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Array ■■     ■ .:■   .   \ BUNGALOW CAMPS
Wapta Camp.
Overlooking beautiful Lake Wapta, just west of the
Great Divide, Centre for Alpine climbing, drives,
pony rides, and hikes to Lake O'Hara, the Yoho Valley,
the Kicking Horse Canyon, etc.
Accommodation for 50. Station, Hector (just across the
Lake O'Hara Camp
This Alpine lake, of exquisite coloring and charm,
is a splendid climbing, riding and walking centre.
Excursions to Lake McArthur and Lake Oesa, or over
Abbot Pass to Lake Louise.
Accommodation for 24. Reached by trail from Hector
(7 miles).
Yoho Valley Camp
At the most delightful location in Yoho Valley,
facing Takakkaw Falls. Excursions to the upper
valley or over Yoho Pass to Emerald Lake.
Accommodation for 24. Reached by road from Field (1 1
miles) or Wapta Camp (13 miles) or by trail from Emerald Lake
(7 miles).
Twin Falls Rest, in the upper valley, and Summit Lake Rest,
on the Yoho Pass, afe reached from Yoho Valley Camp.
Emerald Lake Chalet Camp
A bungalow camp extension to this cosy chalet
hotel, which is situated on beautiful Emerald Lake,
at the foot of Mount Burgess. Boating, trout fishing,
riding, hiking, climbing and pony trips over Yoho
Pass, etc.
Accommodation (including hotel) for 70. Reached by good
carriage drive from Field (7 miles).
Moraine Lake Camp
At the head df the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Good
trout fishing, climbing, riding and hiking to Consolation
Lakes,   Paradise  Valley,   Wenkchemna  Pass,   etc.
Accommodation for 20. Reached by road from Lake Louise
(9 miles). *...
Banff-Windermere Road
Three halts for meals or sleeping accommodation
will be opened this summer along this magnificent new
automobile route, which forms part of "The Blue Trail"
Grand Circle Tour.
These halts are Storm Mountain Rest (serving meals
only), Vermilion River Camp (a log-cabin community
house with tent sleeping accommodation), and Sinclair
Hot Springs (a log-cabin community house with tent
sleeping accommodation). These two camps will be
opened in July 1st.
Lake Windermere Camp
A popular bungalow camp on the shore of the
loveliest warm water lake of British Columbia, Riding,
motoring, golf, swimming, boating and excursions to
the glaciers of the Selkirks. .
Accommodation for 50.% Reached either by rail from. Golden
(74 miles) or from Cranbrook (93 miles), or by automobile from
Banff over the Banff-Winder mere Road (104 miles).
The above camps are open from June 15th
to September 15th, and are operated on the
American plan.    Rates on application.
A WAITING you this year in the Canadian Pacific Rockies are a chain of eight Bungalow Camps, forming the finest
^\ centres for unconventional, old-clothes vacations in the heart of this most magnificent mountain region. They
XX are the ideal headquarters for those whose heart is close to Nature's, and who wish to enjoy to the fullest degree
the wonderful hiking, riding and mountain climbing excursions of the Rockies.
These cosy, comfortable Bungalow Camps would each deserve to monopolize the visitor's time and energies; but together, they provide the opportunities for delightful "grand circuit" trips.
The camps are operated at moderate rates—$5.50 per day, American plan, $35.00 per week (except for Emerald Lake
Chalet, for which rates are higher).
Take a day at Wapta Camp. Get used to the "feel"
of a mountain pony. Walk yourself easily into your vacation stride. Relish the camp fire in the woods. And next
day ride or walk to Lake O'Hara Camp.
Back at Wapta, ride next to Yoho Valley Camp—a
morning's trip—to the foot of laughing Takakkaw Falls.
Sleep at the camp to the song of the waterfall. Then
over the Yoho Pass to Emerald Lake, where you stop at
the Chalet which stands where you would like to build a
castle for yourself. Then back by road to Field.
Or from Lake Louise walk or ride to Moraine Lake
Camp, where, amidst the magnificent scenery of the Valley
of the Ten Peaks you can enjoy trout fishing or Alpine
Either the train or an automobile will take you to Lake
Windermere Camp, for the opening of the new Banff-
Windermere  road  (part  of the  Grand  Circle Tour to
Page One
California) has now made available the most spectacular
motor trip of the continent. If you go by road, there are
two new camps spaced at convenient distances on this
rather long trip—one at Vermilion River and one at Sinclair Hot Springs.
The last camp is Lake Windermere Camp, by the shore
of one of the loveliest warm-water lakes of British Columbia. The bungalows among the pines are close by the
central club-house and the golf course; and from here
you can fish in Fish Lakes or visit the Lake of the
Hanging Glaciers.
