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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta THE L-bxHBRIDGE DA1L.Y HERALD of Alberta's NQIV World-Famous years went on, and tho tourist traffic increases, tie O.P.R. diligently kept pace with the times-until there stands today that magnificent pile of .modern aucl up-to-date.buildings. As the tally- ho coach mafos the last turn in- tho road, tlie traveller comes suddenly up- on the splendid erection.. The coach passes slo-.viy through aii' :iuime.use rustic archtt-ny, then acroas, to'a hand- some arch that helps uuildiug. Emerging-.from .its and here are provided plenty-of easy chairs and table.% where .visitors sit and read, chat and smriko, !ho ladtea often mkiag it the place for ao it Mr- noon indoors busy. reading, and .oft- times1 to lio seen busy knitting embroidery Here, also., writing desks with every facility is a' dis- tinct air of comfajt about the. place which is attractive and OMin-j RC3m Accommodate, Six Hundred Persons Passing throu'sh the smaller lounge room, deeo'rated with: choice palms and u dear oW-fashtoncd clock, tht visitor reaches the dlulcg room. This room is, iade1.11-! of .ar.d keepins with the exterior ttKiilles of the tjuildtos. II is cap- able of seating parsons at one time, aud f-rona early in the season until tb.E> end.'ils service is often tax- eil to capacity." 'Wte'K ends arc, of course, a specially'busy time, and at those times the totel liunis quiet .activity. A visitor who recently .visit- led the hotel in tho height of the sea: iBon-during the week end, jto tho writer'.his'surprise at the s.er vice lie Service OF the Best in Alt Seasons He said: VI'do not ihiak I noticed any difference in th'b 'service' in the i (lining room during-the busy season las lhat, when business 13 a little quieter. The head waiter quickly found a place for me, and I uo sooner settled than an attendant was at my side. A few minutes to study the excellent bill of fare, and the 'waiter' was back to lake niy order. In a short time "ray meal was served and in less tlian 45 uifnules! was through. fi noticed that particularly because I was jiot in any social su'im. one knew ine, and it rather llckeld my vanity to realize, that I hod Just as much attention- as "anyone else. You know that is not found in every hold but it is'so n't the.B.anff Springs. They HOTEL SER VIC AT -BANFF WE R. KIND Situated on an In Heart of Rosky'Mountain Par.k, It Commands'a View Over Bow Valley .to holrtie Range, Which Even tht Famous, View at Interliken'Civinot facility Provided for __Roomc are With Comforts and Dining Roam Seats Six Hundred Guertl it One and Ball Room Provide Genuine Pleasure After. Day Spent Spring and. Fresh Water Batfn in the Air Just Hotel Links, Courts and Superb Mountain Walks Within Easy Distance of the Cllrahs to Tempt the Most Guidtc Are Env Trips, From Two Days''to.arfortnlght's.Duration, Flshlnj, 1 Everything the LbvYc of Sport It all U the Rich Magnificence of the Finest Mountain Scenery in the World. v' 'lhe sighing: Ills life in. IherQther direction after one has readied the road, there is a. pretty; walk -Just along iwhere ibq seem to" tie ihiuned. ivitn the spirll there of entertainifis an angel un- Orchestral MusleVVat Dinner Time Frprhrtho.'liandsome! windows of the dining Is ahle ti view1' Hie mountain scenery whk-h surrounds'We'hotel. At every f ,_ Once V'sila'r .an Admirer is s Truth' Which is Demonstrated Scores! of of Timss. Every Summtiy and Explains the Constantly In- creasing -Stream of Tourists Who Are Making Banff Their Mecca for Recreation. Mountain Climbing- and. .Scenic Intoxication In the Heart of Naiun's Wildest Surroundings) -Modern Conveniences That Make for Comfort-and Contact with the Outside, Are Instantly Available Sanff Springs Hotel. Established Preclscly'for This, Dual Purpose.'.'" TVn-q "seasoned- old travellers-sat ana gray misf'over the mountain tops, "and over their yosl-praiidiat cigars making n picture of natural beauty. on the terrace- of she Banff one- never sees oil the lower hotel.