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Resorts in the Canadian Rockies Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Canadian Pacific Hotels 1910

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Array &egort£ m tfje Canabtan i&oriue* BREWSTER BROS' LIVERY TARIFF FOR BANFF.
(driver included)
To Devil's Lake
Two or three persons.. . • $5.00   Four or five persons $6.00
All day, two or three persons    7.00    All day, four or five persons   8.00
To Tunnel Mountain, Cave and Basin and Sun Dance Canon, or Loop,
. , Cave and Basin and Sun Dance Canon
Two or three persons  ... .$5.00   Four or five persons. $6.00
To Tunnel Mountain, Cave and Basin or Buffalo Park, or Loop and Cave and Basin
Two or three persons $4.00    Four or five persons $5.00
To Cave and Basin
Three or more persons  50 cents each
To Hot Springs
Two or three persons $3.00   Four or more persons $1.00 each
Single traps, phaeton, buggy or dog cart, without driver first hour, $1.00
Every subsequent hour. 50 cents
Saddle horses same rate as single carriage
Transfer between station and hotel, each way 25 cents
Heavy luggage, 25 cents per piece ; ordinary hand bags, free. Z 7, 9&
£be CanaMan NationalIRocft^ flDountatn lParfts   ■ c.4 /?/o
v2j PLAYGROUND of nearly 6,000 square miles, embracing some of the world's grandest scenery,
^^ such is the Canadian National Park created by the Canadian Government in the heart of the
Rockies. These contain the lovely Bow River Valley, the famous Lakes in the Clouds, and
across the Great Divide, the delightful Yoho Valley, with the grand expanse of land to the north and
west of it. Speaking of this wonderful region, Mr. Whymper, a famous explorer and mountaineer,
and the conqueror of the Matterhorn, says : " The vast ranges are appalling in their immensity and
grandeur, for here are fifty or sixty Switzerlands rolled into one." In these parks the Canadian
Pacific Railway Company has erected
excellent hotels, which are models of
comfort, at Banff, Lake Louise, one of
the Lakes in the Clouds, Field, at the
base of Mount Stephen, and Emerald
Lake on the way to the Yoho Valley.
In the adjoining mountain range, at the
foot of the Great Glacier, of the Selkirks,
the Company operates another hotel —
the Glacier House. These resorts are
reached only by the Canadian Pacific
Ry. and its direct connection, the Soo-
Pacific from St. Paul and Minneapolis. Entrance to the Cave, Banff.
1—
See inside front cover for carriage tariff Banff, tbe JBeautttiU
JANFF is delightfully situated in the Bow Valley on the Eastern slope of the Canadian Rockies.
At the meeting of the waters of the rapid-running Bow and Spray rivers, the Canadian
Pacific Railway Company has a large and excellently appointed hotel, erected on a promontory
overlooking the valley that carries the mingled waters of the two rivers through the great natural
park, commanding uninterrupted and delightful views of the peaks and stretches of the Rockies in all
directions, and its advantageous situation and magnincent>nvironments make 'it the favorite*rendez-
vous during the summer months for tourists from all parts of the globe.
interesting flMaces near JSanff
The Cave and Basin.—Natural Sulphur Springs, about 1£ miles from Banff
Springs Hotel, at which the Government
has erected comfortable bathing houses.
The Cave, to which, like the Basin, the
public is admitted free, is entered by a
tunnel from the lower side of the mountain.    Charge for baths, 25 cents. The Museum, Banff.
See inside front cover for carriage tariff
—2 Bow   Falls.— In valley below hotel; rapids 80 feet wide at confluence of Spray and Bow Rivers.
Hot Springs.—On Sulphur Mountain, 800 feet above Banff Hotel, from which the hotel baths are
supplied; distance by carriage way, two miles. At this point the Dominion Government has recently
erected a most complete bath house, including hot-tub baths, steam rooms, hot and cold showers, sweat
rooms, and large swimming pool. Hot sulphur water direct from the springs is supplied at a natural
temperature up to 120<>.    Charge for baths, the whole course, 25 cents.
Lake IVI innewan ka.—Distance, nine miles—drive skirting Cascade Mountain, and following Devil's
Head River until the precipitous sides of Devil's Head Canon are crossed by a rustic bridge. The lake is 16 miles long, with a width of from
one to two miles. Operated on the lake is a launch which can be chartered by visitors at the rate of $1.00 per head for parties of five and
over. The trip usually occupies three hours. Fishing tackle, boats,
etc., may be procured, this being a resort for anglers. A cluster of
Hoodoos (natural concrete pillars) and the Devil's Gap, on the way to
Ghost River, are among the points of interest in the locality.
