking the
trail round the west shore of the Lake, ascending the
Victoria Valley and following the edge of Victoria Creek
until you reach the foot of the glacier. The glacier is
three miles long, and half a mile wide, and there is much
of interest such as glacier tables, moulins and seracs,
that your guide will be able to tell you all about. Most
people prefer to stop for the night at the comfortable hut
on Abbot Pass, and see a most glorious sunrise in the
morning. The trip may be continued to Lake O'Hara
on the second day.
Paradise Valley
Between Lake Louise and Moraine Lake lies
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Moraine Lake Bungalow Camp is nine miles
by road from the
Chateau Lake Louise.
Wapta Bungalow Camp
is eight miles—Banff, 42
Saddleback Tea
House, Lake Agnes Tea
House, and Plain of the
Six Glaciers Tea House
are reached by trail.
Abbot Pass Alpine Hut
— by climbing. Lake
O'Hara Bungalow Camp
is reached by climb from
Abbot Pass or by trail
from Wapta.
The Chateau Lake
Louise has an altitude of
5,670 feet above sea-
level. Lake Louise station is 5,050 feet. Altitudes of some of the
principal peaks are
shown on this map.
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Page Fifteen Abbot Pass Alpine Hut
anemones, asters and other Alpine flowers. Great peaks
rise around it like citadel walls. The valley can be
reached from the Moraine Lake Trail up Paradise Creek,
or from Saddleback down a steep zig-zag trail through
beautiful Sheol Valley, then following up Paradise Creek
to the "Giant's Steps," a stair-like formation over which
the Creek tumbles in a beautiful cascade. The journey
may then be continued across the valley to Lake Annette,
a tiny emerald sheet of water on the other side of Mount
Temple. From the Giant's Steps a foot trail leads across
the valley to Sentinel Pass, whence descent can be made
through a lovely Alpine meadow known as Larch Valley
to Moraine Lake.
There are many fascinating side-trips that may be
taken from the valley, by those who would acquaint
themselves with the more intimate beauties of these
mountain fastnesses; Wastach Pass, Wenkchemna Pass,
Opabin Pass, together with Sentinel Pass form a series of
unrivalled view-points. Near Sentinel is the beautiful
Larch Valley, so-called from the quantities of Lyalls
Larches which grow there in profusion.
Ptarmigan and Phacelia Lakes
Two typical Alpine pools, where Arctic-Alpine
plants grow in dwarfed form, among them the purple-pink
Page Sixteen On the Little Beehive
moss campions, hare's tails, buckbean and brook
lobelia, are Ptarmigan and Phacelia Lakes. As its
name indicates, ptarmigan are plentiful in the region of
Ptarmigan Lake, as are also grouse and wild-fowl. Phacelia
Lake is named after the quantities of these lovely blooms
that grow near its brink.
Lake O'Hara
O n e o f the most lovely of all Rocky Mountain
waters is Lake O'Hara, a pool of deep jade at the foot of
a circle of majestic, snow-covered peaks, and this should
not be missed by anyone who has the leisure to make an
expedition lasting two or more days. The Lake is reached
over Abbot Pass from Lake Louise, or by pony trail
round by Wapta. There is a Bungalow Camp at Lake
O'Hara, so that one can spend a restful night there before
going on to Lake McArthur, whose blue waters lie at an
altitude of 7,359 feet. There is a glacier here, and huge
blocks of ice may be seen floating on the surface of the
Lake even in the summer time.
Longer Trips
A good trail leads from the back of the
Chateau Lake Louise to the Great Divide, about five miles
away over the slopes of Mount St. Piran, and through
the woods of spruce and pine.
Page Seventeen "^
Longer trail rides or camping trips with guides may
be made, north up the Bow Valley or up Pipestone Creek,
or Corral Creek, through the Ptarmigan Valley to the
Skoki Valley. These may be combined with splendid
trout fishing in virgin streams and lakes.