Or you can go by train to Lake Windermere from anywhere on the Canadian Pacific, changing at Golden on the
main line or at Cranbrook on the south line.
Beside these bungalow camps, the Canadian Pacific is
also erecting a number of convenient resthouses for travellers by the comfort trail.  Some of these are now ready.
PRINTED  IN  CANADA—1923 1. Lake Wapta Camp.   .
2. Great Peaks Surround the Lake.
3. Preparing for a Mountain Excursion.
51      Wapta Camp
ABOUT eight miles west of Lake Louise
£jk Station on the main line of the Canadian
XjL Pacific Railway, just before entering the
Kicking Horse Canyon, the traveller notices a very
beautiful sheet of water named Wapta Lake, sheltered from the north by a high and massive mountain capped by eternal snow.
On the shores of this lake, facing a magnificent
Alpine panorama, a rustic bungalow Camp has
been constructed, which provides a comfortable and
convenient centre for those who desire to explore
one of the most romantic and picturesque districts
in the Canadian Pacific Rockies. The lake itself
is at an elevation of 5,190 feet above sea level, and
faces peaks scaling up to over 11,000 feet. It is
only half a day's walk from Lake O'Hara, a great
Alpine climbing centre where another bungalow
camp has also just been established. Lake O'Hara
is more than a centre for Alpine climbers. It was
selected by John S. Sargent, the famous artist, as
one of the most beautiful places he could find in
the Rockies, surrounded as it is with mountains
of wild and rugged grandeur which at the same
time compose into pictures of unfailing beauty.
Wapta Lake is actually in British Columbia, just
over the Great Divide, which is about two miles
from the Camp. Ten minutes walk to the west of
the Camp the Kicking Horse Canyon begins, down
which one can walk or ride. From the west end of
Wapta Lake to Field is less than twelve miles, while
the distance to Yoho Valley is ten miles, and to
Emerald Lake is fourteen miles. At Takakkaw
Falls in the Yoho Valley another bungalow camp
has been constructed, which provides a pleasant
half-way stopping off place for those on their way
through the Yoho Valley to Emerald Lake Chalet.
Towards the north, one can reach Sherbrooke and
Ross Lakes in about an hour and a half, so that the
variety of excursions offered to those who stay at
Wapta Camp is remarkable.
Wapta Camp is constructed on the same lines
as the popular Lake Windermere Camp. It has
a Central Community House for dancing and
recreation purposes, 30 feet square, with a wide
gallery round the sides. The kitchen is a large
building 20 feet x 26 feet, while the cottages are of
varying sizes and design—doub e cottages being 24
feet x 14 feet and single cottages 14 feet x 12 feet.
Each cottage is equipped with a small heater and
stove pipe on account of the cool nights natural to
this elevation.    The Camp is within the jurisdic-
Page Two tion of the Dominion Parks Authorities, and subject
to the Dominion Parks regulations, which are particular in guarding against forest fires, prevent
the cutting down of green timber in the vicinity of
the Camp and forbid any dealing in liquor on the
premises. The Camp occupies an area of three
acres, and the rustic bungalow character of the
cabins gives it a very. attractive appearance,.
About 50 visitors can be accommodated at one
time. Two bath houses, one for men and one for
ladies, are supplied with hot and cold running water
and toilet facilities.
Hector is the station for Wapta Camp, and for
the convenience of visitors a motor launch connects
with a landing stage in front of the Camp. Transfer charge from station to Camp is 25 cents each
way. Saddle horses and guides are available for
those who wish to ride, and telephone connection
with Chateau Lake Louise makes it easy to communicate with those who have engaged any of the
Company's Swiss guides. These guides are in
great demand, and their services should be requisitioned well in advance.
The rates for Wapta Camp are very moderate,
being $5.50 per day for those who can make only a
short stay, and $5.00 for those who can stay a week
or  more.
All C.P.R. passenger trains will stop at Hector
while the Camp is in operation, commencing June
15th, with the exception of trains Nos. 3, 7 and 8.
The Camp will be operated in 1923 by Miss
Dodds, who has so successfully conducted the Tea
House at Lake Agnes during the last few years.
Canada's timber reserves are national assets of
incalculable value. To neglect to take ordinary
precautions which ensure them against destruction
from forest fires is to rob civilization. Quite apart
from the danger to the lives, homes and property
of settlers, every acre of forest burned means labor
turned away, reduced markets for manufactured
products, heavier taxation on other property, and
higher lumber prices. Passengers on trains should
not throw lighted cigar or cigarette ends from car
windows. Those who go into the woods—hunters,
fishermen, campers and canoeists—should consider
it their duty to exercise every care to prevent loss
from fire. If you locate a small fire, endeavor to
put it out. If you can't, do everything possible to get
word to the nearest Fire Warden or other authority.