The Loup.— A beautiful drive around the Bow Valley in full view
of Bow Falls—distance about seven miles—skirting the base of Mount
Rundle, to the banks of the Bow River.
The Spray Ride.—Up the Spray Valley past the old lumber camps
and through the virgin forest to the Spray Canon at the foot of Goat
Mountain. I^ake Minnewanka   near Banff
3—
See insid*' front cover for carriage tariff Sun Dance Canon.—A remarkable cleft in the mountain—distance about three miles—a pleasant
drive through picturesque surroundings following the Cave and Basin Road to the entrance of the Canon.
Tunnel Mountain —The drive on which is the finest in the park—distance seven miles. A spiral
drive known as the Corkscrew leads along the side of the mountain at an altitude of over 5,000 feet,
the return being made down the further side on a steep grade, passing the barracks of the Mounted
Police and through the village. The summit may be reached [either on foot or horseback by good
trails leading off from the carriage drive.
A nth racite.—A very pleasant four-mile drive through an extensive open country, following the bend
of the Bow River past groups of curiously-formed clay figures called Hoodoos, to the village of Anthracite.
Bow River.—The boating on which is very good for nine miles above the bridge. A favorite
canoe trip is to leave the Bow River one mile up, turning to the right, up Echo Creek into Vermillion
Lakes. There is good fishing in the Bow and its tributaries, chiefly .Trout and grayling, and a steam
launch, canoes, etc., can be secured.
See inside front eover for carriage tariff
Buffalo at Banff.
—4 The National Park Museum. A handsome building, erected by the Government, where a splendid
collection of 'specimens of the flora, fauna, mineralogy, etc., of the mountain region may be seen.
This and other public buildings, as well as the streets of Banff, are lighted by electricity.
The Observatory.-—The Government Observatory on the summit of Sulphur Mountain (8,000 feet)
is reached by a bridle path by way of Hot Springs, and is four miles from the C.P.R. hotel. There
are shelters en route, and from the summit magnificent views of the entire Bow Valley are to be had.
Buffalo Park.— A large corral of 2,000 acres, in which is a magnificent herd of eighty buffalo and
calves—the last remnant of the countless thousand bison which once roamed the adjacent plains.
Bands of elk, moose, antelope, deer and Angora goat, amongst which are some fine specimens, have
also been added to the Park, which is one mile east of the railway station, on the way to Lake
Minnewanka. In small cages also will be found bear, coyote or prairie wolf, timber wolves, foxes,
and a fine pair of cougar or mountain lions. A collection of pheasants and grouse, about twelve
varieties, from different parts of the world, are very interesting to many,
Bankhead Coal Mines.— The acquisition and development of this property by the C.P.R. Company
marks a new era in the industiial life of the district of Alberta, these being the only anthracite coal
mines opened in Canada. The new village of Bankhead, instead of being a detriment to the beauty
of the park, on the contrary, adds another to the many attractions of the neighborhood. Set almost
directly on the road to Lake Minnewanka, one of the most popular drives in the park, and a little
more than halfway to the Lake, and nestling under the shade of the Cascade Mountain, with its
beautiful homes and its industrial life, it has already become a popular stopping place for tourists.
5— See inside front cover for carriage tariff Mountain Climbing.— Tunnel Mt., the island knob of rock lying
between Cascade and Rundle on the east side of the Bow Falls,
is an easy walk for the most unambitious climber. Sulphur Mt.,
either by way of the Hot Springs or up the northern end, is not a
difficult climb, and offers a splendid view of the whole Bow Valley.
On Cascade Mt., are some very fine fossil beds. Behind Stony
Squaw Mt., northwestward, is a sharp, lofty pinnacle. This is Mt
Edith, affording a splendid dolomite climb, equal to anything in
the Tyrolese Alps, and within easy reach of Banff. Twenty miles
south of Banff, along the Spray Valley, is" the Matterhorn of the
Rockies—Mt. Assiniboine, a sheer pyramid of almost vertical rock
towering high above vast glacial fields and other lofty peaks to a
height of 11,860 feet. Its northern slope presents three perpendicular
faces, ice-wrapped, overhanging and precipitous, attaining an angle
of 80 degrees where the three faces converge into the topmost
spire. The west side is a beetling buttress, down which avalanches
thunder all the year. The east side is sheer precipice, the south
walled of masonry. This is one of the most difficult mountains
in America to ascend.
Bow River Falls, Banff.
