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Your journey through the Canadian Pacific Rockies : what you see and where Canadian Pacific Railway Company 1929

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21,000 Miles of Railway
Serving all the important industrial, commercial and agricultural sections of Canada, as well as many parts of the
United States. It reaches large cities, famous historic
spots, wonderful vacation and sporting resorts, and some of
the most magnificent scenery in the world.
Ocean Steamships
Across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe by Empresses of
the Atlantic, Duchesses of the Atlantic, or Cabin Class
Across the Pacific to China, Japan and Manila by
Empresses of the Pacific.
Connection at Vancouver with Canadian-Australasian Line
to New Zealand and Australia.
Inland and coastal steamships on the Great Lakes, Pacific
Coast and Atlantic Coast.
Fourteen Hotels
In the Canadian Rockies, at the Pacific Coast, on
the Prairies, and in the East. Nine delightful Bungalow
Camps in the Rockies and Ontario.
Next winter—Canadian Pacific de luxe cruises Round-the-
World, to South America-South Africa, to the Mediterranean and to the West Indies.
Telegraph System
Extending the entire length of the railway and reaching as
well every point of importance in Canada away from it.
Express System
World-wide merchandise and financial service.
Canadian Pacific land-settlement policies, coupled with the
large acreage of fertile agricultural land still for sale in the
west, are helping to develop a richer and bigger Canada.
CANADIAN PACIFIC—"It Spans the World" Your Journey
(Between Calgary and Vancouver
T3he Canadian Rockies, which interpose
their giant bulk between the prairies and the
Pacific Coast, form one of the most remarkable
mountain regions of the world. Composed
of some five ranges, they offer nearly
650 miles of magnificent scenery—snowy
peaks, glaciers, rugged precipices, waterfalls,
foaming torrents, canyons, and lakes like vast
sapphires and amethysts set in the pine-clad
mountains. They attract every year thousands
of eager visitors, for whom luxurious hotels
and comfortable bungalow camps provide
This booklet is presented to you with the compliments of the Canadian Pacific Railway,
so that you can better enjoy the marvellous scenery through which
you travel.
Printed in Canada—1929
This book is written for the reader travelling westward;
but it can be used as easily by those travelling in the
reverse direction.
At the head of nearly every page is a list of stations identified by mileage from the previous divisional point. Underneath, those places are described. By turning to the later
pages, and reading the station names upwards instead of
downwards, you can trace the journey eastward instead of
Mileage.    Mileage boards are attached to telegraph poles alongside
the track.
Calculate westwards from the divisional point.    Thus, Banff is 81.9
miles west of Calgary—Glacier is 85.4 miles west of Field.
North and South of Track.     If you ride facing the locomotive, the
north is:
On your right—travelling westward
On your left—travelling eastward
The mileage boards are calculated from the previous divisional
point.    These divisional points are, going westward:
Calgary, Field, Revelstoke, Kamloops, North Bend, Vancouver.
Contents Text Map
Calgary to Banff       3 5
Banff to Lake Louise     14 15
Lake Louise to Field     20 23
Field to Revelstoke 30, 34        31, 35, 38
Lake Windermere Branch.     31
Arrow Lakes Steamer Service     39
Revelstoke to Kamloops 40, 43 41, 43
Okanagan Lake Steamer Service     41
Kamloops to Vancouver     44 43, 45, 47
Vancouver to Victoria and Seattle     54 Calgary
Calgary—The Hotel Palliser
Hotel At the west end of the
Palliser station block is the imposing Canadian Pacific
hotel, the Palliser. This handsome
structure comprises ten floors in an
"E" shape, which makes every
room an outside room. From
the roof garden one can obtain
a beautiful view of the Canadian
CALGARY (population 75,000),
the most important city on this
route between Winnipeg and Vancouver, is the business centre of
southern Alberta. Founded a little
over fifty years ago, it is a flourishing industrial, agricultural and
educational centre, with fine buildings and many manufacturing
Natural Resources At the east end of the platform is the building of
the Natural Resources Department of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which administers all the company's land,
mineral and timber interests in the west. The Canadian Pacific has a
very simple but excellent method of settling experienced irrigation
farmers on the land, giving thirty-five years for payment of the cost
of the land, and after a down payment of 7% of the purchase price,
first year's use of the land is free. This method has been the means
of creating many fine homes and contented settlers.
A Beautiful City Calgary has municipally owned water works, electric light and power system and street railway and
asphalt paving plants. Natural gas is piped from Bow Island at very
cheap prices. The city has some beautiful parks and many golf
courses, including a municipal course.
The city is well supplied with clay and building deposits, and is
close to immense developed coal areas, large developed water powers,
and large gas and oil deposits. A 2,500,000-bushel Dominion Government terminal elevator is located here. Amongst the important industries of the city are meat packing, flour milling and oil refining.
Immediately to the east of Calgary, and extending close to the
railway, and on both sides, for about 140 miles, is a large irrigated land
project developed by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Drawing its
water supplies from the Bow River, this block consists of over 3,000,000
acres, of which a great portion will ultimately be brought under irrigation. The    Foothills
South Side of Track      west of
read down
read up
North Side of Track
Bow River.
In the foothill country.
Many stock ranches may
be seen.
In   the    heart    of    the
Stoney  Indian Reserve.
(See page 5).
Cross   the   Bow   River
after leaving Seebe.
The railway follows the
valley of the Bow River,
crossing to the north
side of the river llA
miles west of Calgary.
The motor road from
Calgary to Banff may
be seen now and again.
The valley of the Ghost
River  enters   the   Bow
River at this point.
4078    Bow River.
4218    Site    of    hydro-electric
Calgary (continued)
The Stampede Alberta, still a country of considerable stock-raising
interests, was until recent years one of the principal
ranching sections of Canada; and in the "Stampede" held every summer at Calgary—a famous frontier-day celebration that draws competitors from all parts of the continent—the glories of the Old West
are revived annually in a week's carnival of cowboy sports and contests.
Tributary to Calgary is a most prosperous agricultural, beef-raising
and ranching district, in area some thousands of square miles, and by
virtue of the nutritious and abundant grasses growing throughout this
territory, cattle raised are of excellent quality. Grain and vegetables
produced in this district are also very fine.
Calgary is an important railway centre. Branch Canadian Pacific lines run (a)
north to Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, through a prosperous mixed farming
country; (b) south to Lethbridge and Macleod. The main line continues eastward
from Calgary to Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
Nearing the Rockies Westward from Calgary we enter the Canadian
Rockies, which interpose their giant bulk
between the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The Rockies
can actually first be seen several miles east of Calgary, but the
finest distant view is that obtained from the roof garden of the Palliser
Hotel.    Now we leave the city and the hotel behind.    From Calgary A    Ranching    Country
The Three Slsty^S*^}      V'W*
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The Route from Calgary to Banff
to Banff the railway climbs 1,100   NATURE   has   thrown   up   the
feet in eighty miles. The great
stretches of level prairie cease, and
the rolling, grassy foothills succeed,
Canadian Rockies on so vast a
scale that the human mind can
with difficulty grasp  their great-
rising tier upon tier to the base of ness, except by some com-
the great ranges to which they are parison. The "Trans-Canada
the outposts. There, hung among Limited," fastest Canadian Pacific
the clouds and quivering in the train, takes twenty-two hours to
warm summer air, sharp as a knife pass from Cochrane, at the en-
blade, they are a dramatic sight trance to the Rockies, to Mission,
never to be forgotten. where it enters the coastal plain.
Two of the best known railway
The In the lower valleys can   routes across the Swiss Alps are
Foothills be seen many ranches, the St. Gothard and the Simplon.
for this is a great stock jt takes an express train five hours
raising country, and on the higher to travel from Lucerne to Como,
terraces are often to be witnessed or from Lausanne to Arona.
great herds of cattle and sheep. When, therefore Edward
The long transverse valleys of Whymper, the hero of the Matter-
this foothill country are the old horn, described the Canadian
grooves down which came the Rockies as fifty Switzerlands
spent glaciers from the higher thrown into one, this certainly
mountains. Here, and through was no exaggeration. The
nearly the whole eastern slope of Canadian Rockies stretch from
the Rocky Mountains to the Great the Gap practically to Vancouver
Divide, the railway follows the —over six hundred miles of Alpine
tumultuous course of the glacial- SCenery.
green Bow River—part of one of
the greatest river systems of America, subsequently becoming a
tributary of the South Saskatchewan River, which eventually, as the
Saskatchewan River, drains into Lake Winnipeg.
Cochrane      is one of the principal points in the ranching country.
Ascending the  Bow  River from here, and gaining the
top of the first terrace, a full view of the Rockies is obtained at last.
Morley is the modern home of the Stoney Indians, once a very warlike race but now the most industrious of red men. The
foothills are full of Indian lore. The whole district was conceived as
a great giant; hence there are the Knee Hills, the Hand Hills, the
Elbow and the Ghost Rivers, and other names equally picturesque.
Kananaskis Falls, on the Bow River, were named after a mythical
Cree chief, the word meaning "a tall straight pine with branches near
the top."
Seebe      is the site of two hydro-electric power plants which supply
Calgary with its electrical power.    The lower plant was completed in 1911, the upper one in 1915.    The latter can be seen from Entering   the    Rockies
South Side of Track
west of
read down
read up
above       North Side of Track
Cement mills.
The railway enters the
mountains    through    a
Grotto Mountain (8880
narrow opening.
A coal mining town.
The Three Sisters (9744
Fairholme Mountains.
The railway crosses Cascade  River just   before
reaching Bankhead.
Mount    Rundle    (9675
Coal mining town—now
Headquarters of Rocky
Mountains Park.
Cascade Mountain (9840
Sulphur Mountain (8040
Banff Springs Hotel
the railway. These two plants, with the sub-stations and transmission
lines, represent an investment of about five million dollars. Generators
with a capacity of 31,000 horse power are installed in these power
houses, supplying a current of 55,000 volts which is transmitted over
two high tension transmission lines to the city of Calgary. A supply
of 4,000 horse power at 12,000 volts is also transmitted to the cement
mill at Exshaw.
The upper dam consists of a solid concrete structure 600 feet in
length, capable of discharging 40,000 cubic feet of water per second.
The company has completed a third transmission line to the city of
Calgary, to meet the growing demand for power.
Kananaskis    marks the   eastern   boundary   to   Rocky   Mountains
National Park, through the centre of which we  shall
travel until well past Lake Louise.
The Gap
Exshaw has a large
cement mill, with an
average output of
4,000 barrels a day. It
draws its supplies of
limestone and shale
from the excellent deposits close to the mill.
The Gap Two almost
walls of dizzy height,
streaked and capped
with snow and ice,
where the mountains
look almost impenetrable, form what is
known as the Gap, by
which the Canadian
Pacific enters the first
real range of the
Rockies. On the north
is the Fairholme
Range, the prominent
peak being Grotto
Mountain, while on
the south is the Goat
Range, with Pigeon
Mountain, Wind
Mountain and the
Three   Sisters.      The Rocky    Mountains    Park
The Three Sisters, Canmore
peaks in the Fairholme Range ROCKY MOUNTAINS National
are fantastically broken; the ones Park, in which are situated Banff
opposite are massive snow-laden and Lake Louise, is bounded on
promontories, rising thousands of the west by the interprovincial
feet and penetrated by enormous boundary between Alberta and
alcoves imprisoning all the hues of   British Columbia, and on the east
by,  approximately,  the  first big
ranges of the Rockies.   It has an
the prism.
A Colossal Upheaval
Hundreds of
of years ago, in some huge upheaval toward the end of the
Cretaceous Age, these mountains
were lifted up; some sections were
thrust high in the air, others
remained almost as level as before.
Others  were  tilted   more   or   less
area of 2,751 square miles, its
greatest length being about one
hundred miles. No part of the
Rockies exhibits a greater variety
of sublime and romantic scenery,
and nowhere are good points of
view and features of special interest so accessible, with so many
good roads and bridle paths.
toward the west, and still others
bent and crumbled under the tremendous pressure from the sides.
We see to-day only the colossal fragments of the original thrusts.
The principal mountain ranges of Rocky Mountains National Park are
the Vermilion, Kananaskis, Bourgeau, Bow, and Sawback ranges; its
principal river is the Bow. Of the many beautiful lakes within the
Park, the principal are Louise, Moraine, Minnewanka, Hector, Spray,
Kananaskis and Bow.
The Three Sisters     A profile so striking that it is easily distinguishable is formed in the southern range near Canmore
by three companion peaks known as the Three  Sisters, the   highest
peak reaching a height of 9,744 feet.
In the same neighborhood is a curious group of pillars known as
"hoodoos," some of them ten times as tall as a man and of sufficiently
hard material to withstand the weatherings that have played havoc
with the surrounding bank.
Cascade Mountain As we pass Bankhead, the great bulk of Cascade
Mountain blocks the view. The pass narrows
suddenly. On the left, the sharp peak is Rundle, so called in honor
of an early missionary to the Indians. Here we leave the Bow for a
time and strike up the valley of the Cascade River, directly in the
face of Cascade Mountain, which, apparently but a stone's throw
distant, is really miles away.
(Railway Journey resumed on page 1/j) 8
Banff Springs Hotel
BANFF is the administrative
headquarters of Rocky Mountains
Park. The town lies embowered
in pine forests and lawns, in a
pocket of a wide circle of pearly-
grey limestone peaks. Warmed by
clear sunshine and kissed by clear
air, exhilarated by the glacial-
green Bow River that frisks
through its middle, Banff is the
Mecca of tourists from all parts of
the world.
The Panorama    From   the  station
of Banff a magnificent pan
orama is to be
witnessed. To the north is the
grey bulk of Cascade Mountain,
towering above the town like a
grim old idol. To the east are
Mount Inglismaldie and the heights
of the Fairholme sub-range. Still
farther to the east the sharp cone of
Mount Peechee closes the view in
that direction.   To the left of Cas
cade rises the wooded ridge of Stoney Squaw. To the west and up
the valley are the distant snowy peaks of the main range above Simpson's Pass. To the left is Sulphur Mountain; to the south-east the
isolated wooded bluff of Tunnel Mountain and the long serrated spine
of Mount Rundle.