Some Real Climbs
For the expert Alpinist there are plenty of
climbs that will provide him with sufficient opportunity
to use his skill. Some of these are the ascent of the
Devil's Thumb, the Pass between Mount Saint Piran and
Mount Niblock, Eiffel Peak, Wenkchemna Lake and
Glacier, Consolation Pass and Boom Lake, Mount
Aberdeen, Mount Temple and Saddle Mountain. The
Swiss guides attached to the hotel are a reliable source
of information as to all climbs.
Wild Life
All these expeditions hold a wonderful charm,
especially for those interested in the wild animal life of
the mountains, and in the exquisite Alpine flowers. Over
500 species of flowers grow in the Rocky Mountains, and
many of these are to be found in the valleys and on the
lower slopes and Alpine meadows of the Lake Louise
region. The most plentiful species have been mentioned
Of the wild creatures, the Hoary Marmot, who is
well-known by his shrill whistle, the Marten, the Chipmunk,
the Bighorn or Mountain Sheep and Blacktail or Mule
Deer, are seen in large numbers. Black Bears are also
not uncommon and are very tame, many of them even
showing a willingness to become pets.
It is a common saying that there are no birds in the
mountains, but anyone with eyes and ears can soon
disprove this belief. The Franklin grouse is one species
which nearly every visitor is bound to see. This bird
seems to have no sense at all and is generally referred
to as the "fool-hen." A type of Canadian jay, the
Whiskey-jack, is plentiful enough, and sometimes these
saucy birds will inspect you from every angle. Other
birds likely to be seen are the Mountain Bluebird, Eagle,
Ptarmigan, the Cheerful Chickadee, Water Ousel and
The Mountain Pony
A trail trip into the depths of the mountains
forms, indeed, the most enjoyable way of visiting beautiful
spots that would not otherwise be accessible.    It affords
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Paradise Valley from the Saddleback
Page Nineteen Crossing Victoria Glacier, with Swiss Guides
good scenery, often good fishing, and a glimpse into the
heart of nature which will be worth "more than many
The rhountain pony, mountain-bred, fool-proof,
untiring, can be ridden by practically anyone, whether
he or she has ever before been on a horse or not. From
all hotels and bungalow camps in the Canadian Pacific
Rockies, there are good roads and trails radiating in all
directions, which are kept up by the National Parks
Department. In Rocky Mountains Park alone there
are 700 miles of good trails. Some trail trips are of one
day's duration only; others stretch over several days,
necessitating carrying camping outfit. It is customary,
on all long trips and even on some short ones, to engage
guides who supply horses, tents, food, etc., and do the
necessary cooking.
Trail Riders' Association
Those who have ridden fifty miles or upwards
in the Canadian Rockies are qualified for membership in
the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, which, by its
annual pow-wow, affords an unusual opportunity for those
interested in trail-riding to get together. The aims of
the Trail Riders' Association are, principally, to
"encourage travel on horseback through the Canadian
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Emerald Lake Chalet
Rockies; to foster the maintenance and improvement
of old trails and the building of new trails; to advocate
and practise consideration for horses, and to promote the
breeding of saddle horses suitable for high altitudes;
to foster good-fellowship among those who visit and live
in these glorious mountains; to encourage the love of
out-door life, the study and conservation of birds, wild
animals and Alpine flowers; to protect the forests against
fire; to assist in every way possible to ensure the complete
preservation of the National Parks of Canada for the use
and enjoyment of the public; to create an interest in
Indian customs, costumes and traditions; to encourage
the preservation of historic sites as related to the fur-
trade and early explorers, and to co-operate with other
organizations with similar aims."
Membership is of several grades, according to the
distance ridden, viz.: 50, 100, 500, 1,000 and 2,500 miles.