See inside front cover for carriage tariff' Excursions.— During the tourist season excursion parties
will be arranged daily, thus enabling guests to visit the most
interesting points without any loss of time. A bulletin will
be posted in the hotel rotunda every evening, giving the
points which will be visited in the following day's trip, the
hour of starting and the probable hour of return, the means
of conveyance, if any, and the exact cost. Guests intending
to accompany these parties are requested to register their
names, so that the necessary luncheons may be prepared,
if needed, and conveyance provided. Guides with trained
ponies can be secured.
At Banff.— Guests find a great variety of amusements,
in driving, wheeling, fishing, boating, bathing and mountain
climbing. In the hotel a dark room has been furnished for
the use of photographers who desire to finish their pictures
before returning home. Alpenstocks for mountain climbers
can also be procured. An orchestra plays during the dinner
hours and through the evening. The hotel opens on May
15th, and closes about October 1st, and the rates are $3.50
per day and upwards according to room, with reduction
upon this rate for a stay of one week or longer.
Observatory—Sulphur Mountain Cascade Mountain and Bow River-Banff.
Hunting and E xplo rati on. -Complete outfits, including
guides, servants, provisions, saddle and pack horses, tent,
etc., are supplied from Banff for parties of Alpine explorers,'
goat and sheep hunters in the Selkirks and caribou and elk
hunters in the foothills of the northern Rockies at moderate
rates, not exceeding $4.00 each per day for parties of four
or more.
Walks  and   Drives  from   Banff Springs   Hotel.—
Distance
(i) To Banff Station and return   o miies
(2) To Upper Hot Springs     and return            5     "   '
(3) To Cave and Basin u        " '   ""    ,1/ <<
(4) To I,ake Minnewanka       "        "        jg     «
(5) To Sun Dance Canon " " '      q     .<
(6) To Boat House "        "      ~
(7) To Buffalo Corral «        "        ...    6
(8) To "IyOOp"orlowerpark " "     6      u
(9) To Tunnel Mountain "        " J-    «
(10) To Bankhead Coal Mines "        •<         tq     «
(11) To Anthracite «        «       ]t]  I2      «
(12) To Government Observatory,(Top of Sulphur Mountain)
and return  J I2
(13) To Mount Assinaboine V dav's trio
>14} 1° Sawback Lake, via 40-mile take ".'*'.'       ^2 miles
P%\ £° Tunnel Mountain, (summit) and return.      6       "
(16) To lyake I^ouise, Laggan "'  V.". 40     "
See inside front and outside back cover for carriage tariff TLhC Xafces in tbe ClOUfcS*- Xoutse, IJbittot, an& Semes
the   Bow  Valley.— The railway line up the Bow Valley skirts the Vermillion Lakes, and runs
along  the   base  of Castle Mountain, a sheer precipice of 5,000 feet, extending eight miles-
From  the   train  may  be seen   Sawback and the Bow ranges   and   Temple   and   other  mountain
giants.
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the Lakes in the Clouds.— Lake Louise (alt. 5,645 feet), Mirror (alt. 6,550 feet) and Agnes (alt.
6,820 feet)/2§ miles distant from Laggan Station, and 34 miles west of Banff—the most enchanting spot
in the Rockies. On the shores of Lake Louise there is a handsome chalet, which has recently been enlarged. It is open from about June 10th to September 30th. The charges are $3.50 per day and upward. Ponies can be hired at reasonable rates by those not desiring the walk for the ascent to Lakes
Mirror and Agnes, or the trip to Saddleback Mountain (three miles) or to Paradise Valley itself, or any
other points of interest in the vicinity, which are reached by good trails. Picturesque chalets are
erected at Lake Agnes and Saddleback Lookout. Good guides arrange for and accompany excursions
to the most interesting points.    Carriages meet all trains at Laggan.
Tourist tickets from Banff to Laggan, Field and Glacier, at single fare for the round trip are issued
on presentation of certificates from the manager of the Canadian Pacific Hotel. Telephonic connection
is established between the hotel and Laggan station, by which telegraphic communication is had with
Banff, and at the hotel is a dark room for the use of photographers.
O— See outside back cover for carriage tariff Ube beautiful 2tafce Xouise in tbe CanaMan IRoefties.
J Valley of the Ten Peaks— Reached by a ten-mile road from Laggan or Lake Louise. In this
new region for tourists, camping facilities are afforded on the shore of Moraine Lake, in the midst of
scenic surroundings of more than ordinary beauty and grandeur.
Bow Lakes.— j± most picturesque region can be reached by a new trail from Laggan, eight miles,
or from Field via Emerald Lake and Wapta Glacier.