Small fires should be carefully extinguished.
Page Three
1. Wapta Camp Station (Hector).
2. Back for Supper.
3. The Club House. 1. The Summit of Their Desires.
2. Lake McArthur.
3. On the Trail.
IAKE O'Hara Camp is a new bungalow camp
established last year. It proved so popular
mJ that its capacity is being doubled for 1923.
It provides a magnificent centre for Alpine climbers,
while at the same time there are beautiful walks
for those who do not desire any strenuous exercise.
The open Alpine meadow close to the lake is at an
altitude of 6,600 feet above sea level. White and
pink heather carpet the ground and spruce trees
cast their shadows on the sward. All around are the
giants of the main range: Mts. Victoria (11,335)
Huber (11,041), Lefroy (11,220), Hungabee
(11,477), Deltaform (11,225), Neptuak (10,607),
peaks of the Great Divide, Biddle (10,876), Odaray
(10,165), Stephen (10,485), and Cathedral (10,454).
Suitable climbs will be arranged. In the immediate
vicinity are numerous charming lakelets. Features of special topographical interest are close at
From the summit of Mt. Schaffer may be seen
the spectacles of Lake O'Hara. The crystal cave
is close by.
Across the Opabin Pass stands the Eagle's
Eyrie, so called from a striking rock figure resembling an eagle perched upon the crest of the monolith. It stands alone in the centre of Prospector's
Valley, isolated by the action of a glacier that has
now retreated to a mile distant.
The series of glacier-cut hanging valleys rising
from Lake O'Hara to the foot of the Abbott Pass is
of great interest. Tiny lakelets lie in the hollows,
and huge rock stairways lead from shelf to shelf.
At the foot of the pass is Lake Oesa (Ice Lake).
For the greater part of the year it is ice-bound, but
in August is open water, dotted with baby icebergs.
Lake McArthur, an hour distant, is a splendid
specimen of a glacier lake, situated high above the
timber line, in a hanging valley just beyond the
summit of the McArthur Pass. It is of a bright
cerulean blue. At one end a glacier, flowing from
an amphitheatre of Mt. Biddle, buries its nose in
the waters of the lake.
One of the most thrilling trips in the whole
Canadian Pacific Rockies can be made from Wapta
Camp, in conjunction with Lake O'Hara Camp.
This is by way of Lake Louise over the Victoria
Glacier to Abbot Pass under the great precipices of
Lefroy. After the summit of this Pass one reaches
Lake Oesa, from which one gets an exquisite view of
Lake O'Hara down below.    From Lake O'Hara an
Page Four lake O'Hara Gunp
easy trail down Cataract Creek brings one back to
Wapta Lake. This, of course, is a somewhat strenuous trip and requires Swiss Guides. An Alpine
Rest Hut has been constructed on Abbot Pass.
Rates for Lake O'Hara Camp are the same as at
Wapta Camp.
It is wise to harden the feet a week or so before
starting on a hiking holiday. To this end wash
the feet in hot water every evening for a week and
then rub them thoroughly with alcohol. Before
starting on a tramp rub Lanolin into the heel and
the tendons reaching down to it, into the instep,
into the sole, particularly under the big toe, into and
between the toes. Mere application of Lanolin is oi
little use; it should be rubbed well into the skin.
Failing Lanolin, soap will help, but does not answer
as well. Persons subject to blisters on the feet will
do well to apply a one-inch wide strip of adhesive
plaster to the threatened spot before starting out.
Even after a blister has developed walking can be
made as pleasant as ever by covering the spot with
this plaster.
Thick woollen socks or stockings should always
be worn. Those who do not like the feel of such
heavy hosiery may wear a thin, fine wool sock or
stocking under the heavier one. If wool is objectionable, then lisle or silk hosiery may take its place
under the heavy woollen sock. The object of the
thick woollen hosiery is to reduce the liability to
colds in case the feet get wet, and to provide a
cushion between the foot and the shoe. Stockings
should not be held up by elastic garters. A thin
leather strap about one-half inch wide, lined with
flannel, is immeasurably better.
Whatever footwear is worn, it is absolutely
necessary that the sole be very thick (at least 3/i"
for women and VV' for men), the heel low and broad,
the toe square, leaving plenty of room for the toes
in every direction, and that the fit around the heel
and across the instep be a tight one. It is an
excellent plan to wear an insole; horse-hair insoles
are the best. The uppers of the shoe measured in
the back and from the top of the heel should not be
less than six inches in height. So-called prospector's boots are very convenient. Hungarian
nails distributed over the sole and heel will add to
the life of the shoe and give the wearer a better
grip of the path or trail. High heeled shoes are
absolutely useless for trail or road walking.