The Annual Official ride of the Trail Riders of the
Canadian Rockies will be from Banff to Mount Assiniboine
and returning via the Simpson Pass. It starts on August
4th and lasts six days. Rates $70.00. Reservations must
be made at least fourteen days in advance to the Secretary-
Treasurer, Mr. J. M. Gibbon, Room 324, Windsor Station,
Montreal, or to Col. Phil. A. Moore, Chateau Lake Louise.
Page Twenty-one Bungalow Camps Circle Trip
In addition to the official ride, and under the
auspices of the Trail Riders' Association, and under the
direction of Colonel Phil. A. Moore, Circle Trail Rides
will be operated during July and August from Lake
Louise around those of the Bungalow Camps which are
situated in Yoho National Park. This trip will last six
days, with the following itinerary:
First Day—Motor or ride to Wapta Camp. After lunch,
ride to Lake O'Hara Camp.
Second Day—Side trip to Lake McArthur, spending the
night in a new cabin and tent-camp on McArthur
Third Day—Ride from McArthur Creek down the
Ottertail Trail to Emerald Lake.
Fourth Day— From Emerald Lake ride over Yoho Pass
to Yoho Valley Camp.
Fifth Day—Side trip to Twin Falls, spending the night
at Yoho Camp.
Sixth Day—Ride over Burgess Pass to Field, and motor
or ride back to Emerald Lake.
The rates for these Circle Trips are undecided at the
time of going to press, but will probably be about $10.00
per day, inclusive (except for the Emerald Lake day,
which will be $12.00). Col. Moore's office will be at
Lake Louise.
To Mystic Lake
Another Circle Trip, lasting four days and
under the same auspices, will be operated weekly from
Banff to Stoney Creek, Sawback Lakes, and Mystic
Lake, with good fishing en route. Riders on this trip
must bring their own sleeping bags and blankets. Trail
Riders' cabins supplemented by tepees will be at each
What to Wear
It is most important for anyone undertaking
climbs to be properly dressed and equipped. Most men
find that they are comfortable in closely woven tweed or
corduroy knickerbockers—flannel shirt, soft hat, heavy
stockings, sweater and strong boots properly studded
with nails. It is wiser to wear suspenders rather than a
belt; and if in addition to the above mentioned articles,
you carry woollen gloves, a pair of smoked glasses, field
glasses,   ice-axe,   a  collapsible  drinking  cup  and  a  silk
Page Twenty-two The Tea House at Plain of the Six Glaciers
Page Twenty-three Lake Louise
handkerchief, your comfort will be assured under any
circumstances. A woman should wear a short walking
skirt, or knickerbockers, a woollen shirt, high stout boots
with nails, and a sweater or coat. If she is riding, she
may procure a divided skirt at the hotel or may wear
Lake Louise is a paradise for photographers: its
infinite variety of pictures can never be exhausted. There
are new and beautiful vistas at every turn, so always
take your camera with you, so that you may be able to
take pictures of some of them, back home with you.
The Chateau Lake Louise has its own photographic
department, where developing and printing is done by
experts and at reasonable prices.
Motor Trips
Visitors to Lake Louise will find a number
of very attractive motor excursions available. Those
from Lake Louise to Banff, paralleling both the railway
and the Bow River, and from Lake Louise to Field, are
exceptionally fine.
The road from Lake Louise to Field is a new scenic
highway which was opened for automobile traffic in June,
1926. Continuing the Banff-Lake Louise highway, this
road leads west on a high line to the Great Divide, and,
Page Twenty-four _£tt$S3$&
The Great Divide
crossing to near Wapta Bungalow Camp, follows the
Kicking Horse River. It is a most spectacular ride, and
links up with established roads in Yoho National Park.
During the season, a regular daily sight-seeing motor
service will leave Lake Louise each morning, via the
Great Divide, Wapta Camp, Yoho Valley Camp, Field,
Emerald Lake, and return, arriving at Lake Louise in the
late afternoon.   Stops will be made for meals.