The Great Divide— At the summit of the Rockies, 43 miles from Banff, where the waters separate and flow into the Pacific Ocean and Hudson Bay. A rustic frame marking the Divide can be
seen from the passing train.
Swiss Guides are stationed at Lake Louise, Field and Glacier House,whose services can be exclusively secured by mountain climbers at reasonable rates.
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Mount Stephen House, Field, B.C - Fifty-two miles west of Banff, where is located the Mount
Stephen House, one of the Canadian Pacific mountain chalet hotels, which has been practically rebuilt.
The hotel has accommodation for 100 guests, is well appointed, and has suites of rooms with baths and
modern improvements. There is a billiard hall, and dark room for photographers. The hotel is open
throughout the year, and the rates are from $3.50 upwards per day, with special arrangements for
those remaining a week or longer. Swiss guides are stationed here ; hand pack and saddle ponies are
obtainable.
Il— See outside back cover for carriage tariff Mount Stephen.-The ascent of Mount Stephen (10,050 feet above sea level) is a fine climb
affording magnificent views all the way, culminating in a superb panorama from the summit, whence
hundreds of peaks, glaciers and snow fields are visible in every direction. An experienced climber
may make the round trip in eight hours from the hotel. Most, however, will prefer to be less hurried,
and under the care of one of the sturdy Swiss guides stationed here, make a more leisurely excursion.
Fossil Beds.—The lower portion of the route to the summit of Mt. Stephen is by a good trail leading over glacier moraines and terminating at an interesting geological formation known as the Fossil
Bed. This is a rock slide, 300 or 400 feet in vertical height, where every piece of shale or flat slab
of rock contains fossil remains of trilobites. From this point a very fine view is obtained of the
surrounding country.
Aerial Silver Mines.-At an elevation of 2,500 feet above the railway track is a silver-lead mine,
which is reached by an excellent trail.
Natural Bridge.-Three miles down the Kicking Horse River is the Natural Bridge, reached by a
trail that leads to it from the Emerald Lake Road. Here a series of ledges of rock, standing nearly
vertical, have been undermined and cut through by the action of the water, which dashes and foams
in its narrow channel, whilst an overhanging mass of rock forms the bridge itself. One mile below
this point, though rarely visited, is an attractive canon. The return trip can be made by the new
railway track.
See outside back cover for carriage tariff —1^ There are pleasant walks up the river bank above Field to where the Yoho
Valley joins the Kicking Horse Pass ; to Hector, eight miles ; and west of the hotel, wherefrom
magnificent views are obtainable.
Emerald Lake.— a delightful resort seven miles from Field, reached by a good carriage road
down the bank of the Kicking Horse River and thence around the base of Mount Burgess. A beautiful chalet is erected at the lake with excellent accommodation. It is elegantly furnished and has
spacious bedrooms, pleasant sitting and smoking rooms, etc. The glimpses of the snowy peaks of
the Emerald Range, of Mount Field, Mount Burgess, the Ottertail Range and other great mountains,
as seen across this charming sheet of water and through the
magnificent forests, cannot be excelled. There is good
fishing in Emerald Lake, and boats are procurable. Tents
with the necessary  porters, cooks and  ponies  can also be
secured.
Yoho Valley.— The famed Yoho Valley ig reached from
Field by Emerald Lake, from which there is a capital trail
up the mountain steeps to Yoho Lake. Half an hour's walk
brings one to Look Out Point, where a superb view of the
T; 1 tfkkaw Falls, dropping 1,200 feet, is obtained. A zig-zag
trail leads to the floor of the valley and to the foot of the
cataract.    Continuing up the Valley past the Laughing Falls        Pack train in Camp, Yoho valley, b. c
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See oidside back cover for carriage tariff and remarkably deep canons, the trail leads up to the great Wapta Glacier and to another magnificent
canon, near which are the curious Twin Falls. The return to Field may be made by way of the high
trail which, leaving Yoho Lake, skirts the cliffs of Wapta Peak and Mount Field and crosses the
Burgess Pass to Kicking Horse. nere are resting places conveniently located throughout the valley.
A carriage road is now under construction from Field to the Yoho Valley. Seven miles of this road
is now open for travel, which takes the tourist well into the Yoho Valley. Work of construction is
going on, and it is expected that travellers will this summer be able to enter the Valley from this
direction.
Ottertail,~~A new road, extending westward from Field for a distance of nine miles, has been completed to Ottertail Station, and from there a bridle trail has been made to Leanchoil, to connect with
the Ice River Valley Trail, which extends for a distance of forty miles up one of the most beautiful
valleys in the whole mountains and the best game grounds.