Page Five
1. Lake O'Hara.
2. Ready for the Trail.
3. Cabins at Lake O'Hara. 1. Yoho Valley Gamp.
2. Takakkaw Falls.
3. A Halt for Dinner.
Yoho Valley Camp
The exquisite beauties of the Yoho Valley were
last year made much more accessible through the
construction of a new bungalow camp opposite the
Takakkaw Falls. This was Yoho Valley Camp,
which proved so popular that its capacity will be
increased this year to twenty guests. It consists of
cabins with a central dining hall, at the end of the
carriage road which connects with Field.
The Yoho Valley Camp is an important link in
the circuit trip of Yoho Park. It can be easily
reached from Wapta Camp, for it is only a morning's ride from the latter up the spectacular Kicking
Horse Canyon and along Yoho Canyon to the
lovely meadow facing Takakkaw Falls. Then, too,
it is a pleasant half-way house to Emerald Lake.
The grandeur of Takakkaw Falls can never tire
the observer. Takakkaw truly means "It is
wonderful!" These wonderful falls have a sheer
drop of 1,200 feet, forming one high ribbon of water
descending from precipitous cliffs in clouds of foam.
From Takakkaw a trail can be taken into the
upper part of the valley, past Lake Duchesnay,
Laughing Falls, and the Twin Falls (two vast
columns of water that drop almost perpendicularly),
to the Yoho and President Glaciers and the Wapu-
tik ice field. The Yoho Glacier is one of the most
interesting in the Canadian Rockies, and is highly
picturesque. A splendid side trip can be made up
the Little Yoho to one of the former camps of the
Alpine Club of Canada. The return can be made
by a higher trail, which goes part way up Yoho
Peak, and a wonderful panorama is afforded of the
entire Yoho Valley, the Cathedral Range across the
Kicking Horse Valley, and the Wapta and Daly
A rest-house will be established at Twin Falls this
summer to provide a break in the trip from Yoho
Valley Camp.
From the Yoho Valley Camp one can ride or walk
to Emerald Lake Chalet over the Yoho Pass—for
preference, ride! This is a splendid excursion that
takes one over the mountain backbone that separates the Yoho Valley from the valley in which lies
Emerald Lake. The scenery, especially as one
looks over into Emerald Lake, is magnificent. At
the summit is the small but beautiful Summit Lake,
where a log-cabin rest-house provides welcome refreshment. Descent is made from here around the
west side of Emerald Lake to the Chalet. The
Pass has an altitude of 6,020 feet.
Page Six TfohoValley Gamp
An alternative return from Summit Lake is to
Field, over the Burgess Pass (altitude 7,150 feet).
This trip is one of the most spectacular in the whole
of the mountains, past the slopes of Mount Wapta
and the wooded sides of Mount Burgess. The view
of the Kicking Horse Valley below is superb.
At Field there are some fine excursions, especially
to Ottertail, the Fossil Beds, and the Dennis and
Duchesnay  Passes.
Ottertail is a delightful drive from Field along the
old grade, the round-trip distance being sixteen
miles to the Ottertail Valley, up which a magnificent
view of the triple-headed Mount Goodsir may be had.
The famous Mount Stephen fossil beds are reached from Field by a pony trail which rises to an
elevation of 6,000 feet above the sea level. The
fossil beds are over 2,000 feet in thickness.
Apart from their grandeur and beauty as masses
of bare rock and verdure, the Rockies have superb
and everlasting snow fields and mighty glaciers. Of
these, the most notable in the proximity of the
Bungalow Camps are Victoria and Lefroy Glaciers
at Lake Louise, the Yoho Glacier in the Yoho
Valley, and the Lake of the Hanging Glaciers in
the Lake Windermere Valley.
A glacier is, broadly speaking, an accumulation of
ice of sufficient size and weight to flow down from
a snow-covered elevation. It is a river flowing
from a lake, only it is a lake of snow and a river
of ice. The thickness of the ice will vary greatly—■
it may be, under favorable conditions, as much as
1,000 feet.
Frequently glaciers extend far below the snow
line of the region, because their great masses of ice
are so thick that they are not entirely melted
during the warm summer months. The functions
of a river and a glacier are identical, the drainage
of a certain district or basin. Exactly how a glacier
moves has not been satisfactorily explained, but
that it does move has been proved by hundreds of
observations and calculations. More than that,
the stream at the centre of a glacier moves much
faster than at the sides or bottom.
