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Map of Banff in the Canadian Rockies Canadian Pacific Railway Company 1940

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Banff Springs Hotel and Bow River Valley.
To  guide you  to its
BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL—This modern castle-hotel—a Canadian Pacific hostelry—stands at the confluence oi 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 enjoymei
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   Rrver   Boat-house—Banff   Mineral
Springs Hospital for Turkish and Mineral Baths Alpine Club
House—Hoodoos—Mount Norquay Chair Lift.
Sulphur Water  Swimming   Pools—Banff  Springs   Hotel—Canadian
Government  Pools at Cave  and   Basin—Upper  Hot  Springs.
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 uBlue" 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 uRed" on the way to Mount
Assiniboine.    Half day or all day.
Mount Edith  Pass,  gateway to the vast mountain  region to the
Hoodoos, Trail uYellow and  Blue" skirting Tunnel Mountain north
of the  Bow  River.     Half day.
High-line Trail, Trail  uBlue and  Red'7  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.
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.
Chateau Lake Louise—European Plan—forty miles from
5,680 feet above sea level.    Ask the Information
further particulars.
Emerald  Lake Chalet—American Plan (meals include
miles from Field, B.C.
Mountain  Lodges—American  Plan  (meals included).
Clerk for
seven 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, IV2 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.
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 Ballroom.
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  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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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 interests
en route are Vermilion Lakes, Hole-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.
To Lake Minnewanka—This combined motor and launch trip will ever
remain a pleasant memory. The motor road passes through the village
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.—IV2 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 Government regulations.)
Other sightseeing tours to scenic points of interest, including the famous
Columbia Icefields, are available throughout the season.
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 Pool, fresh water, 75 degrees F.    Outer Pool, sulphur
water, 92 degrees F.
Competent instructor in charge.


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