Banff-Winder mere Road
A very wonderful trip is the Banff—Lake Louise-
Windermere run of 104 miles, through Rocky Mountain
Park and Kootenay Park to Lake Windermere, in the
beautiful Columbia Valley. This new road, of firm,
stable construction, penetrates some of the very finest
mountain scenery of the entire continent. Along its
route are three convenient bungalow camps—Storm
Mountain, Vermilion River and Radium Hot Springs—
to serve as stops for meals or for lodging; at the southern
end is Lake Windermere Camp. At Windermere, the
road links up with roads that cross the International
Boundary and form part, eventually, of the great
"Columbia Highway."
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I The*Kicking Horse Trail
The programme of road construction carried
on by the National Parks' Branch of the Canadian
Department of the Interior will reach a high point this
year with the opening of the new "Kicking Horse Trail."
This road continues the existing Field road, referred to
above, from Field to Leanchoil, the western boundary of
Yoho National Park, thereby completing the traverse of
that Park. At Leanchoil it connects with a new British
Columbia province highway to Golden, on the Columbia
River. From Golden an existing road leads south to the
Windermere Valley, joining at that point the Banff-
Windermere road.
A complete Circle Trip through the most magnificent
scenery of the Canadian Pacific Rockies, from any point
back to the starting place without once traversing the
same ground, will thus be possible. The Bungalow
Camps en route offer convenient sleeping and dining
A Three-Day Circle Trip will be operated in July and
August over this route in 1927, commencing June 30th,
and leaves Lake Louise or Banff each Tuesday and
Thursday.   The itinerary is as follows:
First Day—-Lake Louise to Storm Mountain Camp,
Marble Canyon, Vermilion River Camp, and Radium
Hot Springs Camp.
Second Day—Radium Hot Springs Camp to Columbia
River Valley, Golden, Kicking Horse River and
Emerald Lake.
Third Day—Emerald Lake to Yoho Valley Camp, Wapta
Camp, the Great Divide, Lake Louise, Johnston
Canyon and Banff.
The trip can be commenced equally well from Lake
Louise or any intermediate point. The rate is $30.00 per
person, not including meals or sleeping accommodation
en route.
Automobile Tariff at Lake Louise
(Rates are per person)
To Moraine Lake and Valley of the Ten Peaks—-$2.50.
To Johnston Canyon and Banff—one way, $5.00;
round trip, $8.25.
To Lake Windermere—one way, $10.00; round trip
(2 days) $18.00.
To Radium Hot Springs, Golden, Field, Lake Louise,
3 day Circle Tour—$30.00.
To Emerald Lake and return (via Yoho Valley Camp)
—one way, $5.00; return, $8.25.
Page Twenty-six Wapta Bungalow Camp
Gasoline railway between station and Chateau—
50c. each way. Small handbags (not exceeding two per
Scrway"661 "^ and heaVy bagSage-25c. |er pie^e"
Pony Trips
$3 00T° LakeS ^ tHe C1°UdS' Victoria Glacier and return-
To Saddleback and return—$3.00.
Page Twenty-seven The Motor Road down the Kicking Horse Canyon
To  the  Great  Divide, Wapta   Camp,   and   return,
1 day—$4.00.
To Ptarmigan Lake and return, 1 day—$4.00.
To Paradise Valley and return, 1 day—$4.00.
To Moraine Lake, 1 day—$4.00; or including Wenk-
chemna Pass and Lake, 2 days—$8.00.
{Above Rates Not Guaranteed by Canadian Pacific)
Other bungalow camps are situated at Yoho
Valley, Lake O'Hara, Lake Windermere, Storm
Mountain, Vermilion River, Radium Hot Springs,
Moraine Lake; tea houses at Summit Lake, Twin
Falls, Lake Agnes, Saddleback, Plain of Six
Glaciers, Kicking Horse Canyon and Natural
Bridge. There is also Emerald Lake Chalet at
Emerald Lake.
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