From the Bow Bridge the view is even more magnificent, for the
river runs through the centre of the picture, and one who has caught
his first glimpse of this picture close to sunset will never forget its
breath-taking beauty. From the high elevation of Banff Springs
Hotel a somewhat different view is obtained, looking across the junction
of the Bow with the smaller and darker Spray River to the distant
snow-clad barrier of the Fairholme Range.
Banff Springs Hotel Banff has been for many years one of the most
popular mountain resorts on the continent—
due not only to its environment but also to the beautifully situated
and splendidly appointed Banff Springs Hotel. The reconstructed
hotel, one of the most magnificent of the continent, was completed in
1928. The entire first floor is given over to public rooms, artistically
decorated and furnished, in which the architect has provided a Scottish
baronial atmosphere. Among the features are the period suites—the
Vice-Regal, Georgian, Jacobean, Tudor, Swiss, Italian and others;
the period influence also dominates the lounges, of which the finest is
the Mount Stephen Hall.
At the hotel there is entertainment all the time. One could be perfectly happy just looking out towards the enclosing mountains, watching the swimmers in the warm sulphur-water pool, swimming oneself,
playing tennis, or studying the cosmopolitan types which one meets at
this great caravanserai.  10
The Highland Gathering at Banff
Hot Springs Had Banff not become famous for its beauty, it must
have become famous for its hot springs, which are
amongst the most important of this continent. The five chief springs
have a total flow of about a million gallons a day, and issue from the
ground the year round at a temperature of over 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Excellent swimming in warm sulphur water is afforded at the Upper
Hot Springs (on Sulphur Mountain), the Cave and Basin Bath House,
and at the Banff Springs Hotel. At the Cave and Basin the Government has erected a handsome $150,000 swimming bath. The Banff
Springs Hotel has its own beautiful sulphur pool, with fresh water
pool adjoining, and with expert masseurs in attendance at the Turkish
baths attached.
Boating and A few minutes from the bridge is the  Bow  River
Launch Trips       Boat-house.    From here motor launches set out on
a  12-mile trip in which the surrounding mountains
are seen from a unique and advantageous point of view.    Here, also,
canoes and row boats are obtainable.
The Animal Corral The tourist will find plenty of interest in the
little town of Banff itself, with its churches,
cinemas and shops, interspersed with groups of cowboys in woolly
chaps and gay-colored kerchiefs, sloe-eyed Indians in buckskin coats
and moccasins, packers, trappers, guides and other truly" mountain
men. Near the fine bridge over the Bow River are the Administration
Offices of the Park, the Museum, Zoo and Royal Canadian Mounted
Police headquarters.
The animal corral is \l/z miles from the town, an immense fenced-in
area where a herd of buffaloes, mountain sheep, goat, moose, antelope
and other kindred of the wild roam at will through the vast forested
pasturage. You can drive into this corral quite close up to the buffaloes and enjoy studying them in these surroundings.
Golf and Tennis An eighteen-hole golf course, superbly located on
the banks of the Bow River and guarded by huge
bastions of rock, turreted and pinnacled like the fortified castle of old
is open to all visitors to Banff for a small fee. The course has been
entirely reconstructed by the Canadian Pacific, under the supervision
of Stanley Thompson, and now offers one of the finest, most perfectly
balanced and most scenically beautiful courses in the world.
For tennis players there are several admirable courts, and because
the exquisite summer climate of Banff is very conducive to both golf
and tennis, a large number of people may always be seen enjoying the
games. Banff
ROADS        —
Scale of Aliles
12      3      4      5
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Banff and its vicinity
Recreation Grounds This section of the park, by the Bow River, is
not far from the bridge and can be reached by
a delightful road by the river, or from the Cave and Basin motor road.
There is a building for recreation purposes, also spaces for baseball,
tennis, football and cricket. The club house of the Banff Gun Club
is not far distant, and here trap shooting competitions are held.
"Indian Days" "Indian Days" at Banff is one of the most colorful
spectacles on the North American continent. Between
three and four hundred Stoney Indians come from the Morley reserve,
40 miles east of Banff, for their tribal sports. Each morning they have
a parade in which the majority of the Indians take part; the tribe is
all mounted, while many splendid horses are used, resplendent in
gorgeous trappings and headpieces. The costumes of both men and
women are creations of white buckskin, bead work and ermine, their
color schemes being exceedingly wonderful, and they ride with dignity
and poise.   "Indian Days" is held usually in the third week of July.
The Highland    At Banff each year, at the end of August, is held the
Gathering now  well-known   "Highland   Gathering".     This  is a
great Scotch festival of music and sports, to which
singers from all parts of America come, and bagpipers from Highland
regiments to play in competitions, and in which the sturdy old Scotch
sports, and the fine Scotch costume dancing, are to be seen at their
best. 12 Banff
Walking There are a large num- IN THE various mountain ranges
and Riding    ber of beautiful trails that    make    up    the    Canadian
and roads leading from Rockies—the Rockies proper, the
Banff, offering delightful rides, drives Selkirks, and the Monashee, Coast,
and walks of almost any desired Cascade    and   Purcell   Ranges—
length.   Just three minutes from the there are,  according to Govern-
Banff Springs Hotel is one of the ment measurements, not including
most beautiful spots in Banff, the innumerable mountains that have
Bow Falls; and from here one may not yet been named or measured,
keep on going down a lovely pine- 630 peaks over 6,000 feet above
canopied avenue which leads from sea-level; 308 between 7,000 feet
the Bow Bridge to the foot of the and   10,000   feet;    161   between
falls below the hotel. 10,000 feet and 12,000 feet; 4 over
On the east side of|the Bow Falls 12>000 feet; u
is the road which runs up Tunnel ManY of the principal moun-
Mountain. It affords splendid tains seen by the traveller from
views of the Bow Valley and the the tram or at the most popular
surrounding mountains. Another mountain resorts—at and around
beautiful walk is past the Cave and Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake
Basin to Sundance Canyon. Sul- Lake O'Hara, Field, Emerald
phur Mountain, a long wooded Lake.» the Yoho /alley, and
ridge, at the summit of which is an Glacier—average a height above
observatory, and on the slopes of the floor of the valley?f at*heir
which is the clubhouse of the Alpine base °f al™ost a mile. The Cana-
Club of Canada; Cascade Moun- dian Rockies, being rich m glaciers
tain, a massive giant facing the and n6ve fields, are generally
station; Mount Rundle, the sharp snow-covered the year round.
pointed edge of which forms one of the most striking features of the
landscape—Mount Norquay and Stoney Squaw—are all within easy
walking distance, and afford climbs not exceeding one day.
Motoring      Many of the walking trips mentioned may be taken by
saddle-pony or automobile,  and in addition  there are
scores of other trips too lengthy for the ordinary walker.
A short motor run of eight miles brings you to the shores of Lake
Minnewanka, a beautiful sheet of steel-blue sheen where you can catch
huge lake trout. A well-graded road leads out from Banff westward
for sixteen miles up the Bow Valley to Johnston Canyon, where a series
of waterfalls, ending in a final foaming cascade, is most attractive.
This road continues to Lake Louise, the Yoho Valley, Field, Emerald
Lake and Golden.
(See also Banff- Windermere Road, page 13)
Trail Trips Numerous as are the motor drives about Banff, beautiful
as are the spots reached by car, there are many places
which can only be approached by trail, that rank amongst the most
attractive playgrounds of the Rockies. There are 700 miles of trail in
Rocky Mountains Park, a large part of which radiate from Banff.
With guides and ponies the visitor may find his way to Mystic Lake,
in the heart of the Sawback Range, to Ghost River, and through the
Indian Reservation to the town of Morley, the Spray Lakes, the Kananaskis Lakes, and dozens of other magic places.
Mount Assiniboine A particularly fine pony trip from Banff, and
one on which a week can be profitably spent,
is that to Mount Assiniboine—the "Matterhorn of the Rockies." This
can be reached over the spectacular new trail by way of Brewster
Creek, or by way of the Spray Lakes, and the return made by traversing the beautiful summit country in the vicinity of the mountain,
through the heather and flowers of Simpson Pass and down Healy
Creek. The route has been well established, with overnight accommodation at convenient points en route, while camp facilities are
available at Mount Assiniboine Camp, at the foot of the Mountain.
Winter Sports     Banff is rapidly becoming an important centre for
winter sports, the Annual Winter Sports Carnival in
February attracting large crowds.    Ski-ing, tobogganing, skating, and
bob-sledding are amongst the attractions. Banff-Windermere    Road        13
Castle Mountain Bungalow Camp
Banff-Windermere Of great interest
Road to automobile
enthusiasts is the
Banff-Windermere automobile road
across the Canadian Rockies. This
spectacular journey through a hundred miles of the most magnificent mountain scenery of America
can be commenced at either Banff or
Lake Louise, the road being at first
that which connects those two points.
At Castle Mountain it crosses the
Bow River, turns south past Castle
Mountain Bungalow Camp and
Storm Mountain, and rises to the
KOOTENAY National Park
(area 587 square miles) tucks in
between the southern portions of
Rocky Mountains and Yoho
Parks, and comprises the Vermilion, Mitchell and Briscoe Ranges.
The Kootenay River flows through
its southern part, with a large tributary in the Vermilion. At the
southwest end it almost touches
the eastern bank of the Columbia
River a little above Lake Windermere. The Banff-Windermere
Road traverses the centre of this
Vermilion Pass (altitude 5,264 feet). Here it enters Kootenay Park.
From Marble Canyon, a remarkable fissure three hundred feet deep,
there is a trail to the curious Ochre beds.
The road then follows the Vermilion River to its junction with the
Kootenay River. Crossing the Kootenay, it leads through a beautiful
avenue of virgin forest, and, ascending the Sinclair Pass between the
Briscoe and Stanford Ranges, reaches Radium Hot Springs, long
famous for their radium qualities. Emerging through the gap of
Sinclair Canyon it meets the Columbia River and—nine miles beyond
—the beautiful Lake Windermere.
Bungalow Camps This drive has been rendered even more delightful
by the construction of two Bungalow Camps en
route. These are at Castle Mountain (26 miles from Banff) and
Radium Hot Springs (91 miles). Lake Windermere can be reached
also by railway from Golden. (See page 31). The journey can be
continued along the east side of Lake Windermere and the Kootenay
River, through Canal Flats and Fort Steele, to Cranbrook. There
the road connects with other highways leading south across the international boundary, thus forming the last link in the "Grand Circle
Tour" to California.
Excursions are available from both Banff and Lake Louise during
the summer months for this trip to Lake Windermere—including the
3-day "Lariat Trail" to Radium Hot Springs and thence back over
the Columbia River Highway to Golden and the Kicking Horse Trail. 14
Castle    Mountain
South Side of Track
west of
read down
read up
North Side of Track
Following along the Bow
Twenty-Four Hour Motor Detour to Lake Louise,
Yoho Valley, Emerald Lake and Golden.
See page 28.
Range   (8415
Mount Lougheed  (8888    88.0 Sawback
Mount Massive (7990
Pilot    Mountain    (9690    92.9 Massive
feet). Rustic bridge leading to Redearth Creek.
Copper Mountain (9170
Storm Mountain  (10319    99.0    Castle  Mountain    4676
feet) and Vermilion Pass.
Motor Road to Lake
A glimpse of Mount Bi- 106.5 Eldon 4828
dent (10119 feet) through
gap in the peaks.
A fine view of the great 110.6 Temple 4918
peaks in the Valley of
the Ten Peaks, Delta-
form (1123s feet) being
Mount Temple (11636
Lake Louise is 3V2 miles 116.6      LAKE LOUISE      5050
from station by gasoline
railway.    Moraine Lake Chateau Lake Louise
Bungalow Camp is 9
miles from the Chateau.
Mount Edith (8380 feet)
is the pointed spire-like
Mount Cory (9194 feel).
Sawback Range (10,000
Castle Mountain (9040
feet.) The line follows
the base of this mountain for several miles.
Slate Mountains.
Trail to the Ptarmigan
country, with its magnificent alpine flower-
Leaving Banff Between Banff and Lake Louise, some magnificent
views of the surrounding mountains are to be obtained, and for quite a considerable way the railway follows the course
of the Bow River, first skirting the Vermilion Lakes. Visible also for
part of the way is the motor road from Banff to Lake Louise and
Golden. Of the many mountains on the north side of the track,
Hole-in-the-Wall Mountain is interesting in that it has a cavern which
has been used as a meeting place for the Masonic lodge at Banff.
Johnston Canyon, on the north, is a beautiful spot that one visits from
To the north, also, is the bare, rugged and sharply serrated subrange known as the Sawback. The Slate Mountains, which appear in
the foreground at Lake Louise, are a spur from this range. Far to
the south are the snowy peaks that enclose Simpson's Pass; one of
them is Pilot Mountain, whose easily identified head makes it a landmark visible from either end of the Bow Valley.
Castle Mountain Castle Mountain is a sheer precipice of over 4,000
feet, named for its obvious resemblance to a giant
mediaeval keep. Turrets, bastions and battlements can easily be distinguished. The mountain is eight miles long, and its highest point is
9,040 feet above sea-level. Back in the eighties there was a mining
camp at its base, brought thither by a boom that died a sudden death;
and during the Great War a large internment camp was here.
Just beyond Castle Mountain station the Banff-Windermere road
turns south, crosses the river, and heads away over Vermilion Pass to
Lake Windermere. (See page 13). Castle Mountain Bungalow Camp
is about four miles from the railway line. Beyond it is the magnificent
peak of Storm Mountain; farther to the east is the snowy dome of
Mount Ball. Lake    Louise
The Route from Banff to Lake Louise
Mount Temple From Eldon a wonderful array of peaks is presented.
There is a brief but fine view of the Valley of the Ten
Peaks, with the triangular-shaped Mount Deltaform standing out conspicuously. (See page 18). Loftiest and grandest of all towers Temple
Mountain. This great snowbound mountain, whose crest exhibits precipitous walls of ice, flashing blue in the sunlight, is the most conspicuous
and admirable feature of the wonderful valley.
Lake Louise Lake Louise, formerly called Laggan, has a charming
rustic station building. The famous lake and the
equally famous Chateau are invisible from the station, as they are some
3j/2 miles distant. To reach them we must ascend another 620 feet
which we do by means of a light gasoline railway. This trip is through
a deep forest, with the sky a narrow strip above the tall tree-tops;
and turning a shoulder of the mountain, across a rushing mountain
torrent, we come suddenly into full view of the lake.