Lake O'Hara.—^n the next valley westward from Lake Louise and across the Continental Divide
is Lake O'Hara, whose beauties are just becoming known. Whilst not so unique in its setting as
Louise, yet to many it is even more charming. It is surrounded by high mountains on every hand—
Victoria, Lefroy, Hungabee, Biddle, Schaffer, Odaray and the Wiwaxy Peaks, many of them snow-clad
and glacier-furrowed. A couple of miles away is McArthur's Lake, a sapphire gem, located above the
tree line, and with a huge glacier, fed on the precipitous heights of Mount Biddle, terminating in the
water, where it breaks off in great icebergs. The fastnesses adjacent to these lakes are the home of
the wild goat, and bands of them are frequently seen. There is a good bridle trail from Hector Station
to Lake O'Hara, a distance of nine miles.
See outside back cover for carriage tariff
-14 Camping ZTrips
One Day Trip- Leave Emerald Lake at 8.00 a. m. Lunch at Look-off Point and* back over
Burgess Pass into Field.    Cost—Guide $2.50 ; Pony $6.00; Lunch $0.75 ; Total $9.25.
One Day Trip.- Leave Field 8.00 a. m Up over Burgess Pass to Look-off Point. Lunch. Then
on to Emerald Lake. Cost—Guide $2.50; Pony $6.00; Lunch $0.75; Carriage, Emerald Lake to
Field $1.00; Total $10.25.
Two Day Trip, 1st Day. Leave Emerald Lake 8.00 a. m. Lunch at Takakkaw Falls Camp. Ride
from camp to point where view of Twin Falls and Yoho Glacier can be had.    Then back to camp.
2nd Day. Ride from camp to Field by way of Burgess Pass. Arrive Field 4.30 p. m. Cost—
Guide $5.00 ; Pony $4.00 ; Camp $3.75 ; Total $12*75.
Three Day Trip - jst £)ay Leave Emerald Lake 9.00 a. m. by way of Summit Lake. Lunch
at Look-off Point and on to Camp Warren.
2nd Day. Leave Camp at 8.00 a. m. Visit President Range, the snow.fields, etc. Pass by Twin
Falls and visit the Yoho Glacier. Lunch. Then on down into the Yoho Valley, pass Laughing Falls
to Takakkaw Falls Camp.
3rd Day. Leave Camp at 8.30 a. m. Visit Look-off Point and the Gorge. Then along the side
of Emerald Mountain overlooking Emerald Lake and by way of Burgess Pass into Field, allowing ample
time to change and connect with Canadian Pacific Train No. 96 going East.   This is the best way to see
IS— See outside back cover for carriage tariff the Valley. A longer time can be spent in the Valley and side trips from the camps can be arranged.
From Camp Warren several small Mountains and Ice Fields can be reached in an hour. The cost of a
three day trip is as follows :—Guide $7.50 ; Pony $6.00 ; Camp $6.75 ; Total $20.25.
When more than one person in party, the cost of Guide is divided among them with an additional
charge of 50 cents each. Four persons can make the three day trip for a total of $60.00. When over
four in party an additional pack pony is taken along to carry the lunches and additional wraps. This
would make the cost to six persons in one party $98.50 for three day trip. The Guides look after the
horses, etc.
At each camp a first class cook is in attendance. The camps are dry and clean. The beds are made
of pine boughs, Hudson Bay Blankets, linen or flannelette sheets and pillow slips and the sleeping tents
are heated with camp stoves. A large camp fire in the open is lighted every evening and kept going
well into the night. An Indian Teepe is provided at each camp where the guests can sit around a
small open fire, in case it is too cold or damp to sit around the large camp fire which is also kept going
to light the camp.
Campers should provide themselves with a warm set of underclothing and either heavy shoes or
overshoes, a sweater and overcoat, soft felt hat and gloves, also a pair of slippers for use around the
camp.
Communications should^be addressed to
Manager.   Mount Stephen House, Field, B.C.
See outside back cover for carriage tariff'  K3 3n tbe Selkirk /Ifcountaius
rff% EAR the summit of the Selkirks, the range of mountains paralleling the Rockies on the  west.
jfTL are the Great Illecillewaet and Asulkan glaciers. No region offers a wider field for exploration
than that around these glaciers. In some of the adjacent valleys not a human foot has ever
trod, and the goat and the bear are as yet undisturbed. Beyond the Hermit range, unnamed and
unknown lakes lie in the wildest solitude, and there are mountain peaks in plenty as yet unsealed,
Near the foot of the Great Glacier of the Illecillewaet is Glacier House, one of the Canadian Pacific's
chalet hotels, which has been enlarged, and affords the same comforts to the traveller as can be
found at the other hotels of this system. At Glacier House is an observation tower, in which is a
large telescope. There are also billiard hall, swings, and other sources of amusement, and a photographer's dark room for the use of guests. The hotel is open throughout the year. The rates are
$3.50 per day and upwards, with special arrangements for those making prolonged visits.