One of the most interesting characteristics of
glaciers is the power to transport rocks and other
heavy material over great distances. These are
"moraines." The glaciers of the Canadian
Rockies, like those of other countries, are almost
all now "in retreat," either because the climate is
growing warmer or because the snowfall is lessening.
Page Seven
1. On the Yoho Valley Road.
2. Takakkaw Falls, in the Yoho Valley.
3. Summit Lake Rest House, between Emerald Lake and the Yoho Valley. 1. Emerald Lake and Mount Burgess.
2. Emerald Lake Chalet.
3. Bungalows^at Emerald Lake.
Emerald lake
Chalet Camp
OWING to the demand for accommodation
at Emerald Lake Chalet, a bungalow camp
extension has been built which now enables
the Chalet to accommodate seventy guests at a
time. The Chalet can be reached either by carriage
road from Field (seven miles) or by trail from the
Yoho Valley Camp. Emerald Lake, a beautiful
sheet of water of most exquisite coloring and sublimity of surroundings, lies placid under the protection
of Mount Wapta, Mount Burgess, and Mount President. It is well stocked with fish and its vicinity
affords many charming excursions on foot, as well
as mountain climbing and boating.
From Emerald Lake an excellent trail leads up
through forests to the Yoho Pass (altitude 6,020
feet), where it is joined by the trail from Field over
Mount  Burgess.
The Yoho Glacier, which can be visited from
Emerald Lake Chalet or Yoho Valley Camp, is of
very spectacular appearance. It presents a magnificent cascade of broken ice falling into the valley a
long way below timber line, and the forest is seen
thickly clothing the heights far above it, according
to Mr. A. O. Wheeler, Director of the Alpine Club
of Canada.
The glacier has its origin in the Wapta icefield,
a wide snow-covered tract of ice with an area of
some 25 square miles, and affords one of the principal
overflows that maintain the yearly accumulation
of snow on this great basin at a constant level.
The glacier presents a splendid opportunity for
study and observation. It is readily accessible by
the pony trails that traverse the valley.
From glaciers at the summit of Balfour Pass,
lying some two and a half miles east of Yoho Glacier,
Waves Creek flows westward and is the main source
of Yoho River. Until recently the bed of Waves
Creek, a deep, narrow rock canyon, lay, at its terminal point, beneath the icefall of the Yoho Glacier
and there joined with the flow from it, reappearing
at the nose of the glacier as the Yoho River.
Emerald Lake Chalet Camp is operated on the
American plan.    Rates on application.
Page Eight Moraine Lake Camp
MORAINE Lake is 9 miles from Lake Louise,
by a good carriage road, and on its shore
is a charming little Bungalow Camp, which
during the three or four years that it has been in
existence has proved so popular that this year its
capacity is being increased.
Regular automobile trips are made to the Camp
from Chateau Lake Louise, usually twice a day.
The Camp can also be reached by a trail along the
side of Saddleback and across the beautiful Paradise Valley. The lake is alternatively known as
the Valley of the Ten Peaks, facing the serrated
profiles of the ten magnificent mountains that
encircle it. These mountains are all of them over
10,000 feet in height; the highest, Mount Delta-
form, is 11,225 feet.
From Moraine Lake excursions can be made to
Consolation Lake, about three miles distant, to
Paradise Valley, or over the Wastach Pass. The
Camp is the centre for many fine walks or climbs;
and both Moraine Lake and Consolation Lakes
afford very good tr^out fishing. In Consolation
Lakes are a plentiful supply of cut-throat trout, a
vigorous fish that takes the fly in July and August.
From the Chateau Lake Louise many splendid
hikes or pony trips can be made. Chief amongst
them, apart from Moraine Lake, are those to the
Lakes in the Clouds and the Saddleback. The
Lakes in the Clouds (Mirror and Agnes) are respectively 6,650 and 6,875 feet above sea-level.
At Lake Agnes is a very pleasant little rest-house
that dispenses meals to the hungry. The Saddleback excursion is about six miles in length for the
round trip, and here another rest-house is established. The view from the Saddleback of
Paradise Valley and Mount Temple is one of the
finest in Rocky Mountains Park.
From Lake Louise it is also possible to reach
Lake O'Hara. This, however, is not a ride, but a
climb over Abbot Pass, and should not be attempted by any except with a Swiss Guide. At the summit
of Abbot Pass the Canadian Pacific has established
an Alpine hut.