(Railway Journey resumed on page 20)
The Chateau On the
of this most perfect lake,
in a wonderful Alpine
flower garden where
poppies, violets, columbines, anemones and
sheep laurel slope
through terraced lawns
to the water's edge—the
Canadian Pacific has
placed its great Chateau
Lake Louise (altitude
5,670 feet). This has
been repeatedly enlarged
to meet the demands of
an ever-increasing
stream of tourists, until
today a fire-proof modern
and luxurious hotel with
accommodation for seven
hundred guests now
stands there (open June
1st to October 1st). Johnston Canyon, near Banff 16
Lake    Louise
The Chateau Lake Louise
Across the front of the hotel extends a vast lounge that commands
an uninterrupted view of the Lake
through beautiful, single-pane
windows of enormous size. The
dining-room, in the right wing, has
the same wonderful windows and
view. From the ballroom in the
left wing the lake may be seen
through the arches of the cloistered
The Chateau has many attractions. Two fine hard tennis courts
are attached to the hotel, and a
boat-house supplies rowing boats
to the many who cannot resist the
magnetism of the clear blue water.
Below the dining-room and overlooking the lake is an attractively
terraced concrete swimming-pool
filled with heated glacial water and
with an instructor in attendance.
A Circle of Peaks
LAKE LOUISE—probably the
most perfect gem of scenery in the
known world—bears the liquid
music, the soft color notes of its
name, almost into the realm of the
visible. It is a dramatic palette
upon which the Great Artist has
splashed his most gorgeous hues, a
wonderful spectrum of color.
Deepest and most exquisitely colored is the lake itself, sweeping
from rosy dawn to sunset through
green, blue, amethyst and violet,
undershot by gold; dazzling white
is the sun-glorified Victoria Glacier,
at the farther end; sombre are the
enclosing pine-clad peaks that dip
perpendicularly into the lake; and
magnificent are the stark immensities of the snow-covered peaks
that enclose the picture except for
the fleecy blue sky overhead.
The peaks that surround Lake Louise form such a
magnificent background that many visitors ask
nothing better than to sit on the hotel verandah watching the marvellous kaleidoscope of beauty and color that they present. From left
to right they are:—Saddleback, Fairview, Lefroy, Victoria, Collier
Popes Peak, Whyte, the Devil's Thumb, the Needles, Big Beehive'
Niblock, St. Piran, and Little Beehive. At the far end of the Lake'
catching for the greater part of the day the full glory of the sun, their
snowfields standing out in dazzling whiteness, are the glaciers that
drop down from Mount Victoria and the lofty ice-crowned head of
Mount Lefroy.
Along the westerly shores of Lake Louise a delightful mile-and-a-half
walk along a level trail affords splendid views of further peaks—Mount
Haddo, Aberdeen and The Mitre. Moraine Lake and
the Valley of the
Ten Peaks
Moraine Lake
Bungalow Camp
•llanmnmmiuiiiiitwin: 18 Lake    Louise
Moraine Another pearl of the IT IS difficult to imagine anything
Lake Rockies is Moraine more fascinating than to start out
Lake, 9 miles from Lake in the early morning, stepping in
Louise at the end of one of the half an hour from the perfect civil-
finest short motor rides in the moun- ization of a luxurious hotel into
tains. This lovely mountain lake, the primitive glory of cliff and
exquisitely blue-green in color, lies crag, winding waterway and frozen
in the Valley of the Ten Peaks— grandeur, to spend the day among
a tremendous and majestic semi- the mountains. With a blue sky
circle that with jagged profile en- overhead, the air soft with the
circles the eastern and southern end sweet resinous spice of the forest,
of the lake. Not one of these and all cares left far behind, one
peaks is less than 10,000 feet in sees only beautiful sights, hears
height—the highest, Mount Del- only wonderland sounds, and for a
taform, is 11,235 feet. Standing off whole long day lives close to the
a little, as a sort of outpost, is the very heart of Nature in her most
Tower of Babel, an interesting rock splendid mood,
formation of unusual shape. The Canadian Rockies present
At the foot of the lake is Moraine to the mountain climber one of
Lake Bungalow Camp, an admir- the most extensive and interesting
able centre for trail-riders and fields of any easily accessible
walkers who wish to explore the ranges of the world. Noted
valley's surroundings, and for climbers make their way thither
mountaineers who aspire to the from all parts of the world. There
peaks. An attractive excursion is are easy climbs, too, for the novice
to the Consolation Lakes, within to graduate from—on some, in-
easy reach of the Camp and a good deed, he or she can ride or walk
place for trout-fishing. good trails almost to the summit.
Lakes in the Clouds     One of the finest and most popular excursions,
either by walking or on a sure-footed mountain
pony, is to the Lakes in the Clouds, nestling a thousand feet and more
higher up in the mountain ranges.
The trail, leaving the west end of the Chateau, rises gradually
through spruce and fir forests to Mirror Lake, thence upward to Lake
Agnes. These lakes are good examples of "cirque" lakes—deep,
steep-walled recesses caused by glacial erosion. The view from the
edge of Lake Agnes—where a charming little rest and tea house has
been established—is magnificent.
Plain of the Besides the mighty tongue of the Victoria Glacier,
Six Glaciers many smaller glaciers descend into the cirque, and on
the right side of the cirque is the Plain of the Six
Glaciers, where a spacious tea-house with broad verandahs has been
placed at the head as an excellent resting place. The Plain can be
reached by trail from the Lake Agnes tea-house or directly from the
Saddleback Another excellent walking or pony excursion is to
Saddleback. Crossing the bridge over Lake Louise
creek, the trail rises rapidly on the slopes of Mount Fairview, between
that mountain and Saddleback. The view of Paradise Valley and
Mount Temple from this point is one of the finest in the Rockies.
At the top is a rest house, over two thousand feet higher than Lake Louise.
Paradise Valley Between Moraine Lake and Lake Louise lies Paradise Valley, carpeted with Alpine flowers. Great
peaks rise around it like citadel walls. The valley can be reached
from the Saddleback down a steep zig-zag trail to the "Giant's Steps,"
and continued across the valley to Lake Annette. From the Giant's
Steps a trail leads across the valley to Sentinel Pass, whence descent
can be made through Larch Valley to Moraine Lake.
Easy Climbs Lake Louise is one of the recognized mountain climbing centres of the Rockies, and has many good climbs
both for the novice and the experienced alpinist. Some short and
easy climbs will be found in the Beehive, Mount St. Piran, Saddle
Mountain and Mount Fairview. Lake   Louise
Lake Louise and its vicinity
For the expert alpinist there are plenty of climbs around Lake
Louise that will provide him with sufficient opportunity to use his
skill. Swiss guides are attached to the Chateau Lake Louise for those
who wish to visit the glaciers, climb mountains, or make some of the
more strenuous trips through the passes.
Abbot Pass From the Victoria Glacier there is a fine climb over
Abbot Pass, between Mounts Victoria and Lefroy,
descending to Lake O'Hara (see page 21). This should not, however,
be attempted by the novice, unless accompanied by skilled guides.
An Alpine hut has been erected near the summit, at an altitude of
over 9,500 feet, for the convenience of climbers, and the sunrise in the
morning, seen from here, is glorious.
Trail Trips Lake Louise is a good starting point for riding and
camping trips over the trails maintained by the National
Parks Department through the magnificent Alpine country of this
region of the Great Divide. The Ptarmigan Valley, Hector Lake, Bow
Lake, the Molar Pass, the Skoki Valley, Baker Creek are but a few
suggestions. During July and August, circle trail trips will be operated
weekly around the Bungalow Camps from Lake Louise, each trip
lasting six days. The Pipestone Valley, some nineteen miles from the
Chateau, is a splendid camping trip ending at an Alpine meadow amid
high glacial surroundings of spectacular grandeur and beauty. It
affords some good trout fishing. 20      The    Kicking    Horse    Pass
South Side of Track
west of
read down
read up
North Side of Track
Mount St.  Piran  (8691
This is the highest elevation reached by the railway, the boundary between Alberta and British
Columbia and the watershed. (See page 21).
We are now in Yoho Na- 122.7
tional Park.
Mount    Niblock    (9764
Cataract Creek and trail 124.9
to  Lake  O'Hara—Bungalow Camp 8 miles.
Cathedral Crags   (10081
116.6       LAKE LOUISE      5050
122.2    The Great Divide    5338
Ptarmigan Peak (10070
feet) and Mount Hector
'{11135 feet).  Cross Bow
River and  follow   Bath
Waputik     Peak    (8977
Wapta Camp
Mount Bosworth (9093
feet),Mount Daly (10342
5219 Wapta Bungalow Camp
on north side of the
Lake. Paget Peak (8417
Kicking Horse River
rises in Wapta Lake.
We enter Kicking Horse
Lake Louise (concluded)
Motoring Visitors to Lake Louise will find a number of very attractive motor excursions available. Besides the one to
Moraine Lake mentioned above, there is the drive to Banff. The road
from Banff to Lake Louise has been continued to Field, Emerald Lake
and Golden. This leads west on a high line to the Great Divide and,
crossing the tracks near Wapta Bungalow Camp at Hector, follows the
Kicking Horse River. It is a spectacular ride and links up with established roads in Yoho National Park.
Kicking Horse Pass The twenty-mile journey between Lake Louise
and Field, with its vivid and startling realization of the elevations reached, of the grades necessitated, and of the
engineering difficulties encountered and overcome, leaves one breathless and amazed, full of admiration for the master minds which conceived and carried through the construction of this transcontinental
railway. . ..
Between the Great Divide and Field, a distance of fourteen miles,
the railway descends nearly a quarter-mile through the Kicking Horse
Pass.    The gradient through the pass is a particularly difficult one.
Wapta Bungalow Camp Wapta   and   O'Hara
Lake O'Hara Bungalow Camp
The Great Six miles west of Lake BUNGALOW CAMPS have been
Divide Louise and fourteen established at several points in the
miles east of Field is Canadian Rockies, both to supple-
at once the highest elevation of ment tne capacity of the hotels
the Canadian Pacific Railway, the and also to Provide accommoda-
boundary between Alberta and J1™ °* a somewhat different
British Columbia, and the very kind. These camps make a specia
Uckbone of the continent. . It is ^„^&£^^o^
marked by an arch spanning a whol less formal than the j^ fa
stream under which the water The accommodation provided con-
divides The waters that flow to sists of a x central building,
the east eventually reach Hudson's serving as the dini and co£
Bay and the Atlantic Ocean; the munity house> and 6of separate
rivulet that runs to the west joins sleeping bungalows of various sizes,
the Kicking Horse River and adds its These camps are now estab-
mite to the volume of the Pacific by lished at Wa ta Lake, Lake
way of the Great Columbia River. O'Hara, Yoho Valley and Moraine
?} + It 1S the g^^e shaft Lake; and at Castle Mountain
erected to the memory of Sir James and Radium Hot Springs on the
Hector, the discoverer of the Kick- Banff-Windermere Road,
ing Horse Pass, which permits the
Canadian Pacific Railway to cross the Rockies. The pass owes its
name to an incident of exploration days, in which a * 'kicking horse"
which lashed out with its legs at one of the explorers figured literally.
Wapta Camp Just west of the Great Divide, most beautifully
situated in an old glacier cup, is Lake Wapta. Like
most of the Rocky Mountain lakes, its color is an indescribable green,
varying in shade with every whim of the atmosphere. On its shore,
across from Hector station and on the motor road, is Wapta Bungalow
Camp, with its community house and log cabins, which can accommodate altogether 58 guests. From the camp you can see stern Mount
Stephen, Victoria with her gleaming opalescent scarf of snow and ice,
Narao and Cathedral Crags. Two and a half miles of beautifully
wooded trail will take you to Sherbrooke Lake, which lies in a depression between Mount Ogden and Paget Peak. Here there is excellent
fishing. In another direction is Ross Lake hidden between Niblock
and Narao.
Lake O'Hara     Lake O'Hara lies eight miles south of Wapta, and can
be reached by a splendid trail.    The trail winds on,
now ascending, now descending, first through a dense forest, thence
into an Alpine flower garden.
Lake O'Hara Bungalow Camp is situated on the very edge of the
Lake. The camp consists of a central building and a group of log
cabins, which together accommodate 38, the former on the Swiss Chalet
style, decorated in a rustic fashion. 22
The    Spiral    Tunnels
South Side of Track
west of
read down
read up
North Side of Track
Enter first of the famous
Spiral Tunnels (See below). Cathedral Mountain (10464 feet).
Mount Stephen (10495
Monarch   Silver   Mines
on slopes.
Wapta Camp
4719 Between the two Spiral
Tunnels a view is obtained of the celebrated
Yoho Valley.
Enter Second Tunnel,
Mount Ogden (8805
4495    Mount Field (8655 feet)
136.6 FIELD 4075
Emerald Lake Chalet
Yoho Valley Bungalow Camp
Burgess    (8473
The Spiral Tunnels Formerly the section between the Great Divide
and Field was a difficult one, the gradient being
4.5 per cent; but by two wonderful tunnels—one of the most notable
engineering feats in existence—this difficulty has now been eliminated,
and the grade reduced to 2.2 per cent. These tunnels are the famous
"Spiral Tunnels." From the east, the track enters the first tunnel
under Cathedral Mountain, 3,206 feet in length; and after turning
almost a circle and passing under itself emerges into daylight 48 feet
The track then turns easterly, and crossing the river enters the
second tunnel, 2,890 feet long, under Mount Ogden. Again turning
part of another circle and passing under itself, it comes out 45 feet
lower and continues westward to Field. The whole thing is a perfect
maze, the railway doubling back upon itself twice and forming a rough
figure "8" in
shape. If the
train is run in
two sections,
passengers are
able to see the
other section at
a higher or lower
level (according
to which one
they happen to
be in) making its
way down the
big grade.