The Great Glacier, is about three-quarters of an hour's walk from the hotel by a good trail, which
follows the course of the turbulent Illecillewaet River. En route can be seen the markings of the
glaciers' forefoot in 1887 showing the recession since that date. There is no difficulty in reaching the
loot of the glacier, and it can be climbed easily, and satisfying views of the massive pinnacles, yawning
crevasses, and the vastness of the icefield obtained. A guide, however, is necessary, and it is desirable
that the climber should have spiked boots and strong gloves if it is intended to venture any distance
on the ice.    Axes and ropes are supplied at the hotel.
IT— Glacier Crest trail may be made without a guide. A sharp green peak lying between the Great
Glacier and the Asulkan affords a magnificent panorama of both glaciers from the summit. The
Illecillewaet Valley stretches to the fore, and the Hermit Range closes it in as the background to one
of the greatest of nature's theatres.
Perley Rock.~A round outcrop of rock, well up and to the left of the Great Glacier, makes a
delightful short climb, and affords a good point of interest. From it a wide expanse of the Glacier is
seen, as well as good views of the tumbling falls from that side of the Glacier.
Mount Sir Donald, famous for its symmetrical beauty, towers above all surrounding peaks, in
the immediate vicinity. Looming 10,808 feet above the sea-level, he silently tempts those who can
to come to him. This climb must not be attempted without guides ; glaciers, crevasses, avalanches
and falling rocks are only to be overcome by the most experienced. The ascent may be made in from
12 to 18 hours, according to the ability of the climber.
The Cascade Trail, winding up the mountains opposite the hotel, carries one through some of
the finest fir forests in the Selkirk range. The first view is from the Elbow, looking directly on the
long sloping face of the Great Glacier. Doubling back on the trail, the hotel and valley come in sight
and finally, the green meadows above. Here the wild flowers grow in greatest profusion. A short
climb down the slope brings one to the tiny pavillion in sight from the valley. No guide is needed
for this climb, which can be made in four hours.
-18 Eagle Peak,lying back of the Cascade Mountain, named for the rock on the right-hand side,
which resembles a resting eagle, may be classed as less difficult in ascent to Sir Donald, but difficult
enough to afford pleasure to the climber. A guide is necessary here. From here one obtains a magnificent view of the famous Mount Assiniboine, which lies 20 miles south of Banff.
The Asulkan Valley.—The trail to the Asulkan Glacier leads through scenes of Alpine splendor.
Emerging from great forests of fir, with trail edged with carpets of exquisite ferns, Menotah Falls,
fed from the Asulkan Glacier, meet the eye. Six ribbon-like streams tumble over a broken precipice
300 feet high. A good horse trail ends five miles up the valley, by a roaring torrent. A steep climb
of 15 minutes brings the climber to some good ice work on the glacier. An hour's work, and the summit of the pass brings a magnificent panorama—four miles of glacier to the right; before one, Mts#
Donkin and Dawson, with Fish Creek Valley lying below; beyond lies the hunter's paradise of bear
and goat. The trip to the glacier can be made in one day. There is a resting place at end of horse
trail in Asulkan Valley.
Mount Abbott*s a good day's climb. The forests give an hour's shady climb with Sir Donald
and Eagle showing occasionally through the trees. Little Lake Marion is a very small body of water
nestled in a pocket of the mountain side. To the right of Marion a five minutes walk brings you to
Observatory Point. Returning to the lake, a blazed trail leads to the summit of the mountain, from
which point 37 moving glaciers may be seen. This is one of the easiest trails about Glacier for the
views obtained.    A trail 200 feet above Lake Marion, leading to the left towards the base of Mts.
19- Aft on/ Rampart, etc., is said by those who have made the trip over it, to be the finest bit of work on
any of the mountains in this valley.
Avalanche Crest is within easy reach
of the hotel by an excellent trail. From
the lower portions of the Crest the best
views are obtained, and from the higher
rocky aret one can peer into some awful
chasms. The time required for this trip
from the hotel to the base of the crests is
three hours.
Roger's Pass and Swiss Peaks.-Jtis
an interesting walk to Roger's Pass, three
miles along the railway track above the
snowsheds From the Pass, the trail continues to the flank of the Swiss Peaks.