- overlooking the river vaVelsof the prairies. ley. through Trhicli the rushing stream. No at the Banff Springs' wound its vray past grcsn last brilliant -rr.ys of tha lit uj> the Fiiirholtne range tiiht stood The 'Banff 'Springs alf- m Springs btei'is oiJe and Canadi the coach' mills co'urt- meal, d.'nlng is, all the.iupre de- lightful by'the grains of tlip'orches 'Alluring Glimpses of- Bow-River Valley Ou ihe right one tra. of a' type'is ing glimpses niay.be caught'-pf the jthat "good'digestion appe- cliarms oi'the Dow? river valley, and I tiler.'- Not that it is dared JtiTniak dowtr.ihe'stehs he vrilf find thsilho assertion the music a cur famous sulphur baths, s Ifpt but the a teraperaldre of addi-iisuch that'ono rises from tioui thero is the'fresh water swim- neace with all the world. ming pool just outside, separated by a "glass partition. Just within main building .is to be fo'nnd' the ish baths, where'.tliere.'js-Bp ailendapcG-dri..tile-guests. jinn aud the afternoon. General lavatories, ti i and-shcs shine is also to scment. A'salc room. A Compact Little Directly- across from 'er- dining hearHhelrpoetic, message'." 'He has mucli lo clibose''frpnx Does be.desire, iirit of Eli, to take an easy jaunt up the river by ing facilities, rowing, candebig.. a'nj inojor-boating b.iit a short hundred yards from the'bridge. A up, the Bow rivH- will bring to beautiful Lake Verjiiilion, 'one of the eranOest lakes, infpdiat'of scen- ery, in the whole doma'in of jhe narfc MS a ten-mile trip'right Into heart of-tbe mountains that-is of- ered, -iusl "as a starter.. o whet the make.the rafeller long tor .'morel. ..Gliding monthly and swiftly through the uautiful colored waters, the travel- er on-his first moiniusj, perhaps hav- ng-miide up bis nriud- ew days..inwardly niiikcs the resolve hat.be will certainly prolong'his slay at least -two weeks.. He liis boat enthralled by the g'ranOeur of all around hiuy and knows-In. his heart that if this is what is the icafby trips what must it-mean when le-reBches out Into- the far beyond for, as thj it Is always better farther on. Far bfcVond.-as he sits and dreamily inloj the misty blue to distance, he' feels that mysterious -spell over him to.every man ori woman who the mountaius for. the first time, that eternal: call from the air, which leads him onwards-and upwards, ever reaching out for the point beyond. -Tlio deep'-green of the trees beckon tbe. waters.say come; and thu hum of the? snow white mountain stream welcomes I of the pulsing atmos-i ph'eYe bids bin] enter into the sacred places of-nature. Will See More of This World of Wonders -There is' 'still another. trip 'np -through tho Echo river, where ".will! ba.'cxpefienced splcndW ing or paddling, through'clear and .shade A more exciting and interesting trip .may. be taken by running the'rapids of "the Spra.Vrand.lhe river meet., .On the east side of -itiie' Bow falls is the road. to Tun-. ncl Mountain, point being reached by a series of short switches called the Cerkserew.- Many Mountains Within Walking .-rv.. Distance There. Is a: long' wooded ridge rising an ;-feet; called Suljiuur' at tho summit of 'isnn observ'atpry. On the slopes of this mountain, is, 'tho, clubhouse of the Alpine, Club of.Canada; Cascade Mountain Is admissive giant facing the deppt; Mount liundie, the sharp pplnteil edg6t.of whlch'forms one of tho niost fea'tures of the land- Sfoiuit .Stony bofli within easy walking dlstaJicivand afford not exceeding one day Zoo and Museum Arnusernem and "instruction A pleasant and- profitable morning walk may be had during the mornicg by visiting the Zoological Gardens in Tbe hot springs are'at different elo- lloDs upon the eastern, slope of .Sulphur -Mountain, the'highest being S0_0 (eet above the Bow. All arej.reach- ed" by fine roads' commanding glorious landscapes. The more important springs have been' improved by the government-ajid! picturesque bathing louses'have been erected and placed under the careI'of In oho locality is a pool Insido a domo-shaped. roof, entered- by an artificial tunnel and adjacent another spring forms an open basin of warm sulphurous water. Since the opening of thfrriilway these springs have been largely visited, and testimony to'their wonderful curative- proparlles is-'iplentilul; are reached by" aJdellghtfulvdriTa of- about a mile along a winding pine bordered road, valley of the Bow river-to theXbase of Sulphur Mountains.