The Yoho The
Valley Yoho
one of the most
beautiful in the
entire Rockies,
runs into the
Kicking Horse
Valley from the
north at roughly
right angles. A
distant view
can be obtained
Field—The Spiral Tunnels Emerald   Lake
Scale of Miles
1        ?       ?        4        5
Yoho National Park
from the high elevation of the track between the two tunnels. The
valley can be reached from Wapta Camp by good road; or also from
Field. A popular bungalow camp is situated at Takakkaw Falls.
(See page 26).
Field Towering six thousand feet higher than the little town of Field
is lofty Mount Stephen, at the base of which roars the turbulent
Kicking Horse River on its way to join the mighty Columbia. Field
is a railway divisional point between the Alberta and British Columbia
districts of the Canadian Pacific; and here time changes from Mountain Time to Pacific Time, the latter being an hour slower.
(Railway Journey resumed on page 80)
To Emerald Lake All the points in Yoho National Park at which
accommodation is provided for visitors are linked
up, either by road or good trail; and therefore Emerald Lake is not
only of itself one of the most popular centres, but also the axis for
excursions to other places. From Field it is seven miles out by motor
to Emerald Lake, by a fine road through the hush of a scented pine-
forest. Soon you reach Natural Bridge—an ineffective effort on the
part of nature to curb the foaming passage of the Kicking Horse by
choking the river bed with huge boulders. The road becomes Snowpeak Avenue—because at either end of its straight cathedral-stiff
avenue can be seen a towering snow-capped mountain. 24
Emerald    Lake
Emerald Lake Chalet
The superb green of Emerald YOHO PARK (area 476 square
Lake is almost beyond Nature's miles) immediately adjoins Rocky
achievement in any other lake in Mountains Park on the west, and
the Rockies. Tall pines crowd to lies, broadly speaking, on the de-
the water's edge to see their per- scending slopes of the Rockies,
feet reflection, and to see inverted with the President and Van Home
in the emerald mirror the snowy ranges as its western boundary,
giants that surround it. Burgess It is a region of charm and win-
looms at one end of the lake, some beauty, of giant mountains
while more distant are Wapta, and deep forests, of rushing rivers
Michael, President, Carnarvon and and sapphire-like lakes.   Its prin
The Chalet
Emerald Lake Chalet
is    built    of    great
cipal river is the Kicking Horse,
with the Ottertail and Yoho as
main tributaries; its chief lakes are
Emerald, Wapta, McArthur
O'Hara and Sherbrooke.    The
squared timbers fortress-like in their   Canadian Pacific runs through the
solidity, surrounded by rustic design   centre of Yoho Park, following the
chalets.      The     settlement      now   Kicking Horse River,
consists of three units—the original
Chalet, the Club House, and the bungalows. The Chalet, recently
enlarged, is along Swiss Chalet lines, with deep overhanging balconies.
The Club House is what its name implies; it is an especial favorite at
nights, either the verandah, with its magnificent sunset and moonlight
views, or indoors, where a good floor for dancing, comfortable chairs
for lounging, card-tables, a library and a great log fire provide entertainment for all.
The bungalows were built recently as an annex to take care of
the overflow sleeping accommodation. They are of various sizes,
most daintily and comfortably furnished, with hot and cold running
water, bathrooms and stoves. All of them have their individual
verandahs, and the larger ones are "en suite" with connecting doors.
Many Excursions Emerald Lake has a fair supply of trout, and its
vicinity affords many charming excursions on foot
or by trail. There is a good trail all around the Lake, which is the
shortest four and a half miles you've ever walked, and perhaps the
loveliest, and another to Hamilton Falls. A boat-house provides skiffs
for water excursions. ^iiriiiifliiiiiiifiiiiffiiiiafffniriiiifiifliiiiifjiiifMiiaiafiiimiiiii 26
The   Yoho   Valley
Yoho Valley Bungalow Camp
Summit Pass One of the finest trail trips from Emerald Lake, on
the back of a sturdy sure-footed mountain pony, is
to the Summit—the pass leading into the Yoho Valley. The return
journey can be made in four hours afoot or by pony, but many people
prefer to make it an all-day affair. Following the road to the end of
the Lake, you begin to climb up an eighteen-hundred-foot treeless cliff,
while more and more of the world spreads out beneath you, and Emerald
Lake far below grows smaller and greener.
A last stiff pull and you are over the top, cantering gaily through
a cool moist forest, and then Summit Lake (or Yoho Lake), green
like Emerald, but not so large, flashes in the clearing. Here is situated a cosy little log-cabin Rest House, where you can sleep overnight.
From Summit Pass there is a good trail leading down to the Yoho
Valley, coming out near the Bungalow Camp. The view from the
top is a magnificent one of wide vistas, with Takakkaw Falls on the
far side of the Valley.
Yoho Valley The Yoho Valley can be reached also direct from
Field, by a good motor road (11 miles) that follows
the Kicking Horse River and then turns at the Yoho River, near the
entrance of the valley at Mount Field, round which it swings, and up
the valley until some precipitous cliffs are reached. The pine forest
gives a welcome shade and fragrance, and, as the way winds up the
cliffs to a higher level, the Yoho torrent foaming below shrinks with
distance. Up these it zigzags to a still higher level, ending a short
distance past the Takakkaw Falls. Takakkaw, the stream that comes
down from the Daly Glacier, is 1,200 feet high.
Yoho Valley The Bungalow Camp, which has accommodation
Bungalow Camp for 64 people, is situated in a meadow within sight
and sound of Takakkaw Falls. It is an ideal
place for hikers and riders; and, like the other Bungalow Camps of the
region, consists of a central club house with separate wooden sleeping
Upper Valley The Yoho Valley is one of the most beautiful in the
entire Rockies. From the Camp a fine trail winds
into the upper part of the valley, past Laughing Falls and the Twin
Falls (two vast columns of water that drop almost perpendicularly).
to the Yoho and President Glaciers and the Waputik ice fields. The
Yoho Glacier is one of the most interesting in the Canadian Rockies,
(Continued on page 80) WHERE TO STAY
Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Alberta
Altitude, 4,625 feet.
May 15th-October 1st.
Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Alberta
Altitude, 5,670 feet.
June Ist-October 1st.
Emerald Lake Chalet
Near Field, B.C.
Altitude, 4,262 feet.
June 15th-Sept. 15th.
Hotel Sicamous
Sicamous, B.C.
Altitude, 1,146 feet.
Open all year.
In the heart of Rocky Mountains National
Park, backed by three splendid mountain
ranges. Alpine climbing, motoring and
drives on good roads, golf, bathing, hot sulphur springs, tennis, fishing, boating and
Facing an exquisite Alpine Lake in Rocky
Mountains National Park. Alpine climbing
with Swiss guides, pony trips, swimming,
drives or motoring, boating, fishing.
Situated at the foot of Mount Burgess,
amidst the picturesque Alpine scenery of the
Yoho National Park. Roads and trails to
the Burgess Pass, Yoho Valley, etc. Boating and fishing.
Junction for the orchard districts of the
Okanagan Valley, and stop-over point for
those who wish to see the Canyons by daylight. Good boating and excellent trout
fishing in  Shuswap Lake.
Open June 15th to Sept. 15th (Except where stated)
Castle Mountain
Altitude 5,600 feet.
Radium Hot Springs
Altitude 3,456 feet.
Moraine Lake
Altitude 6,190 feet.
June lst-Sept. 80th.
Lake O'Hara
Altitude 6,664 feet.
Altitude 5,190 feet.
Yoho Valley
Altitude 5,000 feet.
Mount Assiniboine
July 25th—October 15th.
This and Radium Hot Springs Camp
Bungalow Camps are reached by motor from
either Banff or Lake Louise.
91 miles from Banff or Lake Louise.
By motor from Lake Louise. Head of
Valley of the Ten Peaks.
By trail from Hector, B.C. Riding, walking, mountain climbing.
Near Hector Station. Centre for Excursions to Lake O'Hara, Yoho Valley, Sherbrooke Lake, etc.
By motor from Field or Lake Louise, in
one of the loveliest valleys in the Rockies.
Two days' trail ride from Banff, with
intermediate Camps.
Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, B.C.
Open all year.
Empress Hotel
Victoria, B.C.
Open all year.
Largest hotel on the North Pacific Coast,
overlooking the Strait of Georgia, and serving equally the business man and the tourist.
Golf, motoring, fishing, hunting, bathing,
steamer excursions.
A luxurious hotel in this Garden City of
the Pacific Coast, which by its equable
climate has become a favorite summer and
winter resort. Motoring, yachting, sea and.
stream fishing, shooting and all-year golf.
Crystal Garden for swimming and music
For Hotels on the Prairies and in Eastern Canada, see facing page 56 TWENTY-FOUR   HOUR    MOTOR    DETOUR
Time Table
This Trip will run every day, in each direction,
from June 1st to September 15th, 1929
£DANFF—Lake Louise—the Kicking Horse Canyon—
-*-J Yoho Valley — Emerald Lake — Rocky Mountains
National Park—Yoho National Park—these are some of the
places that you can see quickly and conveniently by the
new 24-hour Motor Detour through the heart of the
Canadian Rockies.
It has been especially arranged for your convenience.
You leave your train at one end—travel by comfortable
motor busses—sleep overnight at Lake Louise—resume
the journey next morning, refreshed and invigorated, and
rejoin your train that afternoon.
Arrive Banff Mountain Time
From Montreal and Chicago (No. 1)   8.15 a.m.
u      Chicago (No. 5) (July and August) 8.55 a.m.
"     Montreal (No. 7) 10.55 a.m.
"      Chicago (No. 13) 11.50 a.m.
2    Transfer to Banff Springs Hotel
General Drive around Banff  1.30 p.m.
Returning to hotel at  3.30 p.m.
24    Leave Banff Springs Hotel  4.00 p.m.
40   Arrive Johnston Canyon, 40 minutes' stop—30 minutes'
40   Leave Johnston Canyon ,
Arrive Lake Louise Station
65   Arrive Chateau Lake Louise  6.30 p.m.
65    Leave Chateau Lake Louise    8.30 a.m.
Arrive The Great Divide
73 "      Wapta Bungalow Camp
u      Kicking Horse Pass
81 *      Meeting of the Waters
86 "      Yoho Valley Camp  9.45 a.m.
97 "      Field Station 10.30 a.m.
99             "      Natural Bridge
103 *      Emerald Lake Chalet 11.15 a.m.
Stop for Lunch
103    Leave Emerald Lake Chalet 12.30 p.m.
Arrive Kicking Horse Canyon
a     West Park Entrance
142 *      Golden Station 2.30 p.m.
Time changes at Golden to
Pacific Time—One Hour Slower.
Leave Golden for Vancouver Pacific Time
Trans-Canada (No. 7)  1.55 p.m.
The Mountaineer (No. 13)  3.05 p.m. THROUGH THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
The cost of this 24-hour Motor Detour in either direction is:
Transfer, Banff Station to Banff Springs Hotel $ 0.50
General Drive around Banff     3 .00
Banff to Lake Louise     5.00
Lake Louise to Emerald Lake      5.00
Emerald Lake to Golden      5.00
Not included—Meals en route or room at Chateau Lake Louise.
Baggage charged for—no trunks or heavy pieces carried.
Any part of this trip can be omitted, or the journey may be
broken at any intermediate point and resumed at a later date. The
latter is, however, subject to there being vacant accommodation on
the busses.
Motor Travelling Eastward
Arrive Golden Pacific Time
From Vancouver (No. 4)  5.50 a.m.
"     Vancouver (No. 8) 11.55 a.m.
"      Vancouver (No. 14) 12.45 p.m.
"     Vancouver (No. 6)  3.35 p.m.
The above times are Pacific Time.
Motor Cars leave—and all times below this line are—
on Mountain Time, One Hour Faster. Mountain Time
0   Leave Golden Station  2.30 p.m.
Arrive West Park Entrance
*      Kicking Horse Canyon
35       Arrive Natural Bridge
39 "     Emerald Lake Chalet  4.45 p.m.
39    Leave Emerald Lake Chalet  5.00 p.m.
45       Arrive Field Station  5.30 p.m.
56 *     Yoho Valley Camp  6.15 p.m.
61 *      Meeting of the Waters
"      Kicking Horse Pass
69 "      Wapta Bungalow Camp
"      The Great Divide
77 a      Chateau Lake Louise 7.15 p.m.
77    Leave Chateau Lake Louise 9.00 a.m.
Arrive Lake Louise Station
102 a     Johnston Canyon
40 minutes' stop—30 minutes' walk
102       Leave Johnston Canyon
118       Arrive Banff Springs Hotel 11.45 a.m.
118    Leave Banff Springs Hotel  1.30 p.m.
General Drive round Banff
Returning to hotel at 3.30 p.m.
142        Transfer to Banff Station
Leave Banff
For Montreal (No. 8)  5.15 p.m.
u    Chicago (No. 14)  6.25 p.m.
"    St. Paul (No. 6) (July and August) 9.30 p.m.
"    Montreal and Chicago (No. 2) 11.00 p.m. 30
The   Yoho   Valley
Mileage      Westbound-
South Side of Track     west of        read down
Field Eastbound—
read up
above        North Side of Track
Mount Stephen (10495
feet) and Mount Dennis
(8336 feet).
Ottertail River is crossed.
Mount Hurd (9275 feet).
The railway, which runs
almost north and south
between here and Field,
turns west. Note valley
of the Beaverfoot.
Beaverfoot Range.
4075 From Field to Golden
we follow the canyon of
the Kicking Horse River.
3900 Fine view of President
Range looking back
3702 Van Home Range—
Mount King (9466 feet).
3685 Two miles west of Leanchoil we pass western
boundary of Yoho Park.
Looking eastward, there
is a very striking view
of Mount Chancellor
(107 41 feet).
3288 Slopes of Mount Hunter
(8662 feet).
3008 From the train we have
a very fine view of the
new "Kicking Horse
Trail"—a very spectacular motor road from
Emerald Lake to Gold-
Twenty-Four Hour Motor Detour to Emerald
Lake, Yoho Valley, Lake Louise and Banff.
See page 28.
The Kicking Horse River
enters the Columbia, the
wide valley of which is
seen to the south.
Branch to Lake Windermere and Cranbrook.
(See page jt).
2583    Western end of Rockies.
The Yoho Valley (Continued)
and is highly picturesque.   A rest house is operated at Twin Falls,
and the visitor can spend the night there.