Paradise Valley, one of the loveliest valleys of
the whole Rocky Mountains Park, lies parallel to
the Valley of the Ten Peaks, between Mount
Temple and Saddleback. It can be reached by
trail from Moraine Lake Camp, this trail leading
back to Lake Louise.
Page Nine
1. Moraine Lake and the Ten Peaks.
2. Moraine Lake Gamp.
3. Alpine Hut at Summit of Abbot Pass. 1. On the Banff-Windermere Motor Road.
2. Site of Vermilion River Gamp.
3. Sinclair Canyon, Banff-Windermere Road.
LAKE Windermere, lying in the broad and
beautiful valley that separates the Rockies
*/ and the Selkirks, is one of the newer tourist
regions of the Canadian Pacific Rockies. Not
that it is without fame, for it is the source of the
mighty Columbia River, the most important waterway that flows into the north Pacific. Nor is it
without history, for the explorer David Thompson
discovered it as long ago as 1807, and established
a trading post at Kootenai House. But although
its charm has always been known to the "old
timers" who have pioneered in this lovely valley,
it is only since the construction of a railway a few
years ago that the outside world has taken any
real notice of it.
This railway is a branch that connects Golden on
the main line of the Canadian Pacific with Cranbrook on the Crow's Nest line. To this can now be
added a fine highway, the Banff-Windermere Road,
completed in 1922 by the Canadian government.
The Road is a magnificent one taking the traveller
over 100 miles of the most spectacular mountain
scenery of the continent. It can be travelled
either by horse or by automobile, for it is in first-
class condition for motor traffic; and in the latter
connection, it may be added that it is a section of
the "Grand Circle Tour" through Spokane and
Portland to California.
At Lake Windermere is another bungalow camp
(see page 11), and to accommodate the large automobile traffic that the opening of this Road will
create, the Canadian Pacific is this year opening
two new bungalow camps en route—Vermilion
River Camp and Sinclair Hot Springs, as well as a
rest-house at Storm Mountain.
From Banff the route is at first the road to Lake
Louise, but at Castle (about 20 miles before reaching Lake Louise) it leaves this road and takes a
more southerly course, crossing the Bow and
rising to the Vermilion Pass (altitude 5264 feet).
Here it enters Kootenay Park. Here Storm Mountain Rest House, which commands a magnificent
view of Castle Mountain, will serve luncheons.
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.
Vermilion River Camp will afford shelter for the
night in teepees with wooden floors, with a central
log-cabin   community   house.
Page Ten Banff/Windermere
CROSSING the Kootenay River, the Road
follows through a beautiful avenue through
virgin forest, then ascending the Sinclair
Pass between the Briscoe and Stanford Ranges.
Turning westerly again, it reaches Sinclair Hot
Springs, long famous for their radium qualities.
Sinclair Hot Springs Camp, consisting of a club
house and khaki-tents with wooden floors, will form
a convenient resting place.
Emerging through the gap of Sinclair Canyon,
the Road meets the Columbia River about 9 miles
north of Lake Windermere.
The Banff-Windermere road will open for motor
traffic in 1923 on June 30th.
To afford increased facilities for the accommodation of tourists at one of the beauty spots in the
Canadian Pacific Rockies, an attractive bungalow
cabin camp on the shore of Lake Windermere
has been constructed and has proved exceedingly
popular. It will be opened for the season of 1923
on June 15th.
Lake Windermere Camp consists of twenty-two
rustic-type bungalow cabins for living purposes, with
a central club-house for dining, dancing and social
recreation. Each cabin contains two single military
The Camp is operated by the Invermere Hotel
Company, Lake Windermere, B.C., to whom requests for reservations should be made.
The site of the Camp lies along a natural terrace
directly overlooking and commanding a magnificent view of Lake Windermere, about one mile from
the railway station of the same name. Transfer is
made by means of automobiles, which meet all
trains. For railway connections at Golden or
Cranbrook see Canadian Pacific summer service
time-table folders.
Lake Windermere, over ten miles in length and
from one to three miles wide, is surrounded by
bench land, much of which has recently been transformed by irrigation into good farm land; behind
the benches are the foothills, and then the towering, jagged mountains typical of this region.
Through a gap such as that of Horse Thief Creek
Page Eleven
1. Sinclair Hot Springs.
2. Lake of the Hanging Glaciers.
3. David Thompson Memorial Fort, Lake Windermere. 1. Lake Windermere Gamp.
2. Golf at Lake Windermere.
3. Crossing the Vermilion River.
Latelndennere (amp
one sees the peaks capped by eternal snow, and
with the aid of auto and pony one can drive and
ride on the same day from this fertile summerland
to the foot of immense glaciers. Besides Sinclair
Hot Springs, there are Radium Hot Springs, easy
of access from the south.