-- Among the preity radiating from Banff Is the a. beautiful roadway around the Bow Valley, iu full view: upper Bow skirling of Mount Handle, to Ihe banks if the Bow river; another 'counter Here mind ov-thb gauiit gentleman with for furs of nil kinds is shortly to. he' _ hiths, are-jised; traveller catered to and there1 is little and..evening thVguest has to go outside the'hotel tlio ladies Jiave it fof.. Tne roOTn at tfjlel is a feature that is always izi'd. Every other the rscoi.resounds lo Ihe -merry; strains of Lhe fox trot anil oilier popular terpsi- room" is the cigar nnd neivs- stand, Bow sen'diiig the canoe Castle by train. Lake Jllnn'eewanlta eight ..inijes here is found [he best' of scenery, steam launches being also available. Just 500 .-yards on .toe shores .Ec-w.river, west :ne. you-will travel a long vfayjiack nothing. ilien ycu'n never find ltl feel ,je ,ve is a scene to escel it is in the Him alayas, tic eihitci. '.as a sorl of grudjins He Woo Not PrejutJiced Tho otcer p lazily for-a iniftinc. "I'm hoi Koins i don't hare ;a eap't force oii ui his cigar ._____, of the In the pool elcorno home feeling, if it. beneath, and here one may the is onjy a temporary stopping place-. [irst fiounderings ot Ihe amateur, min- Efficient service is at hand in every giej ,wnh fne finished strokes of the u word. I i direction. At .tbo depot hia bag- ga-jf! has' been spirited away by busy pojters, and lie finds it wa.itEu-r. at holel when he arrives. Clerks quickly attend to your wishes. Your desires you G5 style, of "room required are enquired inlo, and (he i on [r.R. But I am spins tn ij-.'.y wilhout be you have tllc bcst ting ever siJMv .-.vi: left Kundle Would E3e If He ______________ better svrimmera. Swimming are In attendance, and ladies may. safe; ly entrust themselves to their cafe, There 3s a Simple Grandeur and Here L' There'Is a simple' grandeur, and magnificence, about the 'entrance to unuis of shale slah support the roof cliorean measures, and the tolk, to sajrnothing to tbe more older thoroughly enjoy a for oye of hours. A Personal Interest Taken In Every Guest It is a Tvell known fact that travel- lars from almost every part oTthe civ- ilized world register from Lime, to time at 'the Banff Springs hotel, .iapd it is the policy of the big to make their service or such a nature as vfill send the traveller away, sing- ing their praises. From the nianager a personal In- each i and every real." Tie piusccl fi tha gaunt man marto tiou. "I i TTCUllill't iitlUij'i P v "I was jusi Rnin in ('.is-, nthrr AaliiLg of lui; hov; beat.- yet seon iu Jiiy ttrlakcn flfcv.1 ne: pare witii this tn- the spleiid'.njr i s-ccnnd. and u-siy uxclama- .You Saw It Now If Rev.-Tt, T. Tlumile could look to- day with earthly eyes nn tlia site ntAv occupied by Ihe Banff Springs of on lo a noble courtyard. Flanked on one side by" a wing of 'the building- and nn the other by the massive scen- ery urihc nioiinUtina towering 'above, down to the belj terest ia taken with the result that, tie' or she departs, resolved to "come some other f-y What Has the Great Outdoor to Offer? If he could go outside and ask the side entrnrice, which faces] question; if the tree top3: could speak of th e brid ge, is the gove-hm'e nt "re- creation ground .and building, with. special- picnic, baseball, -.tennis, fopt- ;r Slimmer Night .P. DOWN in the valley of the'Bow river, of: whicn turBuient aud fast rushing stream I stand in silenVcontemplation in -'June; and looking outwTtfu'and upward toward those heaven touching peaks Banff. The sun has. set; The quiel breeze that all day lias played through the trees, whispering the se'creis of tlie 'untrodden'--mountain tops to the valleys below, has dropped silently awhr. .The silken sable mantle of summer descending-, over. sky! and -valley and' mountain.' :Far above me; in.', the great lighls began to- shine steadily 'out into the darken- ing night. green of the pinerclothed mountains Into Boinbrcness. -Patches of white still gleam .through. Far to the immense the Pairholme range .seem to lift uAward with a niore striking pure white tops challenging tbe darknaw of the night. The-busy sounds of day arc fading. Over the 'shoulder of a distant peak there comes a silvery clamor of nhd'the flrsl horn of the crescent moon peeps shyly at the' beams'strike boldly over the mountain top ,and come flooding into slint upon the wafers of the Bow, lighting up with a delicate brilliancy the whirl ing. waters of the falls; the 'Hash' back i challenging answer in a'symphony