The High Trail You can return by the "High Trail," mounting
through Alpine meadows, carpeted with purple and
white bryanthus, till you come out of the scent of wild flowers and
balsam high over Yoho Valley. Across the valley, the great Waputik
snowfield and Takakkaw Falls glimmer in the westering sun and you
can pick out in that clear air the faint black of the Canadian Pacific
track going into the Spiral Tunnels beyond the Kicking Horse River.
Soon you reach Summit Lake.
Burgess Pass Or from Summit Lake you can turn in another direction, round on to Burgess Pass, altitude 7,150 feet.
It is a wonderful journey. The great crags of Wapta flaunt up to the
left, and to the right, at every step, there appear higher up new visions
of the President Range. The guide can point out to you the way to
the now well-known Burgess Pass Fossilf Quarry, which was discovered
by Dr. Walcott in 1910.    Descent to Field can be made from the Pass.
Kicking Horse Canyon Resuming our journey westward from Field,
the route for some 35 miles is parallel to the
turbulent Kicking Horse River. The railway begins to descend
steadily, until at Golden it is nearly 1,500 feet lower. The narrow
valley of the Kicking Horse divides the Ottertail Range on the south
from the Van Home Range on the north, and a vivid contrast in
mountain formation is evident between the two ranges. One mile
west of Emerald, Mount Goodsir (11,686 feet) can be seen on the
south, while on the north we get a fine glimpse of the President Range. Kicking   Horse    Canyon
The Route from Field to Golden
Leaving Yoho Park    On the south   A TRAIL TRIP into the depths
Mounts Vaux  of the mountains forms the most
and Chancellor are seen, the glacier  enjoyable way of visiting beautiful
on the former plainly visible.
Mount Chancellor (10,741 feet) is
one of the giant peaks of the Ottertail Range, At the base of Mount
Hunter the river turns abruptly
and plunges into the lower Kicking  whether he or she has ever before
spots that would not otherwise be
easily accessible.
The mountain pony, mountain-
bred, fool-proof, untiring, can be
ridden    by    practically    anyone,
Horse Canyon.
The canyon rapidly deepens until,
beyond Palliser, the mountain
sides become vertical. The roar of
the river as it rushes from side to
side of the narrow gorge, the
thunder of the train as it follows the
river—pandemonium increased a
thousandfold by the reverberations
of the canyon walls-
been on a horse or not. From all
Canadian Pacific hotels and bungalow camps, there are good roads
and trails radiating in all directions,
which are kept up by the National
Parks Department. Some trail
trips are of one day's duration only;
others stretch over several days.
Several circle trail rides are arranged for visitors' convenience.
-give an indescribable sensation until at Golden
we suddenly reach daylight again and the noisy, turbulent Kicking
Horse is received into the calm bosom of the mighty Columbia.
For most of the way, you can see from the train the spectacular new
"Kicking Horse Trail" motor road. At many points it is considerably
above the level of the railway, winding its way around the cliffs. This
is the route of the new "24-Hour Motor Detour."    (See page 28).
Golden      is an interesting town  with large lumbering and  mining
interests, commanding the trade of the fertile Windermere
Valley to the south.
(Transcontinental Journey resumed on page 82)
To Lake Windermere
From Golden this branch line runs south through the fertile Columbia
Valley, touching for a considerable part of the journey the beautiful
Lake Windermere, and joining the Crow's Nest Line at Colvalli.
From Golden we travel past many new settlements, from the clearings of which smoke is sometimes still rising, until we reach Spillimacheen, where there is a wonderful view of the Selkirk Mountains.
The Banff-Windermere  motor road (see page 13) joins the Columbia 32
Lake    Winder me re
Branch line to Columbia Valley
and Crow's Nest Pass
south of
Connecting east or west.
For Radium Hot Springs
Camp                                      65.1
Fort Steele
Bull River
Connecting east to Calgary or west to Nelson.
River Highway near Radium Hot Springs, about 60 miles from Golden.
The scenery of this valley is splendid, and the canyons and creeks on
either side furnish excellent sport. On the left is the slope of the
Rockies; on the right, the panorama of the Selkirks.
Lake Windermere is a popular centre for excursions into the beautiful
country surrounding. One of the most delightful
warm water lakes in British Columbia, it is the starting point for excursions up Toby Creek and Horse Thief Creek to the great ice fields of the
Selkirks, notably the Lake of the Hanging Glaciers. There are curative
hot springs at Radium and Fairmont. Bathing, riding, boating, fishing, motoring can be enjoyed on the shores of this lake, and alpine
climbers can use the camp as headquarters for expeditions into the
Selkirks. There is good trout fishing in nearby creeks and some of
the smaller lakes.
Lake Windermere was discovered by the famous explorer, David
Thompson, in 1807; and fort, reproducing his stockaded
post, has now been built.
Fort Steele     has grown up to meet the needs of the ranching and
fruit-growing   districts   surrounding  it.    Lead,   copper,
silver, gold and iron are found in the neighbourhood.
Bull River      is a lumbering town, with some important sawmills, and
the source of power supply for the Sullivan Mines at
Kimberley.    Good fishing and hunting may be obtained in the vicinity.
Cranbrook is the trading centre for a rich mining and agricultural
region in the Crow's Nest Pass country. It is an important
point on the more southerly Crow's Nest Pass line of the Canadian
Pacific, from Lethbridge to Kootenay Lake and Nelson, whence
the Kettle Valley Railway affords an alternative route to Vancouver.
Main Line Journey Resumed
Edelweiss Just west of Golden, north of the track, is the model
Swiss village of "Edelweiss," erected by the Canadian
Pacific for the Swiss guides whom it employs for the benefit of mountain climbers. Previous to the erection of this village, which lies on
the slopes of a hill and reproduces with remarkable verisimilitude the
characteristic architecture of the Swiss chalet, the guides had always
returned to Switzerland at the end of each season, but now they live
in Canada the entire year.
The Selkirk Range Everything combines to make the scenery
between Golden and Glacier a climax of mountain grandeur. There is first the magnificent eastern thrust of the
Selkirks, with its glorious array of mountain peaks culminating in the
lofty pinnacle of Sir Donald; then there are mountain torrents that Through the Rockies
By Corey Ford in "Vanity Fair"
THE Canadian Rockies are the most beautiful
spectacle in America, beyond the shadow of
a doubt. Hour after hour, mile after mile,
the snub-nosed engine tugs, strains, scrambles up
the shaggy slopes, burrows through clammy tunnels,
emerges, wriggling and shaking itself like a puppy
beside the shores of glass-green lakes, yips down a
mountainside and races up another at full speed,
crouches, worms its way over spidery trestles that
span the cloud-packed canyons and the infinitesimal
rivers churning silently hundreds of feet below. Hour
after hour, as the train puffs between mountain-slabs
that fling back the snorting echoes in multitudinous
rambles from peak to peak, the great range twists and
tosses in an incredible sea of grey stone; the crests
heave in the distance against a juttering sky-line; hazje
slices off their bases until the snow-capped tops float
mysteriously decapitated into the air and drift with the
very clouds above our heads.
I should stop off at Banff, if only to see again that
breath-taking panorama from the hotel, and also to
satisfy myself once and for all how many souvenir
splinters have been cut out of the chair where the
Prince of Wales once sat. And then I should motor
to Lake Louise, the green Swiss lake settled ("like an
emerald," as one lady so well put it) at the base of a
glacier; the most exquisite spot in America, and I
don't care how many advertisements have said so, too.
But all this time my rods would be packed and my
trout-flies ready; and before very long I should be on
the train and puffing and panting west again, across
the Continental Divide, through the Yoho Valley and
Kicking Horse Canyon, doing the figure-eight down
through the Spiral Tunnels, and winding out of
the Selkirks and into the Fraser River canyon.
And here, in this wildest part of the Rockies, in a
very abandonment of tall timber and trout-stocked
streams, I should have thread my line, tie on my battered Cahill, wade out and cast toward the lip of that
eddy beyond the boulder; and there would be a jolt
and a fan of rainbow drops, as my taut line sings
against the current, and then one sharp sickening
snap—and I would find I had bitten through the stem
of my churchwarden pipe, seated here at home among
my catalogues and trying my very best to make up
my mind.
Copyright, 1928, Conde Nast Publications, Inc. 34
The    Columbia    River
Mileage      Westbound— Altitude
South Side of Track       west of        read down above        North Side of Track
Field        Eastbound— sea-level
read up
Edelweiss, winter home
of the Swiss guides.
Cross     the     Blaeberry
Dogtooth Mountains, a
part of the Purcell Range.
Moberly    Peak    (7731
Columbia River.
Cross Blaeberry River.
Cross    the    Columbia
Canyon of the Columbia River.
At this point we leave
the Columbia which
flows north in   a   "Big
After   leaving   Beavermouth   we   follow   the
Beaver River.
Bend" around the Selkirks. We shall see it
again at Revelstoke.
Cross the Beaver River.
Beaver River Canyon.
Gateway of the Beaver.
Rogers 2592    The line is rising rapidly
to  the  summit  of  the
Cross Mountain Creek,
150 feet above stream.
tumble in splendid cascades, through the narrow gorges cut deeply
into the steep hillsides, the Rocky Mountain trench, flanked by the
two highest mountain systems of the Canadian Rockies; and the
Columbia River itself, which for more than twenty-five miles parallels
the railway line, and at the base of the Selkirks is a raging roaring
flood, forcing its way through precipitous canyons to the high slopes
along which the railway creeps.
Moberly takes its name from Mount Moberly, one of the most
prominent peaks for some miles along the river valley.
About two miles west of Moberly, on the south just before crossing
Blaeberry River, is the site of the oldest cabin in the mountains—the
cabin where a government survey party, under Waiter Moberly
engaged in the preliminary survey for the railway, passed the winter
of 1871-2. They wintered their stock on the shore of what is now
Lake Windermere.
Beavermouth     is the farthest north station of the transcontinental
route, at the base of the Selkirks.
Columbia River The Columbia River, which with but one exception
is the largest river on the west side of America,
rises in the Upper Columbia Lake; and then, flowing through Lake
Windermere, runs north-westerly. From Golden to Beavermouth it is
paralleled by the railway; then we take leave of it as it makes its
famous "Big Bend" round the northern spur of the Selkirks, until we
meet it at Revelstoke, southward bound through the Arrow Lakes,
for the United States and its even greater majesty.
The Columbia River is nearly 1,400 miles long, and drains a basin
of nearly 300,000 square miles. It is the route of history, the path
by which some of the earliest explorers reached the Pacific Ocean.
Climbing Again Following the Beaver River, the line now begins its
1,300 feet climb to the summit of the Selkirk Range.
This range is geologically much older than the Rockies, and the tooth
of time was already gnawing at its scarred sides long before the Rockies
were pushed up from the crumpled sea-bottom. A few miles beyond
Rogers we enter Glacier National Park. The   Selkirk   Range
The Route from Golden to Glacier
Rogers Pass Until the year 1916, the railway crossed the Selkirks
through Rogers Pass (altitude 4,342 feet), following
Bear Creek and then bending round to Glacier and back again to the
lllecillewaet River in a series of sharp loops. This was a most; spectacular route, affording some magnificent views of Mount Macdonald,
Mount Tupper, and other giant peaks; but it had many disadvantages,
amongst which were the enormous track curvature and the necessity
of maintaining long stretches of snow sheds. These difficulties were
finally overcome' by the construction of the Connaught Tunnel.
Rogers Pass was named in honor of Major Rogers, one of the pioneer
surveyors of this region, who discovered this route.
Stoney Creek J Not^only is
the scenery
impressive, but the engineering feats are particularly remarkable, especially in the
construction of bridges and
tunnels. West of Cedar Creek
is a very high bridge, spanning a foaming cascade
whence one of the most beautiful prospects of the whole
journey is to be had. So
impressed were the builders
with the charm of this magnificent picture that they
named the spot "The Surprise."
The bridge which crosses
Stoney Creek, 270 feet above
the gorge, is the highest on
the main line of the Canadian
Pacific. Stoney Creek is a
noisy mountain torrent, flowing in the bottom of a narrow
V-shaped channel cut deeply
into the steep slopes along
which the railway creeps.
Mount Macdonald and the
Connaught Tunnel 36
Connaught    Tunnel
South Side of Track
Mileage      Westbound— Altitude
west of read down above        North Side of Track
Field Eastbound— sea-level
3H  miles  from  Rogers
we enter Glacier Park.
76.6        Stoney Creek
Cross Surprise Creek,
170 feet above stream.
Cross Stoney Creek,
270 feet above stream.
Hermit Range.
We enter Connaught
Tunnel (5 miles long)
under Mount Macdonald, piercing the summit
of the Selkirks.
Glacier is stopping place
for lllecillewaet Glacier
and many fine mountain
Mount Sir Donald (io-
818 feet), the pyramidal-
shaped peak.
3778 We emerge from the
Connaught Tunnel on
the western slopes of
the Selkirks.
Mount Cheops (8506
feet) and road to Nakimu Caves.
The line descends rapidly following the lllecillewaet River, crossing
and recrossing it.
Connaught Tunnel The Connaught Tunnel, which (as before stated)
was constructed to overcome track curvature,
pierces Mount Macdonald, which towers more than a mile in vertical
height above the railway and makes a most impressive picture. It was
named in honor of the Duke of Connaught, Governor-General of Canada
at the time of its opening in 1916. It was until recently the longest
tunnel in America, measuring slightly over five miles from portal to
portal; and it  not  only  eliminated  track  curvature  to  an  amount
corresponding to
seven complete
circles, but also
lowered the summit
attained by the railway by 552 feet, reduced the length of
the line by 4J^ miles
and dispensed with
43^ miles of snow-
sheds. The tunnel
is double tracked,
cement - lined and
measures 29 feet from
side to side and 21J^
feet from the base of
rail to the crown.
Its construction involved the tunnelling
of a pioneer bore
paralleling the centre
line of the main
tunnel-a feature that
was new and aroused
the interest of tunnel
engineers the world
over. The railway
emerges from the
tunnel at Glacier
The lllecillewaet Valley, Glacier Glacier
Mount Sir Donald, near Glacier
Glacier Glacier is the station for
Glacier National Park—
the features of which include the
lllecillewaet Glacier, the Asulkan
Valley, the Nakimu Caves, and
some magnificent climbing. At the
present time, however, there is no
hotel accommodation in the Park.