The peninsula on which Lake Windermere
Camp has been located is the site of the trading
post named Kootenai House, established by the
fur trader and explorer David Thompson in 1807.
A Memorial Fort built of huge logs with palisade
and bastions was opened last year, and serves as a
Recreation Hall and Indian Museum. The privileges of the local golf club are available to guests of
the Camp on payment of a small fee. Mountain
ponies of local breed are available for riding the
trails, and the neighboring village of Invermere
has automobiles for the excellent roads of the
valley. In several of the creeks and smaller lakes
within easy reach, good trout fishing in season
may be had. The water of Lake Windermere
itself is too warm for trout, though it contains
countless squaw fish, many of large size.
Among the many expeditions to be recommended are those up Toby Creek, Sinclair Canyon
and Horse Thief Creek. Nine miles up Toby
Canyon, Toby Creek is spanned by a spectacular
bridge, three hundred feet above the bed of the
stream, uniting roads on either side, so that a
highly interesting round-trip automobile ride of
eighteen miles can be made from Lake Windermere Camp. Beyond the bridge the road leads in
the direction of Earl Gray or Wells Pass to Kootenay Lake, with the well-known silver-lead Paradise
Mine at an elevation of 8,000 feet on the right.
For bathing and boating the waters of Lake
Windermere are ideal. The summer temperature
averages about 68°, and the water is crystal clear.
There are several islands on the Lake, each tempting the explorer. The Columbia River itself is
full of charm, winding through a maze of forest at
the base of the mountains.
Lake Windermere is an outfitting centre for
hunting goat, bear, and deer on the slopes of the
Selkirks, and goat, mountain sheep, moose, bear
and deer in the famous hunting grounds of the
Kootenay Valley. There is excellent duck shooting
in season along the flats of the Columbia Valley,
and partridge are plentiful in the tributary canyons.
Atlanta Ga.—E. G. Chesbrough, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept... .49 N. Forsyth St.
Boston Mass.—L. R. Hart, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 405 Boylston St.
Brandon Man.—R. Dawson, District Pass. Agt Smith Block
Buffalo N.Y.—D. R. Kennedy, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 160 Pearl St.
Calgary Alta.—J. E. Proctor, District Pass. Agt CP.R. Station
Chicago 111.—T. J. Wall, Gen. Agt. Rail. Traffic 140 South Clark St.
Cincinnati Ohio—M. E. Malone, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 430 Walnut St.
Cleveland Ohio—G. H. Griffin, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 1040 Prospect Ave.
Detroit Mich.—G. G. McKay, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 1239 Grissvold St.
Duluth Minn.—David   Bertie,   Trav.   Passenger   Ag Soo   Line   Depot
Edmonton Alta.—C S. Fyfe,  City Ticket Agent 10012 Jasper Ave. East
Fort William.. . .Ont/—A. J. Boreham, City Passenger Agt 404 Victoria Ave.
Halifax N.S.—J. D. Chipman, City Passenger Agt 117 Hollis St.
Hamilton Ont.—A. Craig, City Passenger Agent Cor. King and James St.
Havana Cuba—Santamaria y Ca.,  Passenger Agent San Ignacio  18.
Juneau Alaska—J. L. McClosky, Agent.
Kansas City Mo.—R. G. Norris, City Pass'r. Agent. .601 Railway Exchange Bldg.
Ketchikan. . . .Alaska—F. E. Ryus, Agent.
Kingston Ont.—F. Conway, City Passenger Agent 180 Wellington St.
Kingston. . .Jamaica.—George and Branday, Agents.
London Ont.—H. J. McCallum, City Passenger Agent 161 Dundas St.
f Los. Angeles Cal.—W. Mcllroy, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 605 South Spring St.
Mexico City. . . .Mex.—H. E. Bourchier, General Agent P.O. Box 1477
Milwaukee Wis.—F. T. Sansom, City Passenger Agent 68 Wisconsin St.
Minneapolis. .  Minn.—H. M. Tait, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 611 2nd Ave. South
«- . ,. ^„Q JR. G. Amiot, District Pass. Agent Windsor Station
Montreal Oue.lF  c  Lydoil) city Pass Agent 141 St. James St.
Moosejaw Sask.—A.  C Harris. Ticket Agent Canadian Pacific Station
Nelson  .B.C.—J. S. Carter, District Pass. Agent Baker & Ward St.
New York N.Y.—F. R. Perry, Gen. Agt. Rail. Traffic. .Madison Ave at 44th St.
North Bay Ont.—L. O. Tremblay, District Pass. Agt 87 Main Street W.
Ottawa Ont.—J. A. McGill, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 83 Sparks St.