The time occupied in walking to the Pass
is one hour, and the return can be made
by train, or vice versa.
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A jolly party at Glacier, B. C, starting for the Great Glacier
A specially easy walk,  about Glacier, is the Old Tote Road Trail.    Winding
—20 CanaMan Hlptne dlub in Cam# —This Club meetsjin thefSummer of 1909 (near Hector, B. C. around the base of Mo int Cheops, it was originally intended as the line of the railroad; owing to the
grade it was abandoned for the present horse-shoe at the base of the Great Glacier. From the Tote
Road magnificent views of the Great and Asulkan Glaciers may be seen, also Sir Donald, Eagle Peak
and Avalanche.
A pleasant walk down the railway track west from the hotel brings one to the Loops.
The railway line makes a number of startling turns and  twists, doubling back on itself to cross  the
Illecillewaet Valley.    This is one of the marvels of railway engineering in the mountains.    Views of
Mount Bonney, Ross Peak and Cougar Peak are had.
Thp   Otx/pq   nf   j\j *i l j§y»»i
whose recesses have not yet been fully explored, are reached by a good
bridle trail from Glacier House, a distance of 7J miles, or by taking train to Ross Peak Tank.    The
distance by trail from these would be about 2\ miles.    There is accommodation for visitors, and a
guide will be at the Caves after June 1st.
The trail leaves the hotel and goes over the Snow Sheds to Rogers Pass.
Leaving/the Pass on the right, the trail follows the river by an easy grade through the beautiful valley
to the ■" Pass " where views are obtained of the snow-capped mountain peaks, Cheops, Roy, Napolian,
Cougar, Macdonald, Ross Peak and other mountains, at present unnamed, to say nothing of the
Glaciers.    On the trail are several interesting water-falls.
Swiss Guides are stationed at Glacier House, whose services can be engaged by
those wishing to indulge in the delights of mountaineering. Ponies, which are chiefly used here as
pack animals, are obtainable, the charge being $1.00 for short trip or $4.00 per day.
—22 Sifce TTrips on tbe Columbia 1Ri\>er
|J HERE are two delightful river trips to be made on the Columbia River—one from Golden,
midway between Field and Glacier House—by the steamer " Ptarmigan" which runs to th8
upper waters, leaving Golden every Friday. The other is from Arrowhead, reached from Revelstoke
(34 miles west of Glacier) to branch railway, thence by Canadian Pacific steamers down the Arrow
Lakes and Columbia River. By this route, the Kootenay gold and silver-lead districts are reached.
The scenery along the Columbia River and the Arrow Lakes is magnificent, and the steamers are well
appointed, and the outings are very enjoyable.
The Okanagan Valley, reached from Sicamous, where there is a comfortable hotel, which is a
favorite resort for holiday-seekers and sportsmen. The C.P.R. steamer " Aberdeen" makes the run
of the entire length of Lake Okanagan, on which are Kelowna, Penticton, Summerland and Peachland
the two latter beingTpleasant resorts. ^
CanaWan pacific !Raiiwa# Ibotel System
i\ j  O provide accommodation for their passengers at the famous resorts in the Canadian Rockies,
also at some of the principal points along their road, the Canadian Pacific Railway  operates
a chain of first class  hotels across Canada which are noted for their  admirable location, excellent
equipment and splendid service.    For booklets, rates and information, write :
HAYTER REED, Manager in Chief, Hotel Department,
Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal.
23— ZU aiflonquflt, St. Bn&rews, 1R. $ —Open June to September.  High class modern
summer hotel, well appointed ; warm sea bathing, safe for children, boating, tennis, billiards,
golf   riding .driving, fishing, fine golf links..  Splendid healthy location.   Write for booklet
Kates:—$3.50 per day and upward, with special inducements for those making prolonged stays' £be 3-ntt, St. BnDreWS, 1R. JS*—Situated in a beautiful locality near the sea, and conducted in a very home like manner and having the same advantages as the larger hotel. Rates
as low as $2.00 per day are offered. /IftcBfcam 3-UUnction IbOtet, 1R. JS.—A comfortable stop-over point and a great favorite with travellers.    Rates:—$2.50 and upward. Cbateau 3f rontCttaC, (SUiebCC,—Unrivalled, site, handsomely equipped. Located in the
most picturesque city in America. Write for Booklet. Rates:—$4.00 per day and upward,
with special arrangements for large parties and those making prolonged visits. UMace tD^er, /Iftontrcal, Quebec—Modern. Perfectly appointed, excellent cuisine
Very comfortable and convenient to steamboat wharves. Write for Booklet. Rates:—$3.50 per
day and upward, with special arrangements for large parties and those making prolonged visits. Caledonia Springs Ibotei. CaleDonia Springs, ©nt—Located at the famous curative
Springs,   midway between Montreal and|> Ottawa.    Tennis, bowling, etc.     Strictly first class.