GLACIER PARK, covering an
area of 468 square miles, differs
very noticeably from the other
parks of the Canadian Rockies. It
has an atmosphere of austere majesty and high loveliness. With its
massive peaks and giant glaciers,
Glacier Park has somewhat of an
air of isolation and mystery. Surrounding it, too, are some dense
forests of fine trees, of great age;
these will be particularly noticed
on the way to Nakimu Caves, in
the Cougar Valley.
The lllecillewaet Glacier This great
plateau of
gleaming ice, framed in a dark
forest of giant cedar, hemlock and
spruce trees, scarred by immense
crevasses of great depth and
covering an area of about ten square miles, is about four miles from
the station. It affords some remarkable opportunities of observing
the movements and recession of glaciers. Mount Sir Donald, a magnificent peak named after Sir Donald Smith, later Lord Strathcona, can
be reached by an extension trail from the glacier trail, and furnishes
one of the most attractive climbs of the region. The return trip may
be taken along the alternative trail on the east bank of the river.
The Nakimu Caves These curious caves, discovered in 1904, are
situated on the lower slope of Mount Cheops
and Ursus Major, in the Cougar Valley. A series of subterranean
chambers, formed partly by seismic disturbance and partly by water,
they are characterized by beautiful interior marble-markings, and have
been explored for a distance of nearly a mile from the entrance.
Down Hill Again From Glacier, which lies near the summit of the
Selkirk Range, we begin our long journey to the
Pacific Ocean—a journey that except for one or two minor climbs is
uniformly downhill. For several miles the line follows the lllecillewaet
River which, tumbling along precipitous gorges, rushing and foaming
in splendid cascades, pours its flood from its glacier source to the
broad waters of the majestic Columbia River, over 2,000 feet below.
Here we notice how a river taking its source in a glacier differs from
an ordinary upland stream. The latter, as it tumbles from great
heights, may be foamy and tumultuous; but the water does not show
that peculiar milk-green colour, characteristic of a glacier-fed stream, 38
R e v elstoke
The Route from Glacier to Revelstoke
South Side of Track
west of
read down
read up
North Side of Track
Mount  Bonney    (10215
Ross Peak (7728 feet).
Mount Green (8870 feet).
Valley of Flat Creek.
Ross Peak
Flat Creek
104.8      Albert Canyon
Revelstoke National
Mount Mackenzie (8064 119.6
Branch line to the Arrow 125.7
At this point we pass
the western boundary
of Glacier Park.
A stop is made (in
summer only) to see
Albert Canyon a fine
rock gorge about 150
feet deep.
1496    Western end of the Selkirks.
due to its sediment of glacial silt.    This silt is composed of infinites-
imally fine particles ground from the rocks by scraping ice.
Albert Canyon      is a deep fissure in the solid rock, its walls rising
straight up on both sides to wooded crags.    The
railway runs along the very edge of this gorge.    We see the river nearly
150 feet below, boiling angrily in a narrow twenty-foot flume.
Revelstoke a flourishing city, with a population of 3,500, lies in the
beautiful Columbia River Valley, surrounded by lofty
and picturesque mountains, some clothed with trees and verdure to
their very peaks, others crowned with rugged and rocky spires or
glistening glaciers.
It is the gateway to the Kootenay and Arrow Lakes, and is the
centre of large timber and mineral districts. Revelstoke is in the heart
of very fine hunting grounds, and the Alpine climber will find whole
worlds to conquer. Besides the drive up Mount Revelstoke, there is
also the beautiful excursion along the Columbia River. In winter, a
very popular winter-sport carnival is held here, and as a matter of fact
some of the finest ski-jumpers of Canada have graduated on the "Big
Hill" at Revelstoke.
Mount Revelstoke      100 square miles in extent, is bounded on the
National Park south  by  the   lllecillewaet   River.    It  includes
not only the striking mountain from which it
derives its name, but also the Clach-na-Cudainn Range. Th
r r o w
Revelstoke, from Mount Revelstoke
The park, altogether a mountain-top one, provides a wonderful
automobile trip. A road, as hard and smooth as a city boulevard,
has been constructed by the Dominion Government to the summit.
The road ascends by an easy grade through a virgin forest, winding
along rocky ledges and on the verge of deep chasms. The glory of the
ride is the remarkable view that can be obtained all the way up of the
valley below—the Selkirks to the south-east, the Monashee Range to
the southwest, and the Columbia and lllecillewaet Rivers twisting like
ribbons around the city.
(Main Line Journey resumed on page Ifi)
Branch line to Arrow Lakes
south   of
By Rail
/    0.0      REVELSTOKE
1  27.4          Arrowhead
1196    Connecting east or west.
By Lake Steamer
40.4             Halcyon
\  64.4              Nakusp
[156.4        Robson West
1414    Branch  line  to   Kaslo,
on Kootenay Lake.
By Rail
/                   Robson West
\183.8            NELSON
1774    Connecting east to Calgary  or  west  to  Vancouver.
From Revelstoke this branch runs south to Arrowhead, whence a
very delightful trip is made down the Arrow Lakes to Nelson. The
service down this lake is provided by the excellent and comfortable
steamer service of the Canadian Pacific. The Arrow Lakes, lying in a
long deep valley between the western slopes of the Selkirks and the
Monashee Range, are formed by the Columbia Valley's broadening
out on its way south. These very beautiful lakes, although virtually
one, are classified as two, Upper and Lower, very much the same size
and connected by a wide but circuitous channel. The surrounding
country has supplied lumber from the forests that clothe its slopes to
many a sawmill, while of recent years settlers have come in and made
clearings for orchards. The population, however, is still comparatively
Halcyon Hot Springs      are well and favorably known owing to the
curative properties of the waters, which contain a high percentage of lithium.     There is a comfortable sanatorium
hotel here. 40
Nakusp is the distributing centre of the upper lake, which is here
about three miles wide. There are some excellent hot springs
in the hills, about nine miles from the town. Nakusp is the headquarters of the Arrow Lake lumber industry, the shipping point for
vast quantities of lumber, poles, fence posts, and other timber products.    A branch line runs from here to Sandon and Kaslo.
Along the lower lake there has been some development in fruitgrowing, very fine cherries, apples and melons being produced. At
Robson West rail connection is made to Nelson or westward to Penticton and Vancouver.
Nelson is charmingly situated on a commanding eminence overlooking the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, and is the commercial centre of the Kootenay district. At the convergence of lake
and rail systems, it is an attractive city in which life passes very
pleasantly. Nelson is the centre of a very large mining district:
immediately behind it is the mountain in which is located the famous
"Silver King" mine. Connection for the Crow's Nest Pass route to
Lethbridge and Calgary is made here.
Main Line Journey Resumed
Revelstoke—See page 38.
Eagle Pass Between Revelstoke and Sicamous is the Monashee
mountain system, the most conspicuous peak being
Mount Begbie. Eagle Pass, through which the railway crosses,
appears to have been cut purposely for it, so deep and direct is it.
Several lakes occur at short intervals, and in turn force the railway
into the mountain sides. Observation Cars are attached to all Canadian Pacific passenger trains through the mountains, during the summer
season. These cars afford the utmost opportunities for viewing the
magnificent scenery.
Craigellachie From Revelstoke our course is now downhill practically
all the way to the Pacific ocean, lor with the exception
of one or two occasional rises, the altitude gets lower and lower. Entering the Monashee Range, we reach in about 28 miles the historic spot
named Craigellachie.
Here an obelisk alongside the track commemorates the completion
of the Canadian Pacific Railway from coast to coast. It was here, on
November 7th, 1885, that the rails from the East met the rails from
the West, and the long-
cherished vision of a
Canadian transcontinental railway became
a reality.
The first through
train from East to West
left Montreal on June
28th, 1886, and reached
Port Moody—then the
Pacific terminal of the
road—on July 4th.
Sicamous on Shuswap
Lake, is not
only the junction of
the main line with the
Okanagan Valley branch;
it is also a favorite
stop-over point for travellers who, having
traversed the mountains, wish also to see by
daylight the wonderful
canyon scenery that lies
The Hotel Sicamous Sicamous
The Route from Revelstoke to Sicamous
Mileage      Westbound— Altitude
South Side of Track      west of read down above
Revelstoke    Eastbound— sea-level
read up
North Side of Track
Mount    Begbie      (8956
The railway follows the
narrow valley of the
Tonkawatla River.
1496 Shortly after leaving
Revelstoke, we cross the
Columbia River. (See
page 40).
Mount MacPherson
(7893 feet).
The railway climbs up
to the Eagle Pass which
is reached here.
Three Valley Lake.
Three Valley
Griffin Mountain (7,072
Eagle Pass Mountains.
Follow    the    valley    of
Eagle River to Sicamous.
Monument to commemorate completion of the
Canadian Pacific at this
point.    (See page 40).
Hunters Range.
Shuswap Mountain.
Branch line to Okanagan
Hotel Sicamous
Shuswap Lake.
between here and Vancouver. To accommodate this traffic, the
Canadian Pacific has erected a comfortable hotel on the shore of the
lake. Lake Shuswap is a large body of water which affords some
wonderful trout fishing.
(Main Line Journey resumed on page 44)
Branch line to Okanagan Lake
Enderby     is a progressive town in a fertile fruit-growing and mixed-
farming country, with considerable dairying and also an
enormous lumber output.    Fishing is good and the big game plentiful.
Armstrong      is another flourishing town with a large central creamery
and several industries, and a prosperous tributary agricultural country; it is particularly noted for the production of celery.
Vernon      is the largest town, the judicial centre, and the central distributing point of the northern Okanagan Valley.    Near
here is the famous Coldstream Ranch, with about 13,000 acres of fruit
lands. 42         The
n a g a n
south   of
f   0.0
1154   Connecting east or west.
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By Lake Steamer
1133   Connecting west to Vancouver or east to Nelson
and Calgary.
Okanagan Lake The steamer makes a number of calls down the lake
at the various landings, the journey taking about
six hours. This is one of the most famous fruit-growing regions of
Canada. Journeying down the lake, one sees striking examples of
"bench-land" formation—orchards rising tier by tier in what look like
gigantic steps. On these bench-lands, on the occasional bottom lands,
and even on the hilly slopes that descend into the water, grow all kinds
of sub-tropical fruit, peaches, apricots, cherries, apples, plums, walnuts,
almonds and grapes of superfine quality. Irrigation is practised, the
flume that carries the life-giving water being a conspicuous feature of
the orchard country. The Okanagan Valley is one of the best known
fruit regions of Canada, and fruit from this district has on several
occasions taken championship prizes at international shows.
Kelowna    is an important city, with some fifty thousand acres of first-
class fruit lands,   much   of   which   is   under   cultivation,
tributary to it.    The city has several packing plants and canneries.   It
is a pretty point, with a park with a lake frontage.
Peachland, Summerland and Naramata are fertile fruit-raising districts, with a certain amount of cattle-raising a few miles back.
Penticton at the southern end of the lake, is a very prosperous city,
centre of a rich fruit-growing district, and very attractive to
the tourist. It has a good hotel in the Incola. The Kettle Valley Line
from Vancouver to Nelson passes through Penticton, and affords an
alternative route by which to cross the Rockies.
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An Orchard in the Okanagan Lake    Shuswap
The Route from Sicamous to Ashcroft
South Side of Track     west of
read down
read up
A fine fruit district adjacent to railway.
Salmon Arm
From   this   summit   the
line descends to Shuswap
Notch Hill
North Side of Track
The railway follows the
Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake.
The railway leaves the
lake to climb over
Notch Hill.
Pass along the shores of
Little Shuswap Lake.
Follow the shore of the
South Thompson River
to Kamloops.
The North Thompson
joins the South Thompson at this point, the
two rivers forming the
Thompson River.
Sicamous—See page 40.
Salmon    Salmon Arm and the beautiful South Thompson River, which
Arm flows from the western arm of Shuswap Lake, provide inter
esting and varied scenery between Sicamous and Kamloops. Lake Shuswap is a large body of water of irregular shape
which, with its bordering slopes, reminds one strongly of Scottish
scenery and affords wonderful fishing. It has the reputation of containing more varieties of trout and other fish—including steel-head
and land-locked salmon—than any other water in British Columbia.
Salmon Arm (population 8oo) is a very prosperous fruit and mixed
farming community, situated on a long arm of Shuswap Lake.
Notch Hill     is the only elevation of any considerable height along
the line.    Here the railway leaves the open and takes
a circuitous course through the forested slopes which surround its base,
but soon joins the South Thompson River.
Chase      {Population 6oo) is the gateway to an extensive territory for
big-game hunting, bird shooting and fishing.    The various
waters in the vicinity are plentifully stocked with trout.
About two miles east of Kamloops, between the railway and the
South Thompson River, are sites of semi-subterranean prehistoric
Indian houses, which can be seen from the passing train. 44
South Side of Track
west of
read down
read up
North Side of Track
Valley of the
Junction with
Valley Railway.
8.7 Tranquille
19.7 Munro
25.2 Savona
Spence's Bridge
1142 The Thompson River
widens and is known as
Kamloops Lake.
1143 The Painted Bluffs,
brilliantly colored rocks,
are seen across the Lake.
1163 Leave the Lake a short
distance west of Savona
and follow the Thompson River.
1004 The gateway to the
Cariboo country.
The   Black  Canyon  of
the Thompson seen at
mile 52.5.
Kamloops (Population 5,500), bearing an Indian name which means
"the meeting place of the waters," traces its history
back more than one hundred years to the time when the old Hudson's
Bay Company fort was the scene of thriving fur-trading and centre of
the then meagre white population of the interior. Here the South
Thompson joins the North Thompson to form the main Thompson
River which will bear the traveller company on the journey to the
Looking north from the station, with its gardens which are the
summer glory of the community, the great valley of the North Thompson can be seen, guarded on the right by Peter Peak, which hides
behind its arid shoulders the beautiful wooded valley of Paul Lake
and half a dozen other lakes known to anglers who prize the gameness
of Kamloops trout.