Philadelphia Pa.—R. C Clayton, City Pass. Agt Locust St. at 15th
Pittsburgh Pa^—C L. Williams, Gen. Agent Pass. Dept 340 Sixth Ave.
Portland Ore.—W. H. Deacon, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 55 Third St.
Prince Rupert.. B.C.—W. C Orchard, General Agent.
Quebec Que.—C A. Langevin, City Pass. Agent Palais Station
Regina Sask.—G. D. Brophy, District Pass. Agent. .Canadian Pacific Station
St. John N.B.—G.  B.  Burpee,  District Pass.  Agent 40 King St.
St. Louis Mo.—E. L. Sheehan, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 420 Locust St.
St. Paul Minn.—B. E. Smeed, Gen. Agt. Soo Line Robert & Fourth St.
San Francisco. . .Cal.—F. L. Nason, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 675 Market St.
Saskatoon Sask.—W. E. Lovelock, City Pass. Agent 115 Second Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie Ont—J. O. Johnston, City Pass. Agent.
Seattle Wash.—E. F. L. Sturdee, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 608 Second Ave.
Sherbrooke Que.—A.  Metivier, City Pass. Agt 74 Wellington St.
Skagway Alaska—L. H. Johnston, Agent
Spokane Wash.—E. L. Cardie, Traffic Mgr., Spokane International Ry.
Tacoma Wash.—D. C. O'Keefe, City Passenger Agent 1113 Pacific Ave.
Toronto Ont.—Wm.  Fulton,  Dist.  Passenger Agent.. Canadian  Pacific  Bldg.
Vancouver B.C.—F.   H.  Daly,   City  Passenger  Agent.434  Hastings  St.   \\ 'est
Victoria B.C.—L. D. Chetham, City Passenger Agent. . 1102 Government St.
Washington . . . .D.C.—C. E. Phelps, City Passenger Agent. . . .1419 New York Ave.
A/innipeg Man.—J. W. Dawson, Dist. Passenger Agent Main and Portage
Antwerp Belgium—A.   L.   Rawlinson 25  Quai  Jordaens
Belfast Ireland—Mm. McCalla 41 Victoria St.
Birmingham Eng.—W. T. Treadaway 4 Victoria Square
Bristol.     Eng.—A. S. Rav 18 St. Augustine's Parade
Brussels. ... .Belgium—C.   De   Mey 9S   Blvd.   Adolphe-Max
Glasgow... .  Scotland—W.  Stewart 25  Bothwe'l  St
Ha mburq.. . Germany—Carl FlUgge . . Gansemarkt     3
Liverpool   ..... .Eng—Thos.   McNeil,   General   Agent Pier   Head
fH G. Dring, European Passpnger Mgr., 62-65 Charing Cross.
London Eng.<| W. Baird, Asst. European Passenger Mgr S. W. I.
[G. Saxon, Jones, City Agent. ■ ,.103 Leadenhall St. E.C.3
via nchester.. . . . Eng.—J. W. Maine  . .  .31 Mosley Street
Paris .France—A.   V.   Clark      7   Rur   Scribe
Rotterdam.    Holland—J.   Spriiigott • • • ■ .< ool-in-cl   No    42
Southampton/, Eng—J. H. Webb . .      Can. Pac. Railway Bldg., 7 Canute Road
Hong Kong....  China—T.R. Percy, Gen'l Agt. Pass. Dept.
Kobe v.,, .Japan.—A. M. Parker, Passenger Agent .... ... .... .1 Bund
Manila P.I.- J. R. Shaw, Agent  _14-16 Calle ^,aYld' ?,oxa? § c g>
Shanghai. China'    A   H. Tessier, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept Palace Hotel Bldg
Yokohama... .Japan—G. E. Costello, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept 14 Bund
\delaide S.A.—Macdonald, Hamilton & Co.
Vuckland        . . .N.Z/—Union S.S. Co. of New Zealand (Ltd.)
3r is bane Qd—Macdonald, Hamilton & Co. i
Dunedin N.Z.—Union S.S. Co. of New Zealand (Ltd.)
rremantie.  .   ..W.A.—Macdonald, Hamilton & Co.
I iX^e TV^:=Snl:SDCVoleoIN?w'Zealand (Ltd.), The. Cook & Son.
I *erth W.A.—Macdonald, Hamilton & Cp. J
'Suva Fiji—Union S.S. Co. of New Zealand (Ltd.)
Sydney N.S.W.—Union S.S. Co. of New Zealand (Ltd )
1 Wellington N.Z.—Union S.S. Co. of New Zealand (Ltd.) 


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