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Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies
     

Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies

by Christine Barnes, David Morris (Photographer), Fred Pflughoft (Photographer)
 
All aboard for a trip to the magnificent castles and cabins of the Canadian Rockies! Author Christine Barnes describes how the Canadian government and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company created a travel adventure featuring architectural landmarks set in spectacular mountain scenery. Stunning color photographs by Fred Pflughoft and David Morris, blended with Barnes'

Overview

All aboard for a trip to the magnificent castles and cabins of the Canadian Rockies! Author Christine Barnes describes how the Canadian government and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company created a travel adventure featuring architectural landmarks set in spectacular mountain scenery. Stunning color photographs by Fred Pflughoft and David Morris, blended with Barnes' extensive research, architectural drawings and historical pictures (some never before published), create a vivid, historically accurate journey from the past to the present.

The lodges, chalets and hotels-still open to the public-are presented in three groupings: Grand Resorts include architectural landmarks like the Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, Prince of Wales Hotel and Jasper Park Lodge; Lodge Retreats covers Emerald Lake Lodge, Lake O'Hara Lodge and Num-Ti-Jah Lodge in more remote locals; and The Backcountry features Twin Falls Chalet, Skoki Lodge, Mount Assiniboine Lodge, Shadow Lake Lodge, Abbot Pass Hut & Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House-none accessible by private car.

About the Author:

Christine Barnes is a journalist and writer of 22 years. She is a former Features Editor for the San Francisco Examiner and Oakland Tribune, and the author of the award-winning Great Lodges of the West and Central Oregon: View from the Middle. She has written travel articles for numerous national magazines and newspapers. She was raised in Colorado, lived for 15 years in Northern California, and now resides in Bend, Oregon with her husband. Christine is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965392426
Publisher:
W W West, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Great Lodges from the W.W.West Series
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
10.38(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.79(d)

What People are Saying About This

Bruce Patton
In Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies, author Christine Barnes and photographers Fred Pflughoft and David Morris have collaborated to provide a unique and original perspective on the historic grand hotels and rustic lodges of Canada's mountain national parks. As she did in her award-winning book Great Lodges of the West in the United States, Christine highlights the visionary managers and architects who were involved in the creation and evolution of such venerable hotels as the Banff Springs, Jasper Park Lodge, Chateau Lake Louise and the Prince of Wales. She also presents little-known stories about the log lodges, like Emerald Lake, Num-Ti-Jah, Mount Assiniboine, Shadow Lake, Skoki and Twin Falls Chalet, and the colorful characters who built and operated them. The book includes original architectural renderings of these hotels and lodges, many never previously published, and the contemporary photographs are quite simply some of the finest ever taken of these heritage buildings.
— (Brian Patton, author and historian, Canmore, Alberta)
Nancy Williatte-Battet

If we can't export the scenery, we'll import the tourists," declared Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, vice-president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, upon completion of the trans-continental rail line through western Canada in l885. Well aware that the railway was passing through the Canadian Rocky Mountains, some of the most magnificent scenery on the continent, Van Horne had a vision of building grand hotels which would allow guests who rode the railway to sojourn in luxurious accommodations, nestled amongst a magical alpine wonderland.

In her book Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies, Christine Barnes superbly chronicles Van Horne's dream of the construction of the railway resorts in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Through extensive research, significant interviews and her use of a "treasure trove" of both archival and current photography, Christine has captured the golden era of tourism and travel in Western Canada by highlighting the development of the Grand Hotels such as the Banff Springs and Chateau Lake Louise, as well as the small back country lodge retreats which were built by the railway as part of the company's Bungalow Camp Tours.
— (Nancy Williatte-Battet, Heritage Consultant, Canadian Pacific Hotels)

James Taylor
Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies tells the story of a group of buildings closely associated with the development of tourist resorts in Canada's mountain national parks: Waterton Lakes, Banff, Yoho and Jasper. Focusing on large railway hotels such as the Banff Springs and the Prince of Wales, as well as backcountry inns such as Twin Falls Tea House and Skoki Lodge, Ms. Barnes provides us with a lavishly illustrated introduction to an important aspect of the cultural history of the parks. As many of the buildings are important examples of Canadian architecture, including four national historic sites, the book is also a welcome contribution to the study of architectural history in this country.
— (James Taylor, historian, Parks Canada Western Service Centre, Calgary, Alberta)

Meet the Author

A freelance writer & editor of quiltmaking & home-decorating books. She holds degrees in both design & journalism. Christine prints fabric, stitches contemporary & Crazy Quilts, & teaches classes in Crazy quilting & color theory for quilters.

Pflughoft began his professional photography career in 1988. His full-color photography appears regularly in both regional and national publications, as well as on postcards and calendars. He has more than 2 dozen books in print.

David Morris's nature and landscape photos appear in numerous books, national magazines, and calendars. He is a commercial photographer in Oregon.

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