Back from the main valley of the Thompson, north and south, the
country holds rich surprises for the traveller who investigates. There
are many lakes and streams, most of them well stocked with game
trout; irrigated farms and vast grazing reaches for cattle and sheep
are the locale for some of the largest ranches in British Columbia—
a country surprisingly different from that seen in the Thompson valley. The   Thompson   Canyon
Gold, copper and iron come
from mines in the Kamloops
area, and the city is a distribution centre for a big district. It
has well-paved streets, a fine
water supply, and electric power
from a hydro plant on a tributary of the North Thompson.
Thompson River As the train
slips out of
Kamloops on its journey to the
Pacific, the Thompson river
begins to widen into Kamloops
Lake, the last placid piece of
water on this river before it ends
its course in the turbulent Fraser. Early morning and evening
scenes on this lake equal anything seen in the course of the
mountain journey for vividness
of color and splendid perspective.
At mile 5 the train passes
the loading station for the Iron
Mask mine, a big copper producer from which the concentrates come down a thousand
feet to the track through a pipe
line. Looking north across the
lake one sees the Tranquille
hospital of the British Columbia government. At mile 11,
frowning Battle Bluff rises
abruptly from the water across
the lake. On the bluff, close to
the high water line, a careful
observer can see a spot of red—
a painted reminder, often renewed by the present day Indians,
of the fierce tribal struggle from
which the height takes its name.
Difficulties of railway construction are realized as the train passes
through tunnel after tunnel, constantly curving in and out along the
lake shore line to Savona, where the Thompson begins its mad race to
the level of the Fraser.
The Route from Ashcroft to Petain
Ashcroft once a busy gateway to the Cariboo gold fields,  now
exports prosaic carloads of fruit, vegetables, cattle
and sheep. It is famous for its potatoes—being one of the chief centres
from which the delightful British Columbia "spud" is marketed.
The Black Canyon where   the   roaring   "white   water"   of   the
Thompson battles around hairpin turns in
funereal cliffs, is seen at mile 52.5. A splendid view of this canyon is
obtained by looking back as the train passes the gloomy gorge. The
Nicola River, joining the Thompson from the southeast, is crossed
and the train arrives at Spence's Bridge. Since leaving Ashcroft the
line has run almost due south.
Spence's Bridge where the Nicola River joins the Thompson, is the
business centre for the Nicola Valley, a country
with varied industries, such as ranching, lumbering and mining.
From Spence's Bridge there
a branch line of the Kettle Valley Railway to 46
The   Old    Cariboo   Road
South Side of Track     west of
read down
read up
above     North Side of Track
Thompson Canyon,
very fine, east and west
of this point.
At mile 93.5  note the
striking   pinnacle   (Bo-
tanie Crag) on the opposite side of the river.
The Fraser River comes
in from the North and
joins the Thompson.
At mile 101 we cross the
Fraser   140   feet   above
the River.
Canyon scenery fine 103.8
from  mile   100  to  mile
Note   the   old   Cariboo 116.4
road    on   the   opposite
side of the valley.
Salmon River is crossed
at mile 113.8; note fine
gorge up stream.
The general direction of river and railway is here southwest, but a
few miles farther it turns again almost due south. River, rail and
highway seem to fight for space in the Thompson canyon as the mountains close in and the river boils through succeeding gorges. At low
water jagged teeth of rock, the terror of the first river-travellers, can
be seen vainly trying to stem the torrent which foams through narrower openings until The Jaws of Death gorge is seen at mile 87.5.
Here the river is confined to a span which seems ridiculously narrow as
one peers down from the tracks. The rocks take on blazing hues, and
the scene is one of wild grandeur as Botanie bluff looms up across the
river at mile 93.5, with its green granite crest hanging over a many-
colored gorge.
Lytton The railway suddenly emerges on a
narrow plateau and
the gardens of
Lytton make a
foreground for the
traveller's first
glimpse of the
mighty Fraser.
Below this once
important staging
point on the historic
Cariboo road, the
Thompson joins the
Fraser and they
there begin their
united course to the
sea through the
magnificent Fraser
The railway line
not only tunnels
through great rock
spans but also
crosses from side to
side in the great
The Thompson River Canyon The   Fraser   Canyon
The Fraser River Canyon—showing the Old Cariboo Road
The Fraser, the chief river of British Columbia, comes down from the
north between great lines of mountain peaks, and its turbid flood soon
absorbs the bright green waters of the Thompson. The Fraser is
navigable for steamers from its mouth to about Yale. The river, 800
miles in length, is an historic one; its name and that of the Thompson
commemorate two of the earliest and most famous explorers who sought
the Pacific Ocean overland from the east.
Fraser Canyon As the train swings out of Lytton and the traveller
looks north and west to catch a last sight of the
mountain-flanked valley of the Fraser above that point, it is but a few
miles to the bridge where the rails swing out over the turbid torrent
and pierce a wall of rock to gain foothold on the north (here west)
bank of the river.    This is the first and only crossing of the Fraser.
As the waters of Kwoieke Creek rush beneath the tracks near mile
106, after the wild glories of the canyon to that point, a fine view is
obtained of Jackass Mountain, a little farther down the canyon.
Over this height the highway which follows the old Cariboo road is
forced to climb thousands of feet above the river to make progress.
As the train crosses Salmon river near mile 113 a glimpse is obtained of
the gorge this tributary of the Fraser has cut from guardian heights.
There are Indian reservations all along the river; and here and there
until North Bend is reached can be seen a garden or orchard struggling
for existence on tiny benches grudgingly left by the roaring Fraser.
North Bend On    the    limited    bench    above    the    ever-roaring
Fraser, the company has established divisional
point yards, leaving room for bright gardens which greet the summer
visitor. It is noticeable at this point that the foliage, changing constantly since Lytton was left behind, is much more luxuriant. The
woods begin to take on that richness of growth which is found on
the lower levels.
Once more off on the descent to the Pacific, the mountains crowd in
on the river and seem to offer no way out. Small tributaries join the
Fraser on both sides in increasing numbers. At mile 4 the mountains
across the river loom close and as mile 5 is reached the Fraser is compressed into still narrower gorges. At mile 5.5 the Skuzzy river drops
into the Fraser under the railway bridge in a series of basins up which
the salmon vainly struggle during the running season. 48
Hell's    Gate
Mileage      Westbound— Altitude
South Side of Track      west of         read down above       North Side of Track
North Bend    Eastbound— sea-level
read up
From North Bend west
Railway   bridges   span
the     Canyon    becomes
fine    rock    gorges    at
more and more impres
Skuzzy River (mile 5.5)
sive,  reaching a climax
and Whites Creek (mile
at Hell's Gate, 8 miles
9.7).     Between mile 9
from North Bend.
and 10 we pass through
a series of tunnels.
The site of an old trad
ing   post   of   Hudson's
Bay Company.
Jet. with the Kettle Val
ley Ry.
The   line   westward   is
Ruby Creek
double-tracked  to Van
Government Experimental Farm.
The   Harrison  River  is
Harrison Mills
crossed at this point.
Mount Baker.
Hell's Gate At mile 7.8 is the culmination of a series of gorges
In this narrow neck the water boils through on a
wicked crest and the rock markings plainly show to what almost
unbelievable heights the river rises during flood periods. Past Hell's
Gate the traveller looks back to see The Devil's Washbasin—a swirling
pool below the giant portals.
Around Hell's Gate and below that point there can be seen parts of
the old Cariboo trail and as the train glides down the next few miles,
passing Williams' Creek and White's Creek, the backward glance
reveals a number of superb views of the canyon. Between the numerous tunnels the traveller sees signs of that age-old fight of water
against rock as the Fraser batters its way seaward.
Spuzzum once a Hudson's Bay Company trading post, and a place
of some importance when the Cariboo road crossed the
Fraser on the old suspension bridge, crowds another bench above the
river. The floods have taken out the old bridge and the other historic
landmarks have disappeared in the luxuriant vegetation. The modern
highway crosses the river here on a new suspension bridge.
Hell's Gate, Fraser Canyon H a r r ison Hot  Springs
Agassiz |
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The Route from Petain to Vancouver
The canyon closes in again at mile 19 and great barriers of rock curb
the river in its drop. Stages where the Indians net salmon can be
seen and on the high rocks are the racks where they smoke the fish.
At mile 22.5 a great rock rises in the middle of the river and stands like
an island fortress against the rush of the current. Another five miles
of rugged grandeur takes us to Yale. The Fraser has shown us its last
wild scenes. Man and his steamboats navigated the stream as far as
Yale in the days before the railway supplanted the stage coach.
Yale Yale lives in memories of its historic greatness.    Once the
head of navigation on the Fraser and the "kicking off"
place for the Cariboo road, it was one of the first incorporated communities on the mainland and boasted of a population estimated
variously from seven to ten thousand.
Behind the station the Historic Sites and Monuments Branch of the Dominion
Government has marked the spot where British army engineers started the famous gold
trail to the Cariboo.   A rough stone bears a tablet which sets out:
"Here began the Cariboo wagon road which extended four hundred miles to northward to the gold mines of Cariboo. Built in 1862-5. In the olden days of Cariboo, over
this great highway, passed thousands of miners and millions of treasure."
As we leave Yale slumbering in its peaceful vale of apples, plums,
cherries and memories, the tangents lengthen; the railway no longer
has to burrow into the rock for foothold; an occasional glance at the
Fraser shows a more placid surface and the railway begins its last big
swing toward the west.   We prepare to say farewell to the mountains.
Petain is the junction of the Kettle Valley line with the main
line. Looking across the Fraser one sees the canyon from
which the turbulent Coquihalla pours into the larger river and joins
the majestic roll of the Fraser to the sea.
The Kettle Valley forms, with the Crow's Nest Pass line of the Canadian Pacific,
an alternative route from the prairies to Vancouver. It has some spectacular scenery,
especially along the Canyon of the Coquihalla River. This southern route is linked
to the main line by branches at Sicamous, Revelstoke and Golden.
Ruby Creek obtains its  name  from  the  garnets  found in  the
neighborhood.   From here on to Vancouver there is
double track right of way.
Agassiz has a Government Experimental Farm and is also the
station for Harrison Hot Springs. From Agassiz there is a
ferry service to Chilliwack. The Chilliwack Valley comprises over
55,000 acres of rich agricultural land and is well known for its dairying.
As one races along the wide reaches of the lazy Fraser, it is hard to
picture it as the roaring terror of Hell's Gate. Rich orchards appear,
beautiful pastures and hay meadows border the track, fat dairy cattle
give the train a passing glance and Harrison River is reached and
crossed. 50
New    Westminster
Mileage     Westbound— Altitude
South Side of Track        west of      read down above     North Side of Track
North Bend   Eastbound— sea-level
read up
Branch to Huntingdon.      87.3
Cross Stave Creek.
Fraser River.                       105.1
Pitt Meadows
At mile 109.7 the Pitt
River is crossed.
Branch   to   New   West- 112.5
The Coquitlam River is
crossed before reaching
this point.
Port Moody
Reach the head of Bur
rard Inlet.
Hotel Vancouver
Harrison Some  seventy   miles   before   reaching Vancouver, about
Hot Springs   five miles from Agassiz Station, is the delightful resort
of Harrison Hot Springs. Situated on Harrison Lake,
a large and picturesque body of water that flows into the Fraser River
from the north, this resort has sulphur and potash hot springs of great
curative and medicinal values; and recently a new and attractive
hotel, with which are combined a covered swinming pool and private
Turkish baths, was opened to serve as a focus for the district. Splendid opportunities are available for fishing, hunting, trap shooting,
golfing, boating, tennis and horseback riding.
Mission Fertile Fraser flats extend along the route to salt water.
At Nicomen on a clear day it is possible to see snow-capped Mount Baker, a solitary peak standing over the U.S. border directly
south. Then comes prosperous Mission, a fruit-growing and dairy
centre. Stave River, waters of which help supply Vancouver with
electrical power, is crossed; Pitt River is reached and Coquitlam offers
junction facilities for New Westminster.
From Mission, a branch line runs 10 miles south to Huntingdon, on the International
boundary between Canada and U.S. From Coquitlam another branch runs 8 miles
south to New Westminster.
New Westminster so named by Queen Victoria, is known as "The
Royal City"; but makes other claims for recognition. It is the third city of the province and its industries are growing constantly. Ocean snipping makes its way to New Westminster
docks up the deep Fraser. It ships much lumber and wheat. It is
connected with Vancouver by several fine highways (123^ miles).
Burrard Inlet There is a tang in the air as Coquitlam is passed;
and when Port Moody comes in view the end of the
long journey is near, for the traveller is looking out across the upper
end of Burrard Inlet—Vancouver's magnificent harbor. Port Moody
was the original terminal of the Canadian Pacific in 1886. Vancouver
was not founded then. The first cargo ever carried across the Pacific
Ocean    for   the   Canadian   Pacific   arrived   in    Port   Moody   from
Yokohama on the
brig "W. B. Flint"
on July 26th, 1886.
Still following the
shore line of beautiful Burrard Inlet we
soon meet the suburbs of Vancouver;
and in a short time
roll quietly into the
handsome station
there,with the docks
on the north side
and many large
ocean-going steamers visible, and
climbing the stairs
to street level, find
ourselves at the end
Harrison Hot Springs of the journey. Vancouver
with suburbs
2Q7,ooo) is situated on Bur-
rard Inlet,
which here is
over two miles
wide. A long
p e n i n sula,
within which
is embraced
Stanley Park,
curves round
north- westward from the
city, and almost landlocks
Va nco u ve r
Harbor. On
the north side
of the Inlet is
a magnificent
range; the
most prominent feature
thereof are two
peaks    which,
silhouetted against the sky and remarkably resembling two couchant
lions, are visible from any point in the city or harbor and have earned
it its appropriate name of "The Lions' Gate".
Hotel Vancouver The Hotel Vancouver, situated on Granville
Street about one-half mile from the Canadian
Pacific station, is the finest hotel of the North Pacific. From its roof-
garden some wonderful views of the Strait of Georgia can be obtained.
Adequate sight-seeing services, visiting all parts of the city and its
environs, are maintained.
A Summer Vancouver is a favorite summer city, for its mild climate,
City floral luxuriance and closeness to water make   life  there
very pleasant. There are many bathing beaches, parks,
boulevards, automobile roads, and short and long steamer trips. All
kinds of water sports are available, and are encouraged by a mild
climate. The roads around the city are famous for their excellence,
and there are many fine drives, varying from an hour to a day in time.