of touched by the mysterious.power.of light and-atmosphere, changed-in'the'twinkling of :an eye from the magic shades wrought by.the goldon'sunllght of. the_day. "The' shadow's' deepen and the light .4The Alienee in.thejsar- 'rounding woods' grow more profound. swift'rustle of-a nocturnal animal disturbs for an. instant-.the Tcignetli over all. From; the hotel wafts tho haunting strains .of'a waltz; a. motor swiftly'and silently by; echo of a deep -whisfle Jiist reaches the ear; from a rustic bench comes the of two lovers' ball and cricket grounds. Some Very Beautiful Bsnff Walks at -.Turning from'the beauties uf .the rir'er, the" visitor finds there are. a large number of lovely walks, trails and -roads leading from Banff. JIaiiy. of them lead .to .some .magnificent spots quite close lo the1 hotel.. .There is for instance, a .delightful evening walk leading down from the -terrace of tho hotel, just beneath sulphur ballis. It winds down the sWo of the hill, where at intervals -are placed rustic seats, Inviting in. their, .cool; charm .a Testing place .under the trees., as one climbs back again, and'across path leads to.a.sleep [hank, and from visitor is within close-view, of the Bow. river falls.- Here'he Is given the'.liill benefit of the noise of 'the rushihg'TvateVs; for sitbatcS. jjack of the miis-. eura. Here are'to "be1 seen' specimens of much .of the life still inhabit ing tnany parts of the mountains, though the mo re'ferocious of them are be seen .near t_he beaten paths or ihe'.tourisC Tliere are hears, inoun- tam porcupine, wolves, some of the smaller animals. WTijIe visiting tlie zoo, ris- itors must fie. sure'ami drpp Int6 the found a niost of all form 'tjie.. csiibg; museum, as do the moths, Ihe .motor road at the.boltom. Then ijpstaira may be seeu Ihfi mifli tn a 'Tinnlr nnr! ...-.-L-- r i kiiew would find tausii lo regiitcrlit is a site well clioseu1 for-beauty !ais32Cinent; -o-hen ho' would sentl bia land magiiuicencc. Kntei-ing, the via- rfuaorve." Iminil liarking back to. thp days of j itor is .it pnce.stnick Ijy the beauty o_f tff.es strettihes a easy staircase, leading to the and froni Ihere aggr..j. .wlieii llio first ivhHe tlan, he i li-ifuble canvas S'mic Iwlicrc in the vkitifly. Tlie present !he It ik f-.i tfcii-llii. hotel lias from ainiost humble Sonifi 30 years interior a'r range in ents.. The of- directly fate one, and to tliii left 30 years nzo the [to Ibe room. The louiise pos- itu-ricd, nn.] as Ihc'sesses aplcitdsd views from each sido, wilh human tongue, if the mouniain 11bis is Ibe poinl the river drops trails and the limpid'w.atefs ..of the [down-a decline of fifty ffit or more, lakes, and the slormy the The swirling depths of tho water'at river could sing forth Iheir message, what an he -would' to flio question. But afler all, it-is itis lover of nature who invc.des to him Ihc lofty peaks cry him the limpid waters of full flood, dashing over (he mighty rocks and boulders that Jut out from the bed of the river, torn) one of those fascinating sights.-that some persons will stand and watch for Ihe hour to- gelher. -.Tlift trail still leads onward la him the rush of mountain along, the banks, riinidsl the' 'green- cataracts give their lusty, message; jwood trees, and at intervals seals are to him the mistily bulk of Altogether it ii a pleasant glacier rumbles in, invitation, :and 'to I spot, and often frequented of an cven- z lo trl .IIIIIR. nnj I It'J 'if ;mtl iinparlla layas; I ilou't 1-rii.v and iiLiyR f I'm going to sl.'-y lurt for r-vo 1 won'l he bv ycti or aiiy-( oils elst3." SuciJ is tltu eatiou Oitit it ;.-as iii. overhearing otif: the old fc-llon-b nr.pr i tyno that are Eriiiml judges of men i, Mid liololi. Big Iniluce-Tient to Slay Over Two Weeks To those v.-ho have vjsiied Banff, i '..charmingly situated Ihe eastern; .-isloiios of the Canotlian UocMes. anti. h'sve 'slasea at the liolel, pivnej-and ijy Canadian Pacific Halliysy. -viil kiu'ii-- no strong injuct-ijiyyl'-to want to extend a jstay (jf tw t Jays Info two or llircc U is built on an in iha hour'. of tlie' Rothy MonnUIti over- looking- Bow rivn1 falls, with direct- viev.' dov.'i' vista of s-ccnery culnih-ates in the colossal graniUiH1 cf tha Fnlr- holmo range, enmf capuoc! :iml veniiire clothed. From tlio ons visit- or look's up on to the magnificent dopes Mil ivhicli-lower in p closn nrniy fai- ribnvo the i Closo al-iiAuif ona may- watch with i deep Interest the uiovemEr.ti of clouds j t-vcr -thQ' inuuiKaT.is. brhiKins? out luj relief, sis the aun Is aliernately i obscured, tbe hold formation of rocky' slojits., Fivcn when the weather Is wet. otic ?ee tlie froily-rain'clouds their voluminous robes .of specimens' bf- Indian 'work', as well as a collection of. Indian arrow heads, and sonie. ot old souvenirs of the Iho'mountainB surrounding "p'rii fries.'