Write for booklet. 1R0£al Blejan^ra, Winnipeg.—European and American plan. New magnificent
structure. First class in every respect. Cafe and Grill Room, Unsurpassed service. European plan, $2.00 per day and upward. JSanff Springs IbOtel, JSanff, 2Uba—Season, May to October. The gateway of the
Canadian National Park. Magnificent scenery and many natural attractions. All modern
conveniences. I Write for Booklet. Rates:—$3.50 per day and upward Special rates by the
week or month will be given on'application. Xafce %0\Xi6C Cbalet, 3La^gan, Slba—Season, June to October. Situated amid
mountain peaks and the famous Lakes in the Clouds. An up-to-date chalet with splendid service and unbounded natural attractions. Write for Booklet. Rates:—$3.50 per day and upward. IIHl
/IftOUllt Stepben IbOUSe, 3fielD, 36. C—Located on the Kicking Horse River at the
base of Mount Stephen. The beautiful Yoho Valley is easily reached from here by road via
the celebrated Emerald Lake. Write for Booklet. Rates:—$3.50 per day and upward, with
special arrangements for parties staying a week or longer. Wiew ftom Bmeralfc Xafee Cbalet—Season,  June to October.  A beautiful  romantic^
spot surrounded by grand mountain peaks and on the shore of one of the prettiest lakes in the
Canadian Rockies.    Write for Booklet.    Rates:—$3.50 per day and upward. (Blacier IbOUSe, (Blacier JS. C—Within a short distance of the Great Glacier, which
covers an area of about thirty-seven square miles. Every lover of nature should visit this charming locality. Wonderful natural attractions. Write for Booklet. Rates:—$3.50 per day and
upward, with special arrangements for parties staying a week or longer. IbOtel WanCOUVer, V)anCOUVert ffl. G— A first class hotel with all modern conveniences,
located in a very charming city. Rates:—$4.00 per day and upward, with special terms for
prolonged visits. BmpreSS IbOtel—IDlCtOria, JS. C—Newly completed; 175 rooms; at short distance from boat
landing. Scenic effect with commercial advantages. Furnished with every modern convenience.
European and American plans.    Write for Booklet. BREWSTER BROS* LIVERY TARIFF FOR FIELD AND LAGGAN
(driver included)
Between FIELD and EMERALD LAKE
Minimum charge for single carriage $3.00
Minimum charge for double carriage......    4.00
The rate of $1.00 each way per passenger.
All Day
Two or three persons... . .  7.00
Four or five persons. ................... 8.00
The seating capacity of the carriage, over
five persons  8.00
To MONARCH CABINS
One, two or three persons    3.00
Four or more persons (each) to the seating
capacity of the carriage. .-.;.-.,:/.;-, ;-•.'. ., .    1.00
To LOOK OUT, via Emerald Lake and return
Carriage,   Field  to  Emerald  Lake,   pony
beyond—Each person     5.00
To LOOKOCT, via Burgess and return
Carriage,   Field  to  Emerald  Lake,   pony
beyond—Each person s     6.50
To NATURAL BRIDGE and return
Minimum charge, one, two or three persons.   2.50
Each person additional., m. .......... ...    l.OO
OTTERTAIL DRIVE and return
Minimum charge, one, two or three persons.   3.00
Each person additional. ..,.•••••.......,    l.OO
SADDLE HOKSES
To Fossil Beds and return.  J
First hour.	
Subsequent hours...	
PACKER
Per day.	
Saddle and pack ponnies for trips not before
specified, per day..	
For long trips of week or more,  special
arrangements will be made...........
BAGGAGE
Hand Baggage, Field and Emerald Lake,
not exceeding one hand valise to each
passenger.. .	
For each additional piece...............
Trunks, each	
LAGGAN (Lake Louise;
Between Station and Chalet, each person,
each way.	
Hand valises, not exceeding one for each
person..............................
For each additional piece................
Trunks, Station to Laggan and return.. . . .
Pony from Chalet to Moraine Lake and
return..	
Saddle Back and return	
Lake Agnes and return	
Glacier and return	
3.00
.75
.50
2.50
2.00
Free
.25
.50
.50
Free
.25
.75
4.00
1.50
1.50
1.50

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