The Hotel Vancouver
Stanley Park Amongst the shorter drives may be mentioned Stanley
Park—one of the finest natural parks in the world,
a primeval forest right within the city limits and containing thousands
of Douglas firs and giant cedars of a most amazing size and age. The
park is encircled by a perfect road, nine miles in length.
"Marine Drive," which girdles Point Grey, is one which takes one
through Vancouver's most interesting residential sections and gives
a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the run through luxuriant woods
which crowd down to the very tide mark.
Capilano, etc. The North shore of the harbor offers the visitor
the awesome Capilano canyon, where suspension
bridges hang hundreds of feet over a torrent which has carved its way
down through perpendicular walls of granite. West Vancouver, with
its cosy little rock-clinging gardens and its impressive sea cliff drive,
offers the visitor another tempting trip. 52
Vancouver Harbor
VANCOUVER, terminal of Canadian Pacific transcontinental rail
and trans-Pacific steamship routes,
is the largest commercial centre in
British Columbia. In and around
Vancouver are immense lumber
and shingle mills. Mining, lumbering, farming, shipbuilding, and
shipping, with a vast Oriental
business, form the reason of the
city's remarkable growth and
prosperity. From a forest clearing
forty years ago it has become one
of the most important seaports of
the Pacific Ocean.
Vancouver is also one of the
great vacation objectives of the
Pacific Coast, and because of its
beauty and hospitality has become
very popular in this regard.
Grouse Mountain, rising nearly
four thousand feet above North
Vancouver, is a unique trip. A
fine motor road climbs the mountain
to a comfortable chalet, where guests
can be accommodated for short or
long visits. From this height one
looks directly down on Vancouver
and the view extends, in clear
weather, to Vancouver Island, forty
miles distant.
Still another fine drive is to New
Westminster. (See page 50). The
Pacific Highway, including Kings-
way, runs through Vancouver, connecting up with the main American
roads of the Northwest. This road
runs all the way from Vancouver to
Bathing There are numerous fine bathing beaches around Vancouver. The most easily reached are English Bay and
Kitsilano—both on the street-car line. The scene on a sunny afternoon
at English Bay, which lies at one entrance to Stanley Park, is one of
great animation.
Burrard Inlet, English Bay, and the North Arm are excellent places
also for boating. Vancouver boasts of one of the finest yacht clubs
on the Pacific Coast.
Golf        Vancouver has many good golf courses, all of them 18-hole
courses and all open to visitors.    Included in these is a public
course,   "Langara,"   owned  by the   Canadian   Pacific.     There are a
number of good tennis clubs.
Steamer Trips Some fine steamer trips can be made from Vancouver.
Chief amongst them, perhaps, is the 4-hour trip
across the Gulf of Georgia to Victoria. Then there are a particularly
interesting trip to Nanaimo, a cruise amongst the Gulf Islands, and
others to Comox, Powell River, etc. An excellent circle tour may be
made by taking a "Princess" steamer to Victoria, the E. & N. train
from Victoria to Nanaimo, thence back to Vancouver by steamer. Vancouver
English Bay, Vancouver
Many delightful short excursions are made by Canadian Pacific
Coast steamers during June, July and August, including one-day
cruises to Jervis Inlet, afternoon cruises to the Gulf Islands, etc. These
are advertised in the Vancouver newspapers.
Sporting A great variety of fishing can be obtained around Vancouver. In season, salmon, spring, cohoe and tyee, steel-
heads, Dolly Varden, rainbow, cut-throat, and sea trout are plentiful.
Within easy reach of the city there is also wonderful shooting. Grouse,
duck, teal, mallard, snipe, pheasants and partridges are plentiful in
season. Lulu Island, Sea Island, the North Shore and Seymour Flats
are all within an hour of the Hotel Vancouver.
A Busy Port Vancouver is a highly important port. From here the
well-known Canadian Pacific "Princess" steamers
provide local services to Victoria, Seattle, and Northern British Columbia. Another very popular trip is by "Princess" steamer to Alaska—
a ten-day two-thousand mile journey there and back through the
fiord-like scenery of the Northland.
There is a huge trans-Pacific business, with services to the Oriental
and Antipodean countries by several lines, as well as to the Panama
Canal. The Canadian-Australasian Line runs regularly from Vancouver to Honolulu, Suva (Fiji), New Zealand and Australia.
Empresses Amongst   the   trans-Pacific   services   is   that   of   the
of the Pacific Canadian Pacific Steamships, which maintains regular
services to Japan, China and the Philippines. This
well-known "White Empress" fleet consists of three magnificent passenger ships, the "Empress of Canada," the "Empress of Asia" and the
"Empress of Russia." To this fleet will be added next year the magnificent new "Empress of Japan." A large proportion of the silk
trade of the Orient passes through Vancouver.
Grain and Tramp ships from the seven seas ply into Vancouver.
Lumber Lumber from the forests of British Columbia—Van
couver's first commercial love—is still a great item
in her exports, both by rail and water; but the gaint elevators which
annually increase in number around the harbor bear witness to the
phenomenal growth of grain export, for now trains through the Rockies
pour a golden flood of Alberta and Saskatchewan grain in Vancouver
elevators. Pulp, paper, canned goods, fruit and hundreds of manufactured lines are handled. The visitor who is interested may spend
many interesting hours on the waterfront of the main harbor, both on
the south side and in North Vancouver, and a trip past the "second
narrows" to the upper reaches of the inlet and its magnificent North
Arm will well repay the time so spent. 54
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A Canadian Pacific "Princess" Steamer from Vancouver to Victoria
The Triangle Route
British Columbia Coast Steamship Service
In connection with its trans-continental rail service, the Canadian
Pacific operates an extensive steamship service on the British Columbia
Coast as far north as Alaska. On Puget Sound two magnificent
steamers, the "Princess Kathleen" and the "Princess Marguerite,"
the fastest in the North Pacific coastwise business, operate on the
"Triangle Route" between Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle.
Summer service consists      0.0
of   a   morning   steamer   72 0
from Vancouver to Vic-        '
toria and Seattle; and of 142U
night steamers Vancou- 126.0
ver-Victoria   and   Vancouver-Seattle direct.
Summer service consists
of a morning steamer
from Seattle to Victoria
and Vancouver; and of
night steamers Victoria-
Vancouver and Seattle-
Vancouver direct.
Victoria Victoria (Population 65,000) stands on a promontory overlooking the Straits of Juan de Fuca across to the snowcapped Olympic Mountains on the mainland. Owing to the characteristic beauty of its residential district, it has often been called "a bit
of England on the shores of the Pacific." Victoria's beauty lies in its
residential districts, its boulevards, parks, public buildings, numerous
bathing beaches and semi-tropical foliage.
Empress Hotel The Empress Hotel, most western of the chain of
Canadian Pacific hotels, overlooks the inner harbor, within a stone's throw of the Parliament buildings. It is an hotel
of stately architecture, hospitable spirit, spacious atmosphere, and
social warmth. Its beautiful gardens are a fitting accompaniment
of its own ivy-grown walls.
Crystal Garden     Adjoining the Empress Hotel an amusement casino,
the   Crystal   Garden,   contains   one   of   the   largest
glass-enclosed salt-water swimming pools in the world, with dancing
floors, promenades, etc.
Parliament Buildings Victoria is the capital of British Columbia.
The Parliament Buildings, which rank among
the handsomest in America, overlook the inner harbor. Adjoining
them is the Provincial Museum, very complete and interesting, and
containing a large assortment of specimens of natural history, native Victoria
The Empress Hotel, Victoria
CHARMINGLY situated at the
southern end of Vancouver Island,
Victoria—the capital city of British Columbia—gives a bright welcome to the arriving traveller.
Although its enterprising business
district speaks of a rich commerce
drawn from the forest, mineral and
agricultural resources of Vancouver Island, Victoria is essentially
a home city, with beautiful houses,
bungalows, gardens, lawns, boulevards and parks; and it has furthermore a distinct charm of its
own that has made it a favorite
residential and vacation city for
both summer and winter alike.
woods, Indian curios and prehistoric instruments. The Provincial
Library contains a large collection
of historical prints, documents, and
other works of great value and
Beacon Hill Park One of the city's
public parks,
Beacon Hill Park, contains 154 acres
laid out as recreation grounds
and pleasure gardens, fifteen minutes' walk from the Empress Hotel
and included in all sight-seeing
trips in the city. Magnificent views
can be obtained from Beacon Hill
across the Straits of Juan de Fuca
and of Olympic Mountains on the
Brentwood Near Brentwood, a charming resort on Saanich Inlet
about fifteen miles from the city by street-car or automobile, are the beautiful and famous gardens of Mr. R. P. Butchart.
In no part of America can any more diversified gardens be found than
these, for besides sunken gardens there are acres of rose gardens,
stretches of velvet lawns bordered with flowers of every description,
and a Japanese, or fairy, garden. Visitors are admitted without charge
every day.
Saanich Mountain    Reached by automobile or street-car.    The new
Observatory telescope,  which  has a  72-inch  reflector,  is the
second largest in the world. The observatory, in
addition to being of interest itself, commands from its site one of the
finest views on the Pacific Coast.
Golf Victoria can be considered as an approximation to the "golfer's
paradise," for in its equable climate golf can be enjoyed every
day of the year. Three 18-hole and two 9-hole courses are open to
visitors, and are all convenient to the city, well kept and of fine location.
Guests at the Empress Hotel have special privileges at the Colwood
Golf and Country Club. 56
The Crystal Garden, Victoria
Sporting The fishing and shooting on Vancouver Island are of the
best—trout, salmon, pheasant, grouse, cougar, bear, deer
and moose being the prizes. Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Lake, Sproat
Lake, Great Central Lake and Campbell River are amongst the most
famous fishing waters of this continent. There are also excellent bird
shooting and big game hunting. Sportsmen wishing fuller information
should communicate with the Victoria and Island Publicity Bureau,
Motoring There are as many good motor trips radiating from Victoria
as from any other place in America. The roads are
excellent. Among the popular trips is the famous Malahat Drive to
Shawnigan and Duncan; Nanaimo, via Parksville to Cameron Lake,
on over Alberni Summit; another is the Grand Island Highway Tour-
Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Cameron Lake, Port Alberni, Qualicum
and Campbell River, and the entire Georgian Circuit International
Tour, the greatest and most complete scenic tour on the continent.
Vancouver Island From Victoria delightful excursions may be made
into the interior of Vancouver Island, either by
the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway or by automobile. Excellent
hotels are to be found at Cameron Lake and elsewhere. Excellent
fishing can be enjoyed at numerous places, for salmon and trout. The
immense Douglas fir forests of the interior and the balmy climate
make a trip into the interior wonderfully attractive.
Seattle Seattle is the largest city in the State of Washington, and
one of the most important on the Pacific Coast. It is a
beautiful and progressive city, with a rapidly increasing population.
Situated on the east side of Puget Sound, up the slopes of the hills that
front the latter, it has a fine harbor accessible to the largest vessels
afloat. Lake Washington, a body of fresh water about twenty miles
long and three miles wide, bounds the city on the east, and is now
connected with the Sound by the Lake Washington Canal, a very
notable feat of engineering that has a great and important bearing
upon Seattle's future. The downtown business section of Seattle has
many skyscraper buildings.
Seattle has a very pleasing residential section, especially in the
vicinity of the University of Washington, and many beautiful parks
and summer resorts. A large number of enjoyable trips can be made
from Seattle, by train, steamer, and motor, such as to Bellingham,
Everett, Tacoma, Mount Rainier, the Olympic Peninsula wonderland,
and to many resorts and lakes in the Cascade and Olympic mountain
ranges. Canadian Pacific Hotels on the Prairies
Hotel Palliser
Calgary, Alberta
Hotel Saskatchewan
Regina, Sask.
The Royal Alexandra
Winnipeg, Man.
A handsome hotel of metropolitan standard in this prosperous city of Southern
Alberta. Suited equally to the business
man or the tourist en route to or from the
Canadian Rockies.
In the capital of this rich and prosperous
province. Golf and motoring.
A popular hotel in the largest city of
Western Canada, appealing to those who
wish to break their transcontinental journey.
The centre of Winnipeg's social life.
The Royal York
Toronto, Ont.
Largest hotel in the British Empire. Social,
business and convention centre of Toronto.
Connected with Union Station by subway.
The Chateau Frontenac
The Place Viger
The Algonquin,
St. Andrews, N.B.
Open June 22-
Sept. 10
McAdam Hotel
McAdam, N.B.
The social centre of this historic city.
Commandingly situated on Dufferin Terrace,
it affords magnificent views of the noble St.
Besides the scenic and historic interest of
Quebec, golf, motoring and easily-reached
fishing are available to visitors. Excursions
can be made to Montmorency Falls, Ste.
Anne de Beaupre, etc. In winter, the
Chateau Frontenac is the headquarters of a
splendid winter sport season.
A charming hotel that makes an ideal
centre for those who prefer quiet and yet
wish to be within easy reach of the business
and shopping districts. Close to the docks
and the old historic section, and a popular
social rendezvous.
The social centre of Canada's most
fashionable seashore summer resort, charmingly situated overlooking Passamaquoddy
Bay. Two golf-courses (18 and 9 holes),
bathing, yachting, boating, bowling green,
deep sea and fresh water fishing, tennis, etc.
A commercial hotel at an important junction point: also for the sportsmen the starting point into a magnificent fishing and big
game country.
Other Bungalow Camps and Hotels reached by Canadian Pacific
French River Camp
June 15-0ct. 1
Nipigon River Camp
June 15-Sept. 15
Devil's Gap Camp
Kenora, Ontario
June 15-Sept. 15
The centre for wonderful fishing for bass,
pickerel, muskies and other game fish, and
for long canoe trips through a maze of waterways. Outlying Fishing Camp at Pine
Near the mouth of the far-famed Nipigon
River, the home of the largest red-speckled
trout in the world.
Situated in the most charming part of the
Lake of the Woods, affording fine fishing for
lake   trout   and   pike.
For Hotels in the Rockies and the Pacific Coast, see page 27. O/l&ur Jouineu


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