.. Specimens "of rock, 'too, 'ar'e, displayed, showing formation of the surround .the lown: Tli'e animal paddock, one and a half miles from Banff toward Lake Minnewanka, contains buffalo, elk, moose, mountain goat aud mountain The! Sii.n 'Dance Canyon should nof be omitted by the visitor. Of sonic of the walking Irips mentioned ;niay be taken' by car- or.autompbiTc. In addition, there are plhers Ihat ore too far. for the.or- djiipry The (curl- 6'js gianMIko forms -of 'glacial clay and gravel- formed by. the weather- lug., of a, lake of stern !bb'au'ty wilh a plentiful j supply of fish, Hnnkhcad and its an. 'thracile .mines, .fo.hnapn Canyon .waterfall svvlcrii miles wcsl- wiml Banff siltioted' In'lho niidsl of n pnnorama. of snowy peaks, aild tin! loop are some or- Iho Tfirec Trail In the Park There are more llian three hundred .Rocky Mountain worth-while trips, rom a day lo a fortnight's 'duration, an ho made from Banff. In addition o Ihose In which come under the head] f walking or 'driving, Jlio visilor may ind his way by iin'ny, to Myslic the Sawback drive is that along tho :ortli -side .qj tho Vermilion Lakes.to 3dith Pass; "another faybrite" outing s that to Tunnel Mountain, by way of its spiral tree linetf roadway. OC :1ie longer trails that-have been open- ed probably the important up to creek, head of which Is a Huge glacier. West from lake Minnewanka 'there, is another frail tnrough Alymer Pass and down to the Ghost riter, returniuK to tho lake by. way'of the-Devil's Gap. There- is also.another, magnificent trail from the Spray' Lakes to Kanflriaskis.Lake. From onetlo ti'O .weeks.can .heVprof.lt- ably-snient on thesS ias't Important Automobile .Roads Of interest -to..aut.oinqbile .enthufii- asts is the new automobile'road of which Banff is a'li point.' This iroad is now being built by tho Dominion goVernment, the Bri- tish.-Columbia government and tho Canadian Pacific Railway. It starts at Calgary and runs through the moiin-' tains to Banff. At Castle Mountain i't branches off through the beautiful Vermilion Pass to connect with a road already In existence running from tjql- den to Cranbfook on the.Crow's.Nest line- of.the ,From here a road to Madjeod and from that point there Is'.connection with Caigary, mak- ing a fiye-mindred-inlle automobile road which wnen completed, -will bo ilghway In the: world, illes out of "Banff i the grandest: About, twenty >lount Assinlbdlne, .of the new world! the ascent ofwKlch afler several unsuccessful attempU was made in thcjauUimn of 1901 by Sir James Oiifram. bnd va party of Swiss g'ntdcs.. The >i beautiful to..it, studded with trans-. parent bluo lakes and parklike prairio. oiienlngs. I: -p-' Information for fishermen' will no doubt bt' of interest lo many" uho visit tho Canadian Pacific rockles. Slic gnmo fish have habitat In thp waters of the Banff National Fark-i tho -Cnl-'tiiroal trout, trout, tbo Dolly Vardcnltrout. :lho; Brooik trout, and the Rocky Mountain white- lange, lo (IhSat and. through h'o tho town of Morley, Ihe forly- Ivc miles M'anlhor river. During in annual ndion Ijf'Seld jand Includes fisli. .Any point alreatn for sever the HOTV river utf- mi lei! from the bridge at Banff flffprds nnd Bull trout. Tile Vennlllon lakes', half a mild from tho boat house ami Forly Jllle creek Ja beitutlfulstreani that joins tho Bowtrlver at Banff, can bo profitably fished. A. little farther afield Hie Bow river offers capital fishing. .N TEMPERATURES a the Pacific Rock' summer? That by the following- f Ing n period of. jrears; 6f maximum anil minimum Canadian Juno, July Aug 'as pleasant In [lalisllcX cover- Senipiiralure's nt ;ilst Scptcmbur Siiringa Chateau l-Emorald Cnalet Olacior House 63 days only. xlo days only.'- T. Min. Max. Mln. Max. Alin. Max.'Mln. f.t: in It A9 f.ff 11 41 63 46 6? 41 51 70 68 ia, c.'-r 15 5 '60 35 58x 66x 39 